Meadow Creek (proposed)

Female field staff taking readings

Meadow Creek at a glance

120,000 barrels per day

The anticipated production of Meadow Creek East and Meadow Creek West.

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Contact Indigenous & Community Relations – Wood Buffalo
Call: 1-855-600-5561

Proposed Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) oil sands development

Meadow Creek is a joint venture between Suncor and CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC with Suncor as the operator.

Current plans for this joint venture include two independent in situ projects: Meadow Creek East and Meadow Creek West.

Meadow Creek East will be developed in two stages with anticipated production of nominally 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) up to approximately 80,000 bpd. Meadow Creek West will be developed in one stage with an anticipated production of 40,000 (bpd). Both of these facilities will be operational for 40 or more years.

Project facilities for both projects will include central processing plants, cogeneration, well pads, electrical power lines, storage tanks, pipelines and access roads. Other infrastructure that may be constructed to support the projects includes borrow pits, laydown yards and lodges.

About Meadow Creek West

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Meadow Creek East is located about 45 km south of Fort McMurray and 20 km southwest of the town of Anzac. Meadow Creek West is located about 40 km south of Fort McMurray and approximately 35 km southwest of the town of Anzac.

Project timeline

Suncor has deferred the sanctioning decision for Meadow Creek East and Meadow Creek west until 2023 at the earliest.

Public consultation

We are committed to developing and maintaining positive, meaningful relationships with stakeholders.

We provide stakeholders with opportunities to participate in an open and transparent consultation process that facilitates engagement, participation and input into both the Meadow Creek projects. We will provide regular updates to stakeholders as the projects progress.

Environment stewardship

Conceptual reclamation plans for both Meadow Creek East and West are outlined within our applications. We are committed to ultimately returning all lands disturbed by our oil sands mining and in situ operations to a self-sustaining boreal forest ecosystem.

Socio-economic benefits

We work with governments, industry and community groups to develop a coordinated, long-term approach to address social and economic effects of oil sands development.

Our investment in both of the Meadow Creek projects will benefit nearby communities through:

  • employment opportunities
  • promotion of economic growth and contracting opportunities
  • valuable revenues for governments
  • education and training
  • community investment

Application and supporting documents

Meadow Creek East:

Meadow Creek West: