Zero Emissions Heavy Oil Wellsite

Executive Summary

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) has set a target to reduce the amount of emissions from its operations. Canadian Natural has a demonstrator zero Scope 1 emissions pad site. The zero emissions pad prototype eliminated methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted to the atmosphere while maintaining the effectiveness of surface operations. The brownfield location was selected with 4 operating heavy wells and 2 production tanks. All gas fired equipment was replaced with electrically powered equipment to remove any onsite combustion for energy. Casing and tank vents were tied in to a gas collection system removing any sources of methane venting. The site was operated from early October 2022 and continues to operate at the time of writing this report.

Final Report: 18 CERIN CNRL Zero Emissions Heavy Oil Wellsite Final Public Report