Syncrude Canada operates the Mildred Lake refinery, which is located in Alberta, Canada. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Canadian Oil Sands, Exxon Mobil, Suncor Energy, China Petrochemical, and China National Offshore Oil. The refinery, which started operations in 1978, has an NCI of 7.1.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 350
Coking (mbd): 80

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 350mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Mildred Lake refinery

The Mildred Lake refinery witnessed eight incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Syncrude Canada

Syncrude Canada Ltd (Syncrude), a subsidiary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited is an oil sand research company that offers production of crude oil from oil sands. The company offers and develops oil sands technologies to improve performance of oil and gas industry. It also provides syncrude leases, research and development, mining, extraction, upgrading, utilities services, reclamation services and others. Syncrude operates bitumen extraction plant and oil sand mines. The company upgrades facility and utilities plant that processes bitumen and produces crude oil. It has operations in Alberta and Edmonton, Canada. Syncrude is headquartered in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.


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