Oil Sands/Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)

Heavy Oil SandsWith more than 100 years of experience in Canada, McDermott knows how to engineer large, complex projects in environmentally sensitive locations. We offer a complete package of infrastructure support, including technology licensing, detailed engineering and design, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, start-up and commissioning services across all phases of a project’s life cycle, with a focus on:
  • Extraction plants
  • Froth settling units/vessels (FSUs) and primary separation cells (PSCs)
  • Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
  • New recovery technology facilities—solvent-assisted SAGD pilots and combustion pilot
  • Heavy oil upgrading facilities
  • Utilities and offsites
  • Module fabrication and containerization
  • Power generation/cogeneration
  • Petrochemicals (PDH/PP plants, etc.)
  • Gas processing plants
Featured projects include:
  • Kearl Initial Development (KID), Kearl Interconnect Piperacks (KEIP) and Kearl Expansion Project (KEP) for Imperial Oil Resources Limited in Ft. McMurray, Alberta
  • The Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Horizon Project
  • Suncor Energy Oil Sands Projects
  • Northwest Redwater Upgrader Project
  • 50,000-70,000 BPD SAGD Projects—Central Plant Facilities (CPF) and Well Pads and Pipelines
Specialized experience includes:
  • Cold/harsh climate conditions
  • Complex site geotechnical conditions
  • Dynamic design specifications
  • Local expertise—design, fabrication and construction execution
  • Front-end execution and planning (FEEP)
  • Constructability expertise
  • Front-end engineering and design (FEED)
  • Fully-integrated EPFC—Tier 1 contractor
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