Edam East and Vawn

Edam East & Vawn + Templating SAGD Facilities


  • City of Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada


  • Husky

Project Value

  • 320 Million

Project Status

  • Complete

Saskatchewan is home to some of the largest deposits of oil in Canada. Saskatchewan’s largely untapped bitumen reserves – somewhere between two billion and eight billion barrels, will start to be unlocked with technological advancements.

Barrels per day
10,000 10,000
Expected plant life
25 years 25 years
Expected steam to oil ratio
3.0 3.0

The Approach

The Edam East Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Project, a thermal heavy oil project located southeast of the City of Lloydminster, consisted of a Central Processing Facility (CPF), well pads and gathering/distributing pipelines for emulsion and steam, casing gas and fuel gas. The CFP included water treatment, steam generation, emulsion processing and produced water disposal. Sales oil was to be delivered to the Husky Midstream Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) facility, where it would then be delivered via a Husky Midstream sales pipeline. The facility was designed as a commercial facility with an anticipated plant life of 20 to 25 years. The commercial project included two SAGD well pads, each with six new well pairs plus two well pairs in production from the pilot facility.

Due to WSP’s templating capabilities, we were able to utilize designs and research from Edam East to template Vawn. This resulted in significant cost and time savings for Husky. The nominal oil production rate is 10,000 barrels per day with an expected steam to oil ratio of approximately 3.0.


A Local Perspective

Being located in the same city as the client always has its benefits. For this project, we met weekly; sometimes daily, having the ability to meet face-to-face allowed us to make decisions quickly and efficiently.