Plant incident during unit start up

Worker suffers non-life threatening injury

(Fort McMurray, Alberta) – At approximately 10:40 p.m. Sunday, January 30th, an incident within a Hydrogen Plant sent one process operator to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre with non-life threatening injuries.

Syncrude emergency services responded within minutes of the incident.

The incident occurred during normal startup procedures following a scheduled maintenance turnaround of the unit. The extent of the damage and impact on production is undetermined at this time.

A full-scale investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident, and all proper authorities have been notified.

Syncrude’s primary focus is the safety and well being of all its employees and contractors.

The Syncrude Project is a joint venture operated by Syncrude Canada Ltd. and owned by Canadian Oil Sands Limited, ConocoPhillips Oilsands Partnership II, Imperial Oil Resources, Mocal Energy Limited, Murphy Oil Company Ltd., Nexen Inc., and Petro-Canada Oil and Gas.

Trading Symbols for Public Syncrude Joint Venture Owners

Canadian Oil Sands Trust
(via Canadian Oil Sands Limited and Canadian Oil Sands Limited Partnership)
ConocoPhillips Oilsands Partnership II
(wholly owned by ConocoPhillips)
Imperial Oil ResourcesIMO-TSX/AMEX
Murphy Oil Company Ltd.MUR-NYSE

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