Pengrowth submits plan to expand Lindbergh expansion
Pengrowth Energy announced plans to further expand its Lindbergh SAGD facility by another 10,000 bbl/day.
The company received its Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) approval for the Phase Two expansion at Lindbergh last May, allowing it to increase production to 30,000 bbl/day. However, Pengrowth recently submitted an amendment to increase the maximum production to 40,000 bbl/day.
Full year production at the Phase One Lindbergh SAGD facility was 15,296 bbl/day at an average steam-to-oil ratio of 2.39.
The company's 2017 capital spending program includes the drilling of new wells at the site, the first since production began in the spring of 2015. Pengrowth plans to drill seven new well pairs, two infill wells, and expand the associated infrastructure, which should increase Phase One production to 18,000 bbl/day by the end of this year.
Proven and Probable reserves at the Lindbergh lease were boosted to 319 million barrels.
Pengrowth also submitted an EPEA application in December for its Selina thermal project, located 30 kilometers northeast of Lindbergh. Selina will have a design capacity of 12,500 bbl/day. Pengrowth has a 50% stake in the property, jointly owned with Koch Oil Sands.