Project Kearl
Operator Imperial Oil Limited
Ownership ExxonMobil Canada Energy 29.04%
Imperial Oil Limited 70.96%
Location 02-09-097-07W4
Technology Surface Mining
Bitumen Capacity (bbls/day) 110,000
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2014 79,338
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2013 33,040

Project location and leases in close vicinity

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Imperial says that excluding the precautionary shutdown at Kearl in November due to excessive vibration in the ore crusher unit, quarterly production averaged 87,000 bbls/d. The company says that its Kearl expansion project is essentially complete. Start-up is now slated for the third quarter of 2015 versus the original year-end target.

Operating phases

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

Future phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Phase 2 2015 110,000 Construction
Phase 3 2020 80,000 Approved
Phase 4 Debottleneck TBD 45,000 Approved