August 2017 Update: Chevron Canada will be seeking approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to conduct drilling and completions operations on the 06-21-62-19 W5 well pad, located approximately 1.25 km south of Fox Creek. If approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator, lease construction would begin in September 2017, with drilling scheduled for August 2018 and completions operations following later in 2018.
Chevron values the feedback it has received from Fox Creek residents on the proposed pad and is taking forward a revised program and schedule that seeks to retain our mineral rights in the area while addressing community concerns.
Key changes to the proposed program include:
- We have reduced the initial number of wells from six to two;
- We have repositioned the well drill paths entirely outside of the town limits of Fox Creek;
- We have deferred drilling and completions operations until the second half of 2018 -- the latest time period possible that still allows us to meet land tenure obligations;
- We will conduct continuous seismic monitoring while drilling and during hydraulic fracturing operations; and,
- We are continuing efforts to obtain a land tenure extension for this pad, and will defer drilling and completions operations if we receive that extension.
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Chevron looks forward to providing further information to residents on our proposed program and in conducting safe and incident-free operations with no adverse impacts on the community. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
06-21 Program Overview
Chevron Canada holds an industry-leading position in the Kaybob area of the Duvernay formation in west-central Alberta. We are currently conducting an appraisal pad drilling program to evaluate well production rates and reservoir performance. As part of our appraisal program, Chevron is proposing a well pad 1.25 km south of Fox Creek.
The location for the proposed 06-21-62-19 W5 well pad was chosen after a thorough research and assessment process. The site location utilizes existing access and right-of-ways, ensuring minimal disturbance to the environment. To ensure we are minimizing our impact on Fox Creek, we had a third-party assess the potential noise impacts of this project. The assessment concluded that drilling and completions noise from the proposed site is expected to be below the existing ambient noise from Highway 43.
Chevron is committed to protecting the health and safety of the public, our employees and contractors, and the environment. All operations on the proposed pad will be conducted in accordance with good oilfield practices and in compliance with all applicable technical standards and regulations. To ensure ground water is protected, well control barriers have been confirmed for each phase of the operation; and subsurface hazards have been identified and mitigation tactics are in place.
In addition to our planning and assessment, the surface location for the proposed 6-21 well pad has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate regulatory agencies, including the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).
At this time, Chevron has not applied for the well permits for the proposed site.