Husky Energy begins production at Edam East
Saskatchewan thermal project starts with 10,000 bbls/day.
CALGARY — Husky Energy is producing heavy oil at its Edam East Lloyd Thermal Project in Saskatchewan, the first of three developments scheduled to come online this year.
The Calgary-based integrated energy company said first oil at the 10,000 barrels per day (bbls/day) development was achieved about seven weeks following the startup of steaming operations.
Husky’s operating costs for its Lloyd thermal product line averaged about $7 per barrel, including energy, in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Two additional Lloyd projects are to begin production in the third quarter: the 10,000 bbls/day Vawn project and the 4,500 bbls/day Edam West project.
Total production is expected to reach approximately 80,000 bbls/day by the end of 2016.
Husky’s thermal projects are supported by its Lloyd value chain, which includes the Saskatchewan gathering system, the upgrader and asphalt refinery, and oil storage capacity at Hardisty.