Canadian Mining Journal


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  • News

    Shell celebrates 10 years of oil sands operations

    June 19, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    CALGARY, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Shell announced today 10 years of oil sands production as operator of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP). Starting with just a handful of employees, over the last 10 years Shell has built an oil sands mining…

  • News

    Shell to build world’s first oil sands carbon capture/storage (CCS) project

    September 6, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Shell just announced that it will go ahead with the first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project for an oil sands operation in Canada. The Quest project will be built on behalf of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project joint venture owners (Shell,…

  • News

    OIL SANDS PRODUCTION: Athabasca Oil Sands Project reaches 500 million bbl

    August 21, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    ALBERTA – Calgary-headquartered Shell Canada, operator of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), announced on Aug. 20, 2012 that the operation near Fort McMurray has reached a milestone – 500 million barrels of synthetic crude…

  • Shell to conserve 740 ha of forest in northern Alberta

    April 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Calgary’s Shell Canada has purchased 740 ha of land in northern Alberta to conserve the boreal forest habitat near its oil sands operations. The conserved area, now called the Shell True North Forest, was privately owned land previously…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Oil sands miners join forces for environmental change

    March 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Twelve of this country’s oil sands producers have launched Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), an alliance focussed on making positive environmental change more quickly in their sector.

  • Feature

    Huge Expectations

    April 1, 2011 by David Godkin

    The goal was an ambitious one: from a resource estimated at 174 billion barrels, Muskeg River Mine bit off 300,000 tonnes of processed oilsands each day, to deliver 155,000 barrels of bitumen, then drive that recovery as high as 525,000 barrels…

  • Feature

    Strict Rules

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Suncor Energy Inc. has announced significant inroads with its Tailings Reduction Operations solution, while Syncrude Canada Ltd. has been testing centrifuge technology as one potential saviour. Smaller companies, such as Solid Environmental…

  • News

    ANNIVERSARY: Shell Canada turns 100

    March 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Shell Canada is celebrating 100 years in this country. On March 21, 1911, it opened its first office on the corner of St. Catherine and Peel Streets in Montreal. Its principle asset was a diesel refinery (commandeered by the British Admiralty…

  • News

    PIT EQUIPMENT: Muskeg River oil sands mine to get more Cat equipment

    December 2, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    ALBERTA — Vancouver’s Finning International has sold seven Caterpillar 787 mining trucks and nine D11 tr…