Access Pipeline Selects PipelineTransporter(R)

    Liquids Management System from Energy Solutions to Support New Blended
Heavy Oil Pipeline in Alberta, Canada

    HOUSTON, December 13 /CNW/ - Energy Solutions International, the leading
provider of software solutions for oil and gas pipeline management, announced
that Access Pipeline Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, has licensed its
PipelineTransporter for comprehensive, model-based scheduling and volumetric

    "Access is a dual line system. One line delivers diluent to heavy oil
projects while a second line receives blended bitumen from these same
projects," said Wendy de Greeve, Manager, Shipper Services of Access.

    "As the blended bitumen is received into our heavy oil line it can be
further blended, or 'trimmed', with diluent from our diluent line. At our
Sturgeon Terminal, the final trimming is done and the bitumen blend is further
adjusted to ensure it meets downstream pipeline specifications. We were
looking for a system that could manage these pipeline activities and the
PipelineTransporter product met our business and technical requirements. We
look forward to a long and successful partnership with Energy Solutions,"
added de Greeve.

    "Coming on the heels of our corporate expansion in Calgary, we are
delighted to add Access Pipeline to our growing list of PipelineTransporter
customers," said Dr. Jo Webber, chief executive officer at Energy Solutions.
"We are pleased that we can add value to Access' blending operations."

    About Access Pipeline

    Access Pipeline, Inc. ("Access") is owned by Devon ARL Corporation and
MEG Energy Corporation, each with an undivided 50% working interest. Access is
responsible for all activities of the joint venture which has been formed to
construct, operate and own the pipeline system assets. The Access head office
is located in Calgary, Alberta, with field operations and pipeline control
center based at the Sturgeon Terminal near Redwater, Alberta.

    The system has been developed to primarily accommodate two steam assisted
gravity drainage heavy oil producing facilities owned by Devon and MEG in the
Christina Lake area of northeast Alberta, where two heavy oil batteries are
connected to the pipeline. For more information, go to

    About Energy Solutions International

    Energy Solutions International, Inc. is the leading global supplier of
pipeline management software for the oil and gas industry. ESI designs and
delivers operational and commercial solutions for both gas and liquids
pipeline management through a comprehensive software suite addressing design,
planning, leak detection, monitoring, scheduling optimization, and transaction
and risk management. ESI's broad range of integrated products drives
excellence in operational efficiency, throughput management, and pipeline
safety and transaction management. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in
Houston, Texas, Energy Solutions serves more than 250 clients in 45 countries
through its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Dubai, India, China
and Canada. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Energy Solutions International, Houston Robert
Blakeney, 713-329-1029

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