Muskeg River

Project Muskeg River
Operator Shell Albian Sands
Ownership Chevron Canada Resources 20%
Marathon Oil Corporation 20%
Royal Dutch Shell plc 60%
Location 10-15-095-10W4
Technology Surface Mining
Bitumen Capacity (bbls/day) 155,000
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2014
January - March
119,435
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2013 136,633
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2012 128,233

Project location and leases in close vicinity

(neighbouring leases may be owned by the operator, a partner, or competitor. Click on lease for details.)

Minority partner Marathon Oil Corporation says its income from the project increased in the first quarter of 2014 primarily as a result of lower contract services and contract labour, and higher turnaround costs in the same quarter of 2013. The impact of higher price realizations in the first quarter of 2014 was mostly offset by lower net sales volumes due to reliability issues at both the Jackpine and Muskeg River mines.

Operating phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Commercial 2002 155,000 Operating

Future phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Expansion & Debottlenecking TBD 115,000 Approved