Fort Hills Mine

Fort Hills Mine

 
OPERATOR: SUNCOR ENERGY

Start-up: 2018
Status: Operating
Capacity: 194,000 bbl/day bitumen
Product: Diluted bitumen to market
Ownership: 54.11% Suncor • 24.58% Total • 21.31% Teck

MINING STATISTICS
 
FORT HILLS MINE (OPENING CUT)
FACILITY
FORT HILLS
START-UP
Jan/2018
MINE LIFE
2017 to 2059
MINING AREA
17,864 hectares
RESERVES
2.40 × 109 bbls (approved)
ORE QUALITY
11.4% bitumen • 17.7% fines
TV:BiP Ratio = 10.5
MINE FEED
14,500 t/h nominal

MONTHLY AVERAGE PLANT FEED & BITUMEN GRADE



PROCESS PLANT
 
FORT HILLS BITUMEN PRODUCTION FACILITY
FACILITY
FORT HILLS
ORE PREP
3 trains x 50% • 7,000 t/h/train
SPP Technology: Rotary Breakers
EXTRACTION
2 trains x 50%
Technology: Primary Separation Vessel w/Middlings + Tailings Recovery Circuit
FROTH TREATMENT
High-Temperature Paraffinic (PFT) w/FSU
PRODUCT
diluted bitumen to market
CAPACITY
194,000 bbl/day
 

MONTHLY AVERAGE BITUMEN PRODUCTION & RECOVERY



PIPELINES
PIPELINES
HOT BITUMEN
DILUTED BITUMEN
DILUENT
NAME
Northern Courier Pipeline
Wood Buffalo Blend Pipeline
Norlite Diluent Pipeline
OPERATOR
TransCanada
Enbridge
Enbridge
LENGTH
24" Ø • 90 km
30" Ø • 96 km
24" Ø • 447 km
SUPPLY
Fort Hills Mine
East Tank Farm
Stonefell Terminal
TERMINAL
East Tank Farm
Cheecham Terminal
East Tank Farm
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2019
SITE MAP: PROJECTS / MINING / FORT HILLS MINE
SOURCES:
SUNCOR • FORT HILLS: PROJECT OVERVIEW
TECK • 2017 INVESTOR PRESENTATION • JAN 2017
TECK • ENERGY PROJECTS • MAR 2016
TECK • ENERGY MARKETING & STRATEGY • SEP 2015
TECK • FORT HILLS PROJECT • SEP 2015
TECK • FORT HILLS UPDATE • MAR 2015
REGULATORY FILINGS:
SUNCOR • 2017 FORT HILLS MINE AMENDMENT APPLICATION • FEB 2017
AER • DECISION 2002-089: FORT HILLS APPLICATION DECISION • OCT 2002
TAILINGS MANAGEMENT:
AER • APPROVAL OF FORT HILLS TAILINGS MANAGEMENT PLAN • FEB 2019
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