Creating the surface of Pond 1

Title: Creating the surface of Pond 1

Description
Pond 1 surface construction involved covering it with a layer of soil 50 cm deep. About 65,000 truckloads of soil were used.
Keywords
sustainable development, fort mcmurray, oil sands reclamation, oil sands project, wapisiw look out
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4282 px width by 1340 px height
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300 x 159
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Rat root grown from seed

Suncor Energy collected rat root seeds from a nearby marsh and grew them in a greenhouse for planting on the marsh on Pond 1.

Cover crop of native grasses and oats

A cover crop of native grasses and oats were planted on Pond 1 as part of its reclamation.

Oil Sands product tanks

Suncor product tanks store refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel that is shipped by pipeline to customers in commercial and industrial markets throughout North America.

Oil Sands coker towers

At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed.

Enbridge/Suncor tank in the oil sands

Suncor product tanks store refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel that is shipped by pipeline to customers and commercial and industrial markets throughout North America.

Coker towers and stacks

At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed. Petroleum coke, similar to coal, is used as a fuel source for the utilities plant.

Extraction separation cell

Suncor's primary extraction plants separate raw bitumen from the sand in giant separation cells.

Mackay River In Situ Project

The MacKay River project is located 60 km northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Increased in situ production is a key part of Suncor’s plans to increase bitumen supply while reducing costs and impact on the environment.

Firebag SAGD well pad 1

Suncor's in-situ project is located on leases known as "Firebag". The Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology uses underground wells to inject steam into the oil