Whitecap Resources – CO2 EOR Project
Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. (GLE) is currently carrying out engineering activities on a major CO2 pipeline, compression, and sequestration system for Whitecap Resources, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Whitecap currently operates one of the largest anthropogenic carbon sequestration projects in the world, transporting CO2 from two major industrial emitters to their existing Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) hub located near Weyburn, Saskatchewan. This planned expansion of their existing hub will include transportation for multiple additional industrial CO2 sources to new sequestration wells. The project will represent a major extension of Whitecap’s sequestration network, and a major increase to Canada’s overall sequestration capacity.
The project will include over 200 km of new carbon steel pipeline, up to 16” (406mm) in diameter with a maximum operating pressure of 15.5 MPag (2250 psig), increasing the capacity of the existing hub by approximately 5000 tons/day, bringing the total system capacity to approximately 10000 tons/day of sequestered CO2. The system will convey dense phase CO2, which has been dehydrated and then compressed using integrally geared, multistage centrifugal compressors. GLE’s scope of the work has included complete engineering, drafting, procurement, project management, and regulatory support. GLE additionally provided management support for the various environmental and land services required on the project. For the technical design of the pipeline system, GLE carried out detailed hydraulics calculations, line sizing, wall thickness calculations, and materials selection. GLE additionally worked with Whitecap, and the requirements of landowners on the routing of the pipeline network. GLE additionally advised with recommendations on the CO2 compositional specification and upstream dehydration requirements for emitters that will be bringing CO2 onto the system. These specifications will ensure adequate corrosion mitigation for the selected pipeline material, and will prevent some common CO2 contaminants from significantly impacting CO2 sequestration system performance.
You can read more about this project on the press release located here