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Athabasca Oil Sands Project, Alberta

Operator

Shell

Equity

Shell Canada Limited (60%), Chevron Canada Limited (20%) and Western Oil Sands L.P. (20%)

Corridor pipeline

493km

Muskeg River Mine

Construction began

Late 1999

Muskeg River Contractors (MRC)

Fluor Daniel, AGRA Monenco Simons, GKO Engineering, Colt Engineering Corporation, AGRA Earth & Environmental, SaskPower International Inc, ATCO Group, General Electric, Koln Crippen

Production rate

155,000bpd

Reserves

5 billion barrels of mineable bitumen

Recoverable barrels

1.65 billion barrels of bitumen

Duration

30 years

Scotford Upgrader

Technology

Hydrogen-addition

Output

Premium quality low sulphur low viscosity synthetic crude oils

Heavy pressure vessels

55m long, 4.4m in diameter
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