The fort hills mine project in canada

The Fort Hills Mine, currently under development, will extract heavy oil from oil sands. Exemplary measures are being deployed to mitigate and remediate impacts, to limit the project’s environmental footprint as much as possible.



Total is a partner in the Fort Hills Mine oil sands project to produce extra-heavy oil, a strategic sector for our future growth. The project now under development will have a capacity of 180,000 barrels per day (180 kb/d) in 2018 and a production life of more than 50 years.

Total’s partnership with Suncor in the Fort Hills Mine project gives us a strategic position in unlocking the value of oil sands, promising resources of the future for Canada.

  • Total’s interest: 39.2%
  • Partners: Suncor (40.8%, operator) and Teck (20%)

The Fort Hills Mine development in the Athabasca region of Alberta is a major project that calls for installing the extensive infrastructure required for surface mining of oil sands. As they develop these extra-heavy resources, Total and Suncor are complying with stringent targets for mitigating and remediating any impacts on water and the environment. These targets are set in agreement with local communities.

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