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Syncrude 2022 Project Mâmawi
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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.”
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.”Learn More
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
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
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