Project Kearl
Operator Imperial Oil Limited
Ownership Imperial Oil Limited 70.96%
ExxonMobil Canada Energy 29.04%
Location 02-09-097-07W4
Technology Surface Mining
Bitumen Capacity (bbls/day) 110,000
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2014
Jan - May
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2013 33,040

Project location and leases in close vicinity

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Imperial says that April production was significantly lower than the quarterly average due to planned maintenance and reliability improvement repairs. Production growth resumed throughout the rest of Q2, averaging 85,000 barrels per day. The Kearl expansion project has advanced to 90 percent complete and continues to track ahead of schedule relative to its originally planned late 2015 start-up.

Operating phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Phase 1 2013 110,000 Operating

Future phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Phase 2 TBD 110,000 Construction
Phase 3 2020 80,000 Approved
Phase 4 Debottleneck TBD 45,000 Approved