Our Kerrobert project originated as a two well-pair demonstration project to prove how efficiently and successfully THAI® operations can be implemented in a heavy oil field. Since then, we have continued to make operational adjustments at Kerrobert to improve on-stream time and increase production.
At the end of 2010, production at the two Kerrobert wells were at levels considered commercially economic by our independent reserve evaluators. This led to the assignment of formal THAI® reserves at Kerrobert. This was an important milestone for us and for our THAI® technology.
We have since expanded the Kerrobert project by an additional 10 well-pairs for a full-field development. The wells have been put on air injection, and are in the early stage of the production cycle. This will be the first commercial scale application of THAI®.
- Petrobank lands
- Channel edge
- Existing horizontal oil well
- Existing THAI® oil well
- Planned THAI® oil well
- Kerrobert facility
- AUG 2011 All new wells were on air injection and producing fluids.
- MAY 2011 The pre-ignition heating cycle ("PIHC") in three injector wells was initiated on the first pad.
- SEP 2010 We acquired our joint venture partner's 50 percent interest in the project, allowing us to move ahead with full field development of the Kerrobert property. The 10 well-pair expansion started with the pipeline infrastructure construction commencing and shortly after, beginning the constructing the central processing facility.
- AUG 2010 We received approval for the expansion of our Kerrobert project.
- SEP 2009 Only six weeks from start-up, we finished drilling, completion operations and processing plant. On September 12, the PIHC began.
- JUL 2009 The project received regulatory approval from the Saskatchewan Government, just 56 business days after we filed the application.