Oil Sands

News
March 01, 2024
MEG Energy Corp. said Chief Operating Officer Darlene Gates will succeed Derek Evans as the company’s new chief executive officer, making her the only woman to helm a major oil sands producer.
News
January 12, 2024
Total production jumped by 336,822 bpd to 4.16 MMbpd, the highest in data stretching back to 2010, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s website. Output over the first 11 months of the year averaged 3.79 MMbpd, versus 3.73 MMbpd for all of 2022, the data show.
News
October 05, 2023
The acquisition adds 61,000 bpd of net bitumen production capacity and 675 MMbbl of proved and probable reserves to Suncor's existing oil sands portfolio.
News
August 09, 2023
Absolute emissions remained flat at 81 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, while total oil sands production rose by more than 50,000 bpd to 3.1 MMbpd, S&P said.
News
August 08, 2023
ConocoPhillips exercised its right to purchase the remaining 50% interest in Surmont from TotalEnergies SE for about $3 billion in May. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2023.
News
August 04, 2023
Canadian Natural will raise output from its Primrose site by 25,000 bpd in the current quarter and boost production at its Kirby oil-sands operation by 15,000 bpd in the fourth quarter, the company said Thursday.
News
August 01, 2023
Alberta’s total oil output dropped 21% to 2.71 MMbpd, the lowest since June 2016, when oil-sands producers were recovering from wildfires that shut about 1 MMbpd of capacity.
News
May 29, 2023
Taking full control of Surmont’s low-cost production helps ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance meet a commitment to return $11 billion in cash to shareholders this year by letting the company generate free cash flow at even lower crude prices.
News
May 18, 2023
ConocoPhillips is restoring non-essential workers to its Surmont oil-sands site in Alberta after removing them Tuesday because of a wildfire nearby, the company said in an emailed statement. Until now, the blazes were hindering oil and gas production in the western part of the province, far from the oil sands in the northeast.
News
April 27, 2023
The acquisition is for cash consideration of C$5.5 billion (U.S, $4.04 billion), with the potential for additional payments of up to an aggregate maximum of C$600 million ($440.62 million).
News
April 18, 2023
Located in northern Alberta, Fort Hills is Canada’s newest oil-sands mine. The site began operation about five years ago and produced about 164,000 bpd last year, AER data show. 
News
April 10, 2023
The pipeline also may allow oil-sands companies to boost production. Imperial Oil Ltd., which is controlled by Exxon Mobil Corp., expects to finish a 15,000-barrel-a-day expansion of its Cold Lake facility ahead of schedule this year, Chief Executive Officer Brad Corson said at the conference.
News
February 22, 2023
Pathways Alliance members have awarded a $10 million contract to Wood, a global engineering and consulting company, to develop detailed plans for a 400-kilometre CO2 transportation line that will eventually link more than 20 oil sands facilities with a hub for permanent carbon storage in the Cold Lake, Alberta region.
News
January 30, 2023
TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd acquired an additional 6.65% interest in the Fort Hills Energy Limited Partnership and associated sales and logistics agreements from Teck Resources Limited, for a consideration of $233.39 million.
News
December 01, 2022
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Canada’s largest oil and gas producer, is aiming to raise production as high as 1 million barrels a day in 2023 for the first time as the company ramps up drilling amid historically high prices.
Article
September 2022
The price is here. Drilling is up. But the outlook remains uncertain, as Canada wrestles with climate policies that do not align with the realities of demand, global markets, and security of supply.
News
July 18, 2022
The Canadian government released potential designs for an emissions cap on the oil and gas industry, the next step in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to cut emissions in the sector by 42% by 2030.
News
July 11, 2022
Suncor Energy Inc.’s chief executive officer stepped down on Friday after a series of fatalities at the company’s oil sands sites shook confidence in its management.
News
June 13, 2022
BP sold out of Canada’s oil sands, divesting its stake in the Sunrise project to Cenovus Energy Inc. while acquiring offshore exploration from the same company in the east of the country.
News
June 06, 2022
Canadian heavy crude prices have collapsed relative to futures prices because of high refining costs rather than the pipeline bottle necks that have plagued the industry in the past, according to a Toronto-based analyst.
News
May 05, 2022
Canada is becoming more reliant on the fossil-fuel sector, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to strengthen the country’s policies on climate change.
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