Suncor lets contract for MacKay River work

Suncor Energy Inc. has let a contract to Fluor Corp. for front-end project management and engineering services for second-phase development of its MacKay River in situ oil sands project in the northern Athabasca region of Alberta.

The operator has applied for steam-assisted gravity drainage development with production capacity of 40,000 b/d of bitumen. The first phase, with design capacity of 33,000 b/d, began production in 2002.

Fluor said its design will provide for offsite fabrication of modules.

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