Lindbergh oil sands development approved

Pengrowth Energy Corp., Calgary, has received final regulatory approval for the first commercial phase of its Lindbergh thermal oil sands development near Bonnyville in east-central Alberta (OGJ Online, Aug. 6, 2012).

The company will start mechanical construction of the processing facility and the drilling of 23 additional well pairs for steam-assisted gravity drainage in September. It expects to start injecting steam in the fourth quarter.

Two well pairs drilled in a pilot project produced an average of 2,300 b/d of bitumen in June with an instantaneous steam-oil ratio (ISOR) of 1.4. Cumulative pilot production through June was 640,000 bbl. Pengrowth expects pilot production to stabilize at 2,000 b/d with an ISOR of 1.7.

The company has ordered all major equipment and more than 60% of the minor equipment for the newly approved 12,500-b/d commercial phase. It reported process design as 90% complete and mechanical design as 40% complete.

Pengrowth plans two later commercial phases, subject to board and regulatory approvals.

The second phase, beginning in early 2017, would raise Lindbergh production to 30,000 b/d. A third phase, beginning by the end of 2018, would push production to 50,000 b/d.

Related Articles

Nexen boosts CNOOC’s first-half production

08/29/2014 Nexen Energy ULC contributed 36.3 million boe during this year’s first half to CNOOC Ltd.’s total net oil and gas production of 211.6 million boe, ...

Petronas, YPF sign $550 million development deal for Vaca Muerta

08/28/2014 Malaysia’s state-run Petronas signed a $550 million agreement with YPF SA, Buenos Aires, on Aug. 28 in Kuala Lumpur detailing terms and conditions ...

Fitch: Drilling downturn might prompt some consolidation

08/28/2014 A cyclical downturn in offshore drilling might provide an opportunity for driller contractors having financial flexibility to buy their peers at fa...

CNRL files OSCA application with AER for Grouse oil sands project

08/27/2014 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has submitted an Oil Sands Conservation Act application with Alberta Energy Regulator for its Grouse steam-assisted...

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