Sunshine Oilsands gets AER nod for Thickwood SAGD project

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. said it received final approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator for its Thickwood project.

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. said it received final approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator for its Thickwood project (OGJ Online, Jan. 17, 2013). The Thickwood project is Sunshine’s second 10,000 b/d, steam-assisted gravity drainage commercial development.

The Thickwood project area holds about 163 million bbl of proved plus probable reserves, and about 341 million bbl of best-estimate contingent resource, Sunshine said. The company believes that Thickwood could potentially support production of about 70,000 b/d.

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