Oil Sands Publications, Videos & Maps
Welcome to Oil Sands Reports. The links on this page will take you to a variety of publications relating to the oil sands industry and the energy industry in Alberta, Canada and the world. These reports have been produced by the Government of Alberta for print publication and have now been provided to you as an information service.
Heavy Oil PricesJanuary 2013
Oil SandsFebruary 2013
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage(SAGD) February 2013
Upgrading and RefiningJanuary 2013
Water and the Oil PatchApril 2011
Facts on Oil Sands (CAPP) June 2011
Monthly 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 Reports Alberta Finance and Enterprise offers a 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 Industry This 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. 2002
Corrosivity of Dilbit and Crude Pipeline expansions in the United States has caused a considerable amount of environmental concern. This report by commissioned a corrosion specialist examines the potential of corrosion in pipelines transporting diluted bitumen (or dilbit). (Alberta Innovates) 2011
Index of oil sands related facts and information(oilsands.alberta.ca)
Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat addresses rapid growth issues in the oil sands regions of Alberta.
Oil Sands Information Portal
The Oil Sands Information Portal is a one-window, source about the environmental impacts of oil sands development. It includes an interactive map and downloadable datasets.
UNITAR (7th) - Alberta's Oil Sands: Update on the Generic Royalty Regime, October 27 - 31, 1998
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?)