Proposed Terms of Reference for EIA: Tamarack Integrated Oil Sands Project

Tamarack Integrated Oil Sands Project, Ivanhoe Energy Inc.
9 Jun 2010

The Proposed Terms of Reference for Ivanhoe Energy Inc.’s Tamarack Integrated Oil Sands Project are now available for public comment. Comments are due in to the Director by June 9, 2010. Read the full notice at the Alberta Environment website.

Ivanhoe Energy is proposing to develop an integrated oil sands project using established SAGD thermal recovery techniques with its patented HTLTM  upgrading process. The proposed Project lease is a 6,880-acre contiguous block located in Sections 22 to 36, Township 90, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian, approximately 16 km northeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The Project has an estimated bitumen production capacity of approximately 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) for 30 years and is proposed to be developed in two phases. The initial phase (Phase 1) will produce 20,000 bpd and the second phase (Phase 2) will support an additional production capacity of approximately 30,000 bpd. Phase 1 is scheduled to commence once regulatory approval and project financing are obtained. Phase 2 plans will be further defined following the completion of future delineation programs and engineering design.