Suncor gets the ball rolling on Meadow Creek West
Suncor Energy submitted an application and Environmental Impact Assessment to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for the development of its Meadow Creek West Project, located about 40 km south of Fort McMurray and 35 km southwest of the town of Anzac.
The application is for a 40,000 bbl/day facility, with a potential project life of 25 to 40 years. The project includes an 85 MW cogeneration plant, a central processing plant, power lines, storage tanks, product pipelines, access roads from Highway 63 and a borrow pit.
Meadow Creek West will use steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) to extract bitumen from the McMurray formation. Facility design will be a copy of the Meadow Creek East Project, which was approved by the AER this past March.
Suncor says it plans to construct the first phase in 2022 with first oil expected in 2025, two years after Meadow Creek East, subject to "market conditions" and assuming all regulatory approvals are received by the end of 2018. Once all phases are completed, the entire facility is expected to have a combined production capacity of 120,000 bbl/day.
Suncor acquired Meadow Creek through its purchase of Petro-Canada in 2009. The asset is owned jointly between Suncor (75%) and Nexen Energy (25%).
AER APPLICATION NO. 1899100: MEADOW CREEK WEST PROJECT APPLICATION OCT 20, 2017
AER MEADOW CREEK WEST APPLICATION DOCUMENTS OCT 5, 2017
SUNCOR ENERGY MEADOW CREEK
OIL SANDS MAGAZINE SUNCOR UNVEILS PLANS TO EXPAND SAGD PRODUCTION, BUT NOT UNTIL 2020 MAY 12, 2017