BEC – MacKay River Commercial Oil Sands Development – Alberta - Project Profile

BEC – MacKay River Commercial Oil Sands Development – Alberta - Project Profile


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Brion Energy Corporation (BEC) is undertaking the MacKay River Commercial Oil Sands Development project at MacKay River in Fort McMurray, the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, in Alberta province of Canada.

The project involves construction of oil sands facilities to produce total around 150,000bpd of bitumen on 21,496ha of land. The project is being implemented in four phases.

First Phase will produce about 35,000bpd of bitumen, second and third phases will produce additional 40,000bpd of bitumen each and fourth phase will produce another 35,000bpd of bitumen. The 85MW power plant will be constructed during second phase. A captive 85MW power plant will supply electricity required for the operations through a 34.5kV distribution system.

It includes the construction and installation of central processing facility (CPF) on 6ha area of land, oil production system, utility corridors, pipelines which will carry air, process water, supply water and 15km of fuel pipeline. It will be equipped with supportive facilities for makeup water treatment, steam generation, bitumen treatment, water recycling and vapour recovery and cogeneration.

It also includes the construction of nine well pads, 46 well pairs, water source and disposal wells, pumps, camps and borrows pits.

On December 10, 2009, BEC submitted an application to the regulatory for an approval.

SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc has been appointed to provide detailed engineering and procurement (EP) services for the CPF under a contract awarded in December 2011.

On December 23, 2011, BEC received a final regulatory approval from Energy Resources Conservation Board and Alberta Environment and Water for the development of the project.

Stantec Consulting Ltd has been appointed as a design consultant, and JDEL Associates Ltd (JDEL) as the regulatory and stakeholder consultation supporter.

A consortium of Worley Parsons Group Inc. (WorleyParsons) and CPECC Canada (a subsidiary of China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) contract in September 2013 to provide field facilities for the first phase.

In November 2013, GE Canada (a subsidiary of General Electric Co.) has been awarded a supply contract to produced water evaporation technologies.

Construction works on the first phase commenced on November 30, 2013.

On April 15, 2016, BEC filed an application with Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for the change of ownership of the sales oil pipeline Lease Automated Custody Transfer (LACT) site in the MacKay River Commercial Project Industrial System Designation to Grand Rapids Pipeline Ltd.

On August 1, 2016, construction works on the first phase of the project were completed.

BEC is waiting to see the reservoir performance of the first phase of the project before committing to further expansions.

Stakeholder Information:
Planning Authority: Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), Alberta
Design Consultant: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
EPC Contract (Phase I): Consortium of WorleyParsons and CPECC Canada
Consultant: JDEL Associates Ltd. (JDEL)
EP Contract (CPF): SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc
Supply Contract (Technology): GE


The project involves the construction of an oil extraction facility at MacKay River in the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta province of Canada.

The US$1,300 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a central processing facility

2. Construction of a 150,000bpd oil production system

3. Construction of a water treatment facility

4. Construction of nine well pads site

5. Construction of storage tanks

6. Construction of storm water ponds

7. Construction of flow lines

8. Construction of 46 well pairs

9. Construction of fuel pipeline

10. Construction of utility corridors

11. Construction of access roads

12. Installation of disposal wells

13. Installation of pumps camps and borrows pit

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