ConocoPhillips delivers first oil at Surmont 2

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has delivered first oil at its Surmont 2 in-situ oil sands facility in Canada, marking a significant milestone for the megaproject.

Construction of the Surmont 2 facility, the largest single-phase steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project ever undertaken, began in 2010. Earlier this year, ConocoPhillips announced first steam, the initial step toward production. Since that milestone, steam has heated the reservoir to a point where the well pairs can be converted to a SAGD configuration and allows the oil to flow. Production was declared once the inspected product was routed to sales tanks.

Production will ramp up through 2017, adding approximately 118,000 barrels of oil per day (BOD) gross capacity. Total gross capacity for Surmont 1 and 2 is expected to reach 150,000 BOD.

The Surmont project is located in the Athabasca Region of northeastern Alberta, Canada, approximately 35 miles (63 kilometers) southeast of Fort McMurray. Surmont is operated by ConocoPhillips under a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Total E&P Canada.

 

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