Take a look at Suncor's East Coast Canada performance data

Take a look at Suncor's East Coast Canada performance data

Take a look at Suncor's East Coast Canada performance data

Take a look at Suncor's East Coast Canada performance data

Terra Nova Floating, Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel

East Coast Canada

East Coast Canada, a business area of our Exploration & Production (E&P) segment, focuses on offshore operations off the east coast of Canada.

Environmental data is from our operated assets and therefore the only data included is that from our Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

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Environment1

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Indicator

Unit Footnote GRI
Disclosures
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Production                
Net production

million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) / year

OG1

16.85

8.47

13.77

16.73

13.13

Footnote A:
Total amount of product sold. Net production is used to calculate intensities. Terra Nova production only includes oil sales, not flaring or internally produced fuel.

Barrels of oil equivalent and cubic metres of oil equivalent may be misleading as an indicator of value. See “Advisories”.

Net production

million cubic metres (m3) of oil equivalent / year

OG1

2.50

1.35

2.19

2.66

2.09

Footnote A:
Total amount of product sold. Net production is used to calculate intensities. Terra Nova production only includes oil sales, not flaring or internally produced fuel.

Barrels of oil equivalent and cubic metres of oil equivalent may be misleading as an indicator of value. See “Advisories”.

Air emissions                
Greenhouse gas (GHG) thousand tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent
(CO2e)
G4-EN15
G4-EN16

601.57

391.36

521.83

642.39

548.43

Footnote B:
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are calculated using a facility-specific methodology which utilizes various reference methodologies that have been accepted by the relevant jurisdictions each facility is required to report its GHG emissions. Methodology has been followed where a jurisdiction has a prescribed one and if none exists, then the most applicable and accurate methods available are used to quantify each emission source. Decreases in 2015 GHG emissions relative to 2014 are attributed to increased planned and unplanned maintenance activities in 2015.

GHG emissions intensity tonnes CO2e/m3 production   G4-EN18

0.24

0.29

0.24

0.24

0.26
Sulphur dioxide (SO2) tonnes G4-EN21

0.27

1.31

3.34

6.35

4.39

Footnote C:
The increase in SO2 emissions from 2012 to 2013 was due to the off-station turnaround conducted in 2012, a return to full operations in 2013, in addition to the increase in sulphur content in the reservoir. The decrease in 2015 relative to 2014 resulted from a change in the boiler fuel source.

SO2 emissions intensity kilograms (kg) / m3 production   G4-EN21 0 0 0 0 0
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) thousand tonnes G4-EN21 2.39 1.46 2.03 2.39 2.07

Footnote D:
There was an increase in NOx emissions in 2013 relative to 2012, due to the extended off-station turnaround during 2012. Full operations were resumed in 2013 resulting in higher production.

NOemissions intensity kg / m3 production   G4-EN21 0.89 1.09 0.93 0.90 1.00
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) thousand tonnes G4-EN21 2.88 1.5 1.2 0.24 0.64

Footnote E:
In 2013, there was a decrease in total VOCs and VOC emissions intensity relative to 2012, due to the installation of the hydrocarbon blanketing system in the cargo tanks. The increase in 2015 is due to lower efficiency of the hydrocarbon blanketing system in the cargo tanks compared to 2014.

  • Benzene
tonnes   G4-EN21 0.23 0.15 0.18 0.62 0.18
  • Toluene
tonnes   G4-EN21 0.45 0.25 0.38 1.74 0.40
  • Ethylbenzene
tonnes   G4-EN21 0.1 0.05 0.08 0.48 0.09
  • Xylene
tonnes   G4-EN21 0.19 0.1 0.16 1.59 0.16
VOC emissions intensity kg / m3 production G4-EN21 1.08 1.12 0.54 0.09 0.31

Footnote E:
In 2013, there was a decrease in total VOCs and VOC emissions intensity relative to 2012, due to the installation of the hydrocarbon blanketing system in the cargo tanks. The increase in 2015 is due to lower efficiency of the hydrocarbon blanketing system in the cargo tanks compared to 2014.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) on-site releases tonnes G4-EN21 5,876.83 3,551 3,903.86 3,499.53 3,435.57

Footnote F:
The increase in overall NPRI emissions for 2013 relative to 2012 was attributable to the extended off-station turnaround that occurred in 2012. In 2015, there were more VOCs, contributing to an increase in NPRI emissions, relative to 2014.

Flared gas million m3   OG6 48.53 47.35 53.68 76.65 58.03
Flared gas intensity m/ m3 production OG6 18.12 35.16 24.5 28.76 27.81

Footnote G:
The decrease in flared gas intensity for 2013 relative to 2012 was due to an increase in production resulting from return to normal operations after the turnaround in 2012.

Energy consumption                
Total energy use million gigajoules (GJ) G4-EN3
G4-EN4
6.88 4.8 6.46 8.49 6.87

Footnote H:
Total energy is the sum of direct and indirect energy.

  • Direct energy use
million GJ G4-EN3 6.88 4.8 6.46 8.49 6.87

Footnote I:
Direct energy is primary energy consumed on-site by Suncor-operated facilities. For Suncor’s East Coast operations, direct energy includes diesel and natural gas consumption for heat and power generation on the Terra Nova FPSO, as well as natural gas consumed in flaring operations. There is no electrical power imported from the local grid as our operated properties are offshore platforms; therefore, the indirect energy is 0.

  •  Indirect energy use
million GJ G4-EN4 0 0 0 0 0

Footnote I:
Direct energy is primary energy consumed on-site by Suncor-operated facilities. For Suncor’s East Coast operations, direct energy includes diesel and natural gas consumption for heat and power generation on the Terra Nova FPSO, as well as natural gas consumed in flaring operations. There is no electrical power imported from the local grid as our operated properties are offshore platforms; therefore, the indirect energy is 0.

Energy intensity GJ / m3 production   G4-EN5 2.57 3.56 2.95 3.19 3.29
Energy saved through conservation and efficiency improvements million GJ G4-EN6 0 0 0 0 0

Footnote J:
This metric reports reductions in energy consumption as a result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, if applicable. In 2011-2015, no energy savings were reported.

Water use                
Total water withdrawal million m3 G4-EN8 24.68 14.07 24.14 26.20 22.63

Footnote K:
For East Coast operations, water withdrawal includes freshwater bunkered to the FPSO potable water tanks for domestic use on the facility. All freshwater is transferred by vessel, and taken from the city of St. John’s domestic water system. It also includes topside seawater intake flow used for process cooling and water injection for production purposes. There was an increase in seawater withdrawal in 2013 relative to 2012 due to the extended off-station turnaround that occurred in 2012.

Water withdrawal intensity m3/m3 production   G4-EN8 9.21 10.44 11.02 9.83 10.84
Water returned million m3 G4-EN22 19.13 10.46 17.92 18.25 16.48

Footnote L:
Water returned includes both freshwater and seawater, and the destination of this return is the Atlantic Ocean.

Water consumption million m3   5.55 3.61 6.22 7.95 6.15

Footnote M:
Water consumption increased in 2013 relative to 2012 due to the extended off-station turnaround that occurred in 2012.

Water consumption intensity m/ m3 production     2.07 2.68 2.84 2.98 2.95
Produced water million m3 OG5 3.82 2.24 3.84 5.02 4.63

Footnote N:
Produced water is all formation and other water brought to the surface during the normal course of the production process.

Waste management                

Total hazardous waste generated

thousand tonnes G4-EN23 0.17 0.14 0.45 2.07 0.24

Footnote O:
Prior to 2014, waste that was reused, recycled and recovered was not included in the totals for hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated and was reported as an aggregated total. Beginning in 2014, in order to provide a more detailed depiction of the waste streams created due to our operations, we have included this category of waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous total waste generated.

  • Hazardous waste incinerated
tonnes   G4-EN23 1.5 67.4 123 159 101
  • Hazardous waste landfilled
tonnes   G4-EN23 166.2 59.3 52 42 80
  • Hazardous waste otherwise disposed
tonnes   G4-EN23 6.3 14.11 278.7 89 22
  • Hazardous waste reused, recycled and recovered
tonnes G4-EN23 --  --  --  1,780 32

Footnote O:
Prior to 2014, waste that was reused, recycled and recovered was not included in the totals for hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated and was reported as an aggregated total. Beginning in 2014, in order to provide a more detailed depiction of the waste streams created due to our operations, we have included this category of waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous total waste generated.

Total non-hazardous waste generated thousand tonnes   G4-EN23 2.37 1.85 2.7 3.12 2.42
  • Non-hazardous waste incinerated
tonnes   G4-EN23 0 0 0 0 0
  • Non-hazardous waste landfilled
tonnes   G4-EN23 2,374.60 1,854.40 2700 3,090 2,357
  • Non-hazardous waste otherwise disposed
tonnes   G4-EN23 0 0 0 0 0
  • Non-hazardous waste reused, recycled and recovered
tonnes G4-EN23 --  --  --  29  60

Footnote O:
Prior to 2014, waste that was reused, recycled and recovered was not included in the totals for hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated and was reported as an aggregated total. Beginning in 2014, in order to provide a more detailed depiction of the waste streams created due to our operations, we have included this category of waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous total waste generated.

Waste reused, recycled and recovered (off-site)

tonnes G4-EN23 38.1 22.9 1,434.30 -- --

Footnote O:
Prior to 2014, waste that was reused, recycled and recovered was not included in the totals for hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated and was reported as an aggregated total. Beginning in 2014, in order to provide a more detailed depiction of the waste streams created due to our operations, we have included this category of waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous total waste generated.

Compliance                
Regulatory contraventions  # G4-EN29 18 19 13 14 14

Footnote P:
A regulatory contravention is an environmental incident that breaches a regulatory limit (prescribed threshold required by legislation, approval or permit from a regulatory authority) or requirement (any law, act, regulation, licence, standard, approval, directive and/or permit applicable to Suncor’s activities) and that triggers formal regulatory reporting.

Regulatory fines $   G4-EN29 0 0 0 0 0
Reportable spills # G4-EN24 36 6 12 12  13

Footnote Q:
Reportable spills are defined in accordance with federal and provincial regulations.

  • Spills to natural water bodies
  G4-EN24 36 6 12 12 13
Total volume of spills m3 G4-EN24 28.79 2.33 7.57 7.80  3.74

Footnote R:
Includes both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon spills.

Air quality exceedances #   G4-EN29 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial wastewater limit exceedances #   G4-EN29 0 2 1 1
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) management                
EH&S professionals on staff # G4-EN31 -- -- -- 33 --

Footnote S:
Professionals dedicated to environment, health or safety matters. Professional Services Agreements (PSA’s) and non-positioned contractors are not included in this total. Due to data availability, this total reflects our entire Exploration & Production (E&P) business segment, including East Coast Canada operations. Previous reporting years, this indicator was reported in our North America Onshore performance data. Beginning in 2015, EH&S professionals are reported at a Suncor-wide level only.

Environmental capital expenditures $ millions G4-EN31 0 0 0 6.17 5.22

Footnote T:
The environmental expenditures consist of, but are not limited to, expenditures for environmental monitoring, environmental assessments, waste disposal, emissions treatment, external services for environmental services, research and development, produced water clarifying chemicals and emergency response services. It does not include personnel and base business costs.

East Coast Canada environment footnotes
1 In 2014 Terra Nova returned to normal operations after a maintenance shut-down in 2013 which resulted in higher production in 2014.
A

Total amount of product sold. Net production is used to calculate intensities. Terra Nova production only includes oil sales, not flaring or internally produced fuel.

Barrels of oil equivalent and cubic metres of oil equivalent may be misleading as an indicator of value. See “Advisories”.

B

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are calculated using a facility-specific methodology which utilizes various reference methodologies that have been accepted by the relevant jurisdictions each facility is required to report its GHG emissions. Methodology has been followed where a jurisdiction has a prescribed one and if none exists, then the most applicable and accurate methods available are used to quantify each emission source. Decreases in 2015 GHG emissions relative to 2014 are attributed to increased planned and unplanned maintenance activities in 2015.

C The increase in SO2 emissions from 2012 to 2013 was due to the off-station turnaround conducted in 2012, a return to full operations in 2013, in addition to the increase in sulphur content in the reservoir. The decrease in 2015 relative to 2014 resulted from a change in the boiler fuel source.
D There was an increase in NOx emissions in 2013 relative to 2012, due to the extended off-station turnaround during 2012. Full operations were resumed in 2013 resulting in higher production.
E In 2013, there was a decrease in total VOCs and VOC emissions intensity relative to 2012, due to the installation of the hydrocarbon blanketing system in the cargo tanks. The increase in 2015 is due to lower efficiency of the hydrocarbon blanketing system in the cargo tanks compared to 2014.
F The increase in overall NPRI emissions for 2013 relative to 2012 was attributable to the extended off-station turnaround that occurred in 2012. In 2015, there were more VOCs, contributing to an increase in NPRI emissions, relative to 2014.
G The decrease in flared gas intensity for 2013 relative to 2012 was due to an increase in production resulting from return to normal operations after the turnaround in 2012.
H Total energy is the sum of direct and indirect energy.
I Direct energy is primary energy consumed on-site by Suncor-operated facilities. For Suncor’s East Coast operations, direct energy includes diesel and natural gas consumption for heat and power generation on the Terra Nova FPSO, as well as natural gas consumed in flaring operations. There is no electrical power imported from the local grid as our operated properties are offshore platforms; therefore, the indirect energy is 0.
J This metric reports reductions in energy consumption as a result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, if applicable. In 2011-2015, no energy savings were reported.
K For East Coast operations, water withdrawal includes freshwater bunkered to the FPSO potable water tanks for domestic use on the facility. All freshwater is transferred by vessel, and taken from the city of St. John’s domestic water system. It also includes topside seawater intake flow used for process cooling and water injection for production purposes. There was an increase in seawater withdrawal in 2013 relative to 2012 due to the extended off-station turnaround that occurred in 2012.
L Water returned includes both freshwater and seawater, and the destination of this return is the Atlantic Ocean.
M Water consumption increased in 2013 relative to 2012 due to the extended off-station turnaround that occurred in 2012.
N Produced water is all formation and other water brought to the surface during the normal course of the production process.
O Prior to 2014, waste that was reused, recycled and recovered was not included in the totals for hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated and was reported as an aggregated total. Beginning in 2014, in order to provide a more detailed depiction of the waste streams created due to our operations, we have included this category of waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous total waste generated.
P A regulatory contravention is an environmental incident that breaches a regulatory limit (prescribed threshold required by legislation, approval or permit from a regulatory authority) or requirement (any law, act, regulation, licence, standard, approval, directive and/or permit applicable to Suncor’s activities) and that triggers formal regulatory reporting.
Q Reportable spills are defined in accordance with federal and provincial regulations.
R Includes both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon spills.
S Professionals dedicated to environment, health or safety matters. Professional Services Agreements (PSA’s) and non-positioned contractors are not included in this total. Due to data availability, this total reflects our entire Exploration & Production (E&P) business segment, including East Coast Canada operations. Previous reporting years, this indicator was reported in our North America Onshore performance data. Beginning in 2015, EH&S professionals are reported at a Suncor-wide level only.
T The environmental expenditures consist of, but are not limited to, expenditures for environmental monitoring, environmental assessments, waste disposal, emissions treatment, external services for environmental services, research and development, produced water clarifying chemicals and emergency response services. It does not include personnel and base business costs.

Economic2

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Indicator

Unit Footnote GRI
Disclosures
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Investments                
Capital and exploration expenditures $ millions G4-EC1 967 165 84 112 20

Footnote 2:
Beginning in 2015 capital and exploration expenditures is representative only of our Terra Nova operations. 2011 - 2014 data was also revised to be aligned with this methodology.

Purchases                
Goods and services $ millions 518 894 727 816 606

Footnote U:
Goods and services purchases exclude Syria and Libya and is most representative of our East Coast Canada operations, but due to data availability is inclusive of our other international and offshore activity, including non-operated assets.

 

Goods and services purchased in or from:                
  • Canada
$ millions     341 659 614 721 324
  • Local businesses and suppliers
$ millions G4-EC9 399 787 594 -- --

Footnote V:
Local businesses/suppliers are those established in the region of operations (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, United Kingdom and Norway). Beginning in 2014, local spend is reported on a Suncor-wide basis only.

East Coast Canada economy footnotes
2 Beginning in 2015 capital and exploration expenditures is representative only of our Terra Nova operations. 2011 - 2014 data was also revised to be aligned with this methodology.
U Goods and services purchases exclude Syria and Libya and is most representative of our East Coast Canada operations, but due to data availability is inclusive of our other international and offshore activity, including non-operated assets.
V Local businesses/suppliers are those established in the region of operations (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, United Kingdom and Norway). Beginning in 2014, local spend is reported on a Suncor-wide basis only.

Social3

East Coast Canada social footnotes
3

Beginning in 2014, health and safety, employee relations, and workforce data reported here includes our entire Exploration & Production business segment, including East Coast Canada, North America Onshore, and non-operated international & offshore assets.

W

Beginning in 2014, health and safety data reported here represents our Exploration & Production business segment, including East Coast Canada and North America Onshore. In previous years, this had been included under North America Onshore performance data, but due to significant divestments in our conventional natural gas business in 2013 and 2014, this data is reported with East Coast Canada.

A lost-time injury requires medical attention and results in an employee being absent from work on the next regularly scheduled workday or any subsequent workday. Lost-time injury frequency is the number of such injuries per 200,000 hours worked, divided by the number of exposure hours.

Recordable injuries include lost-time injuries as well as medical aid injuries. Medical aid injuries require medical attentions but do not result in an employee being absent from work. Recordable injury frequency is the sum of lost time and medical aid injuries per 200,000 hours worked, divided by the number of exposure hours.

X

Fees for professional development courses taken by Suncor employees.

Y

Compares full-time base wage to the province of Alberta’s minimum wage ($11.20/hour in 2015). Beginning in 2014, Alberta’s minimum wage was used across our operations for this metric for comparison purposes due to the minimal variances of minimum wages across Canada.

Z

Beginning in 2014, this indicator is reported Suncor-wide.

AA Any externally-hired regular full-time or regular part-time employee whose permanent start date falls within the reporting period. Suncor began reporting this indicator in 2012.
BB Certain operating regions prohibit collecting information on gender; therefore data presented here may not be reflective of our entire workforce due to data availability.

Workforce diversity is calculated based on information provided voluntarily by employees. Indicators referring to ethnicity and disability reflect only those employees who consent for release of this information have been included.

CC Beginning in 2014, salary comparison data between women and men is reported on a Suncor-wide basis as position levels are corporately administered and do not differ based on operating areas.

In 2012, there were no males in business support roles. In 2013 there were no females in operations roles.