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Commercial Oil Project


WSP was engaged to design a thermal heavy oil plant that now produces 10,000 barrels per day with an expected steam to oil ratio of approximately 3.0, and includes a Central Processing Facility (CPF), well pads and gathering/distributing pipelines for emulsion and steam, casing gas and fuel gas. The CFP included water treatment, steam generation, emulsion processing, water disposal and sulphur recovery facilities.

The project included a CFP and associated well pad facilities on two well pads which:

  • Produced fluids (heavy oil, water and gas) to be sent to the CPF to be separated and treated to produce sales oil containing 0.5 per cent Base Sediment and Water (BS&W) maximum to meet sales pipeline specifications;
  • Produced gas to pass through a sulphur removal process prior to being mixed with purchased fuel gas from a pipeline and sent to a common fuel header, primarily to be used as fuel gas for steam generation after production start-up. In addition, the fire tubes of the treaters and free water knock-out were designed to burn mixed fuel gas; and,
  • Produced water to be de-oiled and sent to disposal wells.


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