As a result of several water management initiatives, Crescent Point’s fresh water intensity for completions remained flat in 2015 and 2016 despite an increase in production.
Belly River Formation
In 2015, Crescent Point set a corporate goal to eliminate its fresh water usage in the Shaunavon area by utilizing saline water from the Belly River formation instead. This non-potable water source serves as an alternative to the Frenchman aquifer, where the town of Shaunavon sources its potable water used in households and for agriculture. The Belly River formation produces warm water which drastically decreases the energy needed to heat the water for our operations, reducing the environmental impact as well as costs.
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While trace amounts of fresh water were needed for our operations in the Shaunavon area in 2016, we drastically reduced the volume required and are on track to completely eliminate fresh water usage in the area in early 2017.
Water Reduction Initiatives
Crescent Point takes several steps to responsibly and efficiently manage the use of water resources. Here are some examples of how we have reduced water usage in our operations:
- Utilizing produced water and recycled industrial waste water from a waste facility in the Viewfield area
- Using backwash water from the Kindersley water treatment plant and produced Belly River water in our Kindersley area operations
- Sourcing new water that does not compete with local potable water supplies (i.e. utilizing non-potable recycled municipal water in completions operations in the Viking area)
- Blending of deep saline water with fresh water to reduce the amount of fresh water utilized for completions operations
- Logging temperature to ensure that water injection into targeted zones is occurring properly and efficiently