MEG’s proprietary eMVAPEX process was a continuation of eMSAGP that involves the injection of a condensable gas to maintain reservoir pressure and reducing steam injection to near-zero.
MEG piloted eMVAPEX from 2016 to 2021, testing the commerciality and scalability of the technology.
eMVAPEX has the potential to further enhance MEG’s growth potential by reducing capital requirements, while minimizing environmental impacts to land, air and water. The eMVAPEX pilot was funded in part through government grants received from Alberta Innovates, Natural Resources Canada, Emissions Reduction Alberta, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
Inject condensable gas (CG)to:
Maintain reservoir pressure, reducing steam injection to near zero
Dilute the warm bitumen to further improve viscosity
Partly de-asphalt the bitumen improving API gravity and value of product
Warmed bitumen mixed with light hydrocarbon is pushed toward infill well by pressure difference and gravity.
Freed-up steamis re-diverted to new SAGD well pairs to increase production.
MEG is the leading pure play in situ thermal oil producer in Canada. MEG’s strategy is focused on delivering sustainable free cash flow by leveraging its high-quality assets and exceptional team.