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Peace River Region Northwestern Saskatchewan

navigator.oilsandsreview.com For more detailed project data, visit oilsandsreview.com. To explore projects in the Athabasca oilsands region using our interactive web tool, visit the Canadian Oilsands Navigator. CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

Updated: Aug 2013

135,000

2008

NEW INfORmATION THIS mONTH

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Updated: Mar 2013

Phase 1

5,000

2014

Construction

2015

Construction

Phase 2B

45,000

2016

Construction

Phase 3

80,000

2017

Construction

Phase 1

Phase 2

110,000

2015

Construction

80,000

2020

Approved

Phase 4 Debottleneck

45,000

TBD

Approved

Updated: May 2012

120,000

TBD

Mildred Lake/Aurora

Updated: Oct 2013

Base mine Stage 1 & 2 Expansion

290,700

1978

Operating

Stage 3 Expansion

116,300

2006

Operating

Aurora South Train 1

100,000

2016

Approved

Aurora South Train 2

100,000

2018

Approved

TBD

2023

Announced

mildred Lake mine Extension (mLX) Teck Resources Limited

Shell Albian Sands

Frontier

Jackpine

Updated: Jul 2013

2010

Operating

Phase 1B

100,000

TBD

Approved

Expansion

100,000

2017

Approved

Muskeg River

Updated: Aug 2013

155,000

2002

Expansion & Debottlenecking

115,000

TBD

Pierre River

Approved

100,000

2018

Application

TBD

Application

Base Operations

1967

Operating

4,000

2007

Operating

millennium Debottlenecking

23,000

2008

Operating

North Steepbank Extension

180,000

2012

Operating

79,300

2027

Application

39,400

2030

Application

Updated: Mar 2013

100,000

2021

Approved

Athabasca Oil Corporation Birch •

Updated: Oct 2013

Athabasca says that expenditures related to Birch in the first nine months of 2013 related primarily to regulatory compliance and preliminary project engineering. The company is still reviewing optimal project size.

Updated: Aug 2013

294,000

Phase 3 Phase 4 Equinox

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — IN SITU

Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor says production was impacted during the second quarter as a result of a planned turnaround at Upgrader 1 and unplanned third-party outages. Suncor worked to mitigate the impact using existing storage capacity and continuing to transport product on its proprietary pipeline. Following these events, production has been restored and the company is reporting strong performance. The next major turnaround is expected to happen in 2016 at Upgrader 2.

Application Application

Phase 1

A joint review panel of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Energy Resources Conservation Board is expected to submit its report on the Pierre River project by the end of 2013.

100,000

2021 2024

Project partner Suncor Energy says an updated timing for the Joslyn sanction decision will be made available when it is ready.

Updated: Mar 2013

Phase 1

74,600 84,000

Joslyn North Mine

Operating

Phase 2

Phase 1 Phase 2

Total E&P Canada Ltd.

minority partner marathon Oil Corporation is reporting reduced SCO production during the second quarter due to a planned turnaround and unplanned mine downtime. Commercial

Updated: May 2013

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency estimates the federal review schedule for the project application to be approximately two years, so 2015 would be the earliest approval would be granted.

The federal joint review panel has issued conditional approval despite “significant” environmental impacts. Now the project will go through the Alberta regulatory process and obtain approval from the federal environment minister. 100,000

Application

The proposed terms of reference for Syncrude’s mildred Lake Extension (mLX) project have been filed with the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Operating

Phase 3

Approved

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Updated: Aug 2013

2013

Approved

TBD

Voyageur South

Imperial Oil says production ramp-up continues, line-fill operations are advanced and diluted bitumen sales are expected to begin in the third quarter. The company expects to reach full capacity later in 2013. The Kearl expansion is about 43 per cent complete and remains on track for start up in 2015. 110,000

2017

25,000

Suncor considers Voyageur South to be a “longer-term” project and has not confirmed a start-up date.

Imperial Oil Limited Kearl

165,000

Debottleneck

Operating

10,000

Steepbank Debottleneck Phase 3

NEW ExpORT pIpELINES

Fort Hills

Phase 2A

millennium mine

COLD LAKE REGION

A sanction decision on Fort Hills is expected in the second half of 2013.

Horizon

Phase 1A

INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND REGION

CURRENT PROJECT

Canadian Natural says that Horizon reliability continues to improve after completion of the project’s first major maintenance turnaround in may. June and July SCO production was 101,000 and 110,000 barrels per day, respectively.

Phase 1

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION

REGULATORY STATUS

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Reliability - Tranche 2

SASKATCHEWAN REGION

pEACE RIVER REGION

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — MINING

Phase 1

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION

Phase 1 •

12,000

TBD

Dover West Carbonates (Leduc)

Announced Updated: Oct 2013

Athabasca plans a fourth production cycle for the TAGD field test in the fourth quarter of 2013, and reports encouraging results thus far. In Q3, the company received regulatory approval for the 2,000-barrel-per-day TAGD pilot, which will be sanctioned once funding is secured. Phase 1 Demonstration

2,000

TBD

Approved

Phase 2 Demonstration

6,000

TBD

Application

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P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Dover West Sands & Clastics

CURRENT PROJECT

Updated: Oct 2013 •

Athabasca Oil Corporation is awaiting regulatory approval for the Dover West Sands Phase 1. Phase 1

12,000

2015

Application

Phase 2

35,000

2018

Announced

35,000

2020

Announced

35,000

2022

Announced

Phase 1

60,000

2014

Construction

Phase 5

35,000

2024

Announced

Phase 2

50,000

2016

Approved

Phase 3

50,000

2019

Approved

Updated: Mar 2013

Phase 4

50,000

TBD

Approved

Pilot

Imperial Oil Limited

10,000

TBD

Aspen

Approved

Dover

Updated: Oct 2013

The Fort mcKay First Nation has been granted leave to appeal the recently granted regulatory approval of the Dover project, based on the First Nation’s desire to have a buffer zone installed between the project and land used for traditional purposes. Dover North Phase 1

50,000

2016

Dover North Phase 2

50,000

2018

Approved

50,000

2021

Approved

Dover South Phase 4

50,000

2023

Approved

Dover South Phase 5

50,000

2025

Approved

MacKay River

Updated: Oct 2013

35,000

2015

Construction

Phase 2

40,000

2018

Approved

Phase 3

40,000

2020

Approved

Phase 4

35,000

2022

Approved

Phase 1

60,000

2019

Announced

60,000

2023

Announced

Announced

Tamarack

Updated: Oct 2013

Phase 1

20,000

2016

Application

Phase 2

20,000

TBD

Application

Updated: Apr 2013

12,000

2017

Application

Lewis

Updated: Jan 2013

The ERCB and Alberta Environment have approved Oak Point’s Lewis project, which is estimated to have a capital cost of $65 million. Pilot

1,720

TBD

Approved

SilverWillow Energy Corporation

East McMurray

Audet

Updated: Oct 2013 30,000

TBD

30,000

TBD

Steepbank

Announced

Pilot

Updated: Oct 2013

Phase A

45,000

TBD

Application

45,000

TBD

Application

Updated: Oct 2013

1,000

2012

Suspended

10,000

TBD

Announced

Phase 2

40,000

TBD

Announced

Grizzly Oil Sands ULC Thickwood

Updated: Dec 2012

Grizzly filed the regulatory application for the Thickwood project in December 2012. Phase 1

6,000

2017

Application

Phase 2

6,000

TBD

Application

Husky Energy Inc. Saleski

Updated: May 2013

Husky filed the regulatory application for its Saleski pilot in early may 2013. 3,000

2017

Application

STP-McKay

Phase 1

E-T Energy is auctioning off its complete $12-million heavy oil extraction and processing facility. The company and its project is impacted by the Government of Alberta’s decision to cancel several oilsands leases surrounding Fort mcmurray, as well as the need to raise additional financing.

Phase 1

2016

Announced

Updated: Oct 2013

Southern Pacific says average bitumen production was 2,305 barrels per day for the month of September, a 22 per cent increase over the previous month. Operations during the month of September were steady, with no major changes to the status of the well pairs. The company is pleased with the improving performance of the well pairs in the field that are now on steady SAGD and has plans in place to accelerate and improve steam chamber conformance along certain pairs by applying stimulation techniques, including high-pressure steam stimulation.

E-T Energy Ltd. Poplar Creek

12,000

Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

Cenovus says its dewatering pilot project, designed to remove an underground layer of non-potable water sitting on top of the oilsands deposit at Telephone Lake, has been running successfully and has removed approximately 65 per cent of the top water, replacing it with air. The company plans to complete the pilot imminently.

Phase B

Updated: Jul 2013

SilverWillow says the design basis memorandum for its 12,000-barrel-per-day project is nearing completion. In the near term, the company says it will continue environmental baseline studies, prepare and submit its regulatory application, and determine requirements for pilot tests to confirm caprock integrity.

Announced Updated: Oct 2013

Telephone Lake

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TBD

Demonstration

Cenovus Energy Inc.

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45,000

Birchwood

Updated: Mar 2013

Phase 2

Carbonate Pilot

Phase 3

marathon filed its regulatory application in 2012. Regulatory approval and project sanctioning are expected in 2013.

Canadian Natural says Birch is in the planning stages.

Experimental Pilot

Announced Announced

Oak Point Energy Ltd.

Birch Mountain

Phase 1

TBD TBD

Marathon Oil Corporation

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Phase 1

45,000 45,000

Ivanhoe Energy has received a letter of non-objection from the mikisew Cree First Nation regarding the Tamarack project. The company says it has now successfully secured letters of non-objection from five of the seven stakeholders that filed statements of concern and continues efforts to resolve the final two statements of concern. Ivanhoe says it anticipates “regulatory clarity” by the end of 2013.

Brion Energy says the first phase of the project’s detailed engineering is 84 per cent complete, drilling is 48 per cent done, procurement is at 55 per cent and 34 per cent of construction has been finished. The main access road, shared with Southern Pacific Resource Corp., has been completed. Phase 1

Phase 1 Phase 2

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

Approved

Dover South Phase 3

Updated: Jul 2013

Imperial Oil has filed the proposed terms of reference for the Aspen project’s environmental impact assessment with Alberta Environment. Public review and comment will be accepted until October.

Brion Energy Corporation

Updated: Oct 2013

Phase 3

Terre de Grace

Sunrise

REGULATORY STATUS

Phase 4

BP says that ongoing appraisal activities include delineation drilling, seismic acquisition and appraisal of water sources.

START-UP

Husky says the first phase of Sunrise is approximately 80 per cent complete as it advances towards initial production in late 2014. In the third quarter, work continued on the central processing facility with all module fabrication completed and major equipment installed. Commissioning is underway for the first two of eight well pads, with the rest targeted for completion by the end of the year. Construction of the operations control centre is progressing as planned.

BP p.l.c.

CAPACITY

Phase 1 Expansion

12,000

2012

Operating

6,000

2015

Application

Phase 2A

12,000

2017

Application

Phase 2B

6,000

2017

Application

Suncor Energy Inc. •

Dover

Updated: Oct 2013

N-Solv says hot oil is currently being circulated into the reservoir to open a path between the injection well and the producer well. Propane or butane injection on the solvent-only production pilot is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Operations will continue until 2015. Demonstration Plant

500

2013

Firebag

Operating Updated: Aug 2013

In mid-August, Firebag production was reported at approximately 160,000 barrels per day, due to ramp-up of Stage 4. Suncor anticipates the project will reach full design capacity of 180,000 barrels per day early in 2014. Stage 1

35,000

2004

Operating

Stage 2

35,000

2006

Operating


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CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

Firebag (continued)

REGULATORY STATUS

25,000

2007

Operating

Stage 3

42,500

2011

Operating

Stage 4

42,500

2012

Operating

Stage 5

62,500

2018

Approved

Stage 6

62,500

2019

Approved

Stage 3-6 Debottleneck

23,000

TBD

Application

Lewis

Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Phase 2

40,000

TBD

MacKay River

Announced Announced Updated: Aug 2013

Suncor continues to move towards a 2014 sanction for the macKay River expansion and in the meantime expects to increase production by approximately 20 per cent over the next two years through debottlenecking. Phase 1

mR2

33,000

2002

Operating

5,000

TBD

Construction

20,000

2017

Application

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. Harper Carbonate Pilot

Updated: Mar 2013 1,000

TBD

Legend Lake

Operating Updated: Aug 2013

Sunshine says regulatory approval for the first 10,000-barrel-per-day phase is expected later in 2013. The company is completing field work for its environmental analysis, which will support work for significant commercial expansion. Phase A1

10,000

2016

Application

Phase A2

30,000

TBD

Announced

Phase B1

30,000

TBD

Announced

Phase B2

30,000

TBD

Announced

Thickwood

Updated: Oct 2013

Sunshine says regulatory approval is anticipated in the first half of 2013. The company has filed its proposed terms of reference with Alberta Environment for a phased expansion at Thickwood to approximately 70,000 barrels per day. Phase A1

10,000

2015

Approved

Phase A2

30,000

2017

Announced

Phase B

30,000

2021

West Ells

Announced Updated: Aug 2013

Sunshine says that some of the work on the West Ells site has been slowed down temporarily as the company seeks additional funding. Phase A1

5,000

2014

Construction

Phase A2

5,000

2014

Approved

Phase A3

30,000

2018

Announced

Phase B

20,000

2025

Announced

Phase C1

30,000

TBD

Announced

Phase C2

30,000

TBD

Announced

Engineered Fabric Building Solutions

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Alberta Oilsands Inc. •

Clearwater West

Updated: Oct 2013

Alberta Oilsands has announced its oilsands leases near the Fort mcmurray airport will be cancelled, wiping out the company’s Clearwater West project. Phase 1 Pilot Phase 2

Updated: Aug 2013

After the macKay River expansion and debottlenecking at both Firebag and macKay River, Lewis is expected to be Suncor’s next area of in situ development focus.

CAPACITY

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION — IN SITU

Updated: Aug 2013

Cogeneration and Expansion

Debottleneck

CURRENT PROJECT

4,350

TBD

Cancelled

25,000

2016

Cancelled

Athabasca Oil Corporation Hangingstone

Updated: Oct 2013

Athabasca says the first phase is 43 per cent complete and remains on budget and schedule for first steam in the fourth quarter of 2014. Infrastructure and facilities construction continues, and SAGD drilling has commenced. Phase 1

12,000

2014

Construction

Phase 2

40,000

2017

Application

Phase 3

30,000

2018

Application

BlackPearl Resources Inc. Blackrod

Updated: Aug 2013

BlackPearl says that recent operating adjustments have resulted in solid SAGD pilot performance, with June production in excess of 600 barrels per day. The second pilot well pair has been drilled, and BlackPearl expects to begin steaming later this year. The regulatory process continues for approval of the first commercial phase. 800

2011

Operating

Phase 1

Pilot

20,000

2015

Application

Phase 2

30,000

2018

Application

Phase 3

30,000

2021

Application

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Gregoire Lake

Updated: Mar 2013

Canadian Natural says Gregoire Lake is in the planning stages. Phase 1

60,000

TBD

Phase 2

60,000

TBD

Grouse

Announced Announced Updated: Mar 2013

Canadian Natural says Grouse is in the planning stages. First production is expected between 2017 and 2019. Commercial

50,000

2018

Kirby

Application Updated: Oct 2013

Canadian Natural achieved first steam at Kirby South on September 16. The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule, at a capital cost of approximately $30,000 per flowing barrel. The project is expected to reach full capacity by the end of 2014. KS1 - Kirby South

45,000

2013

Operating

KN1 - Kirby North

50,000

2016

Approved

KN2 - Kirby North

30,000

2019

Application

KS2 - Kirby South

15,000

2020

Application

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Calgary, Alberta

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CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

Cavalier Energy Inc. Updated: Sep 2013 •

Cavalier expects the first phase at Hoole to cost between $450 million and $475 million. The company continues front-end engineering and design work for the first 10,000-barrel-per-day phase at Hoole, along with geotechnical work and drilling additional source water and disposal wells. The company anticipates regulatory approvals by mid-2014 and continues to evaluate funding alternatives. 10,000

2017

Application

2007

Operating

2010

Operating

35,000

TBD

Announced

Expansion 1A

12,000

TBD

Approved

TBD

Announced

Expansion 1B

12,000

TBD

Approved

ConocoPhillips Canada Surmont

Updated: Oct 2013

Updated: Oct 2013

ConocoPhillips continues to seek buyers for a significant portion of its oilsands leases and operations, including its 50 per cent stake in the Surmont project. The company says this process will extend into 2014.

Phase 1A

10,000

2002

Operating

Pilot

1,200

1997

Operating

Phase 1B

8,800

2008

Operating

Phase 1

27,000

2007

Operating

109,000

2015

Construction

45,000

2020

Announced

Phase C

40,000

2011

Operating

Phase 2

Phase D

40,000

2012

Operating

Phase 3 - Tranche 1

Phase E

40,000

2013

Operating

Phase 3 - Tranche 2

45,000

TBD

Announced

Optimization (Phases C,D,E)

21,200

2015

Application

Phase 3 - Tranche 3

45,000

TBD

Announced

Phase F

50,000

2016

Construction

Phase G

50,000

2017

Approved

Phase H

50,000

2019

Application

Foster Creek

Phase A Phase B Debottleneck Phase C Stage 1

Devon Canada Corporation Jackfish

24,000

2001

Updated: Aug 2013

Devon says production at Jackfish averaged 53,000 barrels per day in the second quarter, a four per cent increase over the year-ago period. Construction of the Jackfish 3 project is now about 70 per cent complete.

Updated: Oct 2013

Operating

Phase 1

35,000

2007

Operating

Phase 2

35,000

2011

Operating

35,000

2015

6,000

2003

Operating

Phase 3

10,000

2005

Operating

Jackfish East

Phase C Stage 2

20,000

2007

Operating

Expansion

Phase D

30,000

2009

Operating

Pike

Construction Updated: Sep 2012

20,000

2018

Announced Updated: Mar 2013

Devon says the Pike project continues to move through the regulatory process.

Phase E

30,000

2009

Operating

Phase F

45,000

2014

Construction

1A

35,000

2016

Application

Phase G

40,000

2015

Construction

1B

35,000

2017

Application

1C

35,000

2018

Application

Phase H

40,000

2016

Construction

Phase J

50,000

2019

Application

Future Optimization

15,000

TBD

Grand Rapids

Announced

Grizzly Oil Sands ULC Algar Lake

Updated: Oct 2013

600

2011

Operating

Phase A

Pilot

60,000

2017

Application

Phase B

60,000

TBD

Application

Phase C

60,000

TBD

Narrows Lake Cenovus says plant construction began in August. 45,000

2017

Construction

45,000

TBD

Approved

Phase C

40,000

TBD

Approved

30,000

TBD

West Kirby Phase 1

Phase 1

30,000

TBD

Long Lake

Announced

CNOOC oil and gas output jumped 23.1 per cent in the first half of 2013, thanks in part to Canadian subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC, which produces about 30,000 barrels per day from Long Lake as well as volumes from several conventional properties. Phase 1

72,000

2008

Operating

Kinosis (K1A)

40,000

TBD

Construction

Kinosis (K1B)

40,000

TBD

Approved

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Updated: Jul 2013

Phase 1

6,800

TBD

Announced

Phase 2

6,800

TBD

Announced

BlackGold

Announced

Updated: Aug 2013

Construction Approved

Updated: Aug 2013

During the first half of 2013, Harvest says it invested $162.7 million towards construction of the central processing facility, which is being developed under an EPC contract totalling $520 million. At the end of June 2013, the EPC contract is 80 per cent complete.

Updated: Oct 2013

CNOOC Limited

2013 2014

Harvest Operations Corp.

Updated: Oct 2013

Winefred Lake

5,500 5,500

May River

Application

Phase A

Phase 1 Phase 2

Grizzly says it has completed a 29-well delineation drilling program. Corporate part-owner Gulfport Energy says the company continues to work towards filing regulatory applications for a 12,000-barrel-per-day SAGD project at may River by the end of 2013.

Updated: Oct 2013

Phase B

Updated: Jul 2013

Grizzly has begun commissioning the Algar Lake project and expects first production during the third quarter of 2013. Grizzly has announced more details on its inventory of future development featuring six additional projects including one in bitumen carbonates.

Cenovus completed a turnaround at Grand Rapids in the third quarter to resolve facility constraints affecting production on both well pairs in the first half of 2013. A regulatory application and environmental impact assessment for the 180,000-barrel-per-day commercial project have been submitted, and Cenovus anticipates receiving regulatory approval within the next few months.

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10,000 10,000

35,000

Cenovus says Phase F is on schedule and on budget with 85 per cent of the project complete. Phase G is 60 per cent complete, and Phase H is 27 per cent complete.

Pod One Algar

Phase 2

Christina Lake

Updated: Oct 2013

Phase 3

Cenovus says the Phase F expansion is on schedule and on budget with about 37 per cent of the project complete and procurement, plant construction and engineering work continuing. Engineering work also continues for Phase G.

Great Divide

Connacher has recently converted four infill wells to production and has begun steaming four new well pairs. The company says results from its SAGD+ solvent co-injection piloting continue to demonstrate commerciality through increased recovery and lower steam to oil ratios.

Cenovus Energy Inc. •

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Connacher Oil and Gas Limited

Hoole

Phase 1

CAPACITY

Phase 1

10,000

2014

Construction

Phase 2

20,000

TBD

Application

Husky Energy Inc. •

McMullen

Updated: Oct 2013

Husky says that during the third quarter of 2013, 17 wells were drilled and nine wells were completed at the conventional portion of the company’s mcmullen play with CHOPS production from the first well pad expected by the end of 2013. Completions on the second well pad commenced in the third quarter of 2013 and are expected to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2013. At the air injection pilot, three additional horizontal production wells were tied in and approval was received from the Alberta Energy Regulator to allow the horizontal wells to be brought onto production. Thermal Conduction Pilot

755

2012

Operating


P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited Updated: Oct 2013

Construction underway. Enbridge has announced it will construct facilities and provide the project’s regional transportation services. The newly constructed pipeline will have capacity of 40,000 barrels per day. First oil from the project is expected in 2016, with initial volumes of 18,000 barrels per day. 20,000

2016

Hangingstone Pilot Pilot

Construction Updated: Dec 2012

11,000

1999

Operating

Koch Exploration Canada Corporation Muskwa Pilot

Updated: Sep 2013 10,000

2015

Germain

2013

Operating

2016

Application

Phase 3

60,000

TBD

Application

Phase 4

60,000

TBD

Application

Saleski

Experimental Pilot

TBD

Application

Hangingstone

20,000

TBD

Application

Leismer Northwest

20,000

TBD

Application

Leismer South

20,000

TBD

Application

Thornbury

40,000

TBD

Application

Thornbury Expansion

20,000

TBD

Application

40,000

TBD

Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Approved

40,000

TBD

Approved

12,000

2015

Advanced TriStar

ATS-1

15,000

2016

Application

30,000

2018

Application

30,000

2020

Operating

ATS-3

Approved

TriStar

2017

Announced Announced

Phase 4

60,000

2023

Announced

Phase 5

60,000

2026

Announced

Phase 6

60,000

TBD

Announced

Christina Lake

Pilot

3,000

2008

Operating

2009

Operating

Phase 2B

35,000

2013

Operating

Phase 3A

50,000

2016

Construction

Phase 3B

50,000

2018

Approved

Phase 3C

50,000

2020

Approved

Surmont

Updated: Aug 2013

mEG says that so far in 2013 a total of 24 stratigraphic wells, one water source well and three water test wells have been completed at Surmont. Phase 1

41,000

TBD

Application

Phase 2

41,000

TBD

Application

Phase 3

41,000

TBD

Application

Osum Oil Sands Corp. Sepiko Kesik

Updated: Jul 2013

Osum says it anticipates regulatory approval for Sepiko Kesik in 2014, requiring financing in 2015-16. Phase 1

30,000

2018

Application

Phase 2

30,000

2020

Application

Statoil Kai Kos Dehseh

Updated: Oct 2013

Project partner PTT Exploration and Production says FEED for the Leismer expansion project is expected to be awarded in the third quarter, and FEED for the Corner project is expected to be completed in the same time frame.

1,000

2014

Application

COLD LAKE REGION — IN SITU Baytex Energy Corp. •

Gemini

Updated: Oct 2013

Baytex says that construction of the Gemini SAGD pilot project facilities continued in Q3/2013, and the pilot SAGD well pair has been drilled. The company says the project remains on track for steaming late this year or early 2014.

mEG says that steam injection into Phase 2B well pairs commenced in the third quarter. mEG is also taking advantage of previous integration work to use Phase 2 production to accelerate the commissioning of Phase 2B oil treatment facilities. Phase 2B is currently anticipated to begin first production in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is expected to ramp up to initial design capacity in 2014.

22,000

Application Updated: Jul 2013

Value Creation is one of several companies to be impacted by the Alberta government’s pending cancellation of oilsands leases around Fort mcmurray.

Updated: Oct 2013

Phase 2A

Updated: Sep 2013

ATS-2

2011

2020

Application

Review of the environmental impact assesment and application for the Advanced TriStar project is underway.

2015

30,000

Updated: Oct 2012

Value Creation Inc.

1,800

60,000

Announced Updated: Nov 2012

Phase 2

10,700

Phase 2

Updated: Nov 2012

Wildwood

Updated: Jul 2013

Phase 3

Phase 1 Pilot

40,000

Phase 1

MEG Energy Corp. •

Approved

Corner Expansion

Surmont Energy Ltd.

Laricina has received regulatory approval for the first commercial phase at Saleski, which it says is a critical next step for the industry and the province in the development of the bitumen carbonates, a massive untapped resource. Laricina is also one of the corporations that will be impacted by the Government of Alberta’s recent announcement that it will cancel several oilsands leases surrounding Fort mcmurray to enable community development, though this does not impact Saleski or Germain.

Phase 1

TBD

Meadow Creek

Updated: Jul 2013

5,000

20,000

Phase 1

Steaming has commenced at the Germain SAGD project, with first production expected to follow later in the fall. This is Laricina Energy’s first commercial-scale oilsands installation.

30,000

Updated: Oct 2013

Leismer Expansion

Chard

Application

Phase 2

REGULATORY STATUS

Suncor Energy Inc.

Laricina Energy Ltd.

Phase 1 CDP

START-UP

Kai Kos Dehseh (continued)

Hangingstone

Expansion

CAPACITY

Pilot

1,200

TBD

Construction

Commercial

5,000

2016

Approved

Birchwood Resources Inc. Sage

Updated: Jan 2013

Birchwood has filed its regulatory application for the $230-million Sage project. Propak Systems of Airdrie, Alta., will execute modular surface facility construction. Pilot

5,000

2015

Application

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Primrose & Wolf Lake

Updated: Oct 2013

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development has ordered Canadian Natural to determine the impact to subsurface groundwater of four bitumen releases discovered earlier this year and work to find their root cause. Information gained from the order will inform the department as it investigates the environmental impact of the releases. Primrose East

32,000

2008

Operating

Primrose North

30,000

2006

Operating

Primrose South

45,000

1985

Operating

Wolf Lake

13,000

1985

Operating

Devon Canada Corporation Walleye

Updated: Mar 2013

Devon says the Walleye project has been deferred by a year and will be assessed for inclusion in its 2014 budget. Phase 1

9,000

2017

10,000

TBD

Application

Husky Energy Inc. Caribou

Leismer Demonstration

10,000

2010

Operating

Demonstration

Corner

40,000

2017

Approved

Tucker

Leismer Commercial

10,000

TBD

Approved

Phase 1

Updated: Nov 2010 Approved Updated: Jun 2013 30,000

2006

Operating

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CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Imperial Oil Limited

CURRENT PROJECT

Updated: Aug 2013

Harmon Valley South

Imperial says that nearly half of the Nabiye expansion modules are on site and drilling operations are underway on the fifth and sixth of the project’s seven well pads. The project is 48 per cent complete as of June 30 and on-target for late 2014 start-up. 110,000

1985

Phase 11-13

30,000

2002

Operating

40,000

2014

Construction

Taiga

Pilot

23,000

2015

Approved

22,000

2017

Approved

Pengrowth has received regulatory approval for the Lindbergh project. Construction is expected to commence during the third quarter, with first steam scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2014. Pengrowth has ordered all major equipment and 60 per cent of minor equipment for the first commercial phase. Process design is 90 per cent complete and mechanical design is 40 per cent complete. Vendor packages have been ordered and skid fabrication has commenced. Engineering and procurement work is on track and civil construction is expected to commence imminently, as is mechanical construction of the CPF and well pair drilling. Pilot performance continues to show strong results. 2012

Phase 1

11,240

2015

Construction

17,500

2017

Announced

Phase 3

20,000

2018

Announced

10,000

2007

Operating

Phase 2

10,000

TBD

Approved

1986

Operating

2015

Approved

Carmon Creek - Phase 2

40,000

2018

Approved

Updated: Apr 2013

Pilot

1,000

2009

On Hold

Pilot Expansion

3,000

TBD

Announced

10,000

TBD

Announced

Axe Lake Updated: Oct 2013

1,400

2014

Cliffdale

Commercial

2011

TBD

2011

Harmon Valley

Terre de Grace

Pilot

Operating

Reliability - Tranche 2

On Hold Updated: Nov 2012

TBD

TBD

8,400

TBD

Approved

Updated: Aug 2013

Canadian Natural says that Horizon reliability continues to improve after completion of the project’s first major maintenance turnaround in may. June and July SCO production was 101,000 and 110,000 barrels per day, respectively.

Updated: Nov 2012

Seal/Cadotte

Updated: Mar 2013

Horizon

Operating

Phase 1

TBD

On Hold

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Murphy Oil Company Ltd.

TBD

TBD

BP says that ongoing appraisal activities include delineation drilling, seismic acquisition and appraisal of water sources.

Updated: Feb 2013

Cadotte

30,000

BP p.l.c.

Construction

Updated: Oct 2013

2,000

Updated: Oct 2013

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — UPGRADER

Baytex says that successful operations continue at its 10-well CSS module at Cliffdale. Facility construction at the new 15-well CSS module is proceeding on schedule with commissioning activities now underway and production facility start-up planned for Q4/2013, while steam facility commissioning will occur in Q1/2014.

Operating

110,000

2009

Operating

5,000

2014

Construction

Phase 2A

10,000

2015

Construction

Phase 2B

45,000

2016

Construction

Phase 3

80,000

2017

Construction

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

Northern Alberta Oil Ltd. Sawn Lake

Updated: Oct 2013

Company owner Deep Well Oil & Gas says drilling has commenced on the first of two horizontal SAGD wells (one well pair). Remaining 2013 work consists of the the construction of a steam generation facility, water handling and oil treating, along with water source and disposal well facilities. It is anticipated steam operations will commence in December 2013 with first oil production anticipated in the first quarter of 2014.

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12,500 40,000

Cenovus Energy acquired the Axe Lake project in fall 2012. The company has not yet announced plans for the asset, stating only that it is a good “bolt on” addition to the emerging Telephone Lake project, which is adjacent.

Baytex Energy Corp.

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Cadotte Lake Carmon Creek - Phase 1

Cenovus Energy Inc.

Sawn Lake

Pilot

Updated: May 2013

SASKATCHEWAN REGION — IN SITU

Andora majority owner Pan Orient Energy says the demonstration project at Swan Lake has started with an initial phase consisting of one SAGD well pair, a facility for steam generation, water handling and oil treating, and water source and disposal facilities with an estimated gross cost of $24.1 million. Steam operations are anticipated to commence in early December 2013, with first oil production anticipated in the first quarter of 2014.

Approved Announced

Commercial

Andora Energy Corporation

Pilot

TBD TBD

Red Earth

PEACE RIVER REGION — IN SITU

Pilot

10,000 10,000

Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

Updated: May 2013

Phase 1

Pilot

Experimental THAI Demonstration Phase 2

Southern Pacific says the cyclic steam stimulation pilot at Red Earth is currently shut in.

Orion

Pilot

Updated: Aug 2013

Peace River

Shell had previously put up for sale its Orion asset, but says it has not received any offers that reflect its value and has ended sale activities.

Operating Application

Shell has received regulatory approval for the Carmon Creek project, for which it applied more than three years ago. A final investment decision could come this year.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Demonstration

2011 2015

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Operating

Phase 2

75 10,000

Dawson

Updated: Aug 2013

1,260

Construction Updated: Mar 2013

Petrobank commenced cold production operations from both horizontal THAI production wells in late 2012 and they produced at a combined rate of approximately 10 barrels per day in the second quarter. The two wells have now been shut in. Petrobank has applied to the Alberta Energy Regulator to initiate cyclic steam stimulation operations on the THAI production wells, which the company could be more effective in pre-conditioning the reservoir for THAI operations than conventional cold production.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation Lindbergh

TBD

Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.

Osum says engineering work is underway and some long-lead items have been ordered. Project sanction is expected in 2013. Financing is required. Phase 1

TBD

Pilot Commercial

Updated: Jul 2013

Phase 2

Updated: May 2013

Seal Main

Osum Oil Sands Corp.

REGULATORY STATUS

Penn West says it continues to progress its three-well thermal pilot at Harmon Valley South, which is expected to commence steam injection in the second half of 2013.

Operating

Phase 14-16

Pilot

START-UP

Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Cold Lake

Phase 1-10

CAPACITY

700

TBD

Approved

Tamarack

Updated: Oct 2013

Ivanhoe Energy has received a letter of non-objection from the mikisew Cree First Nation regarding the Tamarack project. The company says it has now successfully secured letters of non-objection from five of the seven stakeholders that filed statements of concern and continues efforts to resolve the final two statements of concern. Ivanhoe says it anticipates “regulatory clarity” by the end of 2013. Phase 1

34,784

2016

Application


P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Suncor Energy Inc. Updated: Aug 2013

Suncor says production was impacted during the second quarter as a result of a planned turnaround at Upgrader 1 and unplanned third-party outages. Suncor worked to mitigate the impact using existing storage capacity and continuing to transport product on its proprietary pipeline. Following these events, production has been restored and the company is reporting strong performance. The next major turnaround is expected to happen in 2016 at Upgrader 2.

millennium Vacuum Unit millennium Coker Unit

225,000

1967

Operating

35,000

2005

Operating

97,000

2008

Operating

Syncrude Canada Ltd. Mildred Lake/Aurora

Updated: Oct 2013

The proposed terms of reference for Syncrude’s mildred Lake Extension (mLX) project have been filed with the Alberta Energy Regulator. Base Plant Stage 1 & 2 Debottleneck

250,000

1978

Operating

Stage 3 Expansion (UE-1)

100,000

2006

Operating

75,000

TBD

Announced

Stage 3 Debottleneck

CNOOC Limited Long Lake

Updated: Aug 2013

CNOOC oil and gas output jumped 23.1 per cent in the first half of 2013, thanks in part to Canadian subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC, which produces about 30,000 barrels per day from Long Lake as well as volumes from several conventional properties. 58,500

2009

Operating

Value Creation Inc. Updated: Sep 2013

Review of the environmental impact assessment and application for the Advanced TriStar project is underway. 12,750

2016

Application

ATS-2

25,500

2018

Application

ATS-3

25,500

2020

Application

REGULATORY STATUS

Updated: Jul 2013

Value Creation is one of several companies to be impacted by the Alberta government’s pending cancellation of oilsands leases around Fort mcmurray. Pilot

840

2014

Application

INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND REGION — UPGRADER North West Upgrading Inc. Redwater Upgrader

Updated: Oct 2013

Official groundbreaking for the project was held on September 20. North West Upgrading says that all key contracts and major equipment awards should be secured by 2014. The peak construction workforce is expected to reach 8,000 including sub-suppliers and module fabrication yards. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2016. Phase 1

50,000

2016

Construction

Phase 2

50,000

TBD

Approved

Phase 3

50,000

TBD

Approved

Shell Albian Sands Updated: Aug 2013

minority partner marathon Oil Corporation is reporting reduced SCO volumes during the second quarter as a result of a planned turnaround at the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and unplanned mine maintenance. Commercial

155,000

2003

Operating

Expansion

100,000

2011

Operating

Value Creation Inc. Heartland

Advanced TriStar

ATS-1

START-UP

Scotford Upgrader 1

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION — UPGRADER

Phase 1

CAPACITY

TriStar

Base Operations

U1 and U2

CURRENT PROJECT

Updated: Mar 2013

Reports are that Value Creation could be up and running within 18 months of project sanction, but funding remains unclear. Phase 1

46,300

TBD

On Hold

Phase 2

46,300

TBD

Approved

Phase 3

46,300

TBD

Approved

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