Husky pioneered the production of heavy oil in Western Canada. The Company has transformed this business with a focus on thermal technologies to further tap into the significant resource in place.


Lloyd Thermal Projects

The majority of Husky’s heavy oil assets are located in the Lloydminster region of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The Company uses repeatable, modular construction templates to build its Lloyd thermal projects. Ten projects are now producing, including the Edam East, Vawn and Edam West developments which came online in 2016 and added 24,500 bbls/day of production.

Construction is underway at the 10,000 bbls/day Rush Lake 2 Lloyd thermal bitumen project, which is scheduled for startup in the first half of 2019. Three new 10,000 bbls/day thermal bitumen projects at Dee Valley, Spruce Lake North and Spruce Lake Central have been sanctioned. An additional 14 thermal bitumen projects, with a total design capacity of 110,000 bbls/day, have been identified for potential development.

The Company also uses cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) methods in its heavy oil operations.

Tucker Thermal Project

Husky is optimizing the reservoir at Tucker, including the Colony formation which came onto production in 2016. Production is expected to ramp up towards 30,000 bbls/day in 2018.

Tucker is located about 30 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake, Alberta.

Sunrise Energy Project

Sunrise, located 60 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta began production in 2015.

Husky operates Sunrise and its partner operates the jointly-owned BP-Husky Toledo Refinery near Toledo, Ohio, where bitumen from Sunrise is processed.