Woodland Oil Pipeline

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Woodland Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Canada.[1]


The Woodland pipeline runs from Kearl Oil Sands to the Enrbidge Cheecham terminal. Subsequently, the Woodland Extension oil pipeline runs from the Cheecham terminal South to Edmonton, Alberta.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enbridge[1]
  • Current capacity: 400,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:800,000
  • Length: 522 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2012


In 2012, Enbridge constructed the 137 kilometer Woodland Oil Pipeline from Kearl Oil sands to its Cheecham terminal, which possessed a capacity of 200,000 bpd.[2] In 2013, Enbridge began construction of the Woodland Extension pipeline from the Cheecham terminal to Edmonton, Alberta. The 385 kilometer extension measures 36 inches in diameter and would have an initial capacity of 400,000 bpd, with an ability to increase upwards to 800,000 bpd.[3] The pipeline extension project, which cost an estimated $1.3 billion, will effectively twin Enbridge's Waupisoo pipeline. The new pipeline also consists of two new pumping stations, one at Roundhill station and another at Cheecham terminal.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Woodland Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. Market Access Continues to Drive Pipeline Expansion Amid Low Oil Prices, Trenchless Technology, accessed September 2017
  3. Enbridge to Build $1.3 Billion Woodland Pipeline Extension, Market Wired, July 25, 2013
  4. Woodland Pipeline Extension Project, Gulf Oil & Gas, accessed September 2017

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