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Parsons Lake Development Plan Application Under
the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act

Parsons Lake is one of three natural gas fields proposed for development as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project, to deliver sweet natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) to market.

The Parsons Lake field is located at Parsons Lake in the Northwest Territories, about midway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk.

ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited (ConocoPhillips), a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of ConocoPhillips Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties (ExxonMobil) propose to develop natural gas and NGLs from Significant Discovery Licences (SDLs) 32 and 30 (the Parsons Lake field).

ConocoPhillips, the field operator, holds 75% of the Parsons Lake field and ExxonMobil holds 25%. In October 2004, ConocoPhillips, on its own behalf and on behalf of ExxonMobil, submitted the development plan for the Parsons Lake field to the National Energy Board (NEB) for approval under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (COGOA).

ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil's predecessors companies starred acquiring 2-D seismic data on the Parsons Lake field in the late 1950s. Some of this seismic exploration led to drilling the Parsons F-09 well, the discovery well for the Parsons Lake field, in 1972. The Parsons F-09 well and subsequent, now abandoned, delineation wells resulted in SDLs 32 and 30 being issued in 1988. ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil also conducted a major 3-D seismic program over the Parsons Lake field in winter 2001–2002.

Based on their most recent interpretations of the exploration data, the proponents estimate that the Parsons Lake field could contain about 64 Gm 3 (2.3 Tcf) of recoverable raw natural gas and NGLs.

The development plan describes the general approach to developing the natural gas resource from the Parsons Lake field. Included in this development plan is a summary of the environmental and socio-economic impact assessments and public consultation programs completed for the proposed Parsons Lake development. Supporting documents submitted as part of the Parsons Lake development plan application include:

Parsons Lake Development Plan Application Under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (signed)
(664 KB PDF)

If you have any questions or requests with respect to the Parsons Lake Development, please contact us at 1-800-698-2205 (toll free) or Calgary at (403) 233-4482.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

MGP_Parsons_DPA_TOC
(649 KB PDF)

1. Introduction

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_1
(1.58 MB PDF)

2. Geology, Geophysics and Petrophysics

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_2
(2.71 MB PDF)

3. Reservoir Engineering

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_3
(320 KB PDF)

4. Reservoir Exploitation

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_4
(393 KB PDF)

5. Design Criteria

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_5
(149 KB PDF)

6. Drilling and Completions

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_6
(1.80 MB PDF)

7. Production Facilities

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_7
(1.03 MB PDF)

8. Pipeline Transport Systems

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_8
(81 KB PDF)

9. Construction and Installation

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_9
(116 KB PDF)

10. Operations and Maintenance

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_10
(254 KB PDF)

11. Safety Plan

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_11
(129 KB PDF)

12. Public Consultation

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_12
(1.75 MB PDF)

13. Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_13
(399 KB PDF)

14. Capital and Operating Costs

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_14
(118 KB PDF)

15. Liability and Compensation
Appendix A-F

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Section_15
(104 KB PDF)

Glossary

MGP_Parsons_DPA_Glossary
(169 KB PDF)

 

List of Figures

Figure 1-1

Location of Parsons Lake Field

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Figure 1-2

Sustainable Development Model

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Figure 1-3

Parsons Lake Overview

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Figure 1-4

Directional Drilling

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Figure 1-5

Parsons Lake Field Development Schedule

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Figure 2-1

Stratigraphic Column

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Figure 2-2

Schematic Cross-Section through the North Pool

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Figure 2-3

Lower Cretaceous–Jurassic Stratigraphic Column

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Figure 2-4

Parsons Lake Stratigraphy

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Figure 2-5

Parsons Lake Seismic Coverage

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Figure 3-1

SDL 30 and SDL 32 Wells Drilled Between 1971 and 1986

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Figure 3-2

Plot of Reservoir Pressure Versus Depth

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Figure 3-3

Reservoir Temperature Versus Depth

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Figure 3-4

Porosity Versus Permeability

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Figure 3-5

PVT Properties

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Figure 4-1

Average Annual Rates

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Figure 4-2

Proposed Buffer Zone

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Figure 5-1

Wellhead Pressure

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Figure 6-1

Planned Bottomhole Well Locations

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Figure 6-2

Thermosiphon Configuration

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Figure 6-3

Low-Ground-Pressure Vehicle

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Figure 6-4

Proposed Monobore Completion for Gas Production Well

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Figure 6-5

Proposed Completion for Waste Disposal Well

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Figure 6-6

Proposed Completion for Cuttings Injection Well

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Figure 6-7

Proposed Wellhead for Gas Production Wells

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Figure 6-8

Proposed Wellhead for Waste Disposal Wells

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Figure 6-9

Proposed Wellhead for Cuttings Injections Wells

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Figure 7-1

North Pad Gas Conditioning Schematic

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Figure 7-2

South Pad and Satellite Well Schematic

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Figure 7-3

North Pad Preferred Plot Plan

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Figure 7-4

North Pad Alternative Plot Plan

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Figure 7-5

South Pad Site Plan

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Figure 7-6

South Pad and Satellite Well Pad Plan

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Figure 12-1

ConocoPhillips Canada Stakeholders

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Figure 12-2

Consultation on Parsons Lake Field Development – Inuvik, 2002

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Figure 12-3

Three-Dimensional Model of Parsons Lake Natural Gas Field Development

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Figure 12-4

Three-Dimensional Model of Parsons Lake North Pad

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Figure 12-5

Community Representatives Visiting Lucas Point Staging Site

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