MEG’s proprietary eMVAPEX process is a continuation of eMSAGP that involves the injection of a condensable gas to maintain reservoir pressure and reducing steam injection to near-zero. 

MEG has been piloting eMVAPEX since 2016 to test the commerciality and scalability of the technology.

eMVAPEX has the potential to further enhance MEG’s growth potential by reducing capital requirements, while minimizing environmental impacts to land, air and water. The eMVAPEX pilot is funded in part through government grants received from Alberta Innovates, Natural Resources Canada, Emissions Reduction Alberta, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Inject condensable gas (CG) to:

  • Maintain reservoir pressure, reducing steam injection to near zero 
  • Dilute the warm bitumen to further improve viscosity
  • Partly de-asphalt the bitumen improving API gravity and value of product

Warmed bitumen mixed with light hydrocarbon is pushed toward infill well by pressure difference and gravity.

Freed-up steam is re-diverted to new SAGD well pairs to increase production.

Incident Notification

TEST: Incident Notification – December 4, 2023 – Meg Energy announces that today, at approximately 08:15 hrs, during work carried out on a natural gas well near the village of Edmonton in Alberta.