Cenovus seeks expansion at Christina Lake in Alberta

Cenovus FCCL Ltd., Calgary, has applied to the Alberta Energy Regulator for an expansion at the Christina Lake thermal project.

Cenovus FCCL Ltd., Calgary, has applied to the Alberta Energy Regulator for an expansion at the Christina Lake thermal project.

Phase H expansion of the Phases A-G central processing facility would increase overall bitumen production capacity to 49,284 cu m/day and increase steam production capacity to 89,696 cu m/day cold water equivalent.

Cenovus has also applied to expand the currently approved project area to the east. Expansion would include an additional 743 steam-assisted gravity drainage well pairs on 72 well pads for long-term development, bringing the total to 2,155 SAGD well pairs on 203 pads.

Bitumen would be produced from the Wabiskaw-McMurray deposit. Phases A-G are about 20 km southeast of Conklin and 120 km north of Lac La Biche.

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