Esso Resources Canada Ltd. plans to spend about $25 million to reactivate a segment of a mothballed heavy oil recovery project at Cold Lake, Alta. Phases 7 and 8 of the project, part of a larger Cold Lake steam injection operation, were essentially completed for $220 million in 1988 but shut in by low oil prices. The timetable calls for steaming to begin next March. Production from the demothballed phases is to reach about 14,500 b/d by third quarter 1991 and peak at 20,000 b/d early in 1992. Phases 7 and 8 cover about 240 wells, steam generating plant, steam distribution and bitumen collection system, a...

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