Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage(SAGD) September 2017
Upgrading and RefiningFebruary 2017
Bitumen Assay Program (BAP) Aggregate Assay Information
The BAP is an ongoing multiphase project designed to obtain resource information on Alberta's oil sands bitumen quality. Bitumen assays were generated by Maxxam Analytics and aggregated by Alberta Energy to create aggregate assays that are based on a combination of oil sands region and recovery technology to ensure the anonymity of each oil sands operator's specific bitumen assay data.
Industry Activity Reports provide the most current data available for drilling activity in Alberta. Included in the report are data for new licences, spuds, land sales, rig activity and well completions.
Quarterly Industry ReportsA quarterly report for projects and related activities occurring in the oil sands, including government and industry updates and detailed project listings.
CHOPS: Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand in the Canadian Heavy Oil IndustryThis 2002 report explores the technical, economic and environmental issues related to CHOPS, refers to other new processes and emerging production technologies, and details emerging possibilities for expanding or prolonging CHOPS production in Alberta.
Fort Hills Oil Sands Lease Agreement2009
Canada's Oil Sands, Opportunities and Challenges to 20152006
Alberta's Oil and Gas Tenure Brochure2017
Responsible Actions: A Plan for Alberta's Oil Sands2009 (Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat)
Responsible Water Management in Canada's Oil and Gas Industry(CAPP) 2010
UNITAR (7th) - Alberta's Oil Sands: Update on the Generic Royalty Regime, October 27 - 31, 1998
Cost Analysis and Reporting Enhancement Training, April 1, 2015
NRF Royalty Calculation Training, January 8, 2009
New Royalty Framework (NRF), December 12, 2008
The Alberta Oil Sands, A World of Opportunity, 2010 (approximately 18 minutes)
A Conversation on Oil Sands and the Environment, 2008 (9 segments;
Why do we need the oil sands?,
How big are the oil sands?,
What is the role of new technology?,
How will the land be reclaimed?,
What is the impact of tailings ponds?,
Is air quality affected?,
What is the impact on climate change?, and
Can Alberta find solutions?)Maps
Alberta's Oil Sands Leased Area2018
Designated Oil Sands Area2017Starting in 2017, Alberta Energy commenced publication of in-depth, oil sands royalty project information on an individual royalty project basis, including an Oil Sands Royalty Projects Map. As a result of this publication, the Alberta’s Oil Sands Projects and Upgraders Map in PDF version has been discontinued.
While Alberta Energy’s new Oil Sands Royalty Projects Map is limited to oil sands royalty project information only, related information on oil sands projects can be found at the following links:
All PDF Maps
All Interactive Maps
A listing of external resources for oil sands is also available.