Mar 20, 2019 Syncrude VP and son learn survival skills in outdoor overnight campout fundraiser Most of us take a warm bed and a roof over our head for granted, especially when winter weather arrives. To experience first-hand harsh northern Alberta conditions, the Centre of Hope recently held an outdoor winter survival fundraiser. Martin Carter, Syncrude's Vice President, Production – Upgrading, participated in the 24-hour event along with his 12-year-old son, Nathan.
Mar 12, 2019 Celebrating our mining history: 20th anniversary of first bucketwheel reclaimer retirement 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.
Mar 08, 2019 International Women's Day Feature: MLX panel demonstrates progress in leadership 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.
Feb 21, 2019 New vice president brings safety experience from around the world When Eddie Rollinson began his career as a chemical engineer in South Africa, he likely didn’t foresee one day living in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Eddie joined Syncrude on February 1, 2019 as our new Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). He brings with him years of experience in the industry in areas such as technical, operations, HSE, and projects.
Feb 14, 2019 Syncrude Good Neighbours grants assist Fort McMurray traveling soccer team Jo-Jo Hill is proud to be born and raised in Fort McMurray. She's also happy to raise her family here. A second generation Syncrude employee, Jo-Jo is aware of the benefits available to employees, such as Good Neighbour volunteer and busing grants.
Jan 31, 2019 Syncrude employees continue to inspire each other to make safety personal Sometimes a simple gesture can have a big impact. For Angela Yarkie, her safety inspiration came from seeing fellow employee Mike Caldwell write the names of his family members on his work gloves as a personal reminder to work safe.
Jan 10, 2019 New Syncrude VP credits predecessor for establishing career path Syncrude’s newly appointed Vice President of Strategic Planning, Ken Bell, has a long history with the company and the community. In fact, during his first year of Engineering at Keyano College, it was a Syncrude guest speaker, Peter Read, who helped shape his career path. Now, more than 22 years later, Ken steps into his new role as Peter’s successor.