​Eyeing Duvernay growth, Chevron adds to Pembina midstream deals

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Chevron Canada is expanding the commercial development program on its Duvernay leases in west-central Alberta.

The company says it has executed agreements with Pembina Pipeline Corporation for additional midstream services to the deals it announced one year ago.

These agreements will increase the gross midstream capacity for Chevron’s Duvernay development to 200 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, 10,000 bbls/d of propane-plus liquids and 50,000 bbls/d of condensate.

Chevron announced it was moving ahead with commercial development on its Duvernay shale acreage in November 2017, six years after commencing exploration activities in the play.

The company says the Duvernay is “considered one of the most promising shale opportunities on the continent.”

The company shares its Duvernay interests with KUFPEC Canada, a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company.

“This expanded midstream infrastructure will provide additional capacity to meet our growing gas-processing and liquids-handling needs in the Duvernay,” Chevron Canada president Frank Cassulo said in a statement.