2004 Route and Site Selection in the Gwich'in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13648
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: Jun 18, 2004
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 are continuing baseline studies begun in 2001 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. 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. This portion of the project will involve several helicopter flights for the purposes of pipeline routing, site selection, and geotechnical observation within the Gwich'in Settlement Area. Route and site selection flights will be used to: (1) determine the optimal location for a potential gas gathering system and pipeline route; (2) determine the optimal locations for proposed gas compression facility near Inuvik; (3) determine the optimal locations for infrastructure sites, roads, granular resource sites and potential revegetation test sites; (4) visually inspect and confirm land forms and geotechnical features; and (5) identify land features that may be important to the location or construction of a potential gas gathering system.