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Providing industry expertise into SAGD and thermal in-situ recovery

AMEC BDR completed a conceptual phasing strategy and class five cost controlled estimate for Value Creation Inc. The strategy and estimate were for the development of the Terre de Grace leases to extract and refine bitumen from oil sands using the innovative commercial steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility.

AMEC BDR also completed design of an integrated SAGD / upgrader system which replaces some of the oil system and the water de-oiling systems. As well, we completed a design for a circulating fluidized bed boiler system.

For our client’s benefit:

  • we provided industry expertise and insight into SAGD and thermal in-situ recovery
  • we established operating costs
  • and we provided innovative design in piping layout that saved our client approximately $300,000,000

AMEC BDR completed a Design Based Memorandum (DBM) for the first 30,000 barrel per day Phase, and scoping study for to support the phasing strategy for the remaining phases.

Location:Northern Alberta, Canada
Client:Value Creation Inc.
Date:2009 - 2010