Saleski News

September 14, 2015
Laricina Energy Ltd. advises stakeholders that it has commenced the suspension and mothball of the Saleski pilot as previously announced, and expects the completion of all activities in October 2015.
April 25, 2014
Laricina Energy Ltd. was recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) at the 24th Annual Summit Awards Gala in Edmonton on April 24 receiving the Project Achievement Award.
July 11, 2013
Laricina Energy Ltd. today announced the Company has received Order in Council from the Government of Alberta for the Company’s planned Saleski Project Phase 1 expansion.
November 5, 2012
Laricina Energy Ltd. has filed a project update to the Company’s Saleski Phase 1 regulatory application currently under review with the Energy Resources Conservation Board ("ERCB") and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development ("ESRD").
July 9, 2012
Laricina Energy Ltd. (“Laricina” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide this operational update on its Saleski pilot. We have made significant progress towards demonstrating commercialthermal bitumen extraction from the Grosmont oil sands resource at Saleski.
August 10, 2011

Nickle's Daily Oil Bulletin

Steam injection at Saleski in northern Alberta began last Dec. 23. In the second quarter, Laricina began selling bitumen produced from the pilot and says it will continue to ramp up production through the rest of 2011.

July 19, 2011
Laricina Energy was selected as one of six innovative energy projects by the Alberta Government to receive funding under the Innovative Energy Technologies Program in support of its Saleski Grosmont Formation steam-assisted gravity drainage pilot.
June 23, 2011
Laricina Energy Ltd. (Laricina or the Company) hosted a VIP tour of its Saleski pilot (Saleski Pilot) on June 22, 2011, in celebration of first production.
May 13, 2011

Laricina continued to make great progress on advancing the Company on all fronts during the first quarter of 2011. Most importantly we began transitioning from steaming to production testing at the Saleski pilot and recorded first production. At Germain we advanced site preparation, development drilling and detailed engineering for Phase 1. We completed an active winter drilling and geophysical program at Saleski, Germain and Burnt Lakes on time and on budget. We continued to attract the high-quality people needed to advance our growth plans. We also maintained our focus on technology innovation, including completing the initial testing on our electromagnetic heating process and we received our first patent approval.

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March 23, 2011
Laricina presented two papers at the World Heavy Oil Congress 2011, held in Edmonton, Alberta March 14-17. To learn more about the conference, an international forum for the heavy oil community, click here.
January 7, 2011

Nickle's Daily Oil Bulletin
Laricina Energy Ltd. has applied for permission from regulators to expand its world-first, recently started oilsands pilot project at Saleski in northern Alberta...

December 23, 2010
Laricina Energy Ltd. (Laricina or the Company) announces it has commenced the injection of steam into the Grosmont carbonate formation at its Saleski pilot project.
May 12, 2010
Kent Barrett, Laricina’s Senior Carbonate Geologist, presented at the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) annual convention held in Calgary May 10-14, 2010. The presentation, “Saleski: The First SAGD Project in the Carbonates”...
April 30, 2010
Laricina is pleased to announce it has received Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) approval for its Saleskicarbonate pilot solvent amendment.
February 15, 2010
Oilsands Review
Learn how Laricina intends to unlock the bitumen contained in the Grosmont carbonates
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September 25, 2009
In July 2009, the original pilot project was approved by the Energy Resources Conservation Board and Alberta Environment. The amendment proposes to add solvents to steam in the SAGD process.
July 22, 2009
Laricina receives both Energy Resources Conservation board and Alberta Environment regulatory approval for its 1,800 barrel per day SAGD pilot in the Grosmont carbonate deposit at Saleski under application No. 1574946.
May 20, 2009
Laricina Energy was selected as one of nine innovative energy projects by the Alberta Government to receive funding under the Innovative Energy Technologies Program in support of its Saleski Grosmont Formation steam-assisted gravity drainage pilot.

Read full press release here: Province supports nine innovative energy projects