ExxonMobil Canada has filed with provincial regulators a plan to abandon by 2020 the Sable Offshore Energy Project’s Point Tupper fractionation plant.
The plan proposes that deinventorying and preparing for demolition would take place next year, with demolition, material disposal and recycling to occur in 2020. It calls for the removal of seven aboveground pressurised storage tanks, fractionation and process vessels, process piping and flare system, railcar and truck loading facilities and surface water runoff containment facilities.. Below-ground infrastructure, such as septic tanks, will also be removed, with the exception of water wells, which will be abandoned below ground.
The fractional plant is located on land that is leased from NuStar, which operates a transhipment facility in Point Tupper. The plan notes that abandonment activities will be discussed with NuStar and if an alternative use is identified, ExxonMobil will discuss the proposal with the UARB.
SOEP was Canada’s first offshore natural gas development and has operated since 1999.
The project is owned by ExxonMobil, Shell Canada Energy, Imperial Oil, Pengrowth Energy and Mosbacher Operating Ltd., and it is operated by ExxonMobil.
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18th July 2018