LNG Upstream Workforce Study

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is pleased to report the results of a study conducted on its behalf by Yager Management Ltd. On October 1, 2018, a final investment decision to build the LNG Canada export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia was approved. According to LNG Canada, LNG Canada and its contractors will hire up to 7,500 workers at the peak of construction.

This report aims to increase the understanding by members, government and educators of the workforce potential and skills required to sustain LNG activities.

The Montney formation of northeast B.C. was selected as the ‘typical well’, as this reservoir and region is most likely to produce natural gas for liquification and export as liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada‚Äôs west coast. It is important to note that while the geological horizon from which the gas is produced may bear the same name, the type of well drilled, the completion technique and the properties of various portions of the reservoir differ significantly by producer and region. Research on the characteristics of Montney wells was undertaken to create a typical wellbore.

For more information, or to receive a copy of the full report, please contact Doug Journeay at djourneay@psac.ca.