SAGD Commercial Public Disclosure Documents
BlackPearl Resources Inc. (BlackPearl) has received regulatory and environmental approval for the proposed Blackrod SAGD Commercial Project (Project), an in situ Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) bitumen recovery project in the Lower Grand Rapids Formation.
The proposed project will be developed in three phases over an estimated 30-year period with the initial phase producing 20,000 barrels per day of crude bitumen and the second and third phases producing 30,000 barrels per day each, for a total production capacity of 80,000 barrels per day.
The proposed Project is located on Crown Land on the east side of the Athabasca River in Townships 076 and 077, Ranges 17 and 18, West of the Fourth Meridian (W4M), approximately 50 kilometres northwest of the Hamlet of Wandering River, Alberta.
Pilot Project Update
In October 2010, BlackPearl received regulatory approval for the construction, operation and reclamation of the Blackrod SAGD Pilot Project in the Lower Grand Rapids Formation. BlackPearl began operations of the Pilot Project in June 2011 and it was converted to SAGD mode in September 2011.The well remained on production until August 2015 when it was shut-in in order to allow steam to be re-allocated to a second pilot well pair.
In 2012, BlackPearl applied for and received approval to expand the pilot. In 2013, we drilled a second pilot well pair, two observations wells and modified the existing processing facilities. We commenced steam injection in the second well pair during the four quarter of 2013 and we converted the well pair to SAGD mode in March 2014. The objective of the second well pair is to continue to refine some of our operating strategies, including well start-up procedures, steam distribution and sand control methods.
For further information on our pilot project refer to the AER website for the In Situ Progress Reports - Performance Presentations.
In Situ Progress Reports
In May 2012, BlackPearl filed a commercial development application on the Blackrod lands. In September 2016, BlackPearl received regulatory and environmental approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta government for our 80,000 barrels per day Blackrod SAGD commercial development application. To view the Blackrod commercial SAGD project regulatory application, please select the link below:
Blackrod Regulatory Application
Commercial Project Documents:
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