SHELL IN THE GREATER FOOTHILLS
SHELL IN THE GREATER FOOTHILLS
Shell brings a long history of operational excellence to central and southern
Alberta where its Greater Foothills assets are located. Greater Foothills is
comprised of three distinct sour gas complexes: Waterton, Jumping Pound
and Central Alberta.
The Jumping Pound Complex produces natural gas
(methane), ethane, propane, butane, condensate and sulfur,
with a production capacity of 7,700 million cubic meters
of raw gas per day. We operate over 90 wells in five fields
for the Complex. Shell discovered the Jumping Pound gas
field in 1944, and since 1951, its first year of operation,
the complex has supplied Calgary and the surrounding
area with a significant portion of its natural gas heating.
The Waterton Complex is located in the Municipal District
of Pincher Creek in Southwest Alberta. Since its first well in
the area in 1957, Shell has drilled more than 75 wells and
has a design capacity to produce nearly 179 million
cubic feet per day – enough gas to meet the average
annual residential natural gas needs of over 650,000
The Central Alberta Business unit includes the Caroline
Complex, Shantz Sulphur Forming Facility and West
Country Gas. The Caroline Complex is located 170 km
northwest of Calgary near Caroline, Alberta. It includes
the gas field, two compressor stations and a major gas
Started in 1993, it now produces natural gas (methane),
natural gas liquids, condensate and sulfur from 10 producing
wells. From the complex sulphur is pipelined 41 km to the
Shantz Sulphur Forming facility where it is formed into
pellets and transported by rail to Vancouver for shipment
to international markets. West Country Gas includes the
Limestone, Clearwater, Ram and Tay fields and is located
on crown land to the west of the Caroline Field.
CAROLINE / CAB
Constant communication with stakeholders is key to managing issues and
building strong relationships with stakeholders.
Shell in the Community
At Shell, we believe that resource development can
coincide with environmental protection when the principles
of sustainable development are applied. In support of this,
we have five aspirational operating principles that focus
on safety and protecting water, air, wildlife and members
of the communities where we operate.
and remediation of our assets to meet the expectations of our
regulators and our community. Sites are restored with native
vegetation, trees and shrubs that match the surrounding
areas, sustain the land use and truly reduce our footprint.
Shell doesn’t just reclaim the site of an abandoned well;
we also reclaim the site’s access road to ensure we minimize
For example, Shell supports a wide range of social
investment programs in the Foothills region. In 2015, we
spent more than $480,000 on community, environmental
and educational initiatives.
We also go beyond required government regulations to
conserve and reclaim sites and access roads from which
we are no longer producing. Shell’s Decommissioning,
Abandonment and Reclamation team, or DAR, proactively
manages the decommissioning, environmental assessment
The area surrounding Shell’s Caroline Complex is agricultural and rural. Shell
adheres to its Onshore Operating Principles to responsibly operate in the area.
Asset Contact Information:
Community Feedback Number:
Caroline – 403-722-7049
Jumping Pound – 403-932-8225
Rocky Mountain House – 403-722-7035
Waterton – 403-627-7282