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<ul><li>1875 Canada Geological Survey registers oil sands </li></ul><ul><li>1915 shipments to Edmonton for paving </li></u...
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History of the oil sands

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  1. 1. <ul><li>1875 Canada Geological Survey registers oil sands </li></ul><ul><li>1915 shipments to Edmonton for paving </li></ul><ul><li>1938 Abasand commercial production - 2,500 barrels </li></ul><ul><li>destroyed by fire in 1941 - not rebuilt </li></ul><ul><li>1950’s separation technology centrifugal force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong interest results in dozens of exploration leases sold by the government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1964 Esso starts Cold Lake; GCOS construction </li></ul><ul><li>1967 first GCOS (Suncor) production - 32,000 b/d </li></ul><ul><li>1978 first Syncrude production - 109,000 b/d </li></ul><ul><li>1993 truck and shovel technology adopted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key to revitalizing the development outlook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004 oil sands production reaches </li></ul><ul><li>1 million barrels per day </li></ul>Canadian Oil Sands History
  2. 2. <ul><li>1875 Canada Geological Survey registers oil sands </li></ul><ul><li>1915 shipments to Edmonton for paving </li></ul><ul><li>1929 Dr. Karl Clark patents hot water separation process </li></ul><ul><li>1938 Abasand commercial production - 2,500 barrels </li></ul><ul><li>destroyed by fire in 1941 - not rebuilt </li></ul><ul><li>1950’s separation technology centrifugal force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong interest results in exploration leases sold by government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1964 Esso starts Cold Lake; GCOS construction </li></ul><ul><li>1967 first GCOS (Suncor) production - 32,000 b/d </li></ul><ul><li>1978 first Syncrude production - 109,000 b/d </li></ul><ul><li>1985-1997 Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Test </li></ul><ul><li>1993 truck and shovel technology adopted </li></ul><ul><li>2001 First commercial SAGD project </li></ul><ul><li>2004 Oil sands production = 1 million bbl/day </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Syncrude granted first land reclamation certificate </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Suncor to reclaim first tailings ponds in September </li></ul>Milestones
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