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Beaufort Sea Oil and Gas – Future Development. March 2006, Inuvik Oil and Gas Management Directorate Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Canada’s North – Map of Petroleum Potential.

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Beaufort Sea Oil and Gas – Future Development

March 2006, Inuvik

Oil and Gas Management Directorate

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada


Canada’s North – Map of Petroleum Potential

About two thirds of the potential in the Mackenzie Delta-Beaufort Sea Basin lies offshore -- provides head room for long term sustainability of oil and gas projects in the region


DEVELOPING A VIEW OF FUTURE ACTVITY

Three main activities…..

  • Mackenzie Gas Project commitment and realization (Imperial, ConocoPhillips, Shell, APG)

  • Assessment and development of existing discoveries (MGP add-ons)

  • Current and new exploration for new discoveries (Chevron, Encana, Devon, others) for future expansion of MGP


50 PLUS EXISTING DISCOVERIES IN THE BEAUFORT MACKENZIE AREA-

Development depends on cost/distance

to infrastructure and on size/quality of discoveries


DEVON

PAKTOA C-60 (DRILLING ENDING MARCH 2006)

ENCANA

UMIAK N-16 (2004)

UMIAK N-05 (2005)

CHEVRON

NORTH LANGLEY

GAS DISCOVERY (2002/03)

CHEVRON

ELLICE I-48 (2004)

OLIVIER H-01, 2H-01 AND 3H-01 (2005)

RECENT EXPLORATION

AND THE MACKENZIE GAS PROJECT


Outlook for Development

  • 1 Southeast Basin margin (Tuk)

    Outlook: step out drilling from Parsons Lake. Tuk discovery most likely add-on. Already quite extensively explored with older methods; limited offshore potential.

  • 2 Southwest Basin margin (Yukon coast)

    Little explored with low onshore potential increasing offshore. Extensive exploration required before development.

  • 3 Basin Centre – Listric Fault (Richards Island)

    Focus of activity towards development in next ten years. Large offshore discoveries (Amauligak and Issungnak) and focus of Devon exploration.

  • 4 Western Fold Belt (Offshore Yukon to US border)

    Very sparsely explored but good oil and gas potential. Extensive exploration required before development. Long term development.

  • 5 Deep water (30 m plus)

    Long term development potential – would require extensive 3D seismic investment


The next few years….

  • Active drilling programs (Chevron, Devon and Encana) – exploration over next few years will optimise use of drilling resources (rigs).

  • New activity driven by uptake of new Exploration Licences (continue annual land sales: bids close on two current blocks May 2, 2006)


FACTORS LIMITING OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT

  • Well costs

  • Offshore platform availability

  • Varying operating conditions and seasons

  • Oil with gas mix

  • Competing global interests of major companies

  • MGP capacity requirements served by onshore development?


FACTORS ENCOURAGING OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT

  • Beaufort has high potential for new large discoveries of oil and gas

  • Little explored offshore areas attractive to large companies

  • MGP future volume requirements and expansion possibilities


Operations/Drilling

Guessing about future drilling….

DELTA-BEAUFORT ONLY*

…….??????

* CONTINGENT ON MGP


2020+

VISION OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS


Thank you and questions?


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