Oil Publications and Maps

This section contains publications relating to Oil that Alberta Energy has produced.

Most of the crude oil produced in Alberta is exported to the rest of Canada or the United States.

Of the production that remains in the province, most is converted into transportation fuels at refineries in Alberta.

Reports

Identification of Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in Alberta
Sproule Associates Limited was contracted by the Energy Resources Conservation Board to prepare this study from March 2011 to March 2012. More information about the project objectives and the actual reports are available in the Enhanced Oil Recovery section of this site.

Summary of Alberta's Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Resource Potentialexternal link icon
This summary produced by Alberta Geological Survey under the Energy Resource Appraisal Group of the Energy Resources Conservation Board provides baseline data, information, and understanding of the geology, distribution, reservoir characteristics, and hydrocarbon resource potential of Alberta shales.

Jacobs Report, this report, contracted by the Alberta Government, provides new information on the life cycle assessment of the greenhouse gases associated with crude oils used in the European Union.

  • Executive SummaryPDF icon
  • SynopsisPDF icon 
  • Final ReportPDF icon

    Alberta Energy Policy Review Pathway Study 2012PDF icon
    Addresses policy implications arising from the findings of the Jacobs Consultancy’s “EU Pathway Study: Life Cycle Assessment of Crude Oils in A European Context (2012)” report.

    Schedule "A" (The "S" portion of the oil royalty formula, effective January 1, 1993)
    This report supplies the "S" basic royalty in cubic meters that is used in the appropriate royalty formula based on the vintage (old, new or Third Tier) and density (Heavy or Non-heavy) of the well. The report divides production volumes into ranges of 500 and each range is further divided into sections of 20 pages.
    0-499.9 500-999.9 1000 - 1499.9 1500-2000

    Western Canada Drilling Cycle Optimization
    A study undertaken to examine and provide actionable recommendations that assist optimisation of the industry cycle on seismic and drilling activities in Western Canada.

    Oil and Gas Fiscal Regimes of the Western Canadian Provinces and Territories
    This report summarizes the petroleum fiscal regimes for the Western Canadian provinces and territories. [2011]

    Fact Sheets

    These documents provide information about the Oil industry in Alberta. If you have further questions, see the Frequently Asked Questions portion of our site.

    Heavy Oil PricesPDF icon What factors influence Alberta's oil prices? How do they affect Alberta's energy revenues?

    Talk About Oil Prices
    Oil prices are determined by supply and demand, with this fact sheet includes information about OPEC.

    Talk About Gasoline
    Gasoline prices are determined in the competitive marketplace by the forces of supply and demand, which vary between regions, cities and neighbourhoods. Alberta has, on average, the lowest price for gasoline in Canada.

    Upgrading and Refining
    This fact sheet examines refining capacity in Alberta and upgrader projects currently scheduled or undergoing construction.

    Talk About Royalties
    Royalties help fund important programs like health, education and infrastructure. They ensure that Albertans receive a portion of the benefits arising from the development of the province’s energy resources. This fact sheet explains what royalties are and how they are calculated.

    Talk About Water use in the oil patchPDF icon
    The Government of Alberta and the oil industry share Albertans’ concerns regarding appropriate water management and use by industry.

    Sectoral Water Allocationsexternal site link icon(Alberta Environment)
    Allocations do not directly reflect actual use or consumption of water - they are an indication of the relative amounts of water dedicated to a type of use and depict the growth in general water demand over time. In Alberta just over 40% is dedicated to Agriculture, while just over 6% is allocated for oil and gas.

    Publications

    Alberta's Oil and Gas Tenure Brochure
    The information contained in this publication is of an explanatory nature, and is intended to provide an overview of Alberta's petroleum and natural gas land tenure system. [April 2003]

    Alberta's Energy Industry Overview
    Oil Sands and Conventional Oil, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals, Minerals, Electricity, Energy Sector Highlights and Economic Impact and Hydrocarbon Resources. [2012]

    Presentations

    The Alberta Oil Sands, A World of Opportunity [2010] (approximately 18 minutes)

    Maps

    Oil Deposits
    Map of major Alberta conventional oil deposits.

    Oil Pipelines Map
    Location of Alberta oil pipelines.

A listing of external resources for oil is also available.