Suncor Energy boosts oil sands production with $1.5 billion TotalEnergies Canada acquisition

October 05, 2023

(WO) – Suncor Energy has agreed to purchase TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd., which holds a 31.23% working interest in the Fort Hills oil sands mining project (Fort Hills) for $1.468 billion. The acquisition adds 61,000 bpd of net bitumen production capacity and 675 MMbbl of proved and probable reserves to Suncor's existing oil sands portfolio.

Specifically, upon closing of the transaction, Suncor will own 100% of Fort Hills, which along with its 100% ownership of Firebag and MacKay River in-situ assets, provides the company with additional long-life, physically-integrated bitumen supply to maximize the utilization of its wholly-owned Base Plant upgraders post the end of the Base Mine life.

The additional interest acquired in this asset will be subject to the company's objective of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions from operations by 2050.

"The transaction secures additional long-term bitumen supply to fill our Base Plant upgraders at a competitive supply cost, addressing a key uncertainty for the company and adding long-term shareholder value," said Rich Kruger, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With 100% ownership of Fort Hills, we will pursue opportunities to create additional value through regional synergies and basin-wide management of our unparalleled, integrated oil sands asset base.”

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