Muskeg River

Project Muskeg River
Operator Shell Albian Sands
Ownership Royal Dutch Shell plc 60%
Chevron Canada Resources 20%
Marathon Oil Corporation 20%
Location 10-15-095-10W4
Technology Surface Mining
Bitumen Capacity (bbls/day) 155,000
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2014
Jan - May
122,363
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2013 136,633
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2012 128,233

Project location and leases in close vicinity

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Minority partner Marathon Oil Corporation says that volumes in the second quarter of 2014 were slightly below previous guidance as a result of reliability issues at the mine. However, the segment reported income of $55 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $20 million in the second quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily a result of improved price realizations and a planned turnaround during the year-ago quarter.

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