Revised output expected to be 422,500 barrels per day, down from 440,000 bpd.
Has concerns with Imperial Oil’s assumptions about its treatment technology performance will match actual results.
Production of upgraded bitumen could remain offline at its works north of Fort McMurray through July.
Will add three steam-driven well-pads that will send bitumen to its existing facilities.
Water-capping technology has been tested on site since 2012 and will be ready for a 10-year assessment in 2023.
Increase to 5.6 million bpd in the next 17 years mainly due to a rise in oil sands production to 4.2 million bpd.
Energy company is ramping up production of its Fort Hills oil sands mine, but has approved no other major growth projects in northern Alberta.
Environmental watchdog questions how the federal government enforces the Fisheries Act in relation to the giant ponds.
Government has kept promises in principle, but not in execution.
Joins other energy players that have reduced their exposure in the oil sands.
Weather outage cuts into oil sands output; operations returned to normal by the end of February.
Proposal opposed by environmentalists because Enbridge’s preferred route would carry oil sands crude across environmentally sensitive areas.
Access problem has affected the company, which produced 90,000 bpd from its steam-driven facilities.
The 10 finalists will collect $5 million in prize money, or $500,000 apiece.
Introducing legislation this week to give Alberta the power to reduce oil flows to the provinces.