Husky open house

By Geoff Lee

March 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Husky Energy Ltd. is set to hold open houses for its Spruce Lake North and Spruce Lake Central heavy oil thermal plants in the Lloydminster region.
The open house for both will be held today at the Spruce Lake Community Centre in the hamlet of Spruce Lake near Turtleford from 2 to 7 p.m.
“The purpose of the open house is to inform the community about our development plans and answer any questions they might have,” said Husky spokesperson, Mel Duvall.
The event follows an open house for the Dee Valley thermal project near Maidstone on Jan. 25 with all three plants sanctioned by Husky in December.
Each of the central processing facilities is designed to produce about 10,000 barrels per day of heavy oil by steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).
Sales oil produced from the Spruce Lake thermal plants will be tied into Husky’s new sales oil network.
Water to make steam will be withdrawn from the North Saskatchewan River through a direct intake system.
A pipeline will transport raw river water to the two new central processing facilities.
The Spruce Lake North and Central plant will cost approximately $350 million apiece.
“We expect each will employ about 250 people in the construction phase (500 construction jobs total),” said Duvall.
When operating, each plant will create about 30 full-time jobs.
“Pending regulatory approval, we would begin site grading later this year, followed by facility construction in 2018,” said Duvall.
Husky has identified 14 additional SAGD projects with a combined design capacity of 110,000 barrels a day for potential development in the Lloydminster region.
—Lee

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