Welcome to the Fort Hills oil sands project

The Fort Hills oil sands mining project is located in Alberta’s Athabasca region, 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and is recognized as is one of the best undeveloped oil sands mining assets in the region. The project’s co-owners are:

The project is operated by Suncor, and is scheduled to produce first oil as early as the fourth quarter of 2017 and achieve 90% of its planned production capacity of 180,000 barrels per day within 12 months. The mine life is expected to be in excess of 50 years at the current planned production rate.

Fort Hills will create work for approximately 5,000 construction workers at the peak of construction and approximately 1,600 permanent positions when the mine and bitumen production facility are fully operational.

Fort Hills has been designed to utilize Suncor’s latest technology and approach to tailings management and reclamation processes. Suncor will closely monitor operations so existing and future water quality standards — and environmental requirements — can be met or exceeded throughout the life of this mine. The project will aim to return all disturbed lands to as close to a natural state as possible.

About this project

  • Project Overview

    Get more information about the Fort Hills project, its co-owners and how it’s run.

  • Consultation

    Building and maintaining effective, long-term and mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Careers & Jobs

    As site operator, Suncor will hire the talent it takes to run the mine – from construction through full operations.