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Oil Sands Operations
Peace River
Jackpine Mine Expansion

Canada’s oil sands are one of the largest oil deposits on Earth. With global energy demand predicted to double in the first half of this century, they are an important part of the global energy mix.

Operations

Overview

Canada’s oil sands are one of the largest oil deposits on Earth. With global energy demand predicted to double in the first half of this century, they are an important part of the global energy mix.

Mining

Athabasca Oil Sands Project – Shell Albian Sands

Shell Albian Sands, Athabasca Oil Sands Project’s mining operation, consist of the Muskeg River and Jackpine mines. Oil sands excavated from these mines produces 17 per cent of Canada’s oil demand.

Jackpine Mine Expansion

Information on the regulatory hearing for the proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion. The hearing is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 29, 2012 at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray.

Quest Carbon Capture and Storage

Athabasca Oil Sands Project – Scotford Quest CCS

Shell Canada, on behalf of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, is proposing the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project -- a fully integrated project that would capture, transport, and store CO2.

Environmental Performance Improvement

Oil Sands Performance Report

Six key areas are detailed: safety & emergency preparedness, carbon dioxide, water, tailings, land and reclamation and people, communities & engagement.

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In situ

In Situ Overview

The 80 per cent of Canada’s oil sands resources too deep to be mined are recovered in place or in situ, by drilling wells. In October 2013, Shell announced it is proceeding to construct its Carmon Creek Project, an 80,000-barrel per day heavy oil project, on its Peace River heavy oil leases.

Upgrading

Athabasca Oil Sands Project – Scotford Upgrader and Quest CCS

The Scotford Upgrader uses hydrogen-conversion technology to break down bitumen from Shell Albian Sands, into crude oil that refineries can make into everyday petroleum products.

The Women Behind the Operation

Shell Oil Sands - the Women Behind the Operation

From avid environmentalists, to scuba-diving grandmothers, these women are not only experts in their fields but balance vibrant lives outside of work with their hobbies, families and community involvement. Find out more about the passions that drive their careers and successes as they work to sustainably unlock and develop one of the world's most challenging resources.

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