Case Study - Alternative Energy

Staffing Carbon Capture and Storage Projects in Canada

Carbon capture and storage projects are being spearheaded in Canada by two of the industry’s major players; they are driving projects designed to lower their carbon intensity during production across their operations in Alberta and British Columbia.

One of our clients is the largest independent natural gas producers in Canada, operating AOSP upstream mining assets. Another of our clients operates the Scotford Upgrader and Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project, located next to their refinery and chemicals plants.

Our natural gas client has integrated state-of-the-art carbon reduction technologies, taking waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from operations and using it as an input to improve performance and create value. They have documented a 32% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity since 2012, equivalent to removing 1.9 million cars from the road. Their CCUS initiatives have the capacity to capture 2.7 million tonnes of CO2 annually, through CO2 addition to tailings, geological sequestration (Quest Project) and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques.

The Quest CCS facility - part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) - has exceeded expectations with five million tonnes of CO2 permanently captured and safely stored to date. Furthermore, the client boasts that the project at its Scotford Upgrader is working even better than planned and demonstrating that CCS is a real solution to climate change.

NES Fircroft's CCUS Recruitment Expertise

Dating back as far as 2014, NES Fircroft has supplied over 180 contractors to support our clients with their carbon reduction initiatives on the Quest and AOSP projects.

As a valued staffing supplier we were engaged by the local teams to source, select and deploy key project resources, including:

  • Cost engineers
  • Planners
  • Quality assurance engineers
  • Construction supervisors
  • Commissioning managers
  • Completions consultants
  • Construction supervisors
  • HSE advisors

Our demonstrable market experience in the wider energy industry meant that we were able to access and approach appropriate individuals quickly, and act in a consultative capacity to advise our client on the most viable options to ensure project success.

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