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SAGD Facility

Planning and design of first-ever steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and solvent-aided oil process (SAP)


This major Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project is expected to have a production capacity of approximately 130,000 barrels per day over three phases with an estimated life span of 40 years. This project was the first-ever to use SAGD and a commercial scale Solvent-Aided Process (SAP) in extracting the oil. The steam generation technology reduced the production of wastewater, without the use of freshwater requiring saline to be recycled during production. In addition, sulphur was removed during the process and the SAP technology also reduced the amount of steam required resulting in less natural gas and fewer emissions produced.

  • Provided the front-end engineering for the central processing facility by leveraging experience from other projects as well as a few key hires.
  • Has extensive experience designing oil processing facilities with total capacity greater than 100,000 barrels per day, as well as sulphur recovery facilities with total capacity in excess of 1,000 tonnes per day.
  • Applied lessons learned from previous projects, incorporating proven processes for the Regulatory Feed Study. Using gas enrichment units, the system was able to achieve provincially regulated sulphur recovery levels.


  • Front-end Engineering