Home-grown leader returns to Syncrude as SVP
r 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.
‘Cake’ truck rolls to 100,000-hour milestone
When Liebherr’s new T 282 truck 17-139 first started rumbling down the haul roads in the Syncrude’s North Mine on March 24, 2005, 50 Cent’s Candy Shop topped the charts while moviegoers in Fort McMurray were flocking downtown to see the animated hit Robots at the Landmark Cinema.Learn More
Pathways 2021 magazine launches
There are many pathways to success. It can come from reconnecting ourselves with traditions through song and dance, from building outreach programs that connect students with communities, or from reflecting on the legacy of our parents and celebrating their impact on an entire community.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.”
Syncrude employee run to promote the beauty of Wood Buffalo
It all started for Syncrude employee Jessica Leska as a way to keep fit during the winter months in Fort McMurray. Now, her passion for running will attempt to gain attention to the beauty of the area.Learn More
Micro-organism ‘hunter’ sees signs of progress in Base Mine Lake’s microbial communities
Peter Dunfield has spent a long and distinguished career poking around rice paddies, peatlands, volcanoes and tailings ponds searching for nature’s tiniest grazers, single-celled micro-organisms that chew up methane.Learn More
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.Learn More
Syncrude 2021 Project Gryphon
We’ll complete our 2021 Project Gryphon scope safely and effectively with the support of the Building Trades unions and professional skilled tradespeople like you. For more than 50 years, Syncrude has been one of Canada’s most trusted, stable and reliable companies, and North America’s most respected oil sands operator.
Project Gryphon is a Turnaround Event on Syncrude’s 8-3 Coker and associated process units.Learn More
Managing energy use to lower greenhouse gases
If Chris Austin had his way, Syncrude’s production engineers and operators would start their shift by asking, “How can I save my weight in emissions today?” And then they would access the tool Chris developed to show the most current data related to production versus energy use throughout the operation.Learn More
Heavy hauler rolls its way to a record
Haul truck 17-100 – a shiny new Cat 797 – went into service at Syncrude’s North Mine in June 1999, about the same time that the Dallas Stars were lifting their first Stanley Cup after defeating the Buffalo Sabres. Twenty one years later with 55,803,015 tons of material hauled over 157,051 trips, the truck continues to roll along the haul roads at Syncrude’s Aurora Mine to achieve a world-record 150,000 operating hours.Learn More
Medical equipment helps solve Base Mine Lake monitoring mysteries
A need to solve monitoring mysteries for Base Mine Lake prompted one Syncrude researcher to turn to medical equipment and the results have been great.Learn More
Syncrude and Suncor move forward stronger, together
Neighbours across Highway 63 for more than four decades, Syncrude and Suncor helped build the oil sands industry and community together.
Posted on December 3, 2020
Not-for-profit groups to share $78K one-time Syncrude gift
Syncrude is sending extra help through the Good Neighbours Program to community-based not-for-profit, youth or sports-oriented organizations in the Wood Buffalo region.Learn More
Syncrude United Way campaign exceeds goal
Amidst the challenges presented by the pandemic, Syncrude’s United Way campaign aimed for a seven-figure goal and exceeded it.
Contributions will continue until Dec. 15, but the goal of $2.02 million has now been reached and exceeded with current contributions totaling $2.125 million.Learn More