The Niglintgak natural gas resevoir is located at the southern
end of the Niglintgak Island in the Mackenzie Delta, about
120 kilometers northwest of Inuvik and about 85 kilometers
west of Tuktoyaktuk. It lies about one kilometre below the
surface and is located within the Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary.
Niglintgak is held 100% by Shell Canada.
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The Niglintgak gas field development will be designed and
constructed to minimize environmental impacts and to ensure
safety. Approxiately six production wells are initially planned
for the development. Since the resevoir containing the natural gas is shallow and has compartments, more than one drilling location will be needed to maximize gas recovery. To create as little disturbance as possible to the land, these wells will be drilled from three well pads close to the existing exploration well locations. The pads will be built to reserve the permafrost and protect the production equipment from spring flooding. To minimize the environmental footprint, the well pads will also be used for facilities required to produce the gas. A central processing facility will be located in a sheltered area on the edge of the little Kumak Channel.
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