Imperial to boost Cold Lake bitumen output

By OGJ editors

Imperial Oil Ltd. has approved expansion of its Cold Lake in situ oil sands project in Alberta in a $2 billion project that will boost production by more than 40,000 b/d of bitumen.

The company has updated its estimate of average 2011 production from its 780 sq km leasehold in the region to 160,000 b/d. ExxonMobil Upstream Research, a unit of Imperial’s major shareholder, recently licensed to Baker Hughes injection technology developed for the cyclic steam stimulation used at Cold Lake (OGJ Online, Feb. 2, 2012).

Imperial now operates four steam generation and bitumen production plants in the region.

The expansion will develop an area called Nabiye, accessing reserves estimated at 280 million bbl. Production is to start by yearend 2014.

Imperial will build a steam generation and bitumen processing plant, field production pads, and associated facilities, including a 170-Mw cogeneration plant. It received regulatory approval for the Nabiye expansion in 2004 and amended approval for environmental enhancements in 2010.

Related Articles

EPP lets contract for another Gulf Coast PDH unit

03/18/2014 Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, has let a $100 million contract to CB&I, Houston, for pipe fabrication for a propane dehydrogen...

Azerbaijan looking beyond latest contract success, official says

03/17/2014 Azerbaijan will continue to develop partnerships with other countries as it tries to export more natural gas west from the Caspian basin, an offici...

GTL plant planned for Kazakhstan

03/17/2014 Kazakhstan and CompactGTL have signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop and implement associated gas processing technologies for the world’s f...

Ukraine gas plant starts up

03/12/2014 KUB-Gas LLC, a partially owned unit of Calgary-based Serinus Energy Inc., has completed and commissioned a gas processing plant at Makeevskoye, Ukr...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected