Oil Sands CARE Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ pertains only to the Oil Sands Cost Analysis and Reporting Enchancement (CARE) system. Please see the Oil Sands FAQ for more general questions.

Included in this page are CARE cost and operation forms, CARE revenue and contact information.

CARE Cost Reports

What details are required for the capitalization policy?
When are costs relating to a pending oil sands project application reported, i.e. PNCB cost?
What is the difference between Strategic and Sustaining Capital?
What is the "Project Description" field? What is Alberta Energy expecting in this field?
The cost incurred in the OSR Project does not match/fit any of the pre-defined cost categories in the CAPEX and OPEX tab of the CARE Cost Report. Where should I report these costs for the totals to reconcile with EOPS?

CARE Subsurface Reports

What are plat maps?
How do I submit additional documents required for CARE Subsurface Reports?

CARE General Questions

Whose contact information is required in CARE Reports?
Which version of the reports should I use to submit amendments to my CARE submissions?
Where can I find the definitions of fields in the CARE Reports? How do I know which cost, volume, revenue or subsurface information goes where?
Can I alter any of the reports to suit my oil sands project's reporting?
How do I reach Alberta Energy for information on CARE?

CARE Penalties

How much is a penalty for not submitting, or late submission, of CARE report(s)?
Can a penalty be assessed for not submitting a Statement of Approval with your CARE report(s)?

CARE Revenue

When are the CARE Revenue/WCS Sales reports due?
Are the CARE Revenue reports OSR Project-based?
Who files the CARE Revenue forms?
Will there be any changes to the CARE Revenue/WCS Sales reports?
What do I do if I have trouble completing the reports?
What stream name do I record if the moniker changes en route to the point of sale?
What tabs in the CARE Revenue reports are relevant to me if I sell only bitumen?
What stream name do I record if the moniker changes en route to the point of sale?
What tabs in the CARE Revenue reports are relevant to me if I sell bitumen blend, but the blending is done by a third party blending facility?
Do I have to submit a report quarterly even if it is not relevant to my operation?
Who files the WCS Sales report?
My point of sale (PoS) is in the US, but I prefer to segregate the transportation cost between the OSR Project to the US border and US border to the PoS, rather than OSR Project to a Canadian hub and Canadian hub to the PoS. Can I report it either way?
What happens if I find an error in a report after submission?
How do I contact the oil sands CARE system?