The objective of this Project is to review the present-day state of pipelines that were abandoned more than 10 years ago and to evaluate outcomes achieved by the abandonment program. The results will provide a better understanding of the actual results of the abandonment procedures that were used.
The Project will investigate segments of the Enbridge Line 3 between Edmonton and Hardisty that were abandoned in the 1978-1980 timeframe. Pipe diameter is 34 inches, and the abandoned sections are from 0km-51.1km and 116km to 139km, with a section that was completely removed from 136.7km to 139.9km along Enbridge’s main ROW. For information, these sections are not included in the present Line 3 decommissioning project which addresses the section between Hardisty to the U.S. border.