SAGD / In-Situ Projects

Throughout the northern half of Alberta, there are numerous Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and other In-Situ projects on small and very large scales.  All are required to meet the environmental noise criteria from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 038 and the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Rule 012 (those with power generation).  


Within the past 15 years ACI has worked on more than 100 SAGD and In-Situ related noise projects.  For each project, a computer noise model is generated based on the proposed site layout, noise producing equipment, buildings, tanks, well-pad configuration, and area topography.  In addition, if required, noise contributions from other nearby facilities are included.  


ACI has a vast library of SAGD and In-Situ related noise sources for equipment such as Once Through Steam Generators (OTSGs), aerial coolers, compressors, well-pad piping, pump-jacks, etc. and has conducted many post-commissioning noise studies to verify noise modeling results.   


In addition to noise impact assessments, ACI has the equipment and expertise to conduct Comprehensive Sound Level (CSL) surveys and long term noise monitorings from several days up to several months and even permanent installations.

Contact us here to help you with your noise monitoring requirements.

Completed Projects (Partial List)

  • Alberta Oil Sands (Pilot NIA)
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.   (Dover Pilot NIA)
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.   (Dover West Clastics Project  NIA)
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.   (Hangingstone Project  NIA)
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.   (MacKay River Commercial NIA)
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.   (MacKay River Pilot NIA)
  • Baytex  (Gemini NIA)
  • Blackpearl (Blackrod Pilot NIA)
  • Cavalier Energy Inc.  (Hoole Grand Rapids Project  NIA)
  • CNRL (Grouse In-Situ Oil Sands Project  NIA)
  • Cenovus Energy (Foster Creek Thermal Project NIA)
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd.  (Algar NIA)
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd.  (Great Divide  NIA)
  • Devon Canada Corporation   (Pike 1 SAGD Project)
  • Devon Canada Corporation  (Walleye SAGD Project)
  • Excelsior Energy Ltd.  (Hangingstone NIA)
  • Grizzly Oil Sands ULC  (Algar Lake 10k  NIA)
  • Grizzly Oil Sands  (May River SAGD Project  NIA)
  • Grizzly Oil Sands  (Thickwood Thermal Project NIA)
  • Koch Exploration Canada, L.P.   (Gemini NIA)
  • Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC  (Dunkirk NIA)
  • Laricina Energy Ltd.  (Germain  NIA)
  • Laricina Energy Ltd.  (Germain Pilot  NIA)
  • Laricina Energy Ltd.  (Saleski Pilot  NIA)
  • Laurus Energy Canada Inc.   (Demonstration Project NIA)
  • Andora  (Sawn Lake Pilot NIA)
  • Statoil  (Liesmer Demonstration NIA)
  • MEG Energy   (Christina Lake NIA)
  • MEG Energy   (May River Pilot NIA)
  • MEG Energy   (Surmont NIA)
  • Murphy Oil Company Ltd.  (Seal Central HCSS Demonstration Project NIA)
  • Nexen Inc.  (Long Lake South)
  • Nexen Inc.  (Long Lake Upgrader 3)
  • Nexen Inc. (Long Lake South NIA)
  • OSUM Oil Sands Corp.   (Tiaga Project NIA)
  • OSUM Oil Sands Corp.   (Sepiko Kesik  NIA)
  • Paramount Resources Limited  (Hoole Oil Sands Project  NIA)
  • PTTEP  (Thornbury NIA)
  • Pengrowth Energy Corporation  (Lindbergh SAGD Expansion Project  NIA)
  • PennWest (Seal Main NIA)
  • Prosper Petroleum Ltd.  (Rigel SAGD Project  NIA)
  • Shell Canada  (Orion  NIA)
  • Shell Canada  (Peace River Complex Power Generation NIA)
  • Shell Canada  (Peace River In-Situ Expansion Carmon Creek  NIA)
  • Southern Pacific Resource Corp.  (MacKay NIA)
  • Statoil Hydro   (Kai Kos Dehseh NIA)
  • Statoil Canada Ltd.  (Corner Project  NIA)
  • Statoil Canada Ltd.  (Leismer Phase 1 & 2  NIA)
  • Statoil Canada Ltd.  (Leismer Post-Commissioning Noise Monitoring)
  • Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.  (West Ells  NIA)
  • Surmont Energy Ltd.  (Wildwood Project NIA)
  • Value Creation Inc.  (Advanced TriStar Project  NIA)
  • Value Creation Inc.  (Halfway Creek  NIA)