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 Post subject: Syncrude?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:01 am 
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Aside from what you can see on PCC, is there anything else someone would like to share about them? You never hear about their small corporate flight department and that is probably a good thing. I would Just like to know what their sched is like and time to upgrade. I figure their salary is pretty good as it would be similar to someone driving one of those big trucks or graders. Maybe not?


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 Post subject: Re: Syncrude?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:25 am 
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From what I know...
M-F, an early flight shift and a late flight shift, moving folks from YMM to YYC and YEG, also to some of the YMM area airports, great training, great pay, flying a pair of C560s.

That's all I've got.



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 Post subject: Re: Syncrude?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Syncrude Canada Ltd. is one of the world's largest producers of synthetic crude oil from oil sands and the largest single source producer in Canada. It is located just outside Fort McMurray in the Athabasca Oil Sands, and has a nameplate capacity of 350,000 barrels per day (56,000 m3/d) of oil, equivalent to about 13% of Canada's consumption.[1] It has approximately 5.1 billion barrels (810,000,000 m3) of proven and probable reserves (11.9 billion when including contingent and prospective resources) situated on 8 leases over 3 contiguous sites.[2] Including fully realized prospective reserves, current production capacity could be sustained for well over 90 years.[3]

The company is a joint venture between seven partners. As a result, Syncrude is not traded directly, but rather through the individual owners. As of August 2010, the partners (by percentage): Canadian Oil Sands Limited (36.74%), Imperial Oil (25%), Suncor Energy (12%), Sinopec (9.03%), Nexen (7.23%), Mocal Energy (a subsidiary of Nippon Oil Exploration)[4] (5%), and Murphy Oil (5%).[5]

The ownership board must approve all annual operating budgets and proposed capital spending projects, and are required to provide the funding for said activities based on their ownership share.

Syncrude was formed as a research consortium in 1964. Construction at the Syncrude site began in 1973, and it officially opened in 1978.[2] Starting in 1996, Syncrude has been expanding its operations. Between 1996 and 1999, the original mine was expanded and the plant was "debottlenecked", increasing production from 73.5 million barrels (11,690,000 m3) per year in 1996 to 81.4 million in 1999. The total cost of this stage of expansion was $470 million.[7] Between 1998 and 2001, a new mine, Aurora, was opened 35 km north of the original site, and further debottlenecking was undertaken. Production started in Aurora in July 2001. Syncrude's production increased to 90 million barrels (14,000,000 m3) per year by the end of 2001. Total cost for this stage was $1 billion.[7]

A third stage of expansion was undertaken between 2001 and 2006, in which a second train at the Aurora line came online and the Mildred Lake upgrader was expanded. The expansion added 100,000 barrels per day (16,000 m3/d) to Syncrude's production (36.5 million barrels (5,800,000 m3) a year assuming this is average). The cost was $8.4 billion, a substantial cost overrun over the original estimate of $5.7 billion.[7][8]

On April 12, 2010, ConocoPhillips agreed to sell its share to Sinopec, a Chinese state-owned oil company. The sale, for $4.65 billion, was completed on June 25, 2010. Also, they fly airplanes.

Thats all I got....



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 Post subject: Re: Syncrude?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:56 am 
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Little history on flight dept. and go to page 4.

Typical flights;

SYN101 . . .SYN102 . . .SYN122 . . .SYN124 . . .SYN142 . . . SYN201 . . . SYN202 . . . SYN222 . . . SYN230 . . .SYN232 . . . SYN251

In the 80's they operated a King Air 100 C-GSYN, and King Air 200 C-GKRL, upgrading to jets operating an ex- Air Niagra Citation II C-FLDM and a Citation Ultra C-GYMM now with Q-Jets as C-FWHH. Current fleet is two Citation Encores C-FSNC and C-FYMM.

C-FSNC Citation 560 Encore 2004 build, purchased in 2007 ex- N227WS
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C-FYMM Citation 560 Encore 2006 purchased new
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