Waste treatment technology SciDev has received a trial order for its technology from Syncrude, one of the largest players in the Canadian oil sands industry.
Syncrude will conduct a two week trial using SciDev’s chemistries to treat waste in the company’s full-scale tailings centrifuge plant.
SciDev, a leader in the development and application of both chemistry and process control for solids-liquid separation, will have its staff on-hand to deliver associated professional services and ensure the trial is a success.
The value of the contract is $1 million with the trial scheduled for mid year.
Fluid tailings management is an area facing increasing regulation in the oil sands industry, with agencies such as the Alberta Energy Regulator limiting the amount of fluids that can pass into waste streams.
SciDev managing director Lewis Utting said: “The order from Syncrude represents SciDev’s first entry into the oil sands sector, a significant potential area of growth.
“We are pleased that our offering is continuing to be recognised in the oil and gas sector.”
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