Jacobs to deliver Phase Two of Wapiti Gas Plant expansion in Canada


Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a contract for engineering services for Phase Two expansion of Keyera’s Wapiti Gas Plant.

The expansion will add 150 million ft³ per day of sour gas processing to the plant being constructed near Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.

Keyera expects the construction of the second phase to be complete in mid-2020 at a total cost of $150m.

Jacobs, which had engineered the Wapiti Gas Plant Phase One, will now design a second train, expanding Keyera’s capacity in the liquids-rich Montney region of northwestern Alberta.

Jacobs energy, chemicals and resources president Vinayak Pai said: “Keyera operates one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in Canada, is a cornerstone client for Jacobs in Alberta, and we are committed to supporting their Wapiti Development project.

“This contract builds on Keyera’s already impressive gas gathering and processing business in the midstream industry in Canada.”

After the completion of both phases, the new facility is expected to process up to 300 million ft³ of sour gas and 25,000 barrels of field condensate per day.

Jacobs will support the project from its Calgary office, the company’s centre of excellence in North America for natural gas liquids, gas treating and processing and sulfur solutions.

Keyera services oil and gas producers in western Canada and markets natural gas liquids, including propane, ethane, butane, condensate and iso-octane, to markets throughout North America.

Jacobs is one of the major companies in the global professional services sector and delivers solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services, including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and programme-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

In May 2018, Keyera had announced that it will proceed with phase two of the Wapiti Gas Plant expansion.

The company had also announced that it will expand the two gathering systems that will deliver volumes to the plant. Additional compression will be added to the Wapiti gathering system and the North Wapiti Pipeline System to meet the volume commitments of the two primary customers utilising these systems.


Image: Wapiti Gas Plant. Photo: Courtesy of Keyera.

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