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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: Canada
  • Location: Alberta
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners:
  • Type: Heavy Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: 255,000 bpd

Description

  • The Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) joint venture (Shell 60%) has a current capacity of 255,000 b/d of synthetic crude. Today the AOSP consists of the Muskeg River Mine, the Jackpine Mine and the Scotford Heavy Oil Upgrader, located in Alberta, Canada.
  • The crude is transported to the upgrader by the Corridor Pipeline
  • A significant portion of the output of the Scotford Upgrader is sold to the Scotford Refinery

Contractors

  • AMEC-Colt: Front End Design (FED) Stage 3 engineering studies for Upstream Expansion

History

  • 1999 - Shell Announces Athabasca Oil Sands Project Joint Venture
  • 2003 - Production begins
  • 2005 - AMEC-Colt awarded Front End Design (FED) Stage 3 engineering studies for Upstream Expansion
  • 2011 - Expansion project completed

Geology

Links

  1. Shell Announces Athabasca Oil Sands Project Joint Venture
  2. Chevron to Participate in Athabasca Oil Sands Project Expansion
  3. Athabasca Oil Sands Project, Shell
  4. Chevron to Participate in Athabasca Oil Sands Project Expansion
  5. AMEC-Colt JV awarded the next stage of the Athabasca Oil Sands Mine Expansion

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