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Devon Energy Reaches Deal to Sell Its Canada Business for $2.8 Billion

Cherella Cox

The heavy-oil assets in the province of Alberta include thermal in situ (or steam assisted gravity drainage) oilsands production (about 108,200 a day) and its conventional primary heavy crude oil operations (20,100 a day) located near Canadian Natural assets. At the end of last year, proved reserves associated with the properties amounted to about 409 million barrels of oil, Devon said Wednesday in a statement. "These high-quality assets complement our existing asset base and provide further balance to our production profile," Canadian Natural Resources President Tim McKay said in a separate statement.