Cenovus has been producing heavy grades of oil in the Pelican Lake region since 1997. Their Pelican Lake assets are located approximately 300 kilometres north of Edmonton. Over the years, a series of new production methods have been applied to the reservoir to enhance oil recovery. Cenovus is currently recovering oil using a proprietary polymer technology which involves adding a polymer to water and injecting the mixture into a well to enhance oil recovery.
Bantrel’s scope of work on the Pelican Lake project included detailed engineering, procurement and construction management for a feed separation battery to process the emulsion originating from a polymer flood. The battery was designed to produce 5000 standard cubic metres per day of crude oil product. The battery contained inlet separation, free water knockout, treating, vapour recovery, gas compression, glycol heating, emergency generation, flare, pipe racks, tankage and infrastructure.
Bantrel was responsible for all project management, engineering, procurement and construction management from the start of detail engineering through to the end of construction.
Engineering was completed in early 2014 while the construction of the project was indefinitely deferred.