Syncrude is one of the largest oil sands companies in Alberta. We have a long history of responsible operations, energy innovation and a strong commitment to the environment.

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Celebrating our mining history: 20th anniversary of first bucketwheel reclaimer retirement

Mar 12, 2019

Big trucks and shovels – that’s usually what comes to mind when you think of mining at Syncrude today. However, looking back 20 years ago, Syncrude’s mining machines were even bigger. Standing at about 30 metres above ground and 120 metres in length (longer than a football field), Syncrude’s bucketwheel reclaimers were first-generation oil sands equipment and are remembered as giants of mining. On March 11, 1999, Bucketwheel Reclaimer No. 2 was retired, marking a shift in mining at Syncrude.

International Women's Day Feature: MLX panel demonstrates progress in leadership

Mar 08, 2019

On International Women's Day, we're proud to share the story of Isabelle Shelvey, who helped lead Syncrude's Mildred Lake Extension (MLX) regulatory hearing panel, of which eight of 14 employees were female.


Sustainability Report

The sustainability report provides an overview of our performance in the areas of finance and economic contribution, stakeholder and employee engagement, community investment, health and safety, and environmental stewardship.