2003 Route and Site Selection in the Deh Cho Region
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13461
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003 2002
Issued: Jun 26, 2003
Project Team: Court Fook

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (north) Limited, Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties conducted a number of baseline studies during 2001 and 2002 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. These studies are being continued in 2003. Local knowledge and technical/scientific research, in combination with a synthesis of existing technical information, is being used to develop a suitable knowledge base for planning, assessment of impacts and development of environmental protection plans. The Mackenzie Project Environment has been retained to conduct the baseline studies. This portion of the project will involve several helicopter flights for the purposes of pipeline routing, site selection and geotechnical observation within the Deh Cho Region. Route and site selection flights will be used to: (1) determine optimal locations for a potential natural gas pipeline route and associated developments; (2) visually inspect and confirm land forms and geotechnical features; and (3) identify land features that may be important to the location or construction of a potential gas pipeline. Not all approvals from community organizations were received. Ongoing consultation with these organizations is recommended.