Canadian Mining Journal


Oil Sands


  • OIL SANDS: Suncor gets okay to begin new tailings management system

    October 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy said on Oct. 25 that it has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator for its base plant tailings directive application and related Millennium operational amendment application. Suncor can now work  on implementing its tailings management

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    MINING PEOPLE: Syncrude chooses new top executive

    October 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – Syncrude is undergoing an executive change at the end of this year with the retirement of Syncrude president and CEO Mark Ward. Doreen Cole will replace him as managing director, effective Dec. 11, 2017. Cole brings

  • OIL SANDS: Suncor ups support for Wood Buffalo community

    September 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – The Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) has invested a further $1 million in the recently established Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF). The new endowment is in addition to Suncor’s promise to match donations up to $500,000 per

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    OIL SANDS: Hangingstone SAGD project begins production

    August 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – The Hangingstone steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands expansion project has begun production 50 km south of Fort McMurray. Peak production of 20,000 bbl/d of bitumen is expected in 2018. The project is a joint venture 75%

  • Communications: Galaxy Broadband launches new satellite network

    June 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Alberta – Calgary-based Galaxy Broadband Communications is launching a new network with the latest Generation 5 High QoS technology. The new Gen 5, QoS capable technology will be deployed on Galaxy’s Ka Band high powered spot beams to offer much

  • OIL SANDS: Canadian Natural completes acquisition of Athabasca Oil Sands project

    May 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. of Calgary has closed the $12-billion deal to boost its oil sands interests by purchasing assets of Marathon Oil and Shell Canada. CNRL now holds 70% of the Athabasca oil sands project north of

  • OIL SANDS: Canadian Natural picks up Shell, Marathon interests in $12B deal

    March 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Canadian Natural Resources is picking up most of Shell Canada’s oil sands properties in a pair of deals worth $12.74 billion. The cash portion consists of $11.1 billion, and Shell will also receive almost 97.6 million Canadian Natural

  • NOMINATION: MGX Minerals’ nanoflotation technology among finalists for Katerva prize

    February 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – MGX Minerals reports that the nanoflotation technology developed by David Bromley Engineering (DBE) and licensed exclusively to MGX engineering and technology development partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions has been nominated for the prestigious international Katerva Award. The Katerva Award recognizes disruptive sustainable

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    OIL SANDS: Fort Hills on track for production late this year

    February 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – The new Fort Hills oil sands project was 76% complete at the end of last year, putting it on track to begin producing oil late in  2017. The project is owned 50.8% by Suncor Energy (the operator), 20.0%

  • REPORT: MAC releases sustainability results

    January 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA –  The Mining Association of Canada has released its 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progress report. The report takes a look at MAC members’ efforts to protect the environment and contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The

  • OIL SANDS: Teck, Fort Chipewyan Metis sign participation pact for Frontier oil sands project

    December 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Teck Resources of Vancouver and the Fort Chipewyan Metis Local 125 have signed a participation agreement or Teck’s proposed Frontier oil sands project 110 km north of Fort McMurray. The property lies within the traditional territory of the

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: MAC supports decisions on pipelines

    November 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada supports the government of Canada’s approval of new pipeline infrastructure to diversify markets for Canada’s oil sands industry. “As an association that represents several oil sands companies and that advocates for trade-enabling infrastructure, we are pleased to see the