Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. announce that Bellatrix has completed a 1.6 km river bore and a 7 km pipeline in conjunction with Blaze Energy Ltd. (Blaze) completing a 55 km pipeline to tie-in Bellatrix natural gas for processing in the Blaze gas plant located at 04-31-048-12W5.
Bellatrix has secured firm processing capacity of 100 MMcf/d in the plant. The pipeline was commissioned on April 1, 2014 at 11:00am reaching 35 MMcf/d in the first day of operation.
In the fourth quarter of 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014, Bellatrix installed a total of 8 field booster compressors located at 13-5-45-9W5 (tie-in point to the Blaze pipeline) with capacity of 97 MMcf/d. As the pipeline is ramped up to full capacity and current constraints are removed over the next couple of weeks Bellatrix expects that the previously announced production restrictions in west central Alberta will be alleviated.