EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development Project in the Suffield National Wildlife Area

EnCana Corporation is proposing to drill up to 1,275 new shallow gas wells within the boundary of the Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA) over a three-year period, essentially doubling the existing 1,154 gas wells installed over the past 30 years. The proposal would see the development of a maximum of 16 wells per 640-acre section. Associated with these wells will be pipelines to connect the wells to existing and new infrastructure for delivery to market using low-impact ploughing equipment and conventional ditching techniques. The infill drilling proposed under this Project is necessary to efficiently produce the sweet shallow gas reserves within the NWA, located by previous drilling programs. The Project is anticipated to fulfill all the infill development necessary in the NWA.

Latest update

November 30, 2012 - The environmental assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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Email: postdecision@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Suffield, Canadian Forces Base (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    EnCana Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by Review Panel under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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