West Ells

Project West Ells
Operator Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Ownership Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. 100%
Location 00-00-095-17W4
Technology SAGD

Project location and leases in close vicinity

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

Sunshine Oilsands says it is postponing commissioning and start-up to improve productivity and reduce costs. First steam is now expected in late June instead of during the first quarter. The company says it continues to look for opportunities for joint ventures to reduce capital commitments and to accelerate increased production.

Future phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Phase A1 2015 5,000 Construction
Phase A2 TBD 5,000 Approved
Phase A3 TBD 30,000 Announced
Phase B TBD 20,000 Announced
Phase C1 TBD 30,000 Announced
Phase C2 TBD 30,000 Announced

Budget is based on a 10,000 bbl/d project (Phase 1 & 2) and excludes multi-project main access road costs and contingencies.