Syncrude Canada Ltd. Reports
The Syncrude Joint Venture began in 1964, with company-sponsored Research and Development (R&D) activities focused on the Athabasca Oil Sands of northeastern Alberta. Mining at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site began in 1977, and Syncrude has continued a robust and comprehensive R&D program since that time. The goal of Syncrude R&D is to contribute to the body of knowledge that supports the responsible development of Alberta’s oil sands resource, including minimizing environmental impacts and maintaining the ecological integrity of the area in which we operate. Much of Syncrude’s environmental R&D is done collaboratively with Universities, and results are available in peer-reviewed journals. There is also a large body of internally-conducted research work, including research reports, consultant reports and regulatory submissions. Syncrude is excited to partner with the University of Alberta to make more of its environmental R&D work publicly accessible. We hope this information will be helpful to the scientific community and Albertans who are interested in the sound ecological management of Alberta’s natural resources. This collection includes Environmental Research Monographs and a Professional paper series from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, as well as more recent reports. We are committed to adding to this collection as new reports and information become available. Each report contains usage permissions. If you want to know more about Syncrude, visit https://www.suncor.com/en-ca/what-we-do/oil-sands/syncrude
Items in this Collection
- 15Syncrude Canada Ltd.
- 3Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
- 3Djurfors, S.
- 3Grant, W.
- 3McCart, P.
- 3Rowell, M.J.
A study of potential ice fog and low temperature water fog occurrence at Mildred Lake, AlbertaDownload
In early 1976 a literature review of low temperature fog was carried out so that the potential for this fog type in the vicinity of the Syncrude synthetic crude oil complex could be assessed. Moreover, a site visit under suitable synoptic meteorological conditions was made in early March 1976 to...
A study of the chemical and physical properties of Syncrude's tailings pond, Mildred Lake, 1980Download
Selected chemical and physical properties of the tailings pond were examined in 1980. The distributions of specific variables with depth and season within the tailings pond were determined (temperature, pH, conductivity, suspended particulate matter, total solids, bitumen, major anions, major...
A network of 56 permanent plots, radiating from the periphery of the Syncrude Lease, was established during the summer of 1976. This network will allow continuous quantitative monitoring of the lichen flora using photographic techniques. Since lichens are highly sensitive to air pollutants such...
With up to 20,000 species of insects throughout Alberta the opportunities for entomological study are immense. An entomological reconnaissance study of the Syncrude Lease #17 area was required to gain preliminary data and to examine the potential of insects as biological monitors of...
Atmospheric emissions from oil sands plants are regulated by government. Both Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Suncor Inc. independently operate emission and air quality monitoring and reporting systems. The systems include air quality monitoring trailers and sulphation cylinder stations. In addition...
Factors involved in the ecology of Ruth Lake and Poplar Creek are discussed. Ruth Lake is a small, littoral, moderately eutrophic lake. It has clear water, a muddy substrate, and is shallow (mean depth 1.5m). Winter stagnation /occurred but the water was well oxygenated in summer....
Grant, W., Tsui, P., Green, R., McCart, P.
This is a report of baseline studies of aquatic environments in the Athabasca River. These studies were carried out at the request of Syncrude Canada Limited and were focused in the vicinity of Syncrude's Lease Number 17, which borders the west bank of the Athabasca River north of the town of...
Grant, W., Tripp, D., McCart, P., Tsui, P., Green, R.
Syncrude Canada Ltd. is producing synthetic crude oil from a surface mine on the eastern portion of Crown Lease 17, Alberta. Aquatic Environments Limited was commissioned to survey the MacKay River which crosses Leases 17 and 22, also held by Syncrude. The survey is intended to provide a...
The study reported here was initiated on July 26, 1971, to provide ecological baseline information on Beaver Creek. Field surveys were carried out from August 7th to August 24th. Of particular interest to this study was the acquisition of quantitative data on fisheries populations as a means of...
Migration watches were conducted from 21 August to 15 October 1984 near the site of Syncrude Canada Ltd.' s bitumen mining, extraction and upgrading development north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. These watches were undertaken to complement studies of birds using the waterbodies in the area of the...