MRO Magazine

Suncor Energy completes maintenance on oil sands upgrader


April 16, 2012
By PEM Magazine

Suncor Energy reported Monday it has completed maintenance on Upgrader 2 (U2) at its oil sands facility located north of Fort McMurray, Alta., and that the upgrader has now returned to normal operations.

The upgrader was safely taken offline in March due to a fractionator performance issue. Suncor does not anticipate this will result in a change to its annual production guidance.

According to news reports, Syncrude Canada also had one of its upgrading units, the 100,000 bpd Coker 8-1, down for extended maintenance and there was no word yet on whether it had restarted.