Jacobs Receives Suncor Energy Contract

Jacobs Engineering received a contract from Suncor Energy Services to proceed with engineering design specification work for Stage 3 of Suncor's Firebag in situ oil sands program near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Officials did not disclose the contract value.

This continuation of work on the plant's Stage 3 central processing facility is the next stage of development in the multi-phase program to recover oil from Suncor's vast oil sands reserves northeast of Fort McMurray. Jacobs recently completed work on Stage 2, which will eventually produce approximately 35,000 barrels daily. It is also preparing to assist with construction of the Firebag cogeneration and expansion project while wrapping up the engineering portion.

Through a unique integrated execution model, Jacobs works closely with Suncor to capitalize on technical initiatives and lessons learned, streamlining current project performance and facilitating cost improvements on subsequent work.

The Firebag program employs steam-assisted gravity drainage technology (SAGD) to reach oil-laden bitumen deposits that are too deep to recover economically using surface mining techniques. The program is central to achieving Suncor's oil sands production goal of half a million barrels of oil per day within a decade.