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Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 09 mai 2020, 09:03

Suncor trés présent dans les tars sands annonce 2.5 milliards de $ de pertes au Q1 2020.
Low Crude Prices Force Another Oil Major To Slash Dividends

By Tsvetana Paraskova - May 06, 2020

Suncor Energy is axing its quarterly dividend by 55 percent to reduce its cash breakeven to a WTI Crude price of US$35 a barrel, one of Canada’s biggest oil firms said on Wednesday.

Suncor made the statement when reporting a huge Q1 loss due to impairments stemming from the low oil prices.


“[A]fter taking significant action in reducing capital and operating costs, the Board believes that reducing the current level of dividends is required to drive down the cash breakeven of the company to a WTI price of US$35 per barrel,” Mark Little, president and chief executive officer at Suncor Energy, said in a statement.

Suncor Energy’s Board has decided to cut the quarterly cash dividend by 55 percent to US$0.15 (C$0.21) per common share.

As early as in March, Suncor announced cuts to its oil production and spending for this year, as did all Canadian, American, and international oil companies in response to the oil price collapse.

Today, Suncor said that “At a WTI price of US$35 per barrel, all planned operating and administration costs, sustaining capital and dividends can be covered from operating revenue, once demand returns.”

Suncor reported today a net loss of US$2.5 billion (C$3.525 billion) for Q1 2020, compared to net earnings of US$1.05 billion (C$1.470 billion) for the prior-year quarter, due to low oil prices and non cash after tax asset impairment charges.

“The company’s results in the first quarter of 2020 were impacted by the significant weakness and volatility in commodity prices, compared to the prior year quarter, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and OPEC+’s initial plan to increase production,” Suncor said in an unsurprising recap of the events in Q1 which was the highlight of every oil firm’s results release this earnings season.

Suncor joins other Canadian and major international companies that touched the dividend to protect their balance sheets in the current weak operating and price environment. Cenovus Energy, for example, announced last week a temporary suspension of the dividend after swinging to a Q1 loss, while Husky Energy slashed dividends by 90 percent as it also posted a loss. Last week, Shell announced its first dividend cut since World War II.
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... dends.html

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 20 avr. 2020, 18:21

En relation avec ce post de Phyvette du jour : viewtopic.php?p=2301098#p2301098

Les producteurs de pétrole Oil sands doivent arrêter la production, les prix de ventes Western Canadian Select tombent à zéro :
$0 Oil Forces Canada To Shut Down Crude Production

By Irina Slav - Apr 20, 2020 oilprice.com

Canadian oil companies have begun shutting down steam-driven oil sands production projects as prices continue to fall, Reuters reports, noting the move could have dire long-term consequences for the production facilities.

Steam-driven oil sands production, also called steam-assisted gravity drainage, involves injecting steam into an oil sands deposit to melt the bitumen and make it flow up the well. To ensure long-term production, the temperature and pressure at such sites must be maintained at a certain level. Disruption, Reuters explains, could result in permanent damage, which would translate into a permanent loss of production.

Yet Western Canadian Select, the heavy oil benchmark of Canada, has been trading below $10 for about ten days now, with a temporary spike to $10.13 a barrel last Thursday. At the time of writing, WSC was trading at $-0.01 a barrel.

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As a result, producers are being forced to cut. Husky Energy cut its oil sands output by 15,000 bpd. Cenovus reduced its production by 45,000 bpd and said it could raise this further to 100,000 bpd, nothing a cut of this size wouldn’t damage the bitumen reservoirs. ConocoPhillips last week said it would cut its oil sands output by as much as 100,000 bpd.

Earlier this month, ahead of a meeting between Alberta government officials and OPEC, the chief executive of Enbridge said oil producers in Western Canada could shut down as much as 20-25 percent of production in response to the price slide, brought about by the coronavirus outbreak that exacerbated the situation with the supply overhang.

A cut of 20-25 percent translates into 1.1-1.7 million bpd. According to TD Securities, 135,000 bpd of this has already been cut, all in the oil sands, as of April 7. Now, the consultancy says that total production cuts in the oil sands amount to 300,000 bpd and could rise further to 1.5 million bpd.
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/ ... ction.html

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par tita » 01 avr. 2020, 16:47

Sur Bloomberg, un exemple de prix négatifs pour un produit pétrolier très particulier, le Wyoming Asphalt Sour, qui est surtout utilisé pour le bitume.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ive-prices

C'est possible qu'il y ait eu quelque chose de similaire au Canada dans un cas très particulier. Mais c'est un peu négligeable.

Le Western Canada Select (WCS) se négocie actuellement aux alentours de $5... Tout le secteur au Canada est probablement déficitaire à ce prix-là.

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par tuefeli » 01 avr. 2020, 15:36

Il semblerait que les sables bitumineux canadiens soient passé un temps à coût négatif.

A t-on plus d'infos à ce sujet?
S’agit-il de gros volumes? Quelles compagnies sont concernées? Avec quel impact financier?

J'imagine qu'une compagnie qui donne de l'argent avec son pétrole a peu de chance de survivre longtemps... Pourquoi ne pas avoir arrêter la production?

Tout cela m'intrigue et je trouve que ça sent la fake-news...

Si quelqu'un à des infos?

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 24 févr. 2020, 15:43

Suite de 2 posts au dessus, Teck Ressource abandonne le projet.
Canada : retrait d'un mégaprojet controversé de sables bitumineux

AFP parue le 24 févr. 2020

La compagnie canadienne Teck Resources a annoncé dimanche qu'elle renonçait à demander l'autorisation d'exploiter une mine géante de sables bitumineux en Alberta (ouest), un projet controversé sur lequel le gouvernement de Justin Trudeau devait se prononcer d'ici fin février.


Ce projet d'environ 20 milliards de dollars canadiens (14 milliards d'euros), baptisé Frontier, devait permettre la production de 260 000 barils de pétrole par jour. Mais son impact sur l'environnement a été dénoncé par les écologistes et les populations autochtones de la région : l'exploitation de la mine aurait généré 4,1 millions de tonnes de CO2 par an, selon l'étude de l'Agence d'évaluation d'impact du Canada.

L'entreprise basée à Vancouver (ouest) a annoncé dans un communiqué qu'elle avait envoyé une lettre au ministre fédéral de l'Environnement pour lui annoncer sa décision.

"Nous sommes déçus d'en être arrivés à ce résultat", a déploré le PDG de Teck Resources, Don Lindsay, dans sa lettre au gouvernement. "Teck avait proposé un projet responsable sur le plan social et environnemental, en pointe dans le secteur et qui avait le potentiel de créer des bénéfices économiques importants pour les Canadiens", a ajouté le dirigeant, expliquant que sa société cherchait à concilier développement économique et respect de l'environnement.

"Malheureusement", poursuit M. Lindsay, "le débat croissant sur cette question a placé (le projet) Frontier et notre société au coeur de questions bien plus larges auxquelles il reste à apporter des réponses". "Dans ce contexte, il est désormais évident qu'il n'existe pas de possibilité de faire avancer ce projet de façon constructive", a-t-il conclu.

Le gouvernement de Justin Trudeau avait jusqu'à fin février pour annoncer s'il donnait son feu vert ou pas à ce projet, souhaité par les dirigeants de la province pétrolière de l'Alberta qui le jugent essentiel pour la croissance et l'emploi de la région. La décision s'annonçait donc particulièrement délicate pour le Premier ministre qui s'était engagé, lors de sa réélection fin 2019, à faire atteindre la neutralité carbone au Canada d'ici 2050.

M. Trudeau avait déjà été vertement critiqué de toutes parts pour avoir nationalisé en 2018 l'oléoduc Trans Mountain dans l'ouest du pays, puis autorisé son agrandissement.
https://www.connaissancedesenergies.org ... eux-200224

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par mobar » 31 janv. 2020, 08:51

S'il ne se fait pas tout de suite, il se fera probablement plus tard quand les prix du brut auront suffisamment augmenté

Et s'il ne se fait pas parce qu'on n'a plus besoin de ce brut, les couts d'exploration auront été dépensés en pure perte

Si cette probabilité était forte, les investissements en exploration de nouveaux gisements seraient en voie de diminution
Depuis trois ans, les investissements dans le secteur pétrolier étaient en baisse. Mais le temps de la croissance est revenu. Un prix du baril soutenu, une croissance économique globale et une demande dynamique ont suffi à réveiller l’industrie et en particulier les pétroliers américains, constate l’Institut français du pétrole (IFPEN).
https://www.novethic.fr/actualite/energ ... 45413.html

Comme ce n'est pas le cas, on peut parier que ce gisement finira par être exploité et qu'il repoussera comme les autres nouveaux gisements qui seront mis en exploitation après lui, la date du PO aux calendes grecques :lol:

CQFD

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 30 janv. 2020, 23:51

Un gros projet de tar sands a 15 milliards de dollars qui attend l'accord du gouvernement fédéral Canadien risque en fait de ne pas se faire au vu des cours très bas du petrole.
$15 Billion Oil Sands Project Might Not Go Ahead Even If Trudeau Approves It

By Irina Slav - Jan 30, 2020

Teck Resources is uncertain it will go ahead with a planned oil sands project that is awaiting the approval of the federal Canadian government, the Canadian Press reports, citing Teck’s chief executive.

The Frontier project, estimated to be worth $15.6 billion (C$20.6 billion), is an open oil sands mine that would yield 260,000 bpd at peak production, with its life estimated at 40 years. Yet it must first be approved by the Liberal government that has strict climate change fighting goals.

According to Teck Resources’ CEO Don Lindsay, however, the project may not go through even if the government grants it approval. The problem, he said during an investor conference in Alberta, was oil prices, among other things. Frontier’s profitability was based on higher oil prices, much higher than they are now. When it was first floated, the plan saw profitability at a West Texas Intermediate price of $75 per barrel. WTI is currently trading at a little over $50 a barrel and hasn’t touched $70 for years.

At the moment, the federal government’s decision on the Frontier project is closely watched by all stakeholders. According to some, this decision could seal the fate of the Canadian oil sands industry, which is why it is very likely that the government will delay it as it seeks to find a way to please two opposing camps that have no meeting point. The pro-oil camp wants the industry to grow. The pro-climate camp is fixated on emission reduction.

Whatever Prime Minister Trudeau decides, one of these groups will be unhappy.

Yet if the government does approve the project and Teck Resources decides not to go ahead with it, this could be an even harder blow to the industry, a sign that the investment climate and the oil price environment has worsened so much that it is making projects that were deemed profitable just three years ago, unprofitable.

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... es-It.html

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 05 sept. 2019, 08:19

J'avais plus en tête qu'il y avait des Chinois dans les tar sands :
Why China’s Oil Majors Aren’t Leaving Canada’s Oil Patch

By Tsvetana Paraskova - Sep 03, 2019

China’s state-held oil majors are staying in Canada’s oil sands despite challenges in production growth, unlike major European and U.S. firms that have bailed out of the higher-cost Canadian oil patch.

The three giant Chinese oil companies—PetroChina, CNOOC, and Sinopec—tell Dan Healing of The Canadian Press that they are committed to their Canadian operations, while analysts say that the Chinese energy behemoths can afford to not make too much profit from their Canadian operations. The Chinese majors can afford to operate in the capital intensive and not spectacularly profitable Canadian oil patch, Jia Wang, deputy director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta, told The Canadian Press.


The Chinese oil majors want to stay and develop their operations in Canada despite some operational difficulties. This approach is in contrast to the exodus of oil supermajors from Canada’s oil sands in 2017, when large oil companies sold their oil sands operations or parts of them to Canadian operators.

In 2017, Shell sold oil sands interests to Canadian Natural Resources for around US$8.5 billion, as part of its strategy to focus on free cash flow and higher returns on capital, and prioritize businesses such as integrated gas and deep water. The same year, ConocoPhillips announced the sale of oil sands assets in Canada to Cenovus in a US$13.3 billion deal, while Norway’s Statoil—now Equinor—sold its entire oil sands operations in Alberta to Athabasca Oil Corporation.

This year, the exodus continued, with U.S. Devon Energy selling its Canadian business to Canadian Natural Resources as part of its plan to focus on growing its oil production in the United States. Koch Industries is also understood to have sold its oil sands assets to Canadian Cavalier Energy.

But PetroChina, CNOOC, and Sinopec are staying in Canada, and Wang thinks they won’t back out any time soon.

“PetroChina Canada is committed to Canada for the long-term, having maintained its investments through economically challenging times,” spokesman Davis Sheremata told The Canadian Press in an emailed statement.

CNOOC spokesman Kyle Glennie also told The Canadian Press the company remains committed to its oil sands operations.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-Gene ... Patch.html

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 05 juin 2019, 00:22

Retour des feux de forêts au Canada et menaces dans le Nord de l'Alberta qui contraint des arrêts d'activité pétrolières.
Oil in Alberta jumps most this year as fires shut output
By SHEELA TOBBEN AND ROBERT TUTTLE on 6/3/2019
NEW YORK and CALGARY (Bloomberg)

Canadian heavy oil in Alberta surged the most since December after wildfires forced a second producer in the region to shut in some operations.

On Thursday, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. removed all 240 people working at its Pelican Lake and Woodenhouse operations in northern Alberta, halting a combined 65,000 bpd of heavy crude. Cenovus Energy Inc. on Friday shut five wells with minimal production at its Marten Hills site. Western Canadian Select, a regional benchmark, gained $3.50/bbl against U.S. crude futures at 12:02 p.m. New York time, the biggest increase since Dec. 3.
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https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/3/ ... hut-output

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 09 janv. 2019, 08:43

Quelques nouvelles de Suncor champion dans les tar sands, et perspectives pour 2019.

Ils ont produit 831 000 barils eq pétrole par jour sur Q4.
Canada’s Suncor Energy Sets Oil Production Record In Q4

By Tsvetana Paraskova - Jan 08, 2019

Canada’s biggest integrated oil and gas firm Suncor Energy said on Monday that its total upstream production set a quarterly record of 831,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) in the fourth quarter of 2018, just ahead of Alberta’s oil production cuts of 325,000 bpd beginning January 1.

Suncor Energy’s upstream production in Q4 jumped by 12 percent compared to the third quarter, reflecting “significant investment developing Fort Hills, and Suncor’s ongoing operational excellence focus across its assets, particularly at the Syncrude joint venture,” the company noted.

Suncor Energy’s oil sands operations produced some 433,000 bpd in Q4.

While Suncor and other Canadian producers were lifting oil production last year, takeaway capacity constraints and maintenance at U.S. refineries in the fall of 2018 drove down the price of Western Canadian Select (WCS)—the benchmark price of oil from Canada’s oil sands—as low as $14 a barrel in October and November, with its discount to the U.S. benchmark WTI at around $50 a barrel.

The Alberta government moved in to shore up the price of Canadian heavy oil and in the most drastic measure yet, the province of Alberta mandated an oil production cut of 325,000 bpd for three months starting January 2019. The glut and the resulting low oil prices cost Canadians US$58.6 million (C$80 million) a day, Premier Rachel Notley said in early December.

Shortly after the announcement of the production cuts in Alberta, Suncor issued its 2019 capital program and production outlook, in which it expects average upstream production of 780,000 boed to 820,000 boed for 2019. The midpoint of the range represents an annual production increase of around 10 percent—including estimated mandatory production curtailments—from some 730,000 boed in 2018.

“Although considerable uncertainty on the impacts of the curtailment remains, Suncor’s production guidance assumes the mandatory production curtailments are in place for three months before declining to 30% of initial levels for the remainder of 2019,” Suncor said in its 2019 guidance.

In today’s release, Suncor kept the 2019 production guidance issued in December. Fourth-quarter financials will be issued on February 5, the company said.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... In-Q4.html

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 07 janv. 2019, 08:30

L' Alberta se questionne sur l'opportunité de construire une nouvelle raffinerie ou pas.
If you can't pipe it, refine it: Alberta seeks oil glut solution

By ROBERT TUTTLE on 1/6/2019

CALGARY (Bloomberg) -- What’s worse: Too much oil, or too much gasoline? The government of Alberta, weighing the potential of a new refinery for the province, may be on its way to finding out.

In 2018, surging crude production in the Canadian province ran into limited space on export pipelines, creating bottlenecks and sending the price of local oil to record lows relative to world benchmarks. Now Premier Rachel Notley’s government wants to see if keeping more of the oil at home with a new refinery will make a difference.

On Dec. 11, the government reported it was surveying private companies about building a new refinery. The goal: Free up space for crude on local pipelines by turning more of it into higher-value fuels such as gasoline and diesel. Analysts, though, say existing refineries in the province already produce more refined fuel than is needed.

“Its not a lot different than the issue they have with crude,” Jason Parent, V.P. of consulting at Kent Group Ltd, a downstream consultancy based in London, Ontario. “You still have to ship that product to market.”

The province will accept submissions for refinery proposals until Feb. 8 and will consider greenfield projects and expansions at existing sites. At this point, the government is only seeking a sense of the projects companies may be considering and isn’t yet ready to say how it would support those plans.
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https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/1/6/ ... t-solution

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 09 déc. 2018, 10:42

La réglementation de 0.5 % de Soufre dans le fuel maritime va dévaloriser en dollars par baril les tars sands qui sont trop soufrés.
Is This The Next Disaster For Canadian Drillers?

By Irina Slav - Dec 04, 2018,

The government of Alberta this week took an unprecedented decision to enforce a crude oil production cut so excess inventories could be shrunk and the price of western Canadian grades could improve, but the industry’s problems are far from over. They will be among the hardest hit by the International Maritime Organization’s new emission rules, to enter into effect in two years, which will require a reduction of the sulfur content of bunkering fuel to 0.5 percent from 3.5 percent.

“We’ve got challenges with respect to pipelines, we’ve got challenges with respect to rail and now we’ve got challenges with respect to our demand market,” Bloomberg quoted the chief executive officer of the Canadian Energy Research Institute as saying at a presentation this week. The emission rules will start affecting the price of Canadian crude next year, Allan Fogwill, along with other analysts, believes.

Canadian crude is heavy and sour, that is, high in sulfur content, which is the obvious reason why the IMO changes would affect prices, adding to already substantial pressure from pipeline bottlenecks and the rising amount of crude that is being transported by costlier rail.

According to IHS Markit analyst Kurt Barrow, the emission rules will make Canadian crude another $7-8 cheaper than West Texas Intermediate in 2019. Even the completion of the Line 3 replacement project won’t offset these losses, although it will add 375,000 bpd to daily pipeline capacity.

Another analyst, Wood Mackenzie research director Mark Oberstoetter, told Bloomberg Western Canadian Select will likely be US$20 cheaper than WTI for most of 2019, which is the cost of railway transportation for Albertan heavy crude. All in all, things are looking pretty bad. But how bad is bad?

For one thing, Canadian heavy is the main heavy crude feedstock for U.S. refineries. Canada is in fact the biggest exporter of crude to the United States, at a rate of over 4 million bpd as of September, according to data from the Energy Information Administration, which compares with around 3 million bpd from OPEC. There aren’t a whole lot of alternative sources of heavy crude, what with Venezuela spiraling down into a deeper crisis and production falling along with exports.

For another, the new emission rules will not eliminate demand for fuel oil, it will only reduce it. Reuters recently polled 33 refiners on their IMO 2020 plans and found that although as much as 40 percent planned to stop producing high-sulfur fuel oil, the rest had no plans to suspend production despite the expected drop in demand. Instead, they were upgrading their refineries to further process the residual petroleum product into more gasoline and diesel, and also banking on stable demand from the power generation sector: when fuel oil becomes cheap enough, it serves as an alternative to coal.

The new emission rules will definitely present a new challenge to Albertan producers on top of what they already have to deal with. However, the importance of their crude for U.S. refineries and the low prices that have opened up the Chinese refining market for more Canadian oil exports should serve as a cushion against major price and production shocks.

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/I ... llers.html

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 03 déc. 2018, 08:38

Canada: l'Alberta réduit sa production pétrolière pour freiner la baisse des cours

AFP le 03 déc. 2018

La Première ministre d'Alberta, Rachel Notley, a annoncé dimanche une réduction de 8,7% de la production pétrolière de cette province canadienne, qui renferme les troisièmes réserves de la planète, espérant ainsi freiner la baisse des cours.

Entre engorgement des oléoducs nord-américains et surabondance de l'offre, quelque 35 millions de barils attendent actuellement en Alberta d'être exportés, a relevé le gouvernement albertain dans un communiqué.

"Avec autant de pétrole qui attend, sans que l'on puisse le transporter, le baril est vendu à rabais, à environ 10 dollars", a observé Mme Notley, soulignant "qu'ailleurs sur la planète, les produits pétroliers se vendent cinq ou six fois plus".

En conséquence, à partir de janvier l'Alberta (Ouest) va réduire sa production de 8,7% pour la limiter à 325.000 barils par jour, en attendant que davantage de capacités de transport soient disponibles.

Pour ce faire, la province va notamment acheter des wagons-citernes pour accroître de 120.000 barils par jour le volume transporté, avait annoncé Mme Notley mercredi, impatiente face aux retards dans l'élargissement de l'oléoduc Trans Mountain, entre l'Alberta et le port de Vancouver.

La réduction de volume décidée par le gouvernement de centre-gauche de Mme Notley devrait toucher environ 25 producteurs pétroliers et sera orchestrée par l'agence albertaine de l'énergie.

C'est une "décision très difficile", a fait valoir dimanche soir Mme Notley, lors d'un discours. "Quand les marchés ne fonctionnent pas, nous avons la responsabilité d'agir. (...) C'est un sujet d'une importance cruciale pour l'économie du Canada, pas juste pour celle d'Alberta", a insisté la Première ministre albertaine.

Quatrième producteur mondial en 2017, le Canada extrait actuellement environ 4,8 millions de barils équivalent pétrole par jour, en majeure partie du brut lourd provenant des sables bitumineux de l'Alberta, un hydrocarbure non conventionnel très cher et polluant à extraire.

La décision de l'Alberta intervient après la plus lourde chute des cours en dix ans dans le monde, intervenue en novembre.

L'Arabie saoudite et la Russie, respectivement 2e et 3e producteurs pétroliers en 2017, se sont "mis d'accord pour prolonger" leur accord sur une baisse de la production de pétrole dans l'espoir de faire remonter les cours, a dit samedi le président russe Vladimir Poutine, en clôture du sommet du G20, au cours duquel il s'est entretenu avec le prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane.
https://www.connaissancedesenergies.org ... urs-181203

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 10 nov. 2018, 09:57

La filiale de Exxon dans les tars sands Canadien va investir 2 milliard de dollars pour de nouvelles capacités de production.
Exxon's $2B Canada Move Shows Confidence

by Bloomberg|Robert Tuttle|Thursday, November 08, 2018

Almost two years after Exxon Mobil Corp. removed billions of barrels of oil-sands crude from its reserves, its Imperial Oil Ltd. unit is investing again, saying low Canadian crude prices that scared off the other majors make it a perfect time to build.

Imperial Chief Executive Officer Rich Kruger puts the rationale for the C$2.6 billion ($2 billion) Aspen project in northern Alberta down to building when others aren’t to save money.

“It’s a bit countercyclical in that there’s not a lot of investment in construction going on,” Kruger told reporters Wednesday. “So if you want the highest performance from contractors and tradesmen and safety and productivity, it’s a good time to build.’’

The decision comes in stark contrast to moves by Royal Dutch Shell Plc. and ConocoPhillips to sell oil-sands assets, and by locals like Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. that are curtailing production to weather rock-bottom prices. Part of Imperial’s confidence comes from being able to work around the pipeline bottleneck that has sent prices so low.
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https://www.rigzone.com/news/wire/exxon ... 1-article/

Re: [Pétrole] Sables bitumineux (du Canada)

par energy_isere » 31 août 2018, 15:57

Total se désengage un peu plus des sables bitumineux canadiens

AFP le 31 août 2018

Le géant pétrolier et gazier Total a annoncé vendredi la vente de sa participation dans le projet Joslyn de sables bitumineux au Canada, déjà mis en sommeil depuis 2015, conséquence de la chute des prix du brut.

Le groupe français, qui détenait environ 38% de ce projet, a conclu un accord avec ses partenaires, notamment le canadien Suncor Energy, pour vendre l'ensemble du projet à Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) pour 225 millions de dollars canadiens (environ 148 millions d'euros).

Cette cession s'inscrit dans la volonté du groupe de "recentrer (ses) investissements pétroliers sur les ressources à point mort bas", a justifié le PDG de Total Patrick Pouyanné, cité dans un communiqué.

Depuis la chute des prix du pétrole, Total s'est engagé dans un plan de réduction de ses investissements et s'est déjà partiellement désengagé d'une autre mine de sables bitumineux au Canada, celle de Fort Hills (Alberta).

Il détient encore une participation de 24,58% dans ce projet, dont le développement a été compliqué, et qui connait une production régulière seulement depuis le début de l'année.

Au Canada, le géant français détient également à part égale avec l'américain ConocoPhillips le projet Surmont.

L'an dernier, la production de Total dans ce pays a atteint 59.000 barils par jour, indique le groupe.
https://www.connaissancedesenergies.org ... ens-180831

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