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Canada's Oil Sands: Highlights from Q2 2013


Canada's Oil Sands: Highlights from Q2 2013

Report summary

Oil sands operators witnessed an eventful second quarter as natural disasters, man-made incidents, lease cancellations, and external market forces posed challenges. Bitumen price realisations improved Cdn$20/bbl from the Q1 average.

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  • Average bitumen realisation improves by Cdn$20/bbl boosting players' netbacks
  • Kearl ramping up, while other projects underwent turnaround downtime
  • Bitumen seepage at Canadian Natural's Primrose to impact 2014 production
  • Oil sands leases exchange hands and others cancelled outright
  • Alternative transportation options march forwards
    • TransCanada's Energy East receives strong shipper backing
    • Rail and storage optionality also expanding
    • Economic Assumptions

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Average bitumen realisation improves by Cdn$20/bbl boosting players' netbacks
    • Bitumen and SCO price realisations versus WTI
  • Kearl ramping up, while other projects underwent turnaround downtime
    • Mining production trends
    • In situ production trends
  • Bitumen seepage at Canadian Natural's Primrose to impact 2014 production
  • Oil sands leases exchange hands and others cancelled outright
  • Alternative transportation options march forwards
    • Announced plans to increase Western Canada rail loading capacity of crude to over 800,000 b/d
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