Chevron Land Extension Request - January 2018 Update
As previously communicated, Chevron Canada has been seeking a land tenure extension to retain expiring mineral rights near Fox Creek, AB.
On January 2, 2018, Chevron Canada was notified by Alberta Energy that our company’s request for a land tenure extension in proximity to the proposed 06-21-62-19 W5 well pad was not granted.
As a result, Chevron Canada will present a revised plan to retain the mineral rights at the February 26th, 2018 Fox Creek Town Council meeting. The public will be able to view the proposed plan on this page following the February 26 town council meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact us at CBUcommunity@chevron.com
Previous project updates
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.