The Hibernia oil field — located approximately 315 km east-southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland — uses a fixed structure with three compartments: topsides, Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and an offshore loading system.
The White Rose development uses a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the SeaRose.
At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed.
Called snags or wildlife trees, dead trees have been deliberately placed (some even upside down) on Pond 1 to create perches and nesting sites for birds, and habitat for other wildlife.
At the Suncor oil sands plant, hydrotransport pipelines are used to deliver the crushed and sized ore to primary extraction.
Buzzard field is located in the Central North Sea and came on-stream in early 2007. Suncor holds a 29.9% interest.
Over the next two decades, Suncor Energy will closely monitor progress on the site, including the growth of 630,000 shrubs and trees planted in 2010.
Suncor's primary extraction plants separate raw bitumen from the sand in giant separation cells.