CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2012) - BP announced today that the sale of its Canadian natural gas liquids (NGL) business to Plains Midstream Canada ULC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has been completed.
As of April 1, 2012, BP's remaining business in Canada, including the Integrated Supply and Trading Business, the Oil Sands, and existing Arctic Significant Discovery Licences will be under BP Canada Energy Group ULC. BP's Exploration Licences in the Beaufort Sea will continue to be under the direction of BP Exploration Operating Company Limited.
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-- About BP in Canada
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, BP is active in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, while it's marketing and trading activities span the nation and expand into the U.S.
BP Canada Energy Group ULC holds interests in three oil sands ventures in Northern Alberta suitable for in-situ development using steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology:
-- A joint venture with Husky Energy to develop the Sunrise oil sands lease
in the northeastern Athabasca region of Alberta, under development.
-- A joint venture with Devon Energy to develop the Pike oil sands lease in
the southern Alberta region of the Athabasca oil sands deposit, not yet
-- A partnership with Value Creation Inc. to develop the Terre de Grace oil
sands lease in the northwestern Athabasca Region of Alberta, not yet in
The resource potential of these projects will provide a secure source of oil supply to consumers in North America.
In addition, BP Canada Energy Group ULC holds Significant Discovery Licences in the Mackenzie Delta, Arctic Islands, and the Beaufort Sea.
BP Exploration Operating Company Limited holds four active Exploration Licences totaling over 8,000 square kilometers in the Canadian Beaufort Sea.
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