Syncrude Canada operates the Mildred Lake upgrader refinery, which is located in Alberta, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated upgrader owned by Syncrude Canada. The refinery started operations in 1978 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 12.1. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

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

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

Maintenance activities at Mildred Lake upgrader refinery

The Mildred Lake refinery upgrader witnessed nine incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Syncrude Canada

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

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