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Zero-Base Design (ZBD)

July 2017 – Compared with our previous versions, the new well pad design starts with the most basic equipment and infrastructure required for the safe and reliable operation of each phase in an oil sands production cycle. Some of the benefits of the new design compared with our previous well pads are the following:

  • A 40 to 60 percent reduction in the cost of building materials
  • A 35 to 55 percent reduction in the overall well pad cost
  • A significant time saving in planning, engineering and procurement
  • A 30 percent reduction in field construction time
  • A 15 to 20 percent reduction in the surface footprint for some well pads