Quest Project


The Quest project will be the first commercial-scale application of carbon capture and storage to an oil sands facility, the Scotford Upgrader. The facility at Fort Saskatchewan produces synthetic crude oil from bitumen derived from the Athabasca Oil Sands extraction project.  Another unique feature of this project is that it is the only proposed Canadian project that will store all the CO2 captured in a deep geologic formation (as opposed to using it for EOR).

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Project Quick Stats


Lead Shell
Partners Chevron Canada, Marathon Oil Sands
Location Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
CO2 Source Bitumen upgrader
Volume Up to 1.2 Mt COper year
Capture Processes Post combustion – amines
CO2 Sink Deep saline storage
Public Funding Canada $120M & Alberta $745M
Total Cost $1.35B (estimate includes development/construction & ten years operations)
Expected Start Date 2015