Hangingstone Oil Sands Project

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Japex
  • Country: Canada
  • Location: Alberta
  • Production start: Expected 2016
  • Partners: JACOS 75% (Operator) Nexen 25%
  • Type: Bitumen
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: Production volume at the initial development will be approximately 20,000 barrels per day

Description

  • The McMurray formation, which contains the oil sands in the Hangingstone area, is too deep for surface mining. As a result, the crude oil (bitumen) must be recovered in place (in-situ).
  • Bitumen is therefore to be produced by the Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) method
  • Project budget is 1.4 billion Canadian Dollars
  • JACOS’ current estimate of bitumen resource in the Hangingstone area is sufficient to support a project expansion of up to 35,000 barrels per day for a period of 25 to 30 years.
  • JACOS currently operates a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) demonstration project on the northeast portion of lease 70. This project is in its tenth year of operation of a projected 20 to 25 year lifespan. It started producing bitumen in July 1999
  • The oil will be be transported to the Enbridge terminal in Cheecham by a new pipeline

Contractors

  • Toyo: Central Processing Facilities and Utilities & Infrastructure (Initial 20,000 bpsd production capacity expandable to 30,000 bpsd in the future / consisting of Steam Generator, water de-oiling, water treatment, product storage facilities), Scope: Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • Aker Solutions:
    • CEC qualification testing
    • Two Oil Treatment Trains (FEED) for FWKO, CEC, and Treater

History

  • 1999 - Demonstration project started producing bitumen
  • 2001 - Environmental Impact Assessment work and conceptual engineering was started
  • 2008 - Environmental Impact Assessment application made
  • 2010 - Application submitted to the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) and Alberta Environment (AENV)
  • 2012 - Japex announces final investment decision
  • 2013 - Toyo awarded detailed engineering
  • 2013 - Enbridge and JACOS signed a long term agreement for transportation services

Geology

Links

  1. Japan Canada Oil Sands Hangingstone SAGD Project
  2. Aker Solutions Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Environmental Impact Assessment of Hangingstone Oil Sands Expansion Project in the Province of Alberta, Canada
  4. Submission of Application for Approval of the Hangingstone Oil Sands Expansion Project in the Province of Alberta, Canada
  5. Final Investment Decision on Hangingstone Oil Sands Project in Alberta Province, Canada
  6. EPC Contract for Oil Sands SAGD Facilities in Canada
  7. Enbridge to Connect JACOS Hangingstone Project to its Regional System

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