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Energy

EnCana Corp. is among the largest producers of natural gas on the North American continent. Its goal is to be high-growth, lowest-cost senior producer of natural gas, with operations in Canada and the United States.

Gas was discovered in 1883 when the Canadian Pacific Railway undertook drilling operations close to Medicine Hat. Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas was created in 1958 by the Canadian Pacific Railway company to operate its gas and oil properties and manage its mineral rights. Central-Del Rio Oils and Canadian Pacific Oil merged in 1971 and PanCanadian Petroleum Limited was established in 1971. A merger between Alberta Energy Corporation and PanCanadian took place in 2002, after spinning out of CPR. EnCana was formed through the merger of the two entities, and in 2009, it split into two companies. One became Cenvus Energy, which is an integrated oil company, and the other, EnCana, focuses on the production of natural gas.

EnCana Corp has a number of operations in Canada and the US. Its main focus is on the development of plays and natural gas exploration, holding a competitive resource and land position in many tight gas and shale resource plays. Among its resource plays are Greater Sierra and Cutbank Ridge, both in British Columbia, Bighorn Deep Basin and Coalbed methane, found in Alberta, Haynesville in Texas and Louisiana, and others.

At Bighorn, the company operates sweet gas wells, and its producing properties are Berland, Kakwa, Resthaven, and Redrock. The production of natural gas in these properties takes place in five facilities, including Wild River, Resthaven, and Edson. At Cutbank Ridge, EnCana produces gas using hydraulic fracture stimulation and drilling techniques, generating attractive results. The company uses horizontal drilling technology in the resource play at Greater Sierra to develop land in the Jean Marie formation. The company has four operations in the US – Texas, Piceance, Haynesville, and Jonah and interest in processing and gas gathering facilities located in Utah, Texas, Wyoming, and Colorado.

The main competitors of EnCana Corp are Talisman Energy Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Apache Corporation, and others.
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Harvest Operations is a large energy company in Canada, which offers exposure to downstream marketing and refining operations and upstream natural gas and oil production. The company has adopted a technical approach to maximizing its assets and maintains an active acquisition program. Its natural gas and crude oil production operations are weighted to 30 percent to natural gas and 70 percent to oil, and it operates a crude oil refinery.

Harvest Operations was established in 2002 and since then, it has experienced value appreciation and growth. In 2006, the company acquired North Atlantic Refining, together with its marketing business and turned into an integrated company. North Atlantic’s main asset is a hydrocracking refinery, situated in Newfoundland. The company has invested about $600 million in its facilities, ensuring reliable, clean, safe, and productive operations, including improvements, upgrades, and refinery expansion, so that its jet fuel and diesel fuel meet the requirements and specifications within Europe, North America, and Asia.

Today, Harvest Operations takes pride in its development opportunities, extensive land base, operational expertise, and balanced asset base. At the hydrocracking refinery, crude oil is fractioned into non-liquid and liquid gas (butane, propane, and fuel gas), and liquid products are processed for blending. The production of middle distillates such as diesel and kerosene takes place in the distillation tower. Designated tanks are used to temporarily store finished refined products.

Headquartered in St. Johns, the marketing division of North Atlantic is comprised of 5 segments: commercial, home heating, retail, bunkers, and wholesale. North Atlantic delivers propane and furnace oil to its commercial and residential customers in Newfoundland. At its wharf facilities, it sells bunkers to refined product and crude oil vessels. North Atlantic also provides propane, jet fuel, and distillates to its wholesale customers, from truck rack and wharf facilities. In delivers propane, jet fuel, No. 6 fuel oil, and distillates to the aviation, marine, commercial heating, construction, and aviation industries. Finally, North Atlantic owns commercial cardlock locations and retail gasoline stations, and there are convenience stores at most locations, which are independently operated. Its major competitors here are Ultramar, Imperial Oil, and Irving Oil.
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Husky Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company traded on the TSE under the symbols HSE.PR.A and HSE. Its main competitors are Devon Energy Corporation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and others.

The company was established in Cody, Wyoming in 1938, and the first refinery was constructed in Riverton. The refinery was moved in 1946 to Lloydminster in order to take advantage of the growing heavy oil and asphalt opportunities in the area. The company’s historic foundation is Western Canada due to its natural gas and oil assts, transportation infrastructure, and significant volumes of heavy oil production.

Husky Energy specializes in the production and exploration of natural gas liquids, natural gas, light crude oil, and heavy oil. Its strategy in Western Canada is to maintain heavy oil production, de-risk dry gas plays, direct capital into liquids-rich gas operations, and increase its oil resource plays.

Headquartered in Calgary, Husky Energy operates Downstream, Midstream, and Upstream business segments and takes pride in offering a combination of sound project management and prudent investment. Midstream operations encompass gas storage, pipeline transportation, cogeneration, and marketing of an array of petroleum products. The company focuses on oil sands and heavy oil production as well as optimizing and maintaining the existing infrastructure. The Midstream assets of the company are linked to key transportation systems in North America and are strategically located on the territory of Western Canada. The crude oil pipeline system extends across 2,000 km. The Upstream operations focus on gas and oil extraction and exploitation. Downstream operations are intended to offer strategic support for the company’s Upstream operations. These include refining and upgrading crude oil as well as marketing jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, ethanol, asphalt, and other products in the US and Canada. Husky Energy also continues to evaluate projects aiming to reconfigure, integrate, and optimize the Lima, Ohio Refinery. The retail distribution network of the company focuses on retail, commercial, and wholesale marketing of refined petroleum, providing substantial non-fuel income from the company’s car wash, restaurant, and convenience store operations.

Husky Energy has identified three pillars to base its future expansion and growth – offshore development on the territory of Southeast Asia, offshore development on the Canadian east cost, and oil sands.
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Imperial Oil is Canada’s largest petroleum provider and among the top providers of petrochemicals for a wide variety of industries around the world. Through a strong focus on diversification in the petroleum industry Imperial Oil has established a strong foundation of profitability and sustainability. It actively sets and exceeds its corporate goals while maintaining a strong sense of community and dedication to its employees, as well as the communities and companies it serves.

Imperial Oil is one of the oldest petroleum providers in Canada, incorporating in London, Ontario in 1880, with its current headquarters located in Calgary, Alberta. Through the acquisition of several smaller petroleum providers and its acquisition of the Candian-based holdings of the US Texaco company, Imperial Oil quickly became the leading company in petroleum in Canada, servicing thousands of petroleum stations all over Canada under the Esso, On the Run and Marche’ Express brands.

While many of its competitors have stayed static in the investment of commercial fuels, Imperial Oil has profited in the last forty years by developing diversity in their products. Petroleum is used in hundreds of everyday common products. Paint products, children’s toys and even many food-packaging materials are developed with petroleum products from Imperial Oil. Through this diversification of investment, Imperial Oil has been able to gain a strong standing in many of today’s leading industries, allowing them to greatly expand their business into areas that many fuel-producing companies have not explored.

Safety is one of the key components of Imperial Oil’s company vision. As more and more concerns are voiced about the safety of petroleum products, Imperial Oil has actively developed safer and more efficient products and development policies that have not only made the production of thousands of non-fuel related products safer, but has made them cheaper to manufacture. This commitment to safety and efficiency has led to the growth of many other companies all over the world.
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Imperial Oil is the largest petroleum company in Canada, engaged in the production, exploration, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. It was established in 1880 in London, Ontario and was based in Toronto until 2005. Imperial Oil acquired the retail operations of Texaco in Canada in 1989, and the Texaco brand vanished from the country. The Cold Lake operations of the company are the world’s largest thermal heavy oil production facility. Imperial oil injects steam to extract bitumen from the oil sands, thus enabling it to flow to the surface. The company operates 4 plants in the area, Mahihkan, Maskwa, Mahkeses, and Leming.

The Kearl oil sands project is found north of Fort McMurray and jointly owned by ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil. The development plan aims at enhancing development, execution, and marketing. Syncrude is one important site and among the largest crude oil production facilities in the world. It is found in the Athabasca region. Imperial Oil has 25 percent ownership in Syncrude Canada and is one of the founders of this mining operation.

Imperial Oil also explores for, develops, and produces hydrocarbons off the coasts of Canada. The company has ownership in the Sable offshore energy project, which is a key gas-producing venture. Production began in 1999.

The company operates four refineries in Dartmouth, Sarnia, Nanticoke, and Strathcona. The Strathcona refinery is the largest refinery owned by Imperial Oil, situated on the outskirts of Edmonton. It is also among the largest refining plants on the territory of Canada. Sarnia is a petroleum research facility, a chemical manufacturing plant, and a refinery, making it one of the most integrated manufacturing sites in Canada. The Dartmouth refinery began operations during the First World War (1918) and was the first refinery built in Atlantic Canada. The Nanticoke refinery is situated outside Hamilton and on Lake Erie’s northern shore. This refinery creates a variety of essential products sold in Quebec and on the US market. Its selection of petroleum products includes diesel, aviation fuel, gasoline, heavy fuel oil, home heating fuel, and asphalt. Among the company’s main competitors are BHP Billiton Limited, Ashland Inc., and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation.
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MEG Energy is a Canada-based oil sands production company with exploration projects in Alberta. The company was established by Steve Turner, David Wizinsky, and Bill McCaffrey in 1999 and in 2010, it went public. The government granted approval for the Christina Lake project in 2008, and it became one of the 6 oil megaprojects in the country. In 2005, the 3rd largest natural gas and oil company in Canada, CNOOC Ltd bought 16.69 percent interest in the company, worth 13.6 million shares.

The company’s oil reserves are found at about 1300 feet (400 meters) below the surface. The reserves are accessed using SAGD technology as to extract oil. This technology allows the company to separate sand and oil underground, eliminating the need to tail ponds.

Within its SAGD operation, MEG Energy makes use of cogeneration, which enables the company to create electricity and bitumen from natural gas. Cogeneration generates electric power characterized by lower greenhouse intensity, and the excess heat from the production of electricity is used to make steam. Power and steam are used for the company’s production operations, and excess electricity is sold to the Alberta grid, resulting in greener power used by Alberta’s consumers of electricity.

Christina Lake is a project in the Athabasca region, which takes place in three phases. Production started in 2008 and 2009 as part of Phases 1 and 2. The pipeline system used for carrying diluents and bitumen oil is owned by Devon ARL Corp and MEG Energy. The company also has 100 percent interest in the Surmont area, which is found close to the Christina Lake Project.

MEG Energy has 50 percent interest in the Access Pipeline, which is a dual pipeline system, connecting Christina Lake to a refining, upgrading, and transportation network on the territory of Edmonton. This area offers access to US west coast and Canadian transportation and refining markets, which are not easily accessible using other pipeline systems.

MEG Energy is listed on the TSX under MEG, and its main competitors are Suncor Energy Inc., Shell Canada Limited, Cenovus Energy Inc., and others.
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Methanex Corp is a major supplier of methanol on the markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. It is a leader in the distribution, supply and marketing of methanol and is headquartered in Vancouver. The company has an international network of production facilities found in Canada, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand, and Chile. In addition, the company maintains marketing offices around the world – in the US, the United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries. Methanex Corp is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol MEOH and on TSX under MX. The main competitors of the company are Celanese Corporation, Georgia Gulf Corporation, Cytec Industries Inc., and others.

In 1968, the gas and oil exploration company Ocelot Industries was incorporated in Alberta. Ocelot Industries built its first operating plant in Kitimat, British Columbia in 1982. After building the methanol plant, the company opened its ammonia plant in 1987. In 1991, Ocelot split into three companies, and the ammonia and methanol businesses were incorporated as Methanex Corp.

At present, the company’s distribution terminals, sales offices, production facilities, and storage facilities are situated in major regional markets, and this allows Methanex Corp to supply its clients around the world. The company also maintains the biggest fleet of methanol tankers worldwide.

The Chilean plants of the company supply customers in Latin America, Europe, North America, and Asia. Due to insufficient supply of gas, production is presently limited. The plants in Trinidad and Tobago have a significant production capacity (over 2 million tonnes a year), which makes Trinidad a key production centre for the company. The plants of Methanex Corp in New Zealand supply customers in China, South Korea, and Japan. The methanol plant operating in Egypt supplies mainly the European markets. All methanol facilities of the company have over 95 percent plant reliability rate, making them some of the most reliable methanol facilities worldwide. The distribution and production facilities of Methanex Corp are certified in compliance with ISO 9001:2000, the standard of quality in management and operations. The company is also a recipient of a variety of environmental and safety awards such as the Merit Award by the Chilean Safety Association.
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Nexen Inc. is a Calgary-based energy company, listed on NYSE and TSX under the symbol NXY. The company was created in 1969 and named Canadian Occidental Petroleum, with the oil company Occidental Petroleum having an 80 percent interest in it. While it operated mostly in Canada during the first decade, CanOxy increased the number of its international holdings to the Gulf of Mexico, and other places during the 1980s and 1990s. It acquired Canadian assets as well. The name of the company was changed to Nexen Incorporated in 2001. Today, the company has interests in the North Sea, offshore West Africa, Colombia, and others places.

The company specializes in shale gas, oil sands, conventional oil and gas, and energy marketing. Athabasca oil sands is a hydrocarbon basin, and it is the third largest in the world. The company aims to develop this resource in a responsible and economical way as to deliver stable growth. Nexen Inc makes use of upgrading and steam-assisted gravity-drainage technology as to produce synthetic gas. Thus, the need to buy natural gas is significantly reduced. The company also aims to maximize the utilization of its upgrader capacity and increase the production of bitumen. Nexen Inc has a 7.23 interest in the Syncrude project, a joint venture that was created in 1975. The extraction facilities produce bitumen and oil sands by separating bitumen from oil sands. Syncrude is shipping synthetic crude oil by Alberta Oil Sands Pipeline to Edmonton since the start of operations in 1978.

Nexen Inc began to acquire large blocks of low-cost, high-quality land in the Horn River Basin in 2006. This is a prospective gas field in the northeast part of British Columbia. The company also purchased acreage in the Liard and Cordova basins found nearby, bringing its land position to a total of about 300,000 acres.

The marketing strategy of the company aims to optimize its contracts and physical assets and capitalize on the existing oil market opportunities. The main competitors of Nexen Inc are Hunt Consolidated Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Apache Corporation, among others.
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Pacific Rubiales Energy is a petroleum production and exploration company with a focus on natural gas and heavy crude oil. The company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 3PY1 and on TSX under PRE. Its main competitors are Range Resources Corporation, HKN, Inc., and the Exxon Mobil Corporation.

The origins of Pacific Rubiales’s parent company go back to 1985 and to an entity called Agincourt Explorations. It became AGX Resources Corp in 1995, operating as a mineral exploration company with a focus on Brazil and Canada. In 2007, upon acquiring rubiales holdings, held by Petro Rubiales, the company was renamed Petro Rubiales Energy. After the merger with Pacific Stratus Energy in 2008, its name was changed to Pacific Rubiales Energy. It acquired the Colombian exploration company Kappa Energy in 2008.

Pacific Rubiales Energy has operations in Peru, Guatemala, and Colombia. The Rubiales field, comprising the Piriri and Rubiales Blocks in the Eastern Llanos Basin, is the major contributor to the company’s production portfolio. Upgrades made to the production facility include new electrical power stations and a field electricity network, flow lines, and new roads. Heavy oil is produced, and the company aims to maximize production. Pacific Rubiales also buys crude oil from eastern Llanos and exports oil blends.

Another oil field is the Moriche field where the company produces light oil. In addition, Pacific Rubiales Energy has interests in oil fields in the Upper Magdalena Valley Basin, including Puli, Abanico, Guaduas, and Rio Ceibas. The Rio Ceibas oil field belongs to the Caguan Block, and the company has 27 percent stake in it. Petrobras has 23 percent, and Ecopetrol has 50 percent. The Alabanico field is a natural gas field in which Pacific Rubiales has 25 percent interest. In Peru and Guatemala, the company is engaged mainly in exploration activities.

The Llanos Orientales Pipeline is a key facility used for the transportation of crude oil. Oil from the Rubiales and other fields in the area is transported to the Monterey Station, which connects to the national infrastructure for transportation of crude oil, transporting it to ports in the Caribbean.
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Penn West Petroleum is a Canada-based natural gas and oil company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under PWE and on TSX under the symbol PWT. It is engaged in developing, exploring, acquiring, exploiting, and holding interests in natural gas and petroleum operations and related assets. The company participates in the development, exploration and production of natural gas and oil mainly on the territory of western Canada. The majority of the probable and proved reserves are found in British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Northwestern Territories, and Alberta. Penn West Petroleum also has some probable and proved reserves in the US, in North Dakota and Wyoming. Formerly named Penn West Petroleum Ltd, it operated as an independent production and exploration company, which became an energy trust in 2005. Since the company was reorganized as a trust, it acquired other trusts – Petrofund, Canetic, and Vault. Penn West Petroleum became the largest energy trust on the North American continent after these acquisitions took place. The company’s asset base comprises of developed and undeveloped lands, large hydrocarbon pools, and a vast array of facilities and infrastructure, including processing plants, compressors, gathering systems, and oil batteries. The production base of Penn West Petroleum includes conventional heavy, medium-gravity, and crude oil, medium-depth and shallow natural gas, and NGL or butane, propane, ethane, and other natural gas liquids. Its gas and oil fields are found across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, which holds the largest reserves of petroleum in the world. Production comes from 3 major areas, the Plains, Northern, and Central, stretching from the northeastern part of British Columbia to southern Saskatchewan. Penn Western is committed to the wellbeing of the local communities in regions where it operates. Community investment initiatives are a major part of the company’s corporate culture, and it focuses on a number of community investment areas, including arts, culture, and education, health and wellness, environment, and community investment, among others. Among the main competitors of Penn West Petroleum are EnCana Corporation, Shell Canada Limited, Devon Energy Corporation, Baytex Energy Corp, and Compton Petroleum Corporation.
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