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Title: South Swan Hills CO2 Injection Project Project Identifier: 4680-7897

Project Description

This project plan is concerned with the quantification of emission reductions for only the South Swan Hills Unit CO2 Injection project. In 2008, Penn West initiated the South Swan Hills injection project to test CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), due to the large volume of unrecovered oil that was contained in the Swan Hills, Beaverhill Lake oil fields. The purpose of the project was to test if CO2-EOR was an economically viable recovery strategy to maximize oil production rates.
The Shell Scotford upgrader's waste gas stream, which was historically emitted to the atmosphere, was captured and piped to Air Liquide, who processed the gas into liquid CO2. The liquid CO2 was then trucked to the South Swan Hills Unit site 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 #4680-7897)
Alberta - Project Report (2008-2010)
Alberta - Verification Report (2008-2010)
Alberta - GHG Assertion (2008-2010)
Registry: Alberta Emissions Offset Registry  
Type: CO2 Injection Status: Active
Authorized Project Contact: None defined Latitude: 54.64 Map
Validator: None defined Longitude: 115.50
Verifier: ICF Marbek
Project Proponent: Penn West Exploration
Start Date: 2008-05-01 End Date: 2010-08-31
Estimated potential lifetime emission reductions-removals: 30,000 t CO2e Estimated potential annual emission reductions-removals: 12,000 t CO2 e
Serial Number Ascending VERR
Vintage Year Descending
Company Name Unsorted Status Unsorted Quantity in
t CO2 e Unsorted
4680-7897-000-000-017-086 to 4680-7897-000-000-029-055 2010 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 11,970
4680-7897-000-000-000-001 to 4680-7897-000-000-009-810 2009 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 9,810
4680-7897-000-000-009-811 to 4680-7897-000-000-017-085 2008 Capital Power LP Pending Retirement 7,275
Total Serialized VERRs for this project that have been Pending Retirement: 29,055

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