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. Eleven projects are now producing, including the Rush Lake 2 development which came online in 2018, adding 10,000 bbls/day of production.

Construction is underway at the 10,000 bbls/day Dee Valley and Spruce Lake Central Lloyd thermal bitumen projects, which are scheduled for startup in the fourth quarter of 2019 and in 2020. Site clearing has begun at the 10,000 bbls/day Spruce Lake North project, with first production expected around the end of 2020. Three additional 10,000 bbls/day thermal bitumen projects have been sanctioned.

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

Tucker Thermal Project

Tucker is located about 30 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake, Alberta. It achieved 30,000 bbls/day in October 2018.

Sunrise Energy Project

Sunrise, located 60 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta, achieved 60,000 bbls/day in December 2018.

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