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The proposed Pipestone Central Facility will be a gas processing facility capable of processing up to 280 million cubic feet per day of raw sour gas and 20,000 barrels of condensate per day. SemCAMS will seek regulatory approval for the project beginning in August 2017.
The Pipestone Facility will utilize SemCAMS’ existing Wapiti/Simonette pipeline systems and the Kaybob K3 Sour Gas Plant to process approximately 800 tonnes of sulphur per day. By transferring these products to an existing sulfur facility, emissions and odors at the Pipestone Central Facility will be virtually eliminated. The proposed Pipestone Facility will not require any continuous flaring, incineration or venting as described under the Alberta Energy Regulator Directive 060. This capability is unique to SemCAMS and will provide a reliable long-term processing solution for H2S, CO2 and the associated sulphur.
SemCAMS is proposing the construction and operation of up to six pipelines for its Pipestone Pipeline project, ranging in size between 4 and 12 inches in diameter. These pipelines will share a common right-of-way and will include pipelines for sweet natural gas, sweet natural gas liquids, produced water, sour gas (gas containing H2S and/or CO2 waste gases), and fuel gas supply. The proposed right-of-way will extend south of the proposed Pipestone Central Facility plant site and connect with the SemCAMS Wapiti Gas Plant.
The final pipeline route has not been determined. Preliminary desktop planning exercises have been completed generating some route options as shown on the project map. These options have been identified taking into account: