Project Management and Engineering Jacobs Receives Design Basis Contract for Oil Sands In-Situ Development

Jacobs Engineering was awarded a contract from Suncor Energy to provide project management and engineering services to complete the design basis memorandum (DBM) for its proposed Meadow Creek East facility in northeast Alberta, Canada.

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Jacobs and Suncor agreed on a Design Basis Memorandum Contract.
Jacobs and Suncor agreed on a Design Basis Memorandum Contract.
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Pasadena/USA – Located 45 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, Meadow Creek is a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands development and is jointly held by Suncor Energy (as the operator) and Nexen Energy ULC (non-operated). The Meadow Creek East program is planned over two phases, with the anticipated construction of a nominal 40,000 barrels per day central processing facility replicated in each phase.

Jacobs is working with Suncor to standardize the central processing facility design. The objective of this replication strategy is to reduce capital costs and maximize the potential delivery of industry-leading returns. “We are excited to further strengthen our longstanding relationship with Suncor on the Meadow Creek program, which is expected to achieve a new industry benchmark in economic performance. The project will leverage our broad experience in this field as well as innovative lower cost SAGD solutions into the design basis”, said Jacobs Group Vice President Tom Quinn.