Husky Energy hikes production outlook, sees higher 2017 spending

Husky Energy hikes production outlook, sees higher 2017 spending


Published Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 6:48AM EST

Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 8:12AM EST



Husky Energy Inc raised its 2017 production forecast and said it would set aside more money for capital expenditure as its board had sanctioned several new projects.


Canada’s No. 3 integrated oil company said it expected average production of 320,000-335,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) in 2017, compared with 318,000-320,000 boe/d in 2016.

The company, controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, also forecast 2017 capital expenditure of $2.6-billion-$2.7-billion, up from $2-billion in 2016.

Oil has risen nearly 50 per cent this year through Monday’s close as major oil producing countries agreed to cut output to soak up a supply glut and boost prices.

The company’s overall sustaining and maintenance capital requirements have fallen about 25 per cent over the last two years and are forecast to be in the range of $2.2-$2.3-billion for 2017, Husky said.

The Calgary-based company also forecast average annual production of 40,000-44,000 boe/d at its Sunrise oil sands project in 2017, compared with 35,000 boe/d in 2016.

The Sunrise project, located in northeast Alberta, is Husky’s joint venture with BP Plc.




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