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Athabasca Oil Sands Project

Canada’s oil sands contain the world’s third largest oil resource

Quest captures and stores carbon

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. 

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Our oil sands operation extracts bitumen from oil sands and converts it to synthetic crude oil.

We mine oil that is close to the surface and then process it into synthetic crude oil.

Our project has created thousands of jobs and brings economic benefits. We work closely with the local community to address their concerns.

We work to reduce CO2 from our oil sands operations by increasing energy efficiency. Since 2015, we capture and store a million tonnes of CO2 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.