Effective September 1, 2011 all direct tie-in’s will be charged a onetime processing fee for the technical review. Indirect tie-ins will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Penn West’s Joint Venture group is responsible for ensure that all third party tie-in’s to Penn West Exploration’s infrastructure are safe and meet Penn West technical standards. We facilitate all activities that must be completed prior to any tie-in commencing, this includes working with other stakeholder groups internal to Penn West to ensure available capacity within pipeline and facilities, including processing capabilities, as well as the technical review of all mandatory tie-in documentation.
In order to make the tie-in process more efficient, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Fill out Section 1 of the Third Party Tie-in Information Form (PWE-01) below and submit to the area JV representative.
2. The JV representative will review the tie-in, if they are satisfied Penn West can accommodate the tie-in will provide associated fees.
3. Submit Section 2 of the Third Party Tie-in Information Form (PWE-01) below and the required attachments (use the chart below to identify the type of tie-in and its associated requirements).
4. Penn West will do a technical assessment and review all the documents submitted. Technical approval is required prior to any construction on Penn West property.
The Producer Requirements Document (link below) clarifies the standards your supplemental information must meet for submission with the PWE-01 form. We have also included examples of different types of Penn West approved pipeline riser drawings that you may use to guide the creation of your own package.
The Joint Venture group will support and facilitate any required communication between internal and external parties necessary for the completion of these requirements.
NOTE: You cannot proceed with the construction of the tie-in until your proposal has been submitted and approved by a Penn West Joint Venture Representative. A tie-in proposal will not be considered unless that proposal, including the technical information, meets the requirements of all relevant Penn West standards, policies and guidelines. Penn West reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, in whole or in part, any tie-in proposal. Consideration, negotiation and subsequent approval of any proposed tie-in shall also be at the sole discretion of Penn West. Penn West will not approve encroachment requests or issue service contracts until your tie-in has been approved. Penn West does not issue a formal tie-in agreement; only gas/emulsion handling and contract operating agreements at this time.
We welcome any questions or comments regarding the tie-in process; they may be directed to the Joint Venture Representative you are working with on your tie-in. If you are unsure you want to tie-in to Penn West infrastructure or are just looking for information to make comparisons of different options available to you, please contact your regional Penn West Representative before completing any documentation. If you are requesting to tie-in more than one location you must complete a separate tie-in request package for each location.