Oh Canada! Significant Developments in Canadian Energy - August 2011


In This Publication:

  • Oil Sands News
  • East Coast News
  • West Coast News
  • Canadian Arctic News
  • Alternative Energy News
  • On the Horizon
  • Abbreviations

Excerpt from Oil Sands News

… Current production at Phase C of Cenovus’ Christina Lake Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) facility is 5,000 bpd, with average production for the third quarter of this year anticipated to be 18,000 to 20,000 bpd gross. Production is expected to further increase to 40,000 bpd in 2012, with gross capacity reaching up to 258,000 bpd in 2019. Construction continues at Phases D and E of the Christina Lake facility, as well as at Phases F, G and H of the company’s Foster Creek project.

Following first bitumen production in early July, Suncor has indicated that it plans to expand production at Stage 3 of its Firebag SAGD facility by commencing steam injection into an additional two well pads in the third quarter of 2011. Within the next two years, the company intends to achieve the 62,000 bpd target capacity for Stage 3....

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