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Syncrude readies for historic ‘retirement’ of dam

It’s a “retirement” nearly 10 years in the making after almost 40 years of service. And it marks a significant milestone for Syncrude and the oil sands industry.

Posted on October 1, 2021
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New technology tested to dredge bitumen from Base Mine Lake

From a mine pit to a tailings pond to an industry-first commercial demonstration of a pit lake, Base Mine Lake has gone through a series of changes over the years.

Posted on October 1, 2021
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The science beneath the surface of Base Mine Lake

To the untrained eye, Base Mine Lake looks like an unremarkable body of water with the sole oddity of having mechanical falcons and other noise-makers floating on buoys to deter waterfowl from landing on its surface.

Posted on October 1, 2021
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Reservoir untapped for 2021 due to limited storage capacity

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Dallas Heisler understood the importance of water from an early age.
“Water is prized given the prominence of farming where I grew up,” says Dallas, Syncrude’s Pit Lake Co-ordinator. “But we also recognize the value of water in the Wood Buffalo region. While agriculture isn’t a major industry here, the lakes, rivers and wetlands are very important. People want them to be protected. That’s no different than back home.”

Posted on August 31, 2021
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Shane and his team boost our bottom line.

As the final product touch point, hydrotreaters are critical units in Syncrude’s upgrading process—and ensuring they continue to run optimally is of vital importance. That’s where Shane Bissonnette and the rest of the Hydroprocessing team come in.

Posted on June 30, 2021
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The road to improvement: champions improve haul tire life at Mildred Lake

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness” wrote Seneca the Younger, a Roman philosopher. Roughly 2,000 years later, Diana Naca-Rowsell can relate to the Stoic philosopher’s advice after spending more than 13 years operating heavy equipment on the haul roads at Syncrude.

Posted on June 28, 2021
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Friction welding takes metal wear to the leading edge

When Dustin Stuyt and his team sought solutions to extend the life of tertiary sizer teeth in Syncrude’s ore crushing units, they looked internally to the Research and Development department for ideas.

Posted on June 22, 2021
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Warren’s innovation will help reclaim tailings ponds faster.

Warren Zubot is leading the team behind an exciting innovation that’s targeting faster, more e?ective reclamation of tailings areas.

Posted on May 28, 2021
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When a lake is more than a lake

When Rochelle Young first started working at Syncrude 20 years ago, she heard about plans to turn the west in-pit tailings pond into a lake. “I remember wondering, ‘How is that actually possible? I was working as an environmental scientist and it was hard to imagine.”

Posted on May 12, 2021
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Being a mother, being a leader

Driving a vehicle where the steering wheel sits two storeys off the ground while carrying a payload of close to one million pounds might intimidate some people. But Nicole Rymes, who had never even driven a pickup truck growing up in the Ottawa Valley, isn’t one of them.

Posted on May 5, 2021

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Our team’s health is in good hands.

Proactive thinking and relentless efforts by Syncrude’s Health Services team have been pivotal in keeping our workforce safe and community protected during the pandemic.

Posted on April 19, 2021

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Home-grown leader returns to Syncrude as SVP

For new Senior Vice President Production Andrew Rosser moving to Fort McMurray and working with Syncrude feels like returning “home.”
 
“We’ve lived in a lot of different places but Fort McMurray is where I will always call home. It was my home for more than 30 years,” says Andrew.

Posted on April 19, 2021

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Skills Canada’s Try-a-Trade® program adds take-out to the menu

Syncrude would not exist without thousands of skilled trade workers who’ve built the company into what it is today. To continue attracting a young, diverse workforce, Syncrude supports organizations and programs that educate students about career opportunities in the trades.

Posted on April 1, 2021

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Finding the footsteps of her ancestors

Growing up in Fort McMurray, Rochelle Young never celebrated her Indigenous roots, largely because her family didn’t talk about their heritage.
“I always knew I was Indigenous but there was no cultural practices in our home when I was growing up,” she says. “We just didn’t really talk about it very much.”

Posted on March 4, 2021

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Helping prevent COVID-19 spread at work: a testimonial

Noah Brown, Process Operator – Conversion, had a full week off before Christmas. He decided to take a trip down to Edmonton to spend it with his girlfriend, as they both live alone.

Posted on February 12, 2021

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