Horizon Mine

Horizon Mine

 
OPERATOR: CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES (CNRL)

Start-up: 2009
Status: operating
Capacity: 294,000 bbl/day bitumen
Product: Bitumen to Horizon upgrader
Ownership: 100% CNRL

MINING STATISTICS
FACILITY
HORIZON PHASE 1
HORIZON PHASE 2B/3
START-UP
2009
Q4/2017
MINING AREA
28,482 hectares
RESERVES
3.38 × 109 bbls (original)
3.10 × 109 bbls (est. remaining)
AVG ORE QUALITY
10.7% bitumen
TV:BiP Ratio = 10.4
MINE FEED
12,000 t/h nominal
12,000 t/h nominal

MONTHLY AVERAGE PLANT FEED & BITUMEN GRADE



PROCESS PLANT
 
HORIZON BITUMEN PRODUCTION FACILITY
FACILITY
HORIZON PHASE 1
HORIZON PHASE 2B/3
OPP
3 trains x 50% • 6,000 t/h/train
SPP Technology: Mix Box
3 trains x 50% • 6,000 t/h/train
SPP Technology: Mix Box
EXTRACTION
2 x 50%
Technology: Primary Separation Cell w/Middlings Recovery Circuit
2 x 50%
Technology: Primary Separation Cell w/Middlings Recovery Circuit
FROTH TREATMENT
Naphthenic (NFT) w/IPS + cyclones
UTILITIES
Integrated w/adjacent Horizon upgrader


PRODUCT
FACILITY
HORIZON PHASE 1
HORIZON PHASE 2B/3
PRODUCT
bitumen w/naphtha processed @ adjacent Horizon Upgrader
SPECS
< 3% water + solids
CAPACITY
150,000 bbl/day
150,000 bbl/day

MONTHLY AVERAGE BITUMEN PRODUCTION & RECOVERY

UPDATED: AUG 23, 2019
SITE MAP: PROJECTS / MINING / HORIZON MINE
SOURCES:
CNRL • OIL SANDS MINING AND UPGRADING
CNRL • 2018 STEWARDSHIP REPORT TO STAKEHOLDERS
REGULATORY FILINGS:
EUB • DECISION ON THE HORIZON MINE • JAN 2004
CNRL • HORIZON NORTH PIT EXTENSION PROJECT • JAN 2018
TAILINGS MANAGEMENT:
CNRL • MANAGING TAILINGS - HORIZON OIL SANDS MINE
AER • APPROVAL OF HORIZON TAILINGS MANAGEMENT PLAN • DEC 2017
CNRL • 2018 HORIZON TAILINGS MANAGEMENT REPORT • APR 2019
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