TAPS at Suncor Energy

Discover how Suncor Energy harnessed Emerald Associates' TAPS to reduce their scheduling costs while boosting their speed.

TAPS at Suncor Energy

TAPS makes updating faster and easier

Client Overview

Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta. It specializes in the production of synthetic crude from the oil sands.

Challenges

  • Updating schedules was incredibly slow

  • Updating schedules was inaccurate

  • The schedulers they had to hire were expensive and in high-demand

  • Early shifts were needed to get updates in on time

Results

  • 3x faster progress entry into schedule

  • Updating schedules was much more accurate and efficient when the human component was taken out

  • Less skilled resources could be used - can use entry clerks and foremen instead of the more expensive schedulers

  • A lot of money was saved

  • Decided to implement TAPS throughout their multiple refineries

From Our Customer

“We have used this system for progressing Primavera scheduled activities for three turnarounds now, and I and everyone who has used it for updating are most favorably impressed with the speed and accuracy achieved. What used to take an experienced user 1½ to 2 hours to update manually, can now be done in ½ to ¾ of an hour and can be done accurately by a less experienced user.”

Lead TA and Construction Scheduler, Suncor Energy