Scotford Heavy Oil Upgrader Expansion Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Shell
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Scotford Heavy Oil Upgrader
  • Location: Scotford, Alberta, Canada
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 7.6 million tons/annum & 155,000 bbl/day
    • After: 12.6 million tons/annum & 255,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Completed
  • Expected Completion: 2011
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Expansion
  • Project Summary: The Scotford Upgrader Expansion project is part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) Expansion 1, which will add approximately 100,000 barrels per day of capacity to the AOSP bitumen mining and upgrading facilities
  • Main Contractors:
    • KBR: Field construction and module fabrication services
  • Licences
    • KBR: ROSE Solvent Deasphalting
    • CLG: LC-FINING technology

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Unit
  • ROSE Solvent Deasphalting Unit
  • LC-FINING Unit
  • Sulphur Recovery

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • Synthetic crude


  • 2005 - Shell Selects KBR'S ROSET Solvent Deasphalting Technology
  • 2006 - LC-FINING technology selected
  • 2007 - Shell files regulatory application for Scotford expansion
  • 2011 - Completion of expansion project takes the capacity to 255,000 bpd

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Shell Canada Selects KBR'S ROSET Solvent Deasphalting Technology for Its Scotford Bitumen Upgrader Project
  2. Chevron to Participate in Athabasca Oil Sands Project Expansion
  3. Chevron Lummus Global LC-FINING selected for Shell Canada’s Athabasca Oil Sands Project Downstream Expansion
  4. Shell files regulatory application for Scotford Upgrader 2
  5. KBR Awarded Contracts for Construction and Fabrication Services by Shell Canada for Scotford Upgrader Expansion
  6. Expansion of oil sands upgrader goes on-stream

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