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The In Situ Opportunity

Less than 2 percent of the in situ established reserves are currently under active development.

About one-quarter of Alberta’s mineable established oil sands reserves are under active development, with a number of projects in varying stages of expansion, construction, regulatory application or planning and design. Mining opportunities have become much more difficult to find and develop due to the industry’s historical focus on near-surface deposits, the large concentrated reserve base, ultimate project scale and the high capital cost of developing mining projects.

Approximately 2 percent of in situ established reserves are currently under active development, with over 73 percent of cumulative in situ production from the Cold Lake area. This leaves a tremendous untapped potential for future in situ projects in the Athabasca and Peace River regions.

Where Energy
Meets Innovation

Laricina is advancing in situ technology and innovation, through its forward thinking approach and practices. Our ideas begin with people whose knowledge is based on years of in situ experience, redefining and shaping several of the processes we are implementing today.

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