About Enhance

We’re Enhance Energy, and we’re passionate about creating a collaborative, sustainable energy solution.

Enhance Energy is an Alberta-based carbon management company. With over 3.0 million tonnes of CO2 emissions permanently sequestered in Central Alberta (August 2022), the Enhance team has extensive experience in the the planning, design, implementation and operation of large-scale carbon capture and storage projects that manage Alberta’s industrial emissions safely and securely, including alternatives that utilize the CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

Fact Sheet

Vision & Mission

Vision: Play a key role in enabling the world’s transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Mission: Be a world leader in utilizing and developing Carbon Capture and Storage to reduce the carbon intensity of consumer products, energy, and materials.

Our Team

The Enhance team has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and in the planning and implementation of large-scale carbon management projects.  Enhance’s depth of experience in CCUS with EOR operations includes the Weyburn Midale field in Saskatchewan, the Joffre Viking CO2 flood in Alberta and a number of other CO2 pilot projects in Alberta. Enhance has assembled a team of carbon management expertise that is second to none among companies with CO2 operations in Alberta today. Enhance employs senior in-house technical experts in the areas of drilling, production, operations, facilities design, geology and reservoir analysis.

Blair Eddy
President & Chief Operating Officer

Dave Eggen
Vice President Finance & CFO

Kevin Jabusch
Executive Chair

Brendan McGowan

Brendan McGowan
Executive Director – Reservoir & Development

Director for Regulatory Affairs and External Relations

Candice Paton
Executive Director – Regulatory Affairs & External Relations

Chris Kupchenko
Vice President – Corporate Development

How We Got Here

1950s – 2000

  • Clive light oil field was discovered in central Alberta
  • First CO2 flood took place in 1972 in Scurry County, Texas in the Permian Basin of West Texas with the SACROC and North Cross floods
  • CO2 flood commences in Joffre Viking pool in 1984 with CO2 from the Joffre Petrochemical facility
  • First CO2 transported from syngas plant in North Dakota and injected into the Weyburn oilfield in Saskatchewan in 2000

2008 – 2011

  • Enhance Energy formed in 2008 with the vision of utilizing CO2 for enhanced oil recovery
  • Enhance contracted CO2 from North West Redwater upgrading and Nutrien (previously Agrium) in 2009
  • ACTL project was born in 2010 with signing of funding agreements with the federal and provincial governments
  • ACTL Pipeline receives regulatory approval in 2011

2013 – 2019 & Beyond

  • Sturgeon Refinery ground breaking and Enhance acquired Clive Field ownership in 2013
  • Enhance acquired the Innisfail Field in 2015, identifying it as a prospective EOR reservoir
  • Development plans were optimized in 2016 to respond to the oil pricing environment
  • Wolf Carbon Solutions becomes an ACTL Partner in 2018, and field construction of the ACTL Pipeline commenced
  • EOR development commenced in January 2019, and the ACTL Pipeline and EOR development activity continued through 2019 and into 2020
  • In June 2020 Enhance and the other ACTL partners commemorated first CO2 injection at Clive, Alberta

Partners

Enhance and Wolf Midstream (Wolf) have an agreement relating to the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) system, which commenced first injection in June, 2020. To learn more about the ACTL project, please visit the ACTL website.

Enhance has a CO2 supply contract with the NWR Partnership who owns the Sturgeon Refinery which is the world’s only refinery designed to include carbon capture for the purposes of utilization in EOR.

Enhance received federal government support through the ecoETI and the Clean Energy Fund programs. The Government of Canada supports CCS and CCUS initiatives as outlined on their website.

Enhance and its project partners have received funding under the 2010 CCS Funding Agreement. Details of Alberta’s support for carbon capture can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

Enhance has a CO2 supply contract with Nutrien who is the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions.The CO2 comes from the Redwater fertilizer facility located in Fort Saskatchewan.

Carbon Capture and Storage Advocate Organizations

The Global CCS Institute is the world’s leading authority on carbon capture and storage (CCS) – an international climate change organization whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of CCS as an imperative technology in tackling climate change and providing energy security.  To learn more about Global CCS Institute, please visit the Global CCS Institute website.

The Carbon Capture Coalition (CCC) is a non-partisan coalition supporting the deployment and adoption of carbon capture technology.  Its mission is to foster domestic energy production, support jobs and reduce emissions, all at the same time.  To learn more about CCC, please visit the Carbon Capture Coalition website.

The Clean Air Task Force’s (CATF) Decarbonized Fossil Energy work aims to enable global energy system decarbonization by 2070.  CATF works towards this goal by developing and advocating for policies aimed at making carbon capture technologies cost competitive.  Visit the Clean Air Task Force website to learn more.

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) was founded in 2006 to represent the interests of its members in supporting the development and deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the UK, EU and internationally. Visit the CCSA website to learn more.

CMC Research Institutes is a not-for-profit corporation hosted by the University of Calgary whose mission is to accelerate the development and implementation of innovative, commercially viable, greenhouse gas reducing technologies. To learn more, please visit the CMC Research Institutes website.