Cancen Oil Canada Inc

May 29, 2012 14:27 ET

Cancen Oil Canada Inc. Signs A Memorandum of Understanding With A Private Group to Develop Oilfeild Waste Management Opportunities in Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) -


Cancen Oil Canada Inc. ("Cancen" or the "Corporation") - (TSX VENTURE:COI) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding dated May 15, 2012 (the "MOU") with a private group (the "Private Group") to develop oilfield waste management opportunities in Alberta, including fracturing oil recycling and storage, oilfield waste management, and clean oil marketing (the "Transaction"). The Private Group is an oilfield services company that conducts business throughout Western Canada.

As part of the MOU, Cancen intends to convert the New Sarepta Oilfield Waste Management Facility (the "New Sarepta Facility"), as an Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board regulated custom treating, oilfield waste management and fluid disposal facility in New Sarepta, Alberta into a hydrocarbon recycling facility for the sole and exclusive benefit and use of the Private Group. The Corporation intends to lease or acquire the New Sarepta Facility from Cancen Oil Processors Inc. (a private company). Cancen also intends to construct two new facilities (the "New Facilities") in strategic geographical locations in Alberta for the benefit and use of the Private Group. All oilfield wastes will be fed through Cancen's oilfield waste processing system and recovered water will be sent for deepwell disposal at Cancen facilities. Recovered clean oil will be purchased and marketed by Astra Energy Canada Midstream Services Inc. ("Astra Midstream").

Management of Cancen believes that this arrangement will secure oilfield waste fluids to Cancen facilities and will increase Cancen's ability to secure clean oil for Astra Midstream. Furthermore, the proposed oilfield waste management opportunities will improve Cancen's overall operating efficiency and diversifies Cancen's existing services to the upstream oil industry.

The completion of the transactions contemplated by the MOU are subject to several conditions precedent, including the entering into of definitive agreements, board of directors approval, receipt of all necessary regulatory approval and other usual conditions.


Cancen is an energy services company that focuses on providing specialized services to the upstream oil and natural gas companies operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The services provided by Cancen assist these companies with the treatment and sale of crude oil and the handling of by-products associated with oil and natural gas development and production. The services provided by Cancen include crude oil emulsion treatment, oilfield waste processing and disposal of produced water and waste water. As of the date thereof, the Corporation's services are provided at five facilities in Alberta and one facility in British Columbia.


The Astra Group is a large international physical energy trading organization. The core of the Astra Midstream Group's business is trading physical crude oil, petroleum products and associated commodities with offices throughout the world. The Astra Group's experience in all aspects of the downstream markets allows it to operate as an effective partner with refiners, wholesale distributors, shipping company's terminal operators and producers. The Astra Group has a history of refiner ownership and currently owns a 40,000 barrel per day U.S. Oil Refinery in Tacoma Washington (USA). Astra has diverse refinery experience.

The Astra Group controls approximately 11,000,000 barrels of strategically located owned and leased storage worldwide, and operates a fleet of time chartered tankers. The Group's business includes operations in multiple sectors of the energy industry including ethanol, biodiesel, LPG, coal, natural gas, wind energy, and others.

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