Feasibility and FEED for Post-Combustion Flue Gas Carbon Capture at Strathcona Resources Ltd Cold Lake Region SAGD Facilities: Lindbergh, Orion, and Tucker 

Strathcona Resources Ltd

  • Project Type

    Implementation

  • Project Value

    $10,000,000

  • Project Status

    Contribution Agreement

  • Location

    SAGD Facilities: Lindbergh, Orion, and Tucker

  • Funding Amount

    $5,000,000

Strathcona Resources Ltd. (SRL) is pursuing development of a distributed Carbon Capture and Sequestration hub in the Cold Lake region to enable collection and permanent disposal of emissions from its three flagship thermal operations – Tucker, Orion, and Lindbergh.

Combined, these three facilities produce approximately 62,000 bbls per day of bitumen using steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology. The process is energy intensive and primarily fueled by burning natural gas; consequently, all three facilities are large final emitters and in aggregate emit approximately 2.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

These emissions are mostly attributable to the large natural gas-fired steam and power generation equipment used to support the SAGD process. Each asset uses a different configuration of boilers and electrical supply, resulting in a variety of different emissions sources across the three facilities.

With the help of ERA, Strathcona will conduct feasibility and front-end-engineering-and-design (FEED) studies for industrial scaled carbon capture systems designed for deployment in the SAGD environment.

The goal of these studies is to identify an optimal post-combustion Carbon Capture (CC) technology, then sufficiently advance a modularized and repeatable design that reflects a deep understanding of the challenges, costs, and opportunities that CC represents for each facility.