Niglintgak Field Development Bathymetry Research Study

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: physical sciences, petroleum industry, bathymetry, barge staging sites

Principal Investigator: Wells, Joseph (1)
Licence Number: 13682
Organization: IEG Environmental
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004
Issued: Jul 14, 2004
Project Team: James Will

Objective(s): Shell Canada is examining the feasibility of using a barge-mounted gas conditioning facility (GCF) for installation at the Niglintgak Gas Field. The dimensions of the proposed barge-mounted GCF and its destination present logistical challenges that require bathymetric research to be conducted. This study will verify the bathymetric desk study, determine the feasibility of maneuvering a barge through the Mackenzie River system and positioning it in the Kumak Channel, and identify locations where bottom preparation of the river channel may be required to enable barge passage.