Oil & Gas Projects to Watch - North America
West Texas LPG Pipeline System
ONEOK has announced its plans to inject $295 million to expand its West Texas LPG pipeline system, which provides natural gas liquids takeaway capacity for Permian Basin producers.
The project includes four new pump stations, upgrading two existing pumps and pipeline looping that will boost the system’s mainline capacity 80,000
Full expansion of the LPG pipelined is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020.
Kirby North Phase 1 Project
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. CNRL
The Kirby North project has begun the first of two planned construction phases. The facility will include Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage to produce bitumen at an average rate of 40,000 barrels per day.
Christiana Lake Project
The Christina Lake project owned by Cenovus Energy’s is one of two producing oil sands operations in north-eastern Alberta.
Construction at the Christina Lake phase G expansion resumed in the first quarter of 2017, with activity increasing through the end of the year and into 2018.
Phase G has a forecasted capacity of 50,000 barrels of oil per day and is projected to commence production in the second half of 2019.
Shintech Lousiana LLC
Shintech has received the green light for its $1.49 billion expansion plan for its facility in Plaquemine, La. Shintech. The company plans to build a new chloralkali and vinyl chloride monomer production facility while growing its existing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing facility.
This particular expansion will create 120 direct jobs with an average annual salary of close to $82,000, according to Louisiana Economic Development (LED). A further 3,000 jobs will be created during the construction phase.
“When this new project is in place, Shintech will have invested $6 billion to deliver the largest integrated complex in the U.S. for producing PVC, vinyl chloride monomer and chloralkali. Our world-class infrastructure continues to attract global players like Shintech, who are driving the 21st-century economy here in Louisiana,” said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The PVC manufacturing component of the expansion will be finalized by the end of 2020 and will become operational in the first quarter of 2021.
Wapiti Gas Plant
Keyera Corp. has revealed it is continuing with phase two of its Wapiti Gas Plant.
The $150 million
Keyera is also expanding the two gathering systems that will deliver volumes to the plant, supported by commitments from its two primary customers, Paramount Resources and Pipestone Oil Corp.
“With the volume commitments we are seeing, it is evident that producers continue to have confidence in this region as one of the most economic developments in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin,” CEO David Smith said in a statement.
The plant is scheduled for completion by mid-2020.