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Wapiti Project

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.

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Keyera’s Wapiti project supports producer need and consists of two major developments in the area; the Wapiti development and the North Wapiti Pipeline System (NWPS).

Learn more about both developments by clicking the images below: 

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KEY PROJECT MILESTONES

 

 Date  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 $150 million.

 

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.

April 2018

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

 

March 20-21, 2018

Community open houses were held in Wembley and Grovedale to introduce the NWPS project to the community and collect stakeholder feedback.

 

Spring 2018

Land acquisition of the NWPS right-of-way and compressor station underway and AER Directive 056 stakeholder consultation program kicked off.

 

November 7, 2017

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 compressor station.

 

Spring 2017

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.

 

May 31, 2017

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 agreement.

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.  

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT

$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

JOBS CREATED

  • 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 phase.
  • Construction job opportunities.

LOCAL REVENUE

  •  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 $3 million.
  •   Supply chain philosophy provides opportunities for local community and companies.

For more information on the project, please email consultation@keyera.com or call 1-403-205-8300 and ask to speak with our community relations coordinator.

  1 Sanctioned projects plus phase II of Wapiti gas plant.