Application of SAGD, related processes growing in Canada

05/14/2001
Polot plant at the Foster Creek progect involves three SAGD well pairs. Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. is testing mechanical pumping on one well pair are on gas lift. Three 50 MMbtu/hr steam gerneators are operating, and oil production capacity is 3.000 B/d. Photo courtesy of AEC.Click here to enlarge imageSteam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is being used increasingly for the recovery of bitumen and heavy oil in Canada.Four large SAGD projects are under construction in Athabasca, and two others have been announced. These projects are expected to produce bitumen economically and with a recovery greater than 50%. Productivity will be close to 1,000 b/d/well pair.There are also many successful...
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