2004 Aquatic Studies Related to Optional Barge Based Facilities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: water quality, fish habitat, hydrology, sediment quality, sonar survey, barge staging sites

Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13684
Organization: Mackenzie Gas Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Issued: Jul 15, 2004
Project Team: Serge Meti

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Ltd., 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. An option of the field development at Niglintgak involves constructing the gas processing facilities for this field on a seaworthy barge in a distant location. The barge would then be transported to a staging area in the Beaufort Sea and then towed through the Mackenzie Delta to the barge set down site in Little Kumak Channel, adjacent to the Niglintgak lease. This portion of the project is for aquatic studies related to the proposed barge option. These studies will include hydrology, acoustical data collection, water and sediment quality, and fish and fish habitat surveys.