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Conventional Oil Production: 8 year plateau

2012 March 24

Conventional oil is defined as EIA Crude & Condensate minus the Canadian Oil Sands as defined by Canadian Syncrude plus Canadian Bitumen. 2011 Canadian production was estimated from the average of Jan – Sep 2011.

year total oilsands conventional
1985 53966.2 219.182 53747.0
1986 56198.6 278.097 55920.5
1987 56626.7 296.461 56330.3
1988 58691.9 331.037 58360.8
1989 59791.2 334.035 59457.2
1990 60491.7 343.755 60147.9
1991 60187.6 349.855 59837.8
1992 60115.1 364.310 59750.8
1993 60167.9 375.808 59792.1
1994 61199.5 396.363 60803.1
1995 62433.7 429.926 62003.8
1996 63818.2 445.001 63373.2
1997 65806.0 527.388 65278.6
1998 67031.8 589.943 66441.9
1999 65967.4 567.610 65399.8
2000 68522.1 609.858 67912.2
2001 68116.5 658.558 67457.9
2002 67261.6 740.614 66521.0
2003 69400.1 862.643 68537.5
2004 72446.1 991.166 71454.9
2005 73671.0 986.720 72684.3
2006 73378.1 1132.303 72245.8
2007 72906.3 1191.302 71715.0
2008 73589.9 1206.026 72383.9
2009 72181.8 1339.201 70842.6
2010 73889.2 1496.675 72392.5
2011 73964.0 1579.264 72384.7

My spreadsheet:
http://rhinohide.org/energy/analysis/eia/data/conventional-crude-2011.xls

EIA:
http://205.254.135.7/cfapps/ipdbproject/iedindex3.cfm?tid=5&pid=57&aid=1&cid=ww,&syid=1980&eyid=2011&unit=TBPD

Canadian:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng > Energy > Crude Oil and Natural Gas > 126-0001 > Add/Remove Data
Heavy crude oil
Light and medium crude oil
Synthetic crude oil
Crude bitumen

Hat tip to Stuart Staniford at Early Warning for the pointer to Canadian oil sands data.
http://earlywarn.blogspot.com/2010/01/tar-sands-production-graph.html

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