Suncor completes oil sands upgrader maintenance work

Source: Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) (NYSE:SU) reports that planned maintenance work on one of its two oil sands upgraders (U2) at its oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Canada, was completed on schedule and the unit has now returned to normal operations. 

Approximately 700 contractors were involved in safely completing the maintenance work, which began in early September. Planned maintenance work is part of the normal course of operations at the company's Oil Sands facilities and scheduled to provide both preventative maintenance and capital replacement to improve operational efficiency and environmental performance. 

The planned maintenance is expected to support safe, reliable operation of upgrading assets as Suncor works to achieve its average oil sands production targets of 280,000 bpd (+/- 5%) in 2010.

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