Canadian Natural has completed construction and commenced steam injection at our Kirby South Phase 1 project in September 2013. Kirby South operations are located approximately 85 km northeast of Lac La Biche. This is the first project that we have undertaken in the Athabasca Oil Sands area and in the McMurray reservoir and uses Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology for the recovery of bitumen from the in situ oil sands resources.
- A central processing facility (CPF) for bitumen with a peak production rate of 40,000 barrels per day of bitumen.
- Initial 7 pads with 49 SAGD well pairs
- Canadian Natural recieved regulatory approval in May 2014 for the Kirby Expansion Project, which includes Kirby North Phase 1