Phase 1 of the Kirby North project will use Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage to produce bitumen at an average rate of 40,000 barrels per day. This is the first of two planned phases.
The project was deferred due to low oil prices, after $700M in capital was invested. The project is restarting as of Nov 2016, with $650M remaining to be spent. First steam was 6 months ahead of schedule and was completed in May 2019.