Kearl

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) 2013
January – December
33,040

Project location and leases in close vicinity

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Imperial Oil says that Kearl gross bitumen production continues to ramp-up. Production was impacted during the fourth quarter by harsh winter weather and equipment reliability issues that are being addressed. Production rates of 100,000 barrels per day have been reached, and ongoing activities to stabilize performance at these higher levels are progressing. The Kearl expansion project was 72 percent complete at year end and remains on target for a 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 2015 110,000 Construction
Phase 3 2020 80,000 Approved
Phase 4 Debottleneck TBD 45,000 Approved