Innovative engineering for Alberta’s oil sands
|Client:||Connacher Oil and Gas|
|Value:||(Project) Cdn$160 million|
|Scope:||Engineering, procurement, construction management|
|Date:||2006 - 2007|
The Connacher Oil and Gas Great Divide facility is a commercial “in-situ” oil sands project, south of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Using steam assisted gravity-drainage (SAGD),the facility is designed to produce 1,600 cubic metres of bitumen a day, with 95 per cent of the produced water being recycled for steam re-injection.
Connacher considers AMEC’s in-situ oil sands business to be a ‘Best in Class’ provider of design and engineering services in the fields of process, civil, mechanical, electrical and drafting. "
Peter D. Sametz
Executive Vice President & COO Connacher Oil and Gas
AMEC was responsible for engineering, procurement and construction management at Great Divide, which utilises pre-built equipment packages. Large buildings incorporate multiple packages, resulting in improved operational efficiency. This innovative approach resulted in reduced construction time, with significant savings in costs and materials as compared with previous projects.
AMEC has worked on almost every mineable lease in Canada since development of the industry in the 1950s. Our reputation in the application of new and established technologies means we are the pre-eminent provider of initial studies, design, environmental consulting, engineering, project management, construction services and operator training.
Connacher Oil and Gas Limited is a Calgary-based Canadian oil and natural gas exploration, development, production and refining company.