CNOOC Limited has started producing bitumen from Kinosis 1A (K1A), a new steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility.
The K1A project, located approximately 12 kilometers south of the Long Lake SAGD and upgrader in Alberta, Canada, consists of steam-generating equipment, well pad facilities, 37 well pairs, and water and bitumen flowlines. Bitumen produced from K1A is processed and upgraded at Long Lake, which has an operating capacity of about 72,000 barrels per day (bpd) of bitumen. K1A is designed to produce 20,000 bpd of bitumen and is expected to play a significant role in filling the Long Lake plant.
Nexen ULC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, holds 100% interest and acts as the operator of K1A. The construction of K1A was completed on an industry-leading schedule with exceptional safety performance.