Telephone Lake Oil Sands Project

Summary Information

  • Operator: Cenovus
  • Country: Canada
  • Location: 90 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 2.6 billion barrels
  • Production Volume:


  • The plan is for a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project with initial production capacity of 90,000 barrels per day (bbls/d), which is anticipated to be developed in two 45,000 bbls/d phases.
  • Telephone Lake is expected to eventually have total production capacity in excess of 300,000 bbls/d, with a project life of more than 40 years


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  • 2011 - Application for Environmental Impact Assessment
  • 2014 - Project received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator



  1. Cenovus gains approval for Telephone Lake oil sands project

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