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Alberta's First CO2 Slurry Pipeline to Transport Salable Solid Products From Fort McMurray Area to Market

Nov 6, 2008
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
EnCana Amphitheatre
2nd Floor Tower Centre
115 - 9th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
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CO2 Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery


Enbridge Inc, ConocoPhillips Canada, Syncrude Canada, and PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada invite you to attend an information session to initiate an industry consortium to evaluate and design a CO2 slurry pipeline to transport sulphur, coke, limestone and other solid products from the Fort McMurray area to southern markets in a pipeline with dense phase CO2 as the carrier. The ultimate objective is a field demonstration and commercial operation to couple transport of CO2 in a slurry pipeline with the transport of solid products from Fort McMurray area to market. The concept is to use the pipeline to do more than just moving CO2 to EOR use and sequestration by also moving “stranded” salable products south to markets as well.

The large scale capture and storage of CO2 in Alberta is currently hindered by:

by the high cost of CO2 capture and transportation and limited income opportunity for sale of the CO2 The sale of currently stranded products by transport to market could generate significant income

The vision to generate more income opportunity for a CO2 pipeline as follows:

The slurry line would generate revenue by transport of salable products to support the operation and convert the CO2 pipeline (installed for climate change reasons) from an economic burden to an economical beneficial income Design the CO2 pipeline for slurry pipeline service and collect CO2 from existing sources in the Fort McMurray area to move products to markets. The products would be removed from the CO2 pipeline at appropriate locations (at an existing railhead for example) to be transported by train to the Pacific for sale into the world market or the domestic market. The CO2 would continue on to be sold to EOR projects and sent to sequestration.


Phase 1 will identify the products, product properties and amounts that are available for sale in the Fort McMurray area and the amount of CO2 available Design and estimate the cost of a potential CO2 slurry pipeline complete with design of equipment to off-load and separate the CO2 and solid product upon delivery Prepare an economic analysis model coupled with engineering aspects to evaluate the potential attractive economics for CO2 slurry pipeline product delivery and design a pipeline flow loop for use in Phase 2 demonstration leading to a future commercial pipeline operation in Phase 3


The project will provide the potential to make CO2 capture and transportation an attractive economic venture and provide the basis to “jump start” the CO2 backbone pipeline development as well as unlock valuable stranded assets.

Representatives of organizations with point source CO2 emissions, those wanting CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery, refineries, upgraders, power plants, oil sands mining and in situ plus funding agencies and regulatory agencies for setting policy for CO2 transport and sequestration.

Early Bird
( 8 Dec)
(Noon on Nov 5)
At Event
No Charge FREE FREE $50.00


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