Canadian Oil Sands

Canadian Oil Sands is a big business with huge potential. Within the oil sands sector, in situ steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is oil production with many process plant characteristics. Optimizing these operations requires an understanding of reservoir and well management, steam generation, water handling and treatment, chemical management, and diluent blending. It is important that new investments demonstrate operational results—and there is a big opportunity for delivering greater production at lower cost faster through business excellence. Furthermore, the Canadian Oil Sands are a long term play, so it is critical to develop the culture and capability for ongoing Business Excellence, particularly in a growth area constantly challenged with attracting and retaining sufficient talent. Evolve has a very well established track record of helping in situ SAGD producers lay the foundation for future growth while supporting the delivery of accelerated production, safety and cost performance in the near term.

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For me, Evolve reaffirmed the need for people to have a purpose and to align individuals with the team. It takes more than a great process to get results; it takes people who are switched on and who see the difference they can make.
— Operations Performance Unit Leader