Husky Energy Inc.’s work to increase production at the Sunrise SAGD project is getting a boost following successful testing of an adjusted approach to steam generation.
August 22, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has been granted a five-year extension to its test of radio frequency heating for in situ oilsands production.
August 22, 2018, 10:58 AM MDT
Syncrude Canada Limited is advancing plans to physically integrate its plant with Suncor Energy Inc.’s base operations, first by truck and then by pipeline.
August 21, 2018, 12 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited has received regulatory approval for a new in situ oilsands growth project. Given recent commentary from CEO Rich Kruger, however, it is unlikely to be sanctioned any time soon.
August 21, 2018, 10:38 AM MDT
More than three years after suspending work on the nearly complete BlackGold SAGD project, Harvest Operations Corp. has commenced steam injection.
August 17, 2018, 11:10 AM MDT
Five of the nine producing well pads at the Sunrise SAGD project appear to need a boost to achieve performance targets.
August 16, 2018, 10:42 AM MDT
The Hangingstone SAGD expansion has exceeded its nameplate capacity, almost exactly one year after first oil.
August 15, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited has applied for a production increase at its Horizon oilsands mine as volumes surge following last year’s completion of the Stage 2/3 expansion.
August 14, 2018, 11:25 AM MDT
MEG Energy Corp. is seeking a buyer to commercialize its HI-Q partial upgrading technology so that it can focus spending on its Christina Lake SAGD project.
August 3, 2018, 3:16 AM MDT
BlackPearl Resources Inc. says it will use higher than expected cash flow to add production at its Saskatchewan thermal heavy oil project and increase spending on conventional heavy oil drilling.
August 3, 2018, 10:59 AM MDT
MEG Energy Corp. may have contracted capacity on pipelines to the U.S. Gulf Coast, but it’s having trouble using it due to a full Enbridge Inc. Mainline out of Canada.
August 2, 2018, 10:31 AM MDT
Devon Energy Corporation is now expecting to produce less heavy oil this year after turnaround work at its Jackfish SAGD project identified additional required maintenance.
August 1, 2018, 11 AM MDT
Four years ago, Cenovus Energy Inc. was in the early stages of building the oilsands industry’s first large-scale deployment of solvents with steam.
August 1, 2018, 6 AM MDT
It would appear that the new owner of the suspended STP-McKay SAGD project northwest of Fort McMurray is not interested in making it any bigger.
August 1, 2018, 8:39 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited says that it has deployed the largest autonomous hauler in the world at the Kearl oilsands mine.
July 30, 2018, 10:50 AM MDT
It’s no secret that Cenovus Energy Inc. is interested in selling off part of the Deep Basin asset package that it acquired from ConocoPhillips last year, but just how much might be more than expected.
July 27, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Cenovus Energy Inc. CEO Alex Pourbaix asked investors for patience on Thursday as the company works on an agreement to ship large volumes of its crude by rail in order to manage ongoing market access issues.
July 26, 2018, 11:08 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited has applied for a pilot testing what it calls solvent-enhanced SAGD (SE-SAGD) at its Kirby South project.
July 25, 2018, 9:23 AM MDT
Process deficiencies during construction of the Grand Rapids Pipeline resulted in the puncture of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 2 near Edmonton in February 2017, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said on Monday.
July 24, 2018, 10:25 AM MDT
The new owner of bankrupt Twin Butte Energy Ltd. is cancelling a pilot test the company planned using electrical heating for in situ oilsands extraction.
July 24, 2018, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has granted Imperial Oil Limited an 18-month extension to the confidentiality period for a pilot test of its cyclic solvent process (CSP).
July 23, 2018, 11:22 AM MDT
Osum Oil Sands Corp. is in the process of doubling production capacity at the Orion SAGD project, and making room to go even higher.
July 20, 2018, 12 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc. has received approval to extend a pilot testing increased power of once-through steam generators (OTSGs) at its Sunrise SAGD project.
July 20, 2018, 12 AM MDT
It is often said that improved project delivery in Alberta requires better communication and more collaboration between project owners and contractors.
July 19, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has received approval to proceed with a project that will reduce its oilsands GHG emissions as well as its related regulatory compliance activities.
July 18, 2018, 6 AM MDT