ExxonMobil: Sable project could increase production to meet winter demand

ExxonMobil Corp. says it could increase production from the Sable region natural gas fields off Nova Scotia to meet winter demand for the fuel. ExxonMobil is lead partner in the Sable Offshore Energy Inc. group, which is currently producing and shipping gas to Atlantic Canada and the New England US states.


ExxonMobil Corp. says it could increase production from the Sable region natural gas fields off Nova Scotia to meet winter demand for the fuel. ExxonMobil is lead partner in the Sable Offshore Energy Inc. group which is currently producing and shipping gas to Atlantic Canada and the New England US states.

Project manager Derek Owen said Sable could increase production to 600 MMcfd from a current 500 MMcfd. He said plans to add laterals to the existing Maritimes & Northeast pipeline would allow increased production this winter.

Ownership of the pipeline is Duke Energy Inc., 37.5%; Westcoast Energy Inc., 37.5%; Mobil Oil Canada, 12.5%; and Nova Scotia Power Inc., 12.5%.

Ownership interests in SOEI are Mobil Oil Canada, 50.8%; Shell Canada Ltd., 31.3%; Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., 9%; Nova Scotia Resources Ltd., 8.4%; and Mosbacher Operating Ltd., 0.5%.

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