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Suncor applies to construct new 40,000 barrels a day oil sands project


Suncor oil sands project

Construction would start as early as 2022

The Alberta Energy Regulator announced in a press release that Suncor Energy Inc. applied under the Oil Sands Conservation Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement ActOil and Gas Conservation ActPipeline ActPublic Lands Act and Water Act to construct, operate, and reclaim the Meadow Creek West Project.

The project would recover 6359 cubic metres per day (40,000 barrels per day) from the McMurray Formation using steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology.

The project would include

  • a central processing facility with associated facilities,
  • cogeneration facilities,
  • thermal injection wells,
  • production wells,
  • water source wells,
  • disposal wells,
  • well pads,
  • stormwater ponds, and
  • associated infrastructure, including multiuse corridors, pipelines, and roads, as well as land access.

Construction would start as early as 2022.

The project would be located in northeast Alberta about 30 kilometres (km) south of the city of Fort McMurray and about 35 km southwest of the hamlet of Anzac, within Townships 84 to 85, Ranges 9 to 12, West of the 4th Meridian in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Suncor has also submitted an environmental impact assessment report. This report forms part of the application to the AER.


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