2013 chart data

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Steam to oil ratio

On average, it takes just over two barrels of steam to produce one barrel of oil at our oil sands operations – well below the industry average of 3.1. Less steam means using less water. It also means less natural gas is needed to create steam for SAGD, which results in fewer emissions.

Industry average source: Energy Resources Conservation Board.

Steam to oil ratio - m3 of steam used to produce m3 of oil

Measurement abbreviations used throughout the report

 

bbls barrels
BOE/d barrel of oil equivalent per day
CO2 carbon dioxide
CO2E carbon dioxide equivalent
GJ gigajoules
GHG greenhouse gas
m³OE cubic metres of oil equivalent
mg/L milligrams per litre
MMcf/d million cubic feet per day
SOR steam to oil ratio

Measurement abbreviations used throughout the report

 

bbls barrels
BOE/d barrel of oil equivalent per day
CO2 carbon dioxide
CO2E carbon dioxide equivalent
GJ gigajoules
GHG greenhouse gas
m³OE cubic metres of oil equivalent
mg/L milligrams per litre
MMcf/d million cubic feet per day
SOR steam to oil ratio