Indeck Keystone Energy supplies three new 230,000 PPH / 1132 PSIG packaged "O" type boilers with auxiliary equipment to site in Alberta , Canada . Indeck had already provided two boilers for Phase 1 of the project, these boilers were designed to fire natural and mixed gas and develop saturated steam for injection into horizontal wellheads to loosen and recover bitumen for refining into heavy oil (SAGD process). The boiler and auxiliary equipment have been delivered and start up was a success.
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is an enhanced oil recovery technology for producing heavy crude oil and bitumen. It is a form of steam injection in which a pair of horizontal wells are drilled into the oil reservoir, one a few feet above the other. High pressure steam is injected into the well to heat the oil and reduce its viscosity, allowing the heated oil to drain into the lower part of the well, where it is then pumped out. Indeck Keystone Energy provides custom designed steam generating equipment for advanced oil recovery with capacities up to 250,000 lbs/hr and pressures up to 1,500 psig. Shop assembled, field assembled and field modular steam generators are available in “O”-style. “A”-style and “D”-style configurations.