Would convert 77,000 barrels of diluted bitumen daily into medium synthetic crude and an ultra low sulphur diesel.
“Not getting the sense of urgency or support we would like from our partners at the moment”: Williams.
Revised output expected to be 422,500 barrels per day, down from 440,000 bpd.
Production of upgraded bitumen could remain offline at its works north of Fort McMurray through July.
Will help deal with an issue that is constraining capacity on a line that feeds bitumen from the mine to the upgrader.
Detailed repair schedule and return-to-service plan has been adopted.
Three joint venture projects up for review based on shareholder value.
Production from an upgrader at the Syncrude oilsands mine was disrupted Nov. 22, and the biggest partner in the sprawling project said work is underway to get the processing plant running again.
Shell Canada says it has successfully started up production from the company’s Scotford upgrader refinery expansion project near Edmonton.
Energy companies Total E&P Canada Ltd. and Suncor Energy Inc. have formed a strategic oil sands alliance involving assets both companies have in Alberta’s Athabasca region.