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Title: Joffre Viking CO2 Injection Project Project Identifier: 9163-7693

Project Description

This project is concerned with the quantification of emission reductions for only the Joffre Viking Tertiary Oil Unit. In 2001, Penn West acquired the Joffre project - the only commercial CO2 miscible flood in Alberta, and the first in Canada. With secondary production completely shut-in during the 1970s, Joffre's response to CO2 miscible flooding has been very positive, with production climbing from zero in 1983 to 900 barrels per day in 2000. A dormant field with essentially zero value became a growth play with the application of tertiary recovery technology. The incentive for the project was to expand the CO2 miscible flood into phase 3 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), due to a significant volume of unrecovered oil that was contained in the Joffre Viking Pool.
The CO2 rich stream from the NOVA Chemicals Ethylene Plant, which was historically emitted to the atmosphere, was captured and sold as a product to Penn West for EOR activities. This offset project has been quantified using the approved Quantification Protocol for Enhanced Oil Recovery, October 2007 ("the Protocol"). The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this protocol arises from the direct and indirect reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from the geological storage of waste gas streams containing greenhouse gases as part of enhanced oil recovery activities.

Project Files

Alberta - Project Plan (Project #9163-7693)
Alberta - Project Report (2004-2011)
Alberta - Verification Report (2004-2011)
Alberta - GHG Assertion (2004-2011)
Registry: Alberta Emissions Offset Registry  
Type: CO2 Injection Status: Active
Authorized Project Contact: None defined Latitude: 113.54 Map
Validator: None defined Longitude: 52.29
Verifier: ICF Marbek
Project Proponent: Penn West Exploration
Start Date: 2004-01-01 End Date: 2011-12-31
Estimated potential lifetime emission reductions-removals: 44,678 t CO2e Estimated potential annual emission reductions-removals: 5,500 t CO2 e
Serial Number Ascending VERR
Vintage Year Descending
Company Name Unsorted Status Unsorted Quantity in
t CO2 e Unsorted
9163-7693-000-000-027-363 to 9163-7693-000-000-031-720 2011 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 4,358
9163-7693-000-000-031-721 to 9163-7693-000-000-035-884 2010 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 4,164
9163-7693-000-000-020-869 to 9163-7693-000-000-027-362 2009 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 6,494
9163-7693-000-000-011-470 to 9163-7693-000-000-020-868 2008 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 9,399
9163-7693-000-000-000-001 to 9163-7693-000-000-011-469 2007 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 11,469
9163-7693-000-000-038-794 to 9163-7693-000-000-039-566 2006 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 773
9163-7693-000-000-035-885 to 9163-7693-000-000-037-305 2005 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 1,421
9163-7693-000-000-037-306 to 9163-7693-000-000-038-793 2004 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 1,488
Total Serialized VERRs for this project that have been Pending Retirement: 39,566

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