CNRL marks steam milestone at Kirby South SAGD project

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. reported it achieved its first steam injection on Sept. 16 at its wholly owned and operated Kirby South steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project.

The Kirby South project was completed on budget, with a forecast addition of production at $30,000/bbl flowing.

Kirby South is targeted to increase to 40,000 b/d of production by yearend 2014 and is the first step in a staged expansion plan for the greater Kirby area, targeted to increase Kirby area production over time to 140,000 b/d.

CNRL’s current overall thermal in situ development plan targets to increase facility capacity to 510,000 b/d from 170,000 b/d in staged increments over the next 15 years.

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