Our oil sands operation extracts bitumen from oil sands and converts it to synthetic crude oil.
Athabasca Oil Sands Project
Canada’s oil sands are an important source of energy in a world where demand continues to grow. At our Athabasca Oil Sands Project we mine the resource and separate the heavy oil from the clay, sand and water before shipping it by pipeline to our upgrader at Scotford where it is converted (upgraded) into synthetic crude. We believe the long-term success of oil sands in the energy mix means being competitive both economically and environmentally.
We reduce CO2 emissions at Athabasca by increasing our energy efficiency and through our Quest project, which can capture and safely store more than 1 million tonnes of CO2 underground each year.
Most of the water we use to extract the oil from the oil sands is recycled. We carefully manage waste water from our operations and reduce fresh water use.
We have developed and implemented a plan to manage our impact on the land and protect the region’s biodiversity.