Surface Search Inc. announces involvement in world's largest carbon capture project

Surface Search Inc. to conduct geophysical surveys for the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line

CALGARY, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Surface Search Inc. (Surface) is thrilled to announce their confirmed participation in the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL).  Surface will be providing a geophysical survey solution for the ACTL project. This will include detailed information on subsurface conditions beyond the ACTL project area.

The ACTL is currently the first, commercial carbon capture and storage (CSS) project in Alberta which will focus primarily on reducing environmental impacts, while producing widespread economic benefits. Surface will be responsible for conducting shallow geophysical survey investigations at proposed horizontal directional drill (HDD) pipeline watercourse crossings, and road crossings along the ACTL route. These investigations will consist of collecting Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) data at the proposed HDD pipeline crossing locations. The results will then be used to determine shallow geologic model conditions, in profile view, present beneath each individual crossing location.

"HDD is a trenchless pipeline construction technique which Enhance Energy is interested in using over multiple areas along the pipeline route to greatly reduce the impact of construction on the landscape," said Paul Tarrant, President, Surface Search Inc. "By collecting subsurface information at the crossings, our ultimate goal is to help Enhance Energy achieve smoother construction operations through advanced knowledge of the varying types of soil and bedrock conditions that will be encountered during construction."

"Enhance is excited to have the opportunity to work with the specialists at Surface," said Blair Eddy, Vice President Operations, Enhance Energy Inc. "The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line is an important project to Albertans, and with Surface's 20 years of experience in the field we are confident in their geophysical survey solutions expertise."

The ACTL will position Alberta to become a world leader in CO2 recovery and allow significant advancements in reducing Canada's carbon footprint.

About Surface Search Inc.
Surface Search Inc. provides a broad range of shallow geophysical survey solutions for project engineers, geoscientists and planners who require detailed information on subsurface conditions beneath their project areas. Geophysical surveys represent an environmentally non-destructive means to explore ground conditions over broad areas and provide contiguous subsurface information in 2 or 3-dimensions. With over 20 years of experience in providing geophysical services to a wide range of industry groups on domestic and international projects, Surface Search Inc. continues to offer clientele innovative solutions to their subsurface mapping needs. For more information, please visit:

About the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL)
The ACTL will be capable of gathering CO2 from several sources in the Alberta's Industrial Heartland and transporting the CO2 to existing mature oil fields throughout South-Central Alberta. These oilfields will see significant increases in production as CO2 is permanently stored in the reservoir. The capture and permanent storage of CO2 will result in significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases in Alberta. The initial supply of CO2 will come from North West Upgrading Inc. and Agrium Inc.

SOURCE Enhance Energy Inc.

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