Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta. It specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands. Suncor ranks number 134 in the Forbes Global 2000 list.Until 2010, Suncor marketed products and services to retail customers in Ontario through a downstream network of 280 Sunoco-branded retail sites, and 200 customer-operated retail and diesel sites. Following the acquisition of Petro-Canada , Suncor decided to phase out the Ontario-only Sunoco brand in favour of converting their Sunoco sites to Petro-Canada sites. This was done in order to unify all of their downstream retail operations under the Petro-Canada banner throughout Canada. It also enabled the company to discontinue paying licensing fees for the Sunoco brand to Sunoco Inc. in the United States. Nationwide, Petro-Canada's upstream product supplier and parent company would be Suncor Energy. Suncor also markets through a retail network of Phillips 66-branded outlets in Colorado. Wikipedia.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2016-09-23
A method is provided for the treatment of waste streams resulting from the processing of hydrocarbons that contain naphthenic acids, for example desalter brine resulting from the extraction or production of hydrocarbons from an oil sands reservoir. Naphthenic acids can be removed from these streams by removing oil-wet solids from the waste stream prior to conventional waste water processing, and the oil-wet solids can further be independently remediated to reduce naphthenic acid concentration for disposal.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2016-08-30
There is provided systems and methods for controlling the inflow of materials into a production well during recovery of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon-containing reservoir. The system includes a flow control device configured to limit steam flow and hot water flow from the hydrocarbon-containing reservoir.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2015-04-28
A paraffinic spray oil and a method of using the spray oil for controlling turfgrass pests is disclosed. The spray oil comprises paraffinic oil and a quick break emulsifier, which is formulated as an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion for use. The paraffinic oil and emulsifier are present in a weight ratio ranging from about 95:5 to about 99.95:0.05, and preferably from about 98.5:1.5 to about 99.9:0.1. When applied to turfgrass, the O/W emulsion quickly releases the oil phase upon application to the turfgrass to contact pests thereon. When provided at sufficient paraffinic oil dosages, generally at least about 0.5 gal oil/acre and preferably in the range of about 0.5 gal/acre to about 60 gal/acre, the spray oil is effective in controlling a variety of turfgrass pests, particularly insect and fungal pests, with little or no phytotoxic effects. Further, use of the spray oil as indicated for controlling turfgrass pests also enhances the growth of turfgrass.
Suncor Energy and Select Energy Systems Inc. | Date: 2015-06-08
A transition device for deploying instrumentation below a downhole tool, such as a downhole pump, employed in hydrocarbon recovery operations can include a housing serially connectable between the downhole tool and a guide string insertable into the well ahead of the downhole tool. The transition device can also include a sealable crossover channel extending through the housing and having a proximal and a distal end, the crossover channel providing a crossover path for at least one instrumentation line between an exterior of the transition device at the proximal end and an interior of the guide string at the distal end. The fluid channel can extend through the housing and be radially offset from and capable of establishing fluid communication with the crossover channel, the fluid channel being configured to provide a pressurized fluid into the crossover channel to propel the at least one instrumentation line forward inside the guide string.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2014-03-14
This disclosure features herbicidal compositions including one or more indole auxins and methods of making and using the same.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2015-11-24
Fungicidal compositions comprising a paraffinic oil and 2-chloro-N-(4-chloro[1,1-biphenyl]-2-yl)-3-pyridinecarboxamide (boscalid) are provided. The fungicidal compositions may further comprise a pigment. The fungicidal compositions may be provided as oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions which may be used for controlling fungal disease, such as dollar spot or bentgrass dead spot or bermudagrass dead spot, in plants, such as turfgrasses. Methods of applying the fungicidal compositions are also provided.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2015-03-27
A Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) method for recovering hydrocarbons from a reservoir can include generating steam and CO_(2 )from feedwater, fuel and oxygen; transferring a steam-CO_(2 )mixture comprising at least a portion of the steam and at least a portion of the CO_(2), to a proximate SAGD injection well; injecting the steam-CO_(2 )mixture into the SAGD injection well; obtaining produced fluids from a SAGD production well underlying the SAGD injection well; transferring the produced fluids for separation proximate to the SAGD production well; separating the produced fluids into a produced gas and a produced emulsion; transferring the produced emulsion for separation proximate to the SAGD production well; separating the produced emulsion to obtain a produced hydrocarbon-containing component and produced water; supplying at least a portion of the produced water as at least part of the feedwater; and supplying the produced hydrocarbon-containing component to a central processing facility.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2014-08-27
Provided is a system for transporting an oil sand slurry, comprising a pump, upstream and downstream lines, a shaft connectable to the pump, a driving mechanism driving the pump and a regulator for regulating the torque applied to the shaft between positive and negative torque modes, to pump the slurry at higher or lower flow rates. Also provided is a method comprising pumping the slurry through a pipeline using a pump driven by a motorised shaft and adjusting the flow rate of the slurry by varying the torque applied to the motorised shaft between positive and negative torque modes. The oil sand slurry transportation system and method enable positive head (regular pump action) for normal and high flow rates and negative head (pump brake action) for low flow rates, which reduces system energy loss, pipeline wear, vapour breakout and sanding off.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2015-02-03
There is provided a method for effecting at least partial interference of a fluid passage extending between a casing, disposed within a wellbore that is penetrating a subterranean formation, and the subterranean formation. The method includes detecting the fluid passage, and effecting an operative displacement of a casing section of the casing such that at least partial interference of the fluid passage is effected.
Suncor Energy | Date: 2016-03-18
A paraffinic spray oil and a method of using the same for controlling turfgrass pests is disclosed. The spray oil comprises paraffinic oil and a quick break emulsifier formulated as an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion for use. The paraffinic oil and emulsifier are present in a weight ratio ranging from about 95:5 to about 99.95:0.05, preferably from about 98.5:1.5 to about 99.9:0.1. When applied to turfgrass, the O/W emulsion quickly releases the oil phase upon application to the turfgrass to contact pests thereon. When provided at sufficient paraffinic oil dosages, generally at least about 0.5 gal oil/acre and preferably in the range of about 0.5 gal/acre to about 60 gal/acre, the spray oil is effective in controlling a variety of turfgrass pests, particularly insect and fungal pests, with little or no phytotoxic effects. Further, use of the spray oil as indicated for controlling turfgrass pests also enhances the growth of turfgrass.