Scotford Heavy Oil Upgrader
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Shell
  • Website:
  • Location: Scotford, Alberta, Canada
  • Capacity: 12.5 million tons/annum & 255,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A heavy oil upgrading complex, to reduce the viscosity of tar sands. It is part of a complex including the Scotford Refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Unit
  • Residue Hydro Conversion Unit and Integrated Hydrotreating
  • ROSET Solvent Deasphalting Unit
  • Hydrogen Manufacturing Unit
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • Synthetic Crude

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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  • 1999 - Shell Announces Athabasca Oil Sands Project Joint Venture
  • 2000 - Fluor awarded Construction Equipment Contract
  • 2003 - Upgrader commissioned with capacity of 155,000 bpd
  • 2007 - The complex was shut temporarily after a fire
  • 2011 - Completion of expansion project takes the capacity to 255,000 bpd

Relevant Links

  1. Shell Announces Athabasca Oil Sands Project Joint Venture
  2. AMECO Awarded Construction Equipment Contract for Athabasca Oil Sands Project
  3. Shell Scotford Update
  4. Expansion of oil sands upgrader goes on-stream
  5. Shell Canada Selects KBR'S ROSET Solvent Deasphalting Technology for Its Scotford Bitumen Upgrader Project
  6. KBR Awarded Contracts for Construction and Fabrication Services by Shell Canada for Scotford Upgrader Expansion
  7. PCL Industrial Companies to Build $400-Million Project Near Edmonton
  8. SHELL CANADA UPGRADER Public Disclosure
  9. Fluor to Build Shell's Quest Carbon Capture Facility in Canada

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