Canadian Natural Resources Limited Public company Traded as TSX: CNQ NYSE: CNQ S&P/TSX 60 component ISIN CA1363851017 Industry Petroleum industry Founded 1973 Headquarters ,
Tim S. Mckay, President N. Murray Edwards, Chairman, Gary Filmon, director Gordon D. Giffin, director Frank McKenna, director James S. Palmer, director Products Petroleum Natural gas Natural gas liquids
1,079 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (6,600,000 GJ) per day (2018) Revenue $21.027 billion (2018) $2.591 billion (2018) $71.559 billion (2018) $31.974 billion (2018)
Number of employees
9,709 (2018) Website www .cnrl .com Footnotes / references  Canadian Natural Resources Limited, or CNRL or Canadian Natural, is a company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration primarily in Western Canada, the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, and offshore Côté d'Ivoire and Gabon. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. 
The company has the largest undeveloped base in the
Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. It is the largest independent producer of natural gas in Western Canada and the largest producer of heavy crude oil in Canada. 
The company is ranked 342nd on the
Forbes Global 2000. 
As of December 31, 2018, the company had proved reserves of 9.679
billion barrels of oil equivalent (5.921 ×10 10 GJ), of which 63% were synthetic crude. 
The company also owns two operated pipeline systems, an electricity
cogeneration facility, and a 50% interest in the North West Redwater Partnership. 
In 2018, the company averaged production of 1,079 thousand
barrels of oil equivalent (6,600,000 GJ) per day, of which 76% was petroleum and natural gas liquids and 24% was natural gas. In 2018, production came as follows: 
The company's largest operation is the
Horizon Oil Sands project which is 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. It includes a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant and bitumen upgrading with associated infrastructure. The company sanctioned the Horizon Oil Sands Project in February 2005 and it began production in early 2009.
The company was founded in 1973.
In 1998, the company sold land to Remington Energy for C$127.5 million.
In 1999, the company and Penn West Petroleum (now
Obsidian Energy) acquired the Canadian assets of BP Amoco. 
In 2000, the company acquired Ranger Oil for C$1.08 billion.
  
In 2002, the company acquired Rio Alto for $2.4 billion.
In February 2004, the company acquired Petrovera Resources, a
joint venture between Encana and ConocoPhillips. 
In September 2006, the company acquired the Canadian operations of
Anadarko Petroleum for US$4.1 billion. 
In April 2014, the company acquired the conventional assets in Canada of
Devon Energy for C$3.125 billion. 
In 2017, the company acquired the Canadian oil sands assets of
Royal Dutch Shell, including a 70% working interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, for $5.3 billion in cash plus 97,560,975 shares. The shares were sold in 2018.  
In August 2018, the company acquired the idled Joslyn oil sands project from
Total S.A. and its partners. 
In September 2018, the company acquired Laricina Energy for $46 million.
In June 2019, the company acquired the remaining assets in Canada of
Devon Energy. 
In June 2013, the
Alberta Energy Regulator investigated reports of leaks in the company's Primrose East oil sands project. The regulator concluded that nearly a million litres of bitumen mixed with water had seeped into the ground around the site.  
In April 2014, a pipeline owned by the company spilled 70,000 liters of oil and processed water northwest of
Slave Lake, Alberta.  
In November 2014, a pipeline owned by the company spilled almost 60,000 liters of crude oil into a
muskeg region 27 kilometers from Red Earth Creek, Alberta.  
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