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In the Peace region of northeastern British Columbia (B.C.) we operate facilities near Dawson Creek, Farmington, Tomslake and Pouce Coupe. At facilities in this area, we extract natural gas from a deep basin tight gas formation referred to as the Montney formation.
As with other oil and gas activities pipeline projects require public consultation, landowner negotiation, environmental assessment, land use considerations and regulatory approval. Learn about how we work with landowners and find company, provincial and federal contact information. View Now
Same friendly faces, only our location has changed. We're excited about our new office located at:
37 Vic Turner Road Dawson Creek
Our new location was opened February 22, 2012. Come visit us at our new location. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Lieverse, Encana Community Relations Advisor, at 250.219.6599.
Read the latest stories on our community involvement, partnerships and operations in the Dawson Creek area.
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Northeast British Columbia is experiencing an extremely tight labour market driven by rapid growth in the energy sector. Projects across the region are generating significant opportunities for the people of the northeast, especially when it comes to job creation. Making sure that people in the region are fully qualified and able to work on these projects will be critical to economic success.
The northeast BC regional work task force brought together leaders from industry, employers, labour, First Nations, training service providers, educators, economic development organizations and others to identify key opportunities major projects in the region are creating. "Our common goal of ensuring that training offered in our region provides the people here with the skills they need to succeed in the most in-demand occupations resulted in a Regional Skills Training Plan for the Northeast," says Industry Chair, Jeff Beale, Encana. "We believe that this plan is a significant step forward for us as a region, as it not only identifies some of the training issues we face, but also – and most importantly – provides some workable, collaborative solutions to these challenges."
The next steps for the task force will be to prepare an implementation plan. This will involve continued work with communities, organizations, and employers in the region to assign roles and responsibilities for goals and actions. "Collaboration and a focusing on regional partnerships will lead to effective implementation that will fully realize the array of workforce and business opportunities," says Beale.
Our staff's continued efforts to be good neighbours in the communities where we operate haven't gone unnoticed. A recent example of our staff lending a hand in an emergency situation embodies the spirit of the Courtesy Matters philosophy and demonstrates why the program is so important to us.
On the morning of April 9, Bissette field operator Dale Fossen noticed a controlled fire in a brush pile with two teenage boys attending it while driving by a neighbour's yard. As he drove further down the road, he saw that due to the brisk winds that day the fire had grown quickly in size and he turned around to investigate. Upon arriving at the scene it was clear the fire was out of control. He took control of the situation and jumped into action, directing and assisting the two young men on hand in putting the flames out. A short time later the property owner returned and after a brief update, she thanked Dale for assisting in what would likely have resulted in further damage. She commented that after this experience, she would never complain again about Encana traffic.
Encana is developing a Water Resource Hub (WRH) at 16-36-78-17W6. This is a multi-stage development plan that targets an unutilized source of water (it's too saline/salty for typical human and/or agricultural purposes) as an additional source for our development needs. This plan also includes a strategy for water distribution.
Encana has completed one vertical water well and drilled two horizontal water wells. Our development plan includes additional water wells to be drilled in 2013 and beyond.
Expected long-term benefits include:
Construction began in 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2014.
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