Located 120 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Firebag, which takes its name from the leather bag used by Indigenous peoples to carry hot coals for fire-starting purposes, produces up to 215,000 barrels of oil a day. It’s our largest in situ operations, with about 600 wells and a workforce that fly-in from across the country.
As the third commercial in situ steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility built in Alberta, Firebag produced its first million barrels in 2004 and reached a 750-million-barrel milestone in 2022.
Cogeneration power at Firebag
Firebag’s five cogeneration units generate approximately 425 MW of low-GHG, low-cost electrical power. Any excess power that is not needed for operations is provided to Alberta’s electricity grid, which helps lower the carbon intensity for the province.