Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. to Recycle 98 Percent of Produced Water with GE's Evaporation Technology

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. to Recycle 98 Percent of Produced Water with GE's 
Evaporation Technology 

    --  Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. Selects GE to Design and Supply Produced
        Water Evaporator Systems for West Ells SAGD Project
    --  GE's Patented Evaporative Technology Will Help Sunshine
        Conserve Water and Reduce Operational Costs

ALBERTA, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. has selected GE's (NYSE: 
GE) produced water evaporation technology for its West Ells project in Ft. 
McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project 
will initially produce 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) of bitumen—5,000 bpd for 
each of the first two phases—and by using GE's produced water evaporation 
process, will recycle 98 percent of the wastewater produced by the heavy oil 
production technique. Sunshine expects its West Ells site to eventually 
produce greater than 100,000 bpd of bitumen.

Sunshine continues a trend of oil producers choosing GE's patented evaporative 
technology to treat and recycle SAGD produced water, enabling them to minimize 
makeup water consumption and comply with the Alberta Energy Resources 
Conservation Board regulations and directives pertaining to water use. The GE 
evaporator systems at West Ells will treat de-oiled produced water, boiler and 
heat recovery steam generator blowdown and brackish makeup water to produce a 
high-quality distillate suitable for use as feedwater for conventional drum 

Under the contracts for Phases 1 and 2, GE is supplying its fourth-generation, 
fully modularized evaporator systems to achieve the lowest total installed 
costs. These advanced, module designs incorporate years of experience and 
optimizations resulting from numerous modularized evaporator projects designed 
and supplied by GE to clients in the Canadian Oil Sands. Sunshine currently is 
installing the Phase 1 evaporator system with the first steam milestone 
scheduled for mid-2013. The Phase 2 system is expected to be delivered in 
December 2013.

The Canadian Oil Sands have emerged as a critical resource in the world oil 
market producing 1.6 million barrels per day (MMbpd) of heavy oil or bitumen 
in 2011. This is up 13 percent from 2010 and the growth is forecast to 
continue reaching 3.3 MMbpd by 2020 and 5.4 MMbpd in 2045, according to the 
Canadian Energy Research Institute.

"As projects in Alberta's oil sands continue to grow, so does the potential 
for production activities to produce large quantities of wastewater," said 
Yuvbir Singh, general manager, engineered systems—water and process 
technologies for GE Power & Water. "Developers of oil sands resources are 
increasingly turning to GE's evaporative and zero-liquid discharge 
technologies to address this critical issue."

About Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (the "corporation" or "Sunshine") is a Calgary-based 
public company, listed on the SEHK since March 1, 2012, and the Toronto Stock 
Exchange since November 16, 2012. Sunshine is focused on the development of 
its significant holdings of oil sands leases in the Athabasca oil sands 
region. The corporation owns 100 percent of approximately 1.1 million acres of 
oil sands leases. The corporation is currently focused on executing milestone 
undertakings in the West Ells project area, where first steam is scheduled for 
the third quarter of 2013. West Ells has an initial production target rate of 
5,000 barrels per day, which will be followed immediately by an approved 
expansion to a planned production capacity of 10,000 barrels per day in early 
2014. In addition to West Ells activities, Sunshine is progressing regulatory 
approvals for two additional 10,000 barrels per day projects, one in Thickwood 
and one in Legend.

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About GE Power & Water

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, 
energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges 
locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including 
renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and 
coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced 
technologies to help solve the world's most complex challenges related to 
water availability and quality. Power & Water's six business units include 
Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Services, Renewable 
Energy, Thermal Products and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in 
Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE's largest industrial business.

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