Development of Montney gas reserves in the Wapiti and Pipestone areas,
near Grande Prairie in northwest Alberta, is currently underway. Resource
studies indicate that gas production in the area will require increased energy
processing and transportation capacity.
Wapiti project supports producer need and consists of two major developments in
the area; the Wapiti development and the North Wapiti Pipeline System (NWPS).
more about both developments by clicking the images below:
KEY PROJECT MILESTONES
May 29, 2018
Keyera announces it is proceeding with phase two
of its Wapiti Gas Plant, adding 150 million cubic feet per day of sour gas
processing. Based on current plans, construction of this second phase is
expected to be completed in mid-2020 at an estimated cost of approximately
In connection with construction of the second
phase of the Plant, Keyera is also expanding the two gathering systems that
will deliver volumes to the Plant. Additional compression will be added to
both the Wapiti gathering system and the NWPS in
order to meet the volume commitments of the two primary customers utilizing
these systems. The expansion of the Wapiti gathering system is supported by
Paramount Resources Ltd.'s initial volume commitment on phase one of the
Wapiti Gas Plant, while the expansion on the NWPS is
supported by incremental volume commitments from Pipestone Oil Corp.
Construction of the underground portion of
the Wapiti gathering pipeline completed.
Fabrication for the above ground scope started.
Stakeholder consultation kicked off for the South
Water Disposal Pipeline
Community open houses were held in Wembley and Grovedale
to introduce the NWPS project to the community and collect stakeholder feedback.
Land acquisition of the NWPS right-of-way and
compressor station underway and AER
Directive 056 stakeholder consultation program kicked off.
Keyera announced plans to construct the NWPS, providing
critical infrastructure and services to producers developing the Montney north of the Wapiti River. The pipeline system
extends the capture area of Keyera's Wapiti gas plant and includes a 12-inch
sour gas gathering pipeline, an 8-inch condensate and water pipeline, and a
Construction started on the first phase of the Wapiti
gas plant and Gold Creek Compressor Station. Based on the proposed
construction schedule, operations are targeted to start up in mid-2019.
Keyera announces the sanctioning
of the first phase of its natural gas gathering and processing complex in the
Wapiti area south of Grand Prairie, Alberta . The first phase is supported by agreements with
its primary customer, Paramount Resources Ltd., which include an area
dedication and take-or-pay commitments under a long-term gas handling
Phase I includes a 150 million
cubic feet per day sour gas processing plant with acid gas injection
capabilities and 25,000 barrels per day of condensate processing facilities,
as well as a gathering pipeline system and field compressor stations.
$865 million estimated
proposed investment in the region.1
- North Wapiti Pipeline System estimated
investment: $160 million
- Wapiti gas plant (Phase I and II), main gathering
system and supporting infrastructure estimated investment: $705 million,
including additional compression at Elmsworth and Gold Creek for $85 million
- 18 full-time jobs (operations, maintenance and
supervisory) based out of the Wapiti gas plant.
- Up to 500 contractors on site during the peak
- Construction job opportunities.
- 2019 property taxes to local municipalities are
estimated at $2 million at project startup.
- $120,000 in permit fees to local municipalities.
Annual maintenance expenditures of approximately
Supply chain philosophy provides opportunities
for local community and companies.
For more information on the project, please
or call 1-403-205-8300 and ask to speak with our community relations
1 Sanctioned projects plus phase II of Wapiti gas