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Aurora North

Aurora North

OPERATOR: SYNCRUDE

Start-up: 2001
Status: Operating
Capacity: 225,000 bbl/day bitumen
Product: Bitumen froth to Mildred Lake Froth Treatment
Ownership: 100% Syncrude1

MINING STATISTICS
FACILITY
AURORA NORTH
START-UP
2001
MINE LIFE
2001 to 2039
AVG ORE QUALITY
11.4% bitumen
TV:BiP Ratio = 7:1
MINE FEED
16,000 t/h nominal capacity
2015 AVERAGE
11,087 t/h @ 11.6%

2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE PLANT FEED & BITUMEN GRADE


QUARTERLY AVERAGE PLANT FEED & BITUMEN GRADE



PROCESS PLANT
AURORA NORTH EXTRACTION PLANT
FACILITY
AURORA NORTH
ORE PREP
3 trains x 50% • 8,000 t/h/train
Technology: Mix Box
EXTRACTION
2 trains x 50%
Primary Separation Vessel w/Middlings Recovery Circuit
FROTH TREATMENT
n/a
UTILITIES
hot water pipelined from Mildred Lake


PRODUCT
FACILITY
AURORA NORTH
PRODUCT
bitumen froth processed at Mildred Lake Froth Treatment
PRODUCT SPECS
60% bitumen • 10% solids • 30% water
CAPACITY
225,000 bbl/day
2015 AVERAGE
180,636 bbl/day @ 93% bitumen recovery

2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE BITUMEN PRODUCTION & RECOVERY


QUARTERLY AVERAGE BITUMEN PRODUCTION & RECOVERY

UPDATED: MAY 26, 2017
SITE MAP: PROJECTS / MINING / AURORA NORTH MINE
NOTES:
1 SYNCRUDE PARTNERS: 54% SUNCOR ENERGY + 25% IMPERIAL OIL + 9% SINOPEC + 7% CNOOC + 5% MOCAL ENERGY
SOURCES:
SYNCRUDE • SYNCRUDE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2015
SYNCRUDE • SYNCRUDE LEASE MAP
IMPERIAL OIL • OPERATIONS: SYNCRUDE
REGULATORY FILINGS:
AER • DECISION: 97-13: APPROVAL OF THE AURORA MINE • OCT 1997
SYNCRUDE • AURORA MINE PROJECT UPDATE • APR 1997
SYNCRUDE • AURORA MINE: EUB APPLICATION • JUN 1996
SYNCRUDE • AURORA MINE: SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT • JUN 1996
UNIV OF ALBERTA • AURORA MINE APPLICATION • 1996
TAILINGS MANAGEMENT:
SYNCRUDE • TAILINGS MANAGEMENT
SYNCRUDE • TACKLING THE TAILINGS CHALLENGE THROUGH R&D • DEC 2015
SYNCRUDE • AURORA NORTH: 2016 TAILINGS MANAGEMENT PLAN • OCT 2016
Millennium & Steepbank Extension

Millennium & Steepbank Extension

Mildred Lake

Mildred Lake

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