Deep Panuke Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: EnCana
  • Country: Canada
  • Location: offshore Nova Scotia
  • Production start: 2013
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Located approximately 175 kilometres offshore from Goldboro, NS, the Deep Panuke project involves processing natural gas offshore and transporting sales quality gas to market.
  • First gas is expected in the second half of 2012.
  • The project includes a Production Field Centre (PFC) in a water depth of approximately 45 metres, four production wells at start-up and one well for the safe disposal of hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide.
  • The Deep Panuke production facilities consist of a jack-up type of production platform that is designed to produce up to 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas
  • The gas will be transported to market on the Maritimes and Northeast Gas Pipeline


  • SBM Offshore: Production platform construction
  • Acergy: Installation, burial and tie in of circa 17km of 8” infield flowlines and umbilicals to four production wells as well as an acid gas disposal flowline
  • Aker Solutions: Transport and installation of wellhead protection structures
  • INTEC Engineering: Subsea and pipeline design
  • Claxton Engineering: Supply of subsea risers, interface connections and personnel for drilling and completions operations
  • KWSubsea:
    • Detailed design of 22" 173km gas export pipeline
    • 4 offshore 8" infield lines together (total length ~15km) with 3" Acid Gas Injection Line (1.7km) OOS analysis
  • J P Kenny: Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Deep Panuke Jacket


  • 2007 - NEB gives approval for subsea pipeline
  • 2007 - INTEC Engineering awarded the subsea and pipeline design
  • 2008 - Aker Solutions signed a contract for the transport and installation of wellhead protection structures
  • 2008 - Acergy awarded contract for flowlines and umbilicals
  • 2013 - Production started



  1. Deep Panukei Encana
  2. KWSubsea Subsea References
  3. Fiberbond Offshore Platform References
  4. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  5. J P Kenny Subsea References
  6. National Energy Board Oks Offshore Pipeline
  7. SBM Offshore – First oil FPSO Frade Turkmenistan mopu/Fso old – Deep Panuke financing
  8. Aker Solutions secures subsea installation contract offshore Canada
  9. Acergy S.A. $195 million contract award in Canada
  10. Claxton Engineering is awarded £1m EnCana Deep Panuke Project
  11. INTEC Engineering Announces Contract for Encana's Deep Panuke Developement off Nova Scotia
  12. SBM Offshore Announces Delivery of OSX-2 and Provides Deep Panuke Update
  13. Encana Announces the Production Acceptance Notice at Deep Panuke Offshore Project

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