Base Operations

Project Base Operations
Operator Suncor Energy Inc.
Ownership Suncor Energy Inc. 100%
Location 09-23-091-09W4
Technology Surface Mining
Bitumen Capacity (bbls/day) 501,000
Upgrader Capacity (bbls/day) 357,000
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2014
Jan - May
268,130
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2013 269,546
Mining production rates (bbls/day) 2012 266,204
Synthetic Crude Oil Production (bbls/day) 2014
Jan - May
296,317
Synthetic Crude Oil Production (bbls/day) 2013 288,526
Synthetic Crude Oil Production (bbls/day) 2012 281,987

Project location and leases in close vicinity

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Suncor says that increased production and continued focus on cost management enabled the company to achieve cash operating costs in the second quarter of 2014 that were flat with the prior year quarter despite a 37 per cent increase in production volumes and higher natural gas input costs.

Operating phases

Phase Start Year Capacity Status
Millennium Mine 1967 294,000 Operating
U1 and U2 1967 225,000 Operating
Millennium Vacuum Unit 2005 35,000 Operating
Steepbank Debottleneck Phase 3 2007 4,000 Operating
Millennium Debottlenecking 2008 23,000 Operating
Millennium Coker Unit 2008 97,000 Operating
North Steepbank Extension 2012 180,000 Operating