Shell to halt Carmon Creek in situ project
Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) today announces that the company will not continue construction of the 80,000 barrel per day Carmon Creek thermal in situ project located in Alberta, Canada.
Shell originally sanctioned the project in October 2013 and announced in March 2015 that the project would be re-phased to take advantage of the market downturn to optimise design and retender certain contracts. After careful review of the potential design options, updated costs, and the company’s capital priorities, Shell’s view is that the project does not rank in its portfolio at this time. This decision reflects current uncertainties, including the lack of infrastructure to move Canadian crude oil to global commodity markets.….