Canadian Mining Journal

Oil Sands

  • OILSANDS: Suncor adopts cogeneration at Base plant to cut carbon footprint

    September 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Calgary’s Suncor Energy has committed $1.4 billion to adopt low carbon cogeneration of power at its Base plant near Fort McMurray. Greenhouse gas emissions associated with steam production at the plant will be reduced by approximately 25%. The

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Teck releases climate action report

    August 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its second “Climate Action and Portfolio Resilience” report. It outlines how the company will go forward producing products that are essential in a low carbon future while tackling climate change. The report analyzes potential

  • OILSANDS: Teck’s Frontier project gets grudging okay from joint panel

    July 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Late last week the joint federal-provincial panel reviewing Teck Resources’ Frontier oilsands project sent its report to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna. The report urges regulators to approve the $20.6-billion project 110 km north of

  • BASE METALS-COAL: Teck Q2 revenue up, profit shrinks

    July 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its unaudited numbers for Q2 2019, and they show small gains in revenues, but  steep drops in EBITDA. For the second quarter this year, the company recorded revenues of $3.1 billion, up 4% from

  • News

    MERGER: Mikisew Group acquires Guthrie and service deal with Syncrude

    May 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – The Mikisew Group of Companies (MGOC) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Guthrie Industrial Services and Guthrie Mechanical Services. MGOC and Guthrie have worked together as partners through the Mikisew Guthrie LP  (MGLP) for

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    OILSANDS: NACG wins additional 5-year contract

    April 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – North American Construction Group earlier this week announced a five-year multiple use contract and an associated term contract with a major oil sands customer.  The agreement runs through December 2023 and the backlog value is expected to be

  • OILSANDS: Canada invests $72M in clean technology for two Alberta companies

    March 14, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – The federal government has announced plans to invest $72.3 million in clean technology for the Alberta oil and gas sector to address climate change and create jobs. Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi made the announcement on March

  • OILSANDS: Devon Energy pulling out of Canada

    February 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Devon Energy has announced plans to transform itself into a U.S. oil growth company. The final step will be to sell its Canadian oilsands and Barnett shale assets, a move that may put more than $30 billion

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    OILSANDS: Suncor reports Q4 record 740,800 bbl/d

    February 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Suncor Energy published its fourth quarter numbers that included an oilsands record – 740,800 bbl/d – thanks in part to its interests in the Fort Hills (53%) and Syncrude (100%) operations in northern Alberta. Funds from all operations

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    WATER PLANT: MGX commissions wastewater treatment system at oilsands project

    January 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – MGX Minerals of Vancouver  and partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions has commissioned a commercial 5-m3/h NFLi-5 advanced wastewater treatment system. The system is currently operating under contract to an oilsands steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operator to process evaporation

  • Feature

    Bringing autonomous haulage to the oil sands

    December 1, 2018 by SMS Equipment

    Several oilsands producers have started looking at the application of autonomous haulage systems and the use of driverless haul trucks to optimize transportation of oilsands from the mine to the processing facilities. This is a significant undertaking in the industry

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    OILSANDS: Suncor posts record quarterly operating income of $1.3B

    November 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Suncor Energy has posted a record $3.14 billion ($1.94 per share) for Q3 2018. Cash flow provided by operating activities was $4.37 billion ($2.70 per share) including changes in non-cash working capital. Operating earnings were $1.56 billion ($0.96