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PROJECT STATUS

06.12 PROJECT STATUS

Athabasca Region Industrial Heartland Region Cold Lake Region

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Peace River Region Northwestern Saskatchewan

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION

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CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION

INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND REGION

COLD LAKE REGION

NEW Export Pipelines

PEACE RIVER REGION

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — MINING

­

Voyageur South

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

­

Phase 1

­

Horizon

Updated: Apr 2012

Canadian Natural reports that it has successfully completed unplanned maintenance on the fractionating unit in its primary upgrading facility and started up operations. The outage lasted from February 5 to March 13. ­

Phase 1

135,000

2008

Operating

­

Phase 2A

10,000

2014

Approved

­

Phase 2B

45,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3

80,000

TBD

Approved

­

Tranche 2

5,000

2012

Operating

Imperial Oil Limited •

Kearl

Updated: May 2012

Imperial Oil says that construction of Kearl Phase 1 is 90 per cent complete and is progressing to expected start-up in late 2012. ­

Phase 1

110,000

2012

Construction

­

Phase 2

110,000

2015

Construction

­

Phase 3 Debottleneck

70,000

2020

Approved

Shell Albian Sands ­

Jackpine

Updated: Jan 2012

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency recently invited public comment on a revised draft agreement to establish a joint panel for review of the Pierre River mine project, as well as revisions to the existing joint panel agreement for the review of the Jackpine mine expansion project.

2016

Approved

100,000

2018

Approved

­

Base Mine Stage 1 & 2 Expansion

290,700

1978

Operating

­

Stage 3 Expansion

116,300

2006

Operating

Teck Recources Limited ­

Frontier

­

Phase 1

75,000

2021

Application

­

Phase 2

80,000

2024

Application

­

Phase 3

80,000

2027

Application

­

Phase 4 Equinox

40,000

2030

Application

Total E&P Canada Ltd. •

Joslyn North Mine

­

Phase 1

­

Joslyn South Mine

­

Phase 1B

100,000

TBD

­

Phase 1

Muskeg River

­

2002

­

Expansion & Debottlenecking

115,000

TBD

­

Pierre River

­

Phase 1

100,000

2018

Application

­

Phase 1

­

Phase 2

100,000

TBD

Application

Dover West Clastics

­

Millennium Mine

­

North Steepbank Extension

­

Steepbank Debottleneck Phase 3

Fort Hills

Approved Updated: Dec 2010

100,000

TBD

Birch

155,000

Millennium Debottlenecking

2018

Announced

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.

Commercial

­

100,000

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — IN SITU

­

Suncor is now mining volumes from the North Steepbank Extension. The company expects that its Millennium Naphtha Unit (MNU) project will be fully operational by mid-year. In April, Suncor announced its upgrader had successfully returned to normal operations following a brief shutdown due to a fractionated performance issue. Suncor has started commissioning assets associated with its tailings reduction operations infrastructure project and anticipates to start using these assets during Q2.

Updated: May 2012

Project partner Suncor Energy says that current capital expenditures are around further design work, drilling and site preparation. The partners plan to submit development plans to their respective boards of directors for sanction in 2013.

Operating

Updated: May 2012

Updated: Apr 2012

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has announced that a period of public comment is underway and participant funding is being allocated. Comments are being accepted until June 4.

Approved

Base Operations

Updated: May 2012

100,000

2010

Suncor Energy Inc.

Application

Aurora South Train 2

2017

Approved

TBD

Aurora South Train 1

100,000

Updated: Jan 2012

Updated: Nov 2010 120,000

­

100,000

Operating

REGULATORY STATUS

­

Phase 1A

Shell has purchased a 1,820-acre tract of land near Grand Prairie, Alta., to conserve as boreal forest habitat on behalf of its oilsands operations. It will be called the Shell True North Forest.

START-UP

Mildred Lake/Aurora North & South

Expansion

Approved

CAPACITY

Construction is underway on a number of major projects including mine train replacement and relocation, the Aurora North Tailings Management Project, the Syncrude Emissions Reduction Project and the Centrifuge Tailings Management Project.

­

Updated: May 2012

New information this month

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

­

SASKATCHEWAN REGION

Updated: Apr 2012

AOSC says the updated contingent resources on its Birch holdings total 1.9 billion barrels. The company plans to submit its Birch regulatory application in late 2012 based on additional drilling and 3-D seismic. 12,000

TBD

Announced Updated: May 2012

AOSC says construction of an all-weather access road to the Dover West area is 85 per cent complete, with one bridge remaining to be built. Completion is expected in Q3. ­

Phase 1

12,000

2015

Application

­

Phase 2

35,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 3

35,000

TBD

Dover West Leduc Carbonates

Announced Updated: May 2012

2008

Operating

AOSC says production testing continues while it works on the TAGD pilot. An update from the TAGD proof of concept is expected in Q2. The company has responded to the first round of supplemental information requests from regulators and has launched work on its design basis memorandum.

294,000

1967

Operating

­

Phase 1 Demonstration

6,000

2014

Application

180,000

2012

Operating

­

Phase 2 Demonstration

6,000

TBD

Application

4,000

2007

Operating

BP p.l.c. 10,000

TBD

23,000

Updated: May 2012

­

Terre de Grace

Suncor says current work on Fort Hills includes progressing design basis memorandum engineering, site preparation and procurement for long-lead items. The company and its partner plan to submit development plans to their respective boards of directors for sanction in 2013.

­

Pilot

­

Debottleneck

­

Phase 1

Updated: Mar 2012 Approved

Canadian Natural Resources Limited ­

Birch Mountain

25,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 1

60,000

2022

Updated: Mar 2012 Announced

165,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase 2

60,000

2026

Announced

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PROJECT STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Cenovus Energy Inc.

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

­

Lewis

­

Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Cenovus says it continues to search for a strategic transaction to support development of the Telephone Lake project.

­

Phase 2

40,000

TBD

­

MacKay River

­

Phase A

45,000

TBD

Application

­

Phase B

45,000

TBD

Application

Suncor has commenced production from a new phase of six wells at MacKay River and initiated steam injection into additional wells. Production from these developments is expected to offset natural declines in the future.

Telephone Lake Borealis

Updated: May 2012

Dover Operating Corp. ­

Dover

Updated: Apr 2012

Dover OpCo says the project is in the final stages of the regulatory review process. ­

Phase 1

­

Subsequent Phases

­

Mackay River

50,000

2015

Application

200,000

TBD

Application Updated: Apr 2012

ERCB project approval granted January 2012. Dover OpCo says construction is underway. ­

Phase 1

35,000

2014

Construction

­

Phase 2

40,000

2017

Approved

­

Phase 3

40,000

2019

Approved

­

Phase 4

35,000

TBD

Approved

E-T Energy Ltd. •

Poplar Creek

Updated: May 2012

Bruce McGee has resigned as executive chairman of E-T Energy, although he will continue to be involved in the company’s projects as a service provider through McMillan-McGee Corp. Wayne Newhouse has been appointed chairman of the board, and Trevor Roberts as president and chief executive officer.

Updated: Dec 2010 Application Application Updated: Feb 2012

­

MR2

40,000

2016

Application

­

Phase 1

33,000

2002

Operating

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. •

Harper

Updated: May 2012

Sunshine says that steam cycle injection operations at Harper have proved thermally induced oil mobility. ­

Carbonate Pilot

Legend Lake

1,000

2011

Operating

­

Phase 1

10,000

2016

Application

­

Phase 2

10,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 2 Expansion

10,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 3

20,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 3 Expansion

10,000

TBD

Thickwood

Updated: May 2012

Announced Updated: May 2012

Sunshine Oilsands has submitted the regulatory application for its Thickwood SAGD project, anticipating project start-up in 2015.

­

Phase 1

10,000

2014

Application

­

Phase 1

10,000

2015

Application

­

Phase 2

40,000

2016

Announced

­

Phase 2

20,000

2018

Announced

­

Pilot

1,000

2007

Operating

­

Phase 2 Expansion

20,000

2021

West Ells

Husky Energy Inc. •

Sunrise

Updated: May 2012

Husky says Phase 1 construction remains on schedule for first production in 2014. All 49 horizontal well pairs have been completed. Construction of the camp is nearing completion and occupancy is expected in Q2. Detailed engineering for facilities and supporting infrastructure continues, as well as early engineering for the next phase.

Announced Updated: May 2012

Sunshine says that following regulatory approval, its external reservoir engineering firm, GLJ Petroleum Consultants, considers the project to have a high degree of certainty of implementation and that development will proceed. ­

A Phase 1

5,000

2013

Approved

­

A Phase 2

5,000

2014

Approved

­

Phase 1

60,000

2014

Construction

­

A Phase 3

20,000

2018

Announced

­

Phase 2

50,000

2016

Approved

­

B Phase 1

20,000

2020

Announced

­

Phase 3

50,000

TBD

Approved

­

B Phase 2

20,000

TBD

Announced

­

Phase 4

50,000

TBD

Approved

­

C Phase 1

30,000

TBD

Announced

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION — IN SITU

Ivanhoe Energy Inc. ­

Tamarack

Updated: Apr 2012

Ivanhoe says it expects to respond to a second round of supplemental information requests from the ERCB in Q2. ­

Phase 1

20,000

2013

Application

­

Phase 2

20,000

TBD

Application

12,000

2016

Marathon Oil Corporation ­

Birchwood

­

Demonstration

Updated: Sep 2011 Application

Oak Point Energy Ltd. ­

Lewis Pilot

Clearwater West

Updated: May 2012

Alberta Oilsands says it has responded to a third round of supplemental information requests from the ERCB regarding the project application. The company expects the regulator will hold a public hearing into the project, due in part to its proximity to the Fort McMurray airport. Company shareholders have requested a new board of directors be elected due to loss of confidence in the existing group. ­

Phase 2

­

Pilot

25,000

2016

Announced

4,350

2012

Application

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. Updated: Nov 2011

Oak Point Energy reports that engineering and procurement is ongoing. ­

Alberta Oilsands Inc. •

1,720

2013

Application

Southern Pacific Resource Corp.

Hangingstone

Updated: May 2012

In early March, AOSC responded to its second round of supplemental information requests from the ERCB. The company anticipates regulatory approval in Q3, and has placed orders for more than 75 per cent of long-lead items required for construction. AOSC says tenders received conform to budget and schedule.

Updated: May 2012

­

Phase 1

12,000

2014

Application

Southern Pacific says construction is nearing completion and it remains on track for first steam near the end of the second quarter of 2012, with production to commence three to four months from the first steam date.

­

Phase 2

35,000

2017

Announced

­

Phase 3

35,000

2019

Announced

STP-McKay

­

Phase 1

12,000

2012

Construction

­

Phase 2A

12,000

2015

Application

­

Phase 2B

12,000

TBD

Application

Suncor Energy Inc. •

Firebag

Updated: May 2012

Suncor says that ramp-up of the Firebag Stage 3 expansion is proceeding in line with expectations. Construction of Stage 4 is also proceeding. During Q1, Suncor says it focused on construction of two new well pads, central processing facilities and cogeneration units.

BlackPearl Resources Inc. ­

Blackrod

Updated: Feb 2012

Alberta Environment is preparing the final terms of reference for the commercial project phases. BlackPearl says production at the pilot is now over 300 barrels per day with an instantaneous SOR of less than 3:1, exceeding model expectations. The application for the 80,000-barrel-per-day commercial project is nearing completion and will be submitted to the regulator in the second quarter of 2012. ­

Phase 1

20,000

2016

Announced

­

Phase 2

30,000

TBD

Announced

30,000

TBD

Announced

800

2011

Operating

­

Cogeneration and Expansion

25,000

2007

Operating

­

Phase 3

­

Stage 1

35,000

2004

Operating

­

Pilot

­

Stage 2

35,000

2006

Operating

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

­

Stage 3

62,500

2011

Operating

­

Gregoire Lake

­

Stage 3-6 Debottleneck

23,000

TBD

Application

­

Phase 1

­

Stage 4

62,500

2013

Construction

­

Grouse

­

Stage 5

62,500

2018

Approved

­

Stage 6

62,500

2019

Approved

Regulatory application is targeted for early 2012. Alberta Environment has issued its final terms of reference for the Grouse environmental impact assessment.

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Updated: Mar 2012 60,000

2024

Announced Updated: Feb 2012


PROJECT STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

­

Commercial

­

Kirby (North)

50,000

START-UP

2017

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

Application

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

­

Phase B

60,000

TBD

Application

Updated: Jan 2012

­

Phase C

60,000

TBD

Application

CNRL has submitted the environmental impact assessment for all phases at Kirby North and South.

­

Pilot

600

2011

Operating

­

Phase 1

40,000

2016

Application

Connacher Oil And Gas Limited

­

Phase 2

40,000

2019

Application

­

­

Kirby (South)

Updated: Apr 2012

Canadian Natural says construction remains on track and on budget. Drilling has been completed on the second of seven well pads and commenced on the third. The company says drilling is confirming geological expectations. ­

Phase 1

45,000

2013

Construction

­

Phase 2

15,000

2020

Application

Cavalier Energy Inc. ­

Hoole

Updated: Apr 2012

Near-term plans for Paramount Resources Ltd. subsidiary Cavalier Energy Inc. include finalizing the scope and design of the initial phase of development at Hoole, submitting an application for commercial development and evaluating funding alternatives. ­

Commercial

35,000

2015

Announced

Cenovus Energy Inc. •

Christina Lake

Updated: May 2012

Construction of Phase D is more than three quarters complete and production is expected in the fourth quarter of this year. Construction of Phase E is more than 40 per cent complete, with production expected in the fourth quarter of 2013. Site preparation continues for Phase F. ­

Phase 1A

10,000

2002

Operating

­

Phase 1B

8,800

2008

Operating

­

Phase C

40,000

2011

Operating

­

Phase D

40,000

2012

Construction

­

Phase E

40,000

2013

Construction

­

Phase F

50,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase G

50,000

2017

Approved

­

Phase H

40,000

2019

Foster Creek

Phase A

­

Phase B Debottleneck

­ ­

Updated: Apr 2012

­

Algar Pod 2

10,000

2010

Operating

­

Expansion 1A

12,000

2014

Application

­

Expansion 1B

12,000

2016

Application

­

Pod 1

10,000

2007

Operating

ConocoPhillips Canada Limited ­

Surmont

­

Phase 1

27,000

2007

Updated: Mar 2012 Operating

­

Phase 2

109,000

2015

Construction

­

Pilot

1,200

1997

Operating

Devon Canada Corporation •

Jackfish

Updated: May 2012

Devon says that construction of Jackfish 3 is approximately 30 per cent complete. ­

Phase 1

35,000

2007

Operating

­

Phase 2

35,000

2011

Operating

­

Phase 3

35,000

2015

­

Pike

Construction Updated: Feb 2012

Devon is currently drilling appraisal wells and acquiring seismic on its Pike oilsands leases in order to determine the optimal development plan.

Announced

­

1A

35,000

2016

Announced

Updated: May 2012

­

1B

35,000

2017

Announced

­

1C

35,000

2018

Announced

Cenovus says it continues to work on fabrication and facility construction for Phase F, earthworks and site preparation for Phase G, and design engineering for Phase H. ­

Great Divide

Connacher has initiated a strategic review process, but says it has a number of capital projects with very good economics that are expected to increase production and/or improve netbacks that will continue to be evaluated and undertaken when free cash flow is available.

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

­

Phase F

45,000

2014

Construction

­

Phase G

40,000

2015

Approved

­

Phase H

40,000

2016

Approved

­

Phase I

45,000

2017

Announced

Narrows Lake

Grizzly Oil Sands Ulc ­

Algar Lake

Updated: Feb 2012

Part owner Gulfport Energy says Grizzly’s construction is on track for commissioning in Q4 with first production in mid-2013. Grizzly will also likely soon file a regulatory application for a SAGD project at Thickwood. ­

Phase 1

5,650

2013

­

Phase 2

5,650

2014

­

May River

Construction Approved Updated: Feb 2012

Petrobank has closed the sale of its May River asset to Grizzly Oil Sands, which plans to develop the leases using SAGD technology. ­

Phase 1

10,000

2013

Application

Cenovus and partner ConocoPhillips Canada anticipate a response from the ERCB regarding the Narrows Lake application by mid-2012.

­

Subsequent Phases

90,000

TBD

Disclosed

­

Phase 1

43,333

2016

Application

­

­

Phase 2

43,333

TBD

Application

­

Phase 3

43,334

TBD

Pelican Lake Grand Rapids

Harvest says site preparation is complete and site construction will begin in 2012. Drilling has begun on the first surface holes for SAGD well pairs, and the company says all 15 well pairs will be complete in 2012.

Updated: May 2012

Application Updated: May 2012

Cenovus drilled a second well pair at its Grand Rapids SAGD pilot in Q1. ­

Phase A

60,000

2017

Application

Harvest Operations Corp. BlackGold

Updated: Apr 2012

­

Phase 1

10,000

2014

Construction

­

Phase 2

20,000

2015

Application

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PROJECT STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Husky Energy Inc. •

Air Injection Pilot-Experimental

CAPACITY

REGULATORY STATUS

START-UP

Nexen Inc.

McMullen

Updated: May 2012

Husky says that during Q1 24 slant wells drilled in 2011 were put on cold production. At the air injection pilot, three horizontal well producers were drilled to further evaluate the resource. ­

CURRENT PROJECT

755

2012

Construction

Long Lake

Updated: May 2012

Nexen says it has reached two key milestones in its strategy to fill the Long Lake upgrader: the commencement of steaming on one new well pad, and the receipt of regulatory approval to proceed with two more well pads. ­

Long Lake South (Kinosis) Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Approved

­

Long Lake South (Kinosis) Phase 2

40,000

TBD

Approved

JACOS owner Japan Petroleum Exploration is delaying a decision on an expansion at Hangingstone until mid-2012 due to a delay in regulatory approval.

­

Phase 1

72,000

2008

Operating

­

Phase 2

72,000

TBD

Approved

­

Expansion

­

Phase 3

72,000

TBD

Application

­

Hangingstone Pilot

­

Phase 4

72,000

TBD

Announced

­

Pilot

Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited ­

Hangingstone

Updated: Jan 2012

35,000

2016

Application Updated: Jan 2012

11,000

1999

Operating

Koch Exploration Canada Corporation ­

Muskwa

­

Pilot

Updated: Mar 2012 10,000

2015

Application

Laricina Energy Ltd. •

Germain

Updated: May 2012

Laricina says detailed engineering is 80 per cent complete. Procurement of long-lead items is complete, piling commenced in January and modules began being transported to the site in March. ­

Phase 1 Commercial Demonstration

5,000

TBD

Construction

­

Phase 2

30,000

2015

Application

­

Phase 3

60,000

TBD

Application

­

Phase 4

60,000

TBD

Application

Saleski

Updated: May 2012

Laricina says an additional well pair has been drilled at the pilot, awaiting tie-in for steaming in Q2. Production and injection cycles are ongoing. The company has responded to the first round of supplemental information requests from the regulator regarding the commercial project application. ­

Phase 1

­

Pilot

Kai Kos Dehseh

Updated: May 2012

Statoil has released its Oil Sands Report Card 2011, available at http://goo.gl/8fuzo. ­

Corner

40,000

2015

Approved

­

Corner Expansion

40,000

TBD

Application

­

Hangingstone

20,000

TBD

Application

­

Leismer Commercial

10,000

TBD

Approved

­

Leismer Demonstration

10,000

2010

Operating

­

Leismer Expansion

20,000

TBD

Approved

­

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

Suncor Energy Inc. ­

Chard

10,700

2014

Application

­

Phase 1

1,800

2011

Operating

­

Meadow Creek

­

Phase 1

40,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 2

40,000

TBD

Approved

12,000

2015

MEG Energy Corporation •

Statoil

Christina Lake

Updated: May 2012

Updated: Dec 2010 Announced Updated: Dec 2010

Surmont Energy Ltd.

MEG says it has achieved a significant reduction in its steam to oil ratios through the introduction of infill wells and non-condensable gas injection. For Phase 2B, MEG says detailed engineering is more than 96 per cent complete, and all materials and modules have been ordered with delivery and onsite construction expected to continue through 2012 and into 2013. The company says the project remains on schedule and budget. For Phase 3, MEG says engineering work is underway to determine the optimum size and schedule of project phases.

­

Phase 1 Pilot

­ ­

­

Surmont

­

Phase 1

Updated: Apr 2012 Announced

Value Creation Inc. Advanced TriStar

Updated: May 2012

3,000

2008

Operating

Value Creation says it is preparing the regulatory application for the Advanced TriStar project.

Phase 2A

22,000

2009

Operating

­

ATS-1

15,000

2016

Announced

Phase 2B

35,000

2013

Construction

­

ATS-2

30,000

2019

Announced

­

Phase 3A

50,000

2016

Approved

­

ATS-3

30,000

2022

­

Phase 3B

50,000

2018

Approved

­

TriStar

­

Phase 3C

50,000

2020

Approved

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

Surmont

Updated: May 2012

MEG plans to file its regulatory application for Surmont in the second half of 2012. ­

Phase 1

60,000

2018

Announced

­

Phase 2

60,000

TBD

Announced

N-SOLV Corporation ­

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. ­

Demonstration Plant

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500

2012

Announced

­

Pilot

Announced Updated: Jan 2012

1,000

2012

Cancelled

COLD LAKE REGION — IN SITU Canadian Natural Resources Limited ­

Primrose/Wolf Lake

Updated: Apr 2012

Canadian Natural says production increased nine per cent in 2011 versus 2010 due to the optimization of steaming technologies and the development of new low-cost pads. The company expects another nine per cent increase in 2012. ­

Primrose East

32,000

2008

Operating

­

Primrose North

30,000

2006

Operating


PROJECT STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

CURRENT PROJECT

­

Primrose South

45,000

1985

Operating

Northern Alberta Oil Ltd.

­

Wolf Lake

13,000

1985

Operating

­

Devon Canada Corporation ­

Walleye

­

Phase 1

Updated: Apr 2012 7,000

2015

Announced

Husky Energy Inc. ­

Caribou

­

Demonstration

­

Tucker

10,000

TBD

Approved Updated: Feb 2012

Production at Tucker has increased significantly, exiting 2011 at over 9,000 barrels per day versus 4,000 barrels per day the previous year. Husky says it has addressed subsurface challenges by remediating older wells with new completion and stimulation techniques and initiating revised start-up procedures. ­

Phase 1

30,000

2006

Operating

Imperial Oil Limited •

Cold Lake

Updated: May 2012

Imperial says drilling has been completed at Cold Lake on a three-well cyclic solvent process pilot that is expected to start up in late 2013. ­

Phase 1-10

110,000

1985

Operating

­

Phase 11-13

30,000

2002

Operating

­

Phase 14-16

40,000

2014

Construction

Koch Exploration Canada Corporation ­

Gemini

Updated: Apr 2012

A public hearing was planned on the project in February, but was cancelled after outstanding objections were dropped. The project was granted approval in March. ­

Stage 1

1,200

TBD

Approved

­

Stage 2

10,000

TBD

Approved

Osum Oil Sands Corp. ­

Taiga

Updated: Apr 2012

The ERCB has scheduled a public hearing into the Taiga project scheduled for May 23. ­

Phase 1

17,500

2014

Application

­

Phase 2

17,500

2016

Application

Pengrowth Energy Corporation ­

Lindbergh

Updated: Feb 2012

Pengrowth achieved first steam at the Lindbergh pilot in February.

Sawn Lake

CSS Pilot

700

TBD

Approved

Petrobank Energy And Resources Ltd. ­

Dawson

Updated: Apr 2012

Petrobank says that drilling of the well pairs for the demonstration project is complete and construction of the surface facilities will be complete later in 2012. ­

Phase 2

­

THAI Demonstration-Experimental

10,000

TBD

Announced

TBD

TBD

Construction

Royal Dutch Shell plc ­

Peace River

Updated: Dec 2011

Alberta’s environmental assessment director has deemed complete Shell Canada’s environmental impact assessment report for the Carmon Creek expansion. ­

Cadotte Lake

12,500

1986

Operating

­

Carmon Creek - Phase 1

40,000

2015

Application

­

Carmon Creek - Phase 2

40,000

2018

Application

Southern Pacific Resource Corp. •

Red Earth

Updated: May 2012

Southern Pacific is analyzing results from its latest CSS test at Red Earth. The company says it will finalize future development plans by the end of Q2. ­

Commercial

10,000

TBD

Announced

­

Pilot

1,000

2009

Operating

­

Pilot Expansion

3,000

TBD

Announced

SASKATCHEWAN REGION — IN SITU Oilsands Quest Inc. ­

Axe Lake

Updated: Apr 2012

Oilsands Quest has signed the definitive loan agreements for debtor-in-possession financing of $2.85 million, which will fund operating costs and other expenses while the company continues its solicitation process. ­

Commercial

TBD

On Hold

­

Reservoir Test

30,000 600

2008

On Hold

­

SAGD Pilot

TBD

TBD

On Hold

8,400

TBD

Phase 1 Commercial

12,500

2014

Application

NORTH ATHABASCA REGION — UPGRADER

­

Phase 2 Commercial

17,500

2016

Announced

BP p.l.c.

­

Pilot

1,200

2012

Operating

­

Terre de Grace

­

Pilot

Updated: Dec 2010

REGULATORY STATUS

Updated: Mar 2012

­

Royal Dutch Shell plc

START-UP

Company owner Deep Well Oil & Gas says DeGolyer & MacNaughton Canada has completed its reservoir modelling for a proposed horizontal cyclic steam stimulation pilot at Sawn Lake, concluding the project would yield commercial viable extraction. Deep Well is currently preparing a pilot plan and options for capitalization. ­

Updated: Nov 2010

CAPACITY

Updated: Mar 2012 Approved

­

Orion

­

Phase 1

10,000

2007

Operating

­

­

Phase 2

10,000

TBD

Approved

Canadian Natural reports that it has successfully completed unplanned maintenance on the fractionating unit in its primary upgrading facility and started up operations. The outage lasted from February 5 to March 13.

PEACE RIVER REGION — IN SITU Andora Energy Corporation •

Sawn Lake

Updated: May 2012

Andora Energy majority owner PanOrient Energy Corp. says no binding agreements have been made as a result of its strategic review process, and various alternatives are being considered in order to move ahead with the pilot program. ­

SAGD Demonstration

1,400

TBD

Approved

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Horizon

Updated: Apr 2012

­

Phase 1

114,000

2009

Operating

­

Phase 2A

10,000

2014

Approved

­

Phase 2B

45,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3

80,000

TBD

Approved

­

Tranche 2

5,000

2012

Operating

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CURRENT PROJECT

CAPACITY

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Ivanhoe Energy Inc. ­

Tamarack

Updated: Apr 2012

Ivanhoe says it expects to respond to a second round of supplemental information requests from the ERCB in Q2. ­

Phase 1

34,784

2014

Application

Suncor Energy Inc. •

Base Operations

Updated: May 2012

Suncor is now mining volumes from tne North Steepbank Extension. The company expects that its Millennium Naphtha Unit (MNU) project will be fully operational by mid-year. In April, Suncor announced its upgrader had successfully returned to normal operations following a brief shutdown due to a fractionated performance issue. Suncor has started commissioning assets associated with its tailings reduction operations infrastructure project and anticipates to start using these assets during Q2.

CURRENT PROJECT

START-UP

REGULATORY STATUS

Announced

­

ATS-2

25,500

2019

­

ATS-3

25,500

TBD

­

TriStar

Announced Updated: Jan 2011

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

Pilot

840

TBD

Cancelled

INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND REGION — UPGRADER North West Upgrading Inc. ­

Redwater Upgrader

Updated: Feb 2012

Final sanction is anticipated in 2012. ­

Phase 1

77,000

2013

Approved

­

Phase 2

77,000

2018

Approved

Phase 3

77,000

TBD

Approved

­

Millennium Coker Unit

97,000

2008

Operating

­

­

Millennium Vacuum Unit

35,000

2005

Operating

Shell Albian Sands

­

U1 and U2

225,000

1967

Operating

­

Fort Hills

Updated: May 2012

CAPACITY

Scotford Upgrader 1

Updated: Dec 2011

Shell says the focus at Scotford will now be on improving operating efficiencies and adding capa-

Suncor says current work on Fort Hills includes progressing design basis memorandum engineering, site preparation and procurement for long-lead items. The company expects to present development plans to the board of directors for sanction in 2013.

city through debottlenecking. Alberta’s environmental impact assessment director has deemed

­

Phase 1

145,000

TBD

On Hold

­

Commercial

­

Phase 2 & 3

145,000

TBD

On Hold

Expansion

Voyageur Upgrader 3

­

Updated: May 2012

complete the environmental impact assessment report for Shell Canada’s Quest carbon capture and storage project from the Scotford upgrader. 158,000

2003

Operating

91,000

2011

Operating

Value Creation Inc.

Suncor says that current work is on validating project scope, developing the project execution plan, engineering and progressing site preparation. The company and its partner plan to submit development plans to their respective boards of directors for sanction in 2013.

­

­

Phase 1

127,000

2017

Approved

­

Phase 1

46,300

TBD

On Hold

­

Phase 2

63,000

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 2

46,300

TBD

Approved

­

Phase 3

46,300

TBD

Approved

Syncrude Canada Ltd. •

Mildred Lake/Aurora North & South

Updated: May 2012

Construction is underway on a number of major projects including mine train replacement and relocation, the Aurora North Tailings Management Project, the Syncrude Emissions Reduction Project and the Centrifuge Tailings Management Project. ­

Base Plant Stage 1 & 2 Debottleneck

­

Stage 3 Debottleneck

­

Stage 3 Expansion (UE-1)

250,000

1978

Operating

75,000

TBD

Announced

100,000

2006

Operating

new export pipelines Enbridge Northern Gateway

Long Lake

Updated: May 2012

Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX)

Phase 1

58,500

2008

Operating

Phase 2

58,500

TBD

Approved

­

­

Phase 3

58,500

TBD

Application

TransCanada Pipelines

­

Phase 4

58,500

TBD

Announced

Advanced TriStar

Updated: May 2012

Value Creation says it is preparing the regulatory application for the Advanced TriStar project. 12,750

2016

Announced

Application

Updated: May 2012

Following a successful open season, Kinder Morgan has approved the Trans Mountain expansion. It still needs regulatory approval.

­

Value Creation Inc.

2017

Kinder Morgan Canada

­

ATS-1

525,000 plus 70,000 diluent line

Alberta to Kitimat, B.C.

Nexen says it has reached two key milestones in its strategy to fill the Long Lake upgrader: the commencement of steaming on one new well pad, and the receipt of regulatory approval to proceed with two more well pads.

­

Updated: Apr 2012

Public hearings ongoing. Enbridge has announced that president and CEO Patrick Daniel is retiring at or before the end of 2012. He will be succeeded by Al Monaco, currently president, gas pipelines, green energy and international.

Nexen Inc.

Updated: Nov 2010

Construction was suspended in September 2008.

SOUTH ATHABASCA REGION — UPGRADER •

Heartland

Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., Washington Expansion up State and offshore to 850,000

2017

Keystone Expansion

Announced

Updated: May 2012

TransCanada has filed a new proposed route for Keystone XL through Nebraska, which will be subject to public comment prior to evaluation by the state. It also plans to construct the Cushing to U.S. Gulf Coast portion of the line as a stand-alone project.

Cushing, Okla., to U.S. Gulf Coast

500,000

TBD

Announced

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