Proposed oil sands mining development
The Base Mine Extension project is being considered to sustain the supply of bitumen to the Base Plant facilities as the resources in the current mines are depleted.
The project includes an open pit mining operation supplying oil sands to new bitumen froth production facilities, from which bitumen froth will be delivered by pipeline to Suncor’s existing Base Plant facilities where further processing occurs including upgrading into various product blends for market. The project will integrate with existing water, power, heat, fuel utilities and use existing approved secondary extraction and upgrading facilities at Base Plant.
It is expected to produce up to 225,000 barrels per day of bitumen froth during its estimated 25-year operational life.