Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Cenovus Shuts Down Foster Creek due to Forest Fire

Source: 5/25/2015, Location: North America

Cenovus Energy Inc. has safely evacuated all staff from its Foster Creek oil sands and Athabasca natural gas operations and shut down production as a precaution due to a forest fire on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR) in northeastern Alberta.The forest fireis currently burning about 25 kilometres south of Cenovus’s Foster Creek facility. There has been no damage to the Foster Creek infrastructureat this time.

The decision to send staff home and shut down production on May 23 was primarily made because of the fire’s proximity to the only access road to the facilities. “The safety of staff is our first priority andthis was a massive coordinated effort that got 1,800 people off our site safely and quickly,” said John Brannan, Cenovus Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer. “It to ok significant teamwork and help from a number ofoutside organizations and I would like to thank everyone involved.” Foster Creek, which is jointly owned with ConocoPhillips, has current average daily production of approximately 67,500 barrels per day (bbls/d) net to Cenovus (135,000 bbls/d gross).

Total oil production across all of Cenovus’s assets averaged about 218,000 bbls/d net in the first quarter of 2015. The Athabasca natural gas operation currentlyproduces about 20 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of gas,most of which is used as fuel for Foster Creek.The facilities wereshut down in a safe and orderly manner. The restart of the facility will be entirely dependent on the status of the forest fire.Once the fire is under control and it is deemed safe to return tosite, operations will resume as soon as possible.

Oil Sands News in Canada >>

United States >>  8/14/2019 - TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) has completed its acquisition of Spectrum ASA (Spectrum), creating a leading global multi-client geophysical d...
United States >>  8/8/2019 - Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ("Anadarko") (APC) in ...

Related Categories: Coalbed Methane  General  Heavy Oil  Methane Clathrate  Oil Sands  Oil Shale  Shale Gas  Tight Gas  Tight Oil 

Related Articles: Coalbed Methane  General  Heavy Oil  Methane Clathrate  Oil Sands  Oil Shale  Shale Gas  Tight Gas  Tight Oil 

Canada Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 |

Oil & Gas Projects in Canada >>

More News

Related Links

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.