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Niglintgak Development Plan Application Under
the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act

Shell Canada Limited (Shell), holder of the Niglintgak Significant Discovery Licence 19 (SDL 19), is proposing to develop and produce the natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Niglintgak gas field. The Niglintgak field is located above the Arctic Circle in the Mackenzie Delta in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Niglintgak is about 120 km northwest of Inuvik and 85 km west of Tuktoyaktuk.

The Niglintgak field was discovered by Shell in 1973 when the H-30 well was drilled. Appraisal well C-58, drilled the same year, was located 6 km to the southeast.

In October 2004, Shell Canada submitted the development plan for the Niglintgak field to the National Energy Board (NEB) for approval under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (COGOA).

Based on the most recent interpretations of the exploration data obtained, Niglintgak is estimated to contain about 27 Gm3 of recoverable natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

Supporting documents submitted as part of the Niglintgak Development Plan Application include:

Niglintgak Development Plan Application Under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (signed)
(249 KB PDF)

If you have any questions or requests with respect to the Niglintgak Development, please contact us at 1-888-391-4146 (toll free) or Calgary at (403) 691-4146.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_TOC
(257 KB PDF)

Preface
1. Introduction (1.1 to 1.3)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_1_Set_A
(475 KB PDF)

Preface
1. Introduction (1.4 to 1.4.4)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_1_Set_B
(929 KB PDF)

Preface
1. Introduction (1.4.5 to 1.4.6)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_1_Set_C
(595 KB PDF)

Preface
1. Introduction (1.5)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_1_Set_D
(128 KB PDF)

2. Geology, Geophysics and Petrophysics (2.1.1 to 2.1.1.4)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_2_Set_A1
(609 KB PDF)

2. Geology, Geophysics and Petrophysics (2.1.2 to 2.1.4)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_2_Set_A2
(1.12 MB PDF)

2. Geology, Geophysics and Petrophysics (2.2.1 to 2.3.5)

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_2_Set_B
(654 KB PDF)

3. Reservoir Engineering

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_3
(320 KB PDF)

4. Reservoir Depletion

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_4
(235 KB PDF)

5. Design Criteria

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_5
(320 KB PDF)

6. Drilling and Completions

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_6_Set_A
(1.08 MB PDF)

6. Drilling and Completions

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_6_Set_B
(561 KB PDF)

7. Production Facilities

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_7
(968 KB PDF)

8. Pipeline Transport Systems

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_8
(107 KB PDF)

9. Construction and Installation

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_9
(159 KB PDF)

10. Operations and Maintenance

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_10
(182 KB PDF)

11. Safety Plan

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_11
(144 KB PDF)

12. Public Consultation

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_12
(257 KB PDF)

13. Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_13
(372 KB PDF)

14. Capital and Operating Costs

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_14
(119 KB PDF)

15. Liability and Compensation

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Section_15
(182 KB PDF)

Glossary

MGP_Niglintgak_DPA_Glossary
(172 KB PDF)

 

List of Figures

Figure 1-1

Location of Niglintgak Field

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Figure 1-2

Commitment to Sustainable Development

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Figure 1-3

Mackenzie Gas Project

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Figure 1-4

Niglintgak Chosen Development Scheme

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Figure 1-5

Niglintgak Field Development Schedule

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Figure 2-1

Sequence Stratigraphy of Tertiary Strata in the Niglintgak Region

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Figure 2-2

Regional Structural Elements of the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Basins

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Figure 2-3

Reservoir Block Names

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Figure 2-4

Niglintgak Structural Cross-Section - A to G Sands with Planned Wells

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Figure 2-5

Stratigraphic Column - Niglintgak M-19

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Figure 2-6

Deposition Settings in the Reindeer A Sand, Kumak E-58

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Figure 2-7

Niglintgak 3-D Seismic Outline

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Figure 2-8

Seismic Line Through the Niglintgak Field

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Figure 2-9

Location of Seismic Lines of Section

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Figure 2-10

Well Log and Seismic Calibration

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Figure 2-11

Niglintgak Major Faults

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Figure 2-12

Seismic Line Through E-58 (Gas) and C-58 (Wet) Wells Showing Amplitude

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Figure 2-13

Log-Calculated Porosity Versus Core-Measured Porosity Corrected for Stress

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Figure 2-14

Permeability Versus Porosity Transforms

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Figure 3-1

Pressue-Versus-Depth Plot for the Niglintgak Field

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Figure 3-2

Composite Temperature - Depth-Plot Farewell Structure

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Figure 4-1

Niglintgak Daily Raw Gas Production Forecast

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Figure 4-2

Niglintgak Cumulative Natural Gas Production Forecast

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Figure 4-3

Niglintgak Daily Water Production Forecast

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Figure 4-4

Special Drilling Spacing

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Figure 5-1

Expected Niglintgak Air Temperatures

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Figure 5-2

Tuktoyaktuk Wind Rose

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Figure 6-1

Drilling Pad Locations and Plan View of Wells

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Figure 6-2

Sump Location Map

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Figure 6-3

Artist's Impression of Winter Drill Site

Nig_DPA_Figure_6.3(866 KB PDF)

Figure 6-4

Southeast Block A Sand Preliminary Well Completion Design

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Figure 6-5

D, E, F, G and H Sand Preliminary Well Completion Design

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Figure 6-6

Tubing Performance Curves for A Sand Well D-1

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Figure 7-1

Niglintgak Facilities Location

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Figure 7-2

Niglintgak Overall Process Configuration

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Figure 7-3

Artist's Impression of Niglintgak Well Pad

Nig_DPA_Figure_7.3.(651 KB PDF)

Figure 7-4

Artist's Impression of Niglintgak Gas Conditioning Facility

Nig_DPA_Figure_7.4.(800 KB PDF)

Figure 7-5

Niglintgal Well Pad Process Schematic

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Figure 7-6

Typical Above-Ground Flow Line Concept

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Figure 7-7

Conceptual HDD River Crossing Design

Nig_DPA_Figure_7.7.(241 KB PDF)

Figure 7-8

Niglintgak Separation and Compression Process

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Figure 7-9

Niglintgak Dehydration and Refrigeration Process

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Figure 8-1

Gathering Pipelines

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Figure 9-1

Barge Transportation Routes

Nig_DPA_Figure_9.1.(1.36 MB PDF)

Figure 11-1

HSE Management System Framework

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Figure 11-2

Hazard and Effects Management Process

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Figure 11-3

HSE Case Structure

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