Proposed in situ oil sands development
Lewis is a proposed multi-stage in situ project. Wholly owned by Suncor, the Lewis project is located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, approximately 25 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta and approximately 18 kilometres southeast of Fort McKay. The total project area is estimated to cover 25,570 hectares or 256 square kilometres; disturbed land area is predicted to be 2,500 hectares or 25 square kilometres.
The project will be developed in stages, with anticipated production up to a total of 160,000 barrels per day of bitumen during its estimated 25 to 40-year operational life.
Suncor continues to innovate and is exploring new technologies to develop the Lewis resource. The primary option at this time is steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) supported by the cogeneration of electricity.
An application for Lewis was submitted to the Alberta Energy Regulator on February 16, 2018.
Detailed information about our project can be found below.