|Dollar amounts in Cdn dollars||2004||2003||2002||2001|
|Overburden Removal Costs 1|
|Millions of dollars||184||215||212||183|
|Per barrel of SSB||2.10||2.78||2.53||2.25|
|Production Costs 2|
|Millions of dollars||916||865||834||869|
|Per barrel of SSB||10.51||11.18||9.96||10.66|
|Turnaround and Catalyst Costs 3|
|Millions of dollars||62||144||100||75|
|Per barrel of SSB||0.71||1.86||1.19||0.92|
|Purchased Energy 4|
|Millions of dollars||370||343||199||288|
|Per barrel of SSB||4.24||4.44||2.37||3.54|
|Corporate Admin/Research 5|
|Millions of dollars||91||62||84||65|
|Per barrel of SSB||1.05||0.81||1.00||0.80|
|Total Operating Costs|
|Millions of dollars||1,623||1,629||1,429||1,480|
|Per barrel of SSB||18.61||21.07||17.05||18.17|
1 Overburden removal costs are the cash costs incurred in the year to remove the layer of muskeg and earth that cover the oil sands deposits, and certain costs related to dyke construction.
2 Production costs are ongoing costs to mine oil sand, and extract and upgrade bitumen into Syncrude Sweet Blend (SSB). Production costs exclude the more variable costs of overburden removal, turnarounds and catalyst replacement and purchased energy, and the category of Corporate Administration/Research costs.
3 Turnaround and catalyst costs are expenditures incurred in the year for major maintenance turnarounds and long life catalyst replacement.
4 Purchased energy is the cost of imported natural gas and the net cost of electrical power (power imports less exports).
5 Corporate Administration and Research includes the cost of corporate administration functions and research activities, and variable compensation.