Tailings and Mine Waste Conference

Technology development Wells, Patrick Sean


Technological innovation has been a primary factor in the successes achieved in tailings handling within the oil sands industry in north-eastern Alberta. As a key driver of innovation for Suncor Energy, Inc., The author has been part of the team that stewarded several developments from conception through to full-scale implementation. This paper will present the conceptual shift in thinking which allowed for the introduction of key technologies including Tailings Reduction Operations (TRO).[All papers were considered for technical and language appropriateness by the organizing committee.]

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