Inside athabasca oil sands project

Managing CO2

Our Quest project will capture more than one million tonnes of CO2 emissions from Shell’s oil sands operations each year and store these emissions safely underground. 

Managing water

Some of the water we use to extract oil from the oil sands is recycled. We carefully manage waste water from our operations and work to reduce fresh water use.

Managing land impact

We have developed and implemented a plan to manage our impact on the land and help protect the region’s biodiversity.

Quest carbon capture and storage project

Shell launched the Quest carbon capture and storage project in 2015. In its first year of operation, the project captured and safely stored one million tonnes of CO2 deep underground.

Read more about Quest on our Canada website