ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada have begun summer fieldwork as part of their activities associated with a staged pre-front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Alaska South Central LNG (SC LNG) project. The planned summer fieldwork consists of studies to collect and analyse environmental and other scientific data required to support the future regulatory filings that are key to the approval of this USD 45–65B project.
The study area will be along a potential pipeline route north of Livengood, a distance of approximately 400 miles. This work provides detailed knowledge of the route, including information on fisheries, stream hydrology, water resources, wetlands mapping and socioeconomic assessments to support potential permit applications.
“The summer fieldwork is a key activity to support the project’s engineering, design and cost estimation work while also gathering data required for permitting the project”, said Steve Butt, senior project manager. “It is another significant step forward for the SC LNG project, further demonstrating the commitment and capabilities of the sponsor companies.”
In a letter to Governor Parnell in February this year, the company confirmed that they had reached an important milestone in selecting a project concept. This includes an 800-mile, 42-inch pipeline, up to eight compression stations, at least five take-off points for in-state gas delivery, a gas treatment plant located on the North Slope and a liquefaction plant in the south-central region.