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12.11 PROJECT STATUS

Athabasca Region Industrial Heartland Region Cold Lake Region

Sourced from company releases, the Energy Resources Conservation Board, and the Daily Oil Bulletin, with files from Strategy West. For changes and updates, please contact Deborah Jaremko at djaremko@junewarren-nickles.com. Disclaimer: Oilsands Review accepts no liability for errors or inaccuracies in the information provided in this report.

Peace River Region Northwestern Saskatchewan

CURRENT PROJECT

­

Phase 3

­

Dover West Leduc Carbonates

CAPACITY

35,000

START-UP

2021

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

Announced

­

Updated: Aug 2011

AOSC says that its first test (steam injection) last winter has added 140 million barrels of contingent resource to its profile. Construction of a thermal assisted gravity drainage heating test pilot is complete. Heating—using electrical cables­­—is underway and observation wells indicate that the heat is spreading, confirming predictions. Production results are expected once the area can be

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CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Phase 1

60,000

2022

Announced

­

­

Phase 2

60,000

2026

Announced

The project, which would incorporate electrical heaters, has been delayed. Laricina Energy’s May

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

Phase 1 Demonstration

6,000

TBD

Application

Updated: Sep 2011

Cenovus expects to submit a revised application increasing Phase A production capacity from

10,000

2014

Approved

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3

80,000

TBD

Approved

­

Tranche 1 (Engineering/Design)

--

2007

Complete

­

Tranche 2

5,000

2012

Construction

Imperial Oil Limited •

Kearl

Updated: Nov 2011

Imperial Oil says that construction is 79 per cent complete and is progressing on schedule, with start-up targeted for late 2012. In response to delays in obtaining U.S. states’ transportation permits for certain modules, Imperial says modules have been reduced in size and permits for additional interstate highway routes have been received. Transport increased in Q3 and re-assembly is underway.

Updated: Aug 2011

to a strong second half of the year. Millennium Debottlenecking

­

Millennium Mine

­

North Steepbank Extension

­

Steepbank Debottleneck Phase 3

­

Fort Hills

23,000 294,000 180,000 4,000

2008

Operating

1967

Operating

2012 2007

Construction Operating

Phase 1

110,000

2012

Construction

­

Phase 2

235,000

TBD

Approved

Shell Albian Sands Jackpine

Updated: Nov 2011

Shell says that the AOSP expansion 1 has ramped up and is expected to stabilize at plateau rates

Updated: Nov 2011

35,000 barrels per day to 90,000 barrels per day in the fourth quarter. The company says it is making progress on its plans for a transaction involving the project, and interested parties are now

Dover Operating Corp. ­

Dover

Updated: May 2011

AOSC filed its regulatory application for a 250,000-barrel-per-day project at Dover in December 2010. Approval anticipated in 2012.

Approved

­

Muskeg River

­

Commercial

155,000

2002

Operating

­

Expansion & Debottlenecking

115,000

TBD

Approved

­

Pierre River

Updated: Nov 2010

Updated: Sep 2011

­

Phase 1

100,000

2018

Application

­

Phase 2

100,000

TBD

Application

SilverBirch Energy Corporation ­

Updated: Aug 2011

Silverbirch has completed its design basis memorandum and cost estimate for the Frontier/Equinox project. All four phases cost up to $22.9 billion. The company remains open to partnering and other

Phase 1

12,000

2012

Construction

­

Phase 2A

12,000

2015

Announced

­

Phase 2B

12,000

TBD

Announced

Phase 1

­

Subsequent Phases

ing a 2016 start-up. Project still must be sanctioned and does not include upgrader portion.

Mackay River

­

The result of the put/call agreement for the MacKay River assets between Dover OpCo owners

from infill wells. Construction of infastructure, well pads, and central plant and cogeneration

­Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. and PetroChina should be known in the fourth quarter of January 2012.

­facilities continues on Firebag Stage 4.

­

Phase 1

35,000

2014

Application

­

Cogeneration and Expansion

25,000

2007

Operating

­

Phase 2

40,000

2017

Application

­

Stage 1

35,000

2004

Operating

­

Phase 3

40,000

2019

Application

­

Stage 2

35,000

2006

Operating

­

Phase 4

35,000

TBD

Application

­

Stage 3

62,500

2011

Operating

­

Stage 3-6 Debottleneck

23,000

TBD

Application

­

Stage 4

62,500

2013

Construction

­

Stage 5

62,500

2018

Approved

­

Stage 6

62,500

2019

Approved

Application

­

Lewis

Operating

­

Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Application

­

Phase 2

40,000

TBD

Application

­

MacKay River

Suncor expects to progress with engineering and site preparation work at the Fort Hills mine, targetDebottleneck

­

Phase 1

­

Voyageur South

­

Phase 1

25,000 165,000

TBD 2016

Approved Approved Updated: Nov 2010

120,000

TBD

Application

Mildred Lake/Aurora North & South

Updated: Nov 2011

Canadian Oil Sands reports that front-end engineering and design is now complete for its

E-T Energy Ltd.

$4.6-­billion Mildred Lake mine train replacements. The target in-service date for the $1.6-billion

­

Syncrude Emissions Reduction Project has now been extended into the first quarter of 2012. ­

Aurora South Train 1

100,000

2016

Approved

­

Stage 3 Expansion

116,300

2006

Operating

Total E&P Canada Ltd.

50,000

2015

Application

200,000

TBD

Application Updated: Nov 2011

Poplar Creek

Updated: May 2011

E-T has announced a deal (undisclosed value) with Total E&P Canada for ongoing testing, as well as $6.86 million in funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation. E-T

­

Joslyn North Mine

­

Phase 1

­

Joslyn South Mine

­

Phase 1

­

Northern Lights Mine

­

Phase 1

­

Phase 2

Updated: Aug 2011 100,000

2018

Approved Updated: Dec 2010

100,000

TBD

Announced Updated: Nov 2010

57,250 57,250

TBD TBD

On Hold On Hold

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. ­

­

Phase 1 Pilot

10,000 1,000

2014 2007

Husky Energy Inc.

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — IN SITU

Frontier

­

Suncor Energy Inc.

­

TBD

Updated: Aug 2011

­equipment. Drilling of the first well pad is complete and the second is about 50 per cent complete.

Operating

100,000

STP McKay

including completion of central plant site and well pad civil work and procurement of all major

1978

Phase 1B

­

Announced

290,700

­

Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

Application

Base Mine Stage 1 & 2 Expansion

Operating

On Hold

TBD

­

2010

TBD

TBD

mines is deemed complete and has been referred to a joint-review panel.

100,000

TBD

15,000

anticipates regulatory approval for its commerical project in 2011.

Phase 1A

Pilot

35,000

Approved

­

­

Phase B

2018

Approved

Updated: May 2011

Phase A

100,000

2017

Grosmont

­

Aurora South Train 2

100,000

Royal Dutch Shell plc

­

­

Expansion

Application

Southern Pacific says construction is advancing on budget, with a number of milestones achieved,

shortly. The environmental impact assessment for both the Jackpine expansion and Pierre River ­

2013

­

Updated: May 2011

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

­

Base Operations

­

Telephone Lake Borealis

viewing information about the opportunity.

Suncor says that with major maintenance now behind it at its oilsands facilities, it is looking forward

1,720

Canada’s Grosmont acreage.

­

Pilot

purchase of additional leases in the Grosmont carbonate zone included “non-core” portions of Shell

REGULATORY STATUS

Suncor Energy Inc.

Oak Point Energy reports that engineering and procurement is ongoing. ­

START-UP

of August post-fire repairs. Saipem has been awarded the EPC contract for a secondary upgrader

45,000

Updated: Nov 2011

­

Canadian Natural is reporting that synthetic crude oil shipments from Horizon resumed at the end

Phase 2B

Lewis

Birch Mountain

Announced

Phase 2A

Oak Point Energy Ltd.

­

TBD

­

Announced

New information this month

PEACE RIVER REGION

40,000

­

Updated: Sep 2011

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Phase 4 Equinox

Operating

2016

NEW Export Pipelines

­

2008

12,000

COLD LAKE REGION

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

135,000

Pilot

­

Announced

Phase 1

Birchwood

­

INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND REGION

TBD

­

­

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION

80,000

with production capacity of 42,599 bpd of hydrotreated gas oil as part of the Hydrotreater Phase 2.

Application

accessed on winter roads.

Phase 3

Updated: Sep 2011

TBD

SASKATCHEWAN REGION

­

Horizon

20,000

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — MINING ­

REGULATORY STATUS

Marathon Oil Corporation

Cenovus Energy Inc. CURRENT PROJECT

Phase 2

START-UP

CAPACITY

Dover West Clastics

Updated: Aug 2011

­

Sunrise

Updated: Aug 2011

­

Firebag

Updated: Aug 2011

First oil from Firebag Stage 3 achieved as planned in July. Production volumes expected to ramp up to capacity of 62,500 barrels per day over the next 24 months. In July, it also started production

Updated: Dec 2010

Updated: Mar 2011

Husky says that the Sunrise project continues to achieve its milestones, with the first 12 of 49 SAGD

Suncor says that higher bitumen supply from its in situ and mining projects and greater upgrader

well pairs recently completed on schedule. The full drilling program is forecast to be complete in the

reliability resulted in record production rates in the fourth quarter of 2010. The company has

third quarter of 2012. A full field development plan including Sunrise expansions is expected by the

­confirmed that the MacKay River expansion is a key part of its near-term plans and will spend ­

end of the year.

$70 million on the project in 2011.

­

Phase 1

60,000

2014

Construction

­

MR2

40,000

2016

Application

­

Phase 2

50,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase 1

33,000

2002

Operating

­

Phase 3

50,000

TBD

Approved

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

­

Phase 4

50,000

TBD

Approved

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

­

Harper

Updated: May 2011

Sunshine Oilsands has raised $230 million and secured significant investments including from

options to progress its projects to commercialization. Regulatory application to be filed before the

AOSC reports that it is on track to submit regulatory applications for its Dover West projects before

­

Tamarack

end of 2011.

year-end 2011.

Ivanhoe has been issued a new Canadian patent for its HTL (heavy-to-light) oil technology, broad-

single-well CSS test. Results from the test were presented to the ERCB, which subsequently encouraged the company to continue investigation of the formation through extension of its pilot permit.

­

Phase 1

80,000

2020

Announced

­

Phase 1

12,000

2015

Announced

ening and expanding its IP in Canada.

­

Phase 2

80,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 2

35,000

2018

Announced

­

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Phase 1

Updated: Aug 2011

20,000

2013

Application

China Life Overseas and Bank of China Group. At Harper, it reports it has successfully conducted a

­

Carbonate Pilot

1,000

2011

Operating

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P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CURRENT PROJECT

­

P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CAPACITY

START-UP

Legend Lake

REGULATORY STATUS

Updated: May 2011

The 2010/2011 winter program included additional caprock tests at Thickwood and Legend Lake,

weee

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. ­

Hangingstone

Updated: Aug 2011

­

Leismer

­

Commercial

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Updated: Dec 2010 30,000

2020

Announced

showing the suitability of the overlying shale for SAGD. 76 exploration and delineation wells drilled

With the first-phase application filed in March 2011, AOSC will now continue engineering and begin

Cenovus Energy Inc.

at the two areas.

the procurement process for long-lead equipment. Regulatory approval anticipated in 2012, at which

­

Phase 1

10,000

2013

Announced

point construction will begin. As of late July, AOSC says this is progressing as planned.

Construction of Phase D is 65 per cent complete, Cenovus reports, ahead of schedule and on

­

Phase 2

10,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 1

12,000

TBD

Application

Phase 2

25,000

2016

Announced

25,000

2019

Announced

­

Phase 2 Expansion

10,000

TBD

Announced

­

­

Phase 3

20,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 3

­

Phase 3 Expansion

10,000

TBD

Announced

­

Hangingstone East Halfway Creek Exploratory Program

­

Thickwood

Updated: Dec 2010

­

­

Phase 1

10,000

2014

Announced

­

Hangingstone Pilot

­

Phase 2

20,000

2017

Announced

­

Experimental Combustion Pilot

­

Phase 2 Expansion

20,000

2020

Announced

BlackPearl Resources Inc.

­

West Ells

Updated: May 2011

­

10,000

2014

Approved Updated: Aug 2011

1,000

TBD

Blackrod

Application

Updated: Aug 2011

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

ConocoPhillips Canada Limited ­

Surmont

Updated: Aug 2011

ConocoPhillips says it has received regulatory approval to increase production capacity of Phase 2

Christina Lake

Updated: Nov 2011

budget. ­Construction has started on Phase E and earthworks is underway for Phase F.

­

CURRENT PROJECT

­

Phase 1A

10,000

2002

Operating

­

Phase 1B

8,800

2008

Operating

­

Phase C

40,000

2011

Operating

­

Phase D

40,000

2013

Construction

to 109,000 barrels per day, up from the previously approved 83,000 barrels per day. ­

Phase 1

27,000

2007

Operating

­

Phase 2

109,000

2015

Construction

­

Pilot

1,200

1997

Operating

Devon Canada Corporation •

Jackfish

Updated: Nov 2011

Devon reports that it has achieved first oil production from Jackfish 2 and predicts the ramp-up to

­

Phase E

40,000

2014

Approved

­

Phase F

40,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase G

40,000

2017

Approved

Wood Buffalo. Alberta Environment reports that Devon’s environmental impact assessment report

­

Phase H

40,000

2019

Announced

for Jackfish 3 is complete.

Foster Creek

capacity of 35,000 barrels per day will occur over the next 18 months. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Devon’s Jackfish and Pike leases will be part of Lac La Biche County instead of the Regional Municipality of

Updated: Nov 2011

­

Phase 1

35,000

2007

Operating

Sunshine says that ongoing formal dialogue with regulators indicates that its regulatory applica-

BlackPearl says that steam injection began in May, and is now in the two-to four-month warm-up

Earthworks is nearing completion for Phases F-H. Detailed engineering, the installation of metal pil-

­

Phase 2

35,000

2011

Operating

tion is technically sound and that environmental and stakeholder concerns have been addressed.

phase. After that, the well pair will be converted to SAGD. The company also continues to work on

ings and the pouring of concrete continue. Several pipe and equipment rack modules for Phase F are

the regulatory application for its commercial project, which will be filed in the first half of 2012.

­

Phase 3

35,000

2015

­Approval timing for final permit depends on resolution of gas over bitumen hearing. FEED has begun.

currently being assembled at Cenovus’s Nisku yard, with the first one already delivered to site.

Phase 1

5,000

2012

Application

Commercial

Pike

­

­

­

­

Phase 2

5,000

2013

Application

­

Pilot

­

Phase 3

40,000

2018

Announced

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

­

Phase 4

40,000

2024

Announced

­

Gregoire Lake

­

Phase 1

Grouse

Total E&P Canada Ltd. ­

Joslyn

­

Phase 2

Updated: Dec 2010 10,000

2006

Suspended

Value Creation Inc. ­

Terre de Grace

­

Phase 1

­ ­

Phase 2 Pilot

Updated: Dec 2010 40,000 40,000 10,000

TBD TBD TBD

Announced Announced Approved

40,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase A

500

2011

Operating

­

Phase B Debottleneck

­

24,000

2001

Operating

6,000

2003

Operating

Phase C Stage 1

10,000

2005

Operating

­

Phase C Stage 2

20,000

2007

Operating

­

Phase D

30,000

2009

Operating

­

Phase E

30,000

2009

Operating

Regulatory application is targeted for Q1/2012. Alberta Environment has issued its final terms of

­

Phase F

35,000

2014

Construction

reference for the Grouse environmental impact assessment.

­

Phase G

35,000

2015

Approved

­

Phase H

35,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase I

45,000

2017

Announced

Grand Rapids

­

Commercial

Kirby (North)

Updated: Sep 2011 60,000

2024

Updated: Nov 2011

40,000

2017

Canadian Natural is targeting a regulatory application for Phase 1 in Q4. Alberta Environment has issued its final terms of reference for both phases of the project. ­

Phase 1

50,000

2016

­

Phase 2

30,000

2019

Alberta Oilsands Inc.

­

Kirby (South)

Clearwater West

Updated: Nov 2011

Announced Updated: Nov 2011

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION — IN SITU

Announced

Application Announced Updated: Sep 2011

Plant construction is 11 per cent complete, detailed engineering is 53 per cent complete and the

Alberta Oilsands anticipates approval for the Clearwater West pilot in 2012, with construction

overall project is 19 per cent complete. Canadian Natural reports it is tracking well to plan and within

to follow.

its capital expenditure forecast.

­

Phase 2

­

Pilot

Updated: Nov 2011

First oil achieved in the third quarter. Cenovus continues to monitor the pilot and reports it is on track to file its commercial application before year-end. ­

Phase A

60,000

2017

Application

­

Phase B

60,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase C

60,000

TBD

Announced

­

Pilot Narrows Lake

600

2011

Operating

25,000

2016

Announced

­

Phase 1

45,000

2013

Construction

Updated: Nov 2011

4,350

2012

Application

­

Phase 2

15,000

2020

Announced

Cenovus and partner ConocoPhillips Canada anticipate a response from the ERCB regarding the Narrows Lake application in the second quarter of 2012.

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Devon reports successful completion of 135 appraisal wells on its Pike lease, with results consistent with company expectations. Regulatory application anticipated for the first phase of the project in the first half of 2012. ­

1A

35,000

2016

Announced

­

1B

35,000

2017

Announced

­

1C

35,000

2017

Announced

Grizzly Oil Sands Ulc •

Algar Lake

Updated: Nov 2011

Grizzly part owner Gulfport Energy says that Alberta regulators have completed their review of the Algar application, and fabrication of modules is underway. Gulfport, which owns approximately 25 per cent interest, has budgeted $40 million to $43 million for construction and winter drilling in 2012. ­

Phase 1

5,000

2013

Application

­

Phase 2

5,000

2014

Application

Harvest Operations Corp. ­

BlackGold

Updated: Aug 2011

Harvest says the BlackGold project has experienced cost and schedule pressure and it is evaluating possibilities to minimize impact. Construction, drilling and detailed engineering remain underway. ­

Phase 1

10,000

2013

Construction

­

Phase 2

20,000

2015

Application

43,333

2016

Application

Husky Energy Inc.

Phase 2

43,333

TBD

Application

­

Phase 3

43,334

TBD

Application

Drilling of the pilot observation wells commenced. Facility construction will proceed in Q2, with air

­

Phase 1

­ ­

McMullen

Updated: Aug 2011

injection scheduled for Q3.

Connacher Oil And Gas Limited ­

Application Updated: May 2011

Great Divide

Updated: Sep 2011

Connacher says its SAGD+ (solvent) pilot project has been proceeding favourably, with recorded evidence of attendant SOR reductions and a positive response in well productivity, while recovering a high percentage of the solvent. The company is evaluating expanding the pilot to four of the seven wells on one of its Algar pads. A joint-venture transaction for the Great Divide expansion is expected late this year.

­

Air Injection Pilot-Experimental

755

2012

Construction

35,000

2014

Application

Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited ­

Hangingstone

­

Expansion

­

Hangingstone Pilot

Updated: Aug 2011

­

Algar Pod 2

10,000

2010

Operating

JACOS owner JAPEX says regulatory approval for expansion is anticipated this fall, and an invest-

­

Expansion

24,000

2014

Application

ment decision will follow.

­

Pod 1

10,000

2007

Operating

­

Pilot

11,000

1999

Operating

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CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Laricina Energy Ltd. ­

CURRENT PROJECT

­

Germain

Updated: Aug 2011

Laricina says the Germain project remains on track for first steam at the end of 2012. All major equipment has been procured and four fabricators are now under contract. The next stage of construction will be drilling of piles for the modules. Construction of contracted slant drilling rig complete and in position to begin drilling. ­

Phase 1 Commercial Demonstration

­

Phase 2

­

Saleski

5,000

2014

Construction

30,000

2014

Announced Updated: Aug 2011

Laricina says initial results from the Saleski pilot say SAGD continues to work well in the Grosmont

CAPACITY

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Surmont

Updated: Dec 2010

­

Phase 1

50,000

2018

Announced

­

Phase 2

50,000

TBD

Announced

tor. Design basis memorandum for Phase 1 is now complete. ­

Phase 1

­

Pilot

­

Dover

Updated: Aug 2011

N-Solv and partner Suncor Energy have been granted funding from the Government of Canada under Sustainable Development Technology Canada to develop the N-Solv pilot. ­

2013

Application

1,800

2011

Operating

MEG Energy Corporation ­

Christina Lake

Updated: Aug 2011

MEG reports that detailed engineering for Phase 2B is 71 per cent complete and capital commitments for

Demonstration Plant

500

2012

Announced

Long Lake

Updated: Nov 2011

Application

c­onducted by IMV Projects, reportedly including new technologies that have never been tried

­

Thornbury

40,000

TBD

Application

anywhere else in the world.

­

Thornbury Expansion

20,000

TBD

Application

40,000

TBD

­

Commercial

35,000

TBD

Announced

Conklin (Whitesands)

Updated: Aug 2011

With the Kerrobert and Dawson projects moving forward, Petrobank is evaluating options for the

has been submitted to drill another air injector further along one of the wellbores to test the new multi-THAI configuration.

May River

A regulatory hearing relating to the May River project is expected in late 2011 or early 2012.

2008

Operating

­ ­

­

Phase 2

72,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3B

50,000

2018

Application

­

­

Phase 3C

50,000

2020

Application

­

Suncor Energy Inc.

Petrobank Energy And Resources Ltd.

­

72,000

Application

TBD

exiting 2011 in the mid-30,000-barrel-per-day range.

Phase 1

Construction

20,000

from a new well pad as well as higher rates from some of the better-quality wells. Nexen anticipates

­

2016

Leismer South

Operating

Phase 2A

2013

Application

­

resources increased to 763 million barrels. During the remainder of 2011, it plans to complete

2006

­

35,000

TBD

1,900

Approved

50,000

20,000

Pilot

TBD

Phase 3A

Leismer Northwest

­

40,000

Phase 2B

Application

­

Paramount has received an updated resource evaluation, pegging economic contingent bitumen

highest quarterly volume to date (29,500 barrels per day). The increase is due to increased volumes

Long Lake South (Kinosis) Phase 2

Operating

Operating

TBD

On Hold

­

2009

2010

20,000

TBD

Phase 1 Pilot

22,000

10,000

Leismer Expansion

1,900

TBD

Approved

Phase 3

72,000

TBD

Application

Phase 4

72,000

TBD

Announced

REGULATORY STATUS

Leismer Demonstration

Updated: Aug 2011

Expansion

40,000

START-UP

­

Hoole

­

Long Lake South (Kinosis) Phase 1

CAPACITY

­

­

Nexen says that production at Long Lake increased by 6 per cent in the third quarter and reached its

­

Operating

CURRENT PROJECT

THAI process. Approval has been received to test a wet combustion process and an application

­

2008

REGULATORY STATUS

Conklin site to become predominantly a field-scale testing site for technology improvements to the

major equipment and materials were 75 per cent complete. Overall construction 15 per cent complete. 3,000

START-UP

Paramount Resources Ltd.

­

Nexen Inc. •

10,700

CAPACITY

­engineering design and environmental analysis. Conceptual and pre-FEED engineering being N-SOLV Corporation

carbonate. Production is expected to steadily increase through 2011. Supplementary information requests regarding the 10,700 commercial Phase 1 have been completed and provided to the regula-

CURRENT PROJECT

­

Chard

­

Phase 1

Updated: Dec 2010

­

Meadow Creek

­

Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 2

40,000

TBD

Approved

Announced Updated: Dec 2010

Value Creation Inc. ­

Updated: Aug 2011

TriStar

­

Pilot

­

Phase 1

10,000

2013

Application

COLD LAKE REGION — IN SITU

­

Subsequent Phases

90,000

TBD

Disclosed

Canadian Natural Resources Limited ­

Statoil Updated: Aug 2011

Updated: Jan 2011

Value Creation is providing the ERCB with additional information supporting its application. 1,000

2012

Primrose/Wolf Lake

Application

Updated: Sep 2011

­

Kai Kos Dehseh

­

Corner

40,000

2015

Application

­

Corner Expansion

40,000

TBD

Application

­

Hangingstone

20,000

TBD

Application

­

Primrose East

32,000

2008

Operating

­

Leismer

20,000

TBD

Application

­

Primrose North

30,000

2006

Operating

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P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CURRENT PROJECT

P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

Petrobank Energy And Resources Ltd.

­

Primrose South

45,000

1985

Operating

­

Wolf Lake

13,000

1985

Operating

Husky Energy Inc. ­

Caribou

­

Demonstration

­

Tucker

­

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

10,000

TBD

Approved Updated: Aug 2011

Husky reports continued progress enhancing its understanding of how to develop the Tucker res-

Dawson

Updated: Aug 2011

before year-end.

­

THAI Demonstration-Experimental

­

Phase 1

30,000

2006

Operating

Imperial Oil Limited •

Cold Lake

Updated: Nov 2011

Cold Lake achieved production record of 162,000 barrels per day in the third quarter of 2011, due to contributions from new wells steamed in 2010 and 2011. Imperial continues to progress its cyclic solvent process technology. A three-horizontal well pair pilot has been sanctioned and is expected

Peace River

­

Cadotte Lake

­ ­

Millennium Coker Unit

­

Millennium Vacuum Unit

­

U1 and U2 Fort Hills

97,000

2008

Operating

35,000

2005

Operating

225,000

1967

Operating

Announced

­

TBD

2011

Approved

Suncor expects to progress with engineering and site preparation work at the Fort Hills mine, target-

Updated: May 2011

ing a 2016 start-up. Project still must be sanctioned and does not include upgrader portion. ­

­

Phase 1

145,000

TBD

­

Phase 2 & 3

145,000

TBD

Voyageur Upgrader 3

Approved Approved

12,500

1986

Operating

­

Carmon Creek - Phase 1

40,000

2014

Announced

Suncor expects to progress with partner Total E&P Canada on site preparation and engineering for

Carmon Creek - Phase 2

40,000

TBD

Announced

Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

to start up in late 2013.

­

TBD

Royal Dutch Shell plc ­

Updated: Aug 2011

10,000

ervoir. It continues to remediate older wells with new stimulation techniques and develop new well pairs, and is seeing an increase in production rates.

Base Operations

to a strong second half of the year.

September. Pre-ignition heating cycle to commence in the fourth quarter, with air injection targeted

Phase 2

­

Suncor says that with major maintenance now behind it at its oilsands facilities, it is looking forward

will be moved to Dawson during Q3. Civil work underway, drilling expected to commence mid-

­

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Suncor Energy Inc.

Surface facilities from the first two wells at the Kerrobert project are being decommissioned and Updated: Nov 2010

CAPACITY

­

Phase 1

127,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase 2

63,000

TBD

Approved

Phase 1-10

110,000

1985

Operating

­

­

Phase 11-13

30,000

2002

Operating

In June, Southern Pacific commenced steaming wellbores at Red Earth. The project will be tested

throughout the remaining summer and fall, after which the test information will be interpreted and

Canadian Oil Sands reports that front-end engineering and design is now complete for its

go-forward plans will be prepared.

$4.6-­billion Mildred Lake mine train replacements. The target in-service date for the $1.6-billion

Phase 14-16

30,000

2015

Approved

Koch Exploration Canada Corporation ­ ­ ­

Gemini Commercial Pilot

Updated: Mar 2011 10,000 1,200

TBD TBD

Application Application

OSUM Oil Sands Corp. •

Taiga

Updated: Nov 2011

­

Commercial

­ ­

­

Phase 1

17,500

2014

Application

­

Phase 2

17,500

2016

Application

Pengrowth Energy Corporation

10,000

TBD

Announced

Pilot

1,000

2009

Operating

Pilot Expansion

3,000

TBD

Announced

SASKATCHEWAN REGION — IN SITU

Application

term liquidity as it pursues the planned sale of its Wallace Creek asset, prepares to advance the Axe

­

Pilot

8,400

TBD

Approved

Lake pilot project, and continues to assess strategic partnerships and long-term development plans.

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION — UPGRADER

Commercial

30,000

TBD

On Hold

Nexen Inc. •

On Hold

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — UPGRADER

Horizon

Updated: Sep 2011

­

Orion

­

Phase 1

10,000

2007

Operating

with production capacity of 42,599 bpd of hydrotreated gas oil as part of the Hydrotreater Phase 2.

­

Phase 2

10,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 1

­

Phase 2A

­ ­ ­

Tranche 1 (Engineering/Design)

shareholder value that could result in a sale or merger was expected to be closed in June, but this

­

Tranche 2

did not occur. The process is ongoing with a number of parties that have expressed interest.

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

PEACE RIVER REGION — IN SITU Andora Energy Corporation ­

Updated: Aug 2011

Sawn Lake

Andora Energy owner PanOrient Energy Corp. says Andora’s strategic review process to enhance

­

SAGD Demonstration

1,400

TBD

Approved

Northern Alberta Oil Ltd. ­

Sawn Lake

­

CSS Pilot

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of August post-fire repairs. Saipem has been awarded the EPC contract for a secondary upgrader

­

700

TBD

Approved

highest quarterly volume to date (29,500 barrels per day). The increase is due to increased volumes

­

Phase 1

58,500

2008

Operating

­

Phase 2

58,500

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3

58,500

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 4

58,500

TBD

Announced

Value Creation Inc.

Operating

10,000

2014

Approved

Phase 2B

45,000

TBD

Approved

Phase 3

80,000

TBD

Approved

INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND REGION — UPGRADER

--

2007

Complete

North West Upgrading Inc.

5,000

2012

Construction

­

Phase 1

­

TriStar

Updated: Jan 2011

Value Creation is providing the ERCB with additional information supporting its application. ­

Pilot

840

TBD

Upgrader

Application

Updated: Sep 2011

Final sanction anticipated late this year or early 2012. Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association Updated: Aug 2011

­broadening and expanding its IP in Canada. ­

Nexen says that production at Long Lake increased by 6 per cent in the third quarter and reached its

2009

Tamarack

34,784

2014

Application

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Ivanhoe has been issued a new Canadian patent for its HTL (heavy-to-light) oil technology, Updated: Feb 2011

Long Lake

exiting 2011 in the mid-30,000-barrel-per-day range.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited ­

Updated: Dec 2010

from a new well pad as well as higher rates from some of the better-quality wells. Nexen anticipates

Canadian Natural is reporting that synthetic crude oil shipments from Horizon resumed at the end Updated: Dec 2010

Operating

Oilsands Quest has secured $12 million in equity financing. The company says this ensures its near-

TBD

Approved

2006

Application

TBD

2012

100,000

TBD

SAGD Pilot

1,200

Announced

33,600

­

Pilot

Operating

TBD

Phase 2

for the first half of 2012. Drilling of SAGD well pairs and facility construction will begin in Q3/2011.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Stage 3 Expansion (UE-1)

1978

75,000

­

The Lindbergh pilot has received all regulatory approvals to begin construction. First steam is targeted

­

­

250,000

TBD

On Hold

Announced

Stage 3 Debottleneck

33,600

2008

TBD

Base Plant Stage 1 & 2 Debottleneck

­

Phase 1

600

12,000

­

Terre de Grace

Reservoir Test

Commercial

Syncrude Emissions Reduction Project has now been extended into the first quarter of 2012.

­

­

­

Updated: Nov 2011

­

­

Lindbergh

Mildred Lake/Aurora North & South

Updated: Nov 2011

Axe Lake

Updated: Aug 2011

­

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Value Creation Inc.

Oilsands Quest Inc. •

Osum reports that regulatory approval is anticipated by early 2012.

Updated: Aug 2011

the re-start of Voyageur construction. Project still needs to be officially sanctioned.

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­

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Phase 1

77,000

2013

Approved

­

Phase 2

77,000

2018

Approved

­

Phase 3

77,000

TBD

Approved

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P R O J E C T S TAT U S

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

­

Shell Albian Sands ­

CURRENT PROJECT

Scotford Upgrader 1

Updated: May 2011

Phase 2

87,000

­

­

Commercial

­

Expansion

­

Scotford Upgrader 2

REGULATORY STATUS

TBD

Cancelled

Heartland

Updated: Nov 2010

Construction suspended in September 2008.

158,000

2003

Operating

­

Phase 1

46,300

TBD

On Hold

91,000

2011

Operating

­

Phase 2

46,300

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3

46,300

TBD

Approved

Updated: Nov 2010

Shell withdrew its application for all phases of Scotford Upgrader 2 in fall 2010. ­

Phase 1

97,750

TBD

Cancelled

­

Phase 2

97,750

TBD

Cancelled

­

Phase 3

97,750

TBD

Cancelled

­

Phase 4

97,750

TBD

Cancelled

Statoil Strathcona

Updated: Mar 2010

N E W E x p o r t P i p e l i ne s Enbridge Northern Gateway

­

Phase 1

65,000

TBD

Cancelled

­

Phase 2

152,000

TBD

Cancelled

Total E&P Canada Ltd. Northern Lights

Updated: Nov 2010

Previous project owner Synenco Energy withdrew the Northern Lights upgrader application in June 2008. Total purchased Synenco in August 2008. ­

Phase 1

50,600

TBD

­

Phase 2

50,600

TBD

­

Strathcona

Cancelled Cancelled Updated: Dec 2010

Total says it will not proceed with its Strathcona upgrader. ­

Debottlenecking

46,000

TBD

Cancelled

­

Phase 1

138,000

TBD

Cancelled

Updated: Sep 2011

NEB hearings to begin in January 2012. Enbridge has secured commercial agreements for the project, fully subscribing to long-term capacity. It still faces opposition from First Nations and environmental groups. Enbridge has appointed Janet Holder as executive vice-president, Western Access, assuming overall responsibility for Northern Gateway.

Application withdrawn in December 2008.

­

START-UP

Value Creation Inc.

First commercial production from Scotford upgrader expansion announced in May 2011. Engineers will now focus on improving operating efficiencies and adding capacity through debottlenecking.

­

CAPACITY

­

Alberta to Kitimat, B.C.

525,000 plus 70,000 diluent line

2016

Application

Kinder Morgan Canada

Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX)

Updated: Nov 2011

Expansion open season began on Oct. 20, 2011, and will end on Jan. 19, 2012.

­

Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., Washington Expansion up State and offshore to 700,000

n/q

Announced

TransCanada Pipelines

Keystone Expansion

Updated: Nov 2011

A decision on the Keystone XL pipeline expansion is expected by the U.S. Department of State by year-end 2011, but some expect it may be delayed.

• Cushing, Okla., to U.S. Gulf Coast

500,000

2012

Announced

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