Recovering Bitumen from Oil Sands
Oil Sands

Our oil sands operations are the focus of Suncor’s business. We were the first company to develop the oil sands, creating an industry that is now a key contributor to Canada's prosperity.

Suncor holds one of the largest positions in the oil sands. We are committed to delivering safe, low-cost production, and to being leaders in growth, technical innovation and environmental sustainability.

Near Fort McMurray, Alta., Suncor recovers bitumen from oil sands through its mining and in situ operations. The bitumen from both operations is then upgraded to refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel.

Suncor remains committed to responsible development of the oil sands as we expand our operations — generating the crude oil consumers need while working to minimize our environmental footprint and contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we operate.