​ 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.

Fact Sheets

Oil Sandsexternal link iconJune 2017

Royaltiesexternal link iconSeptember 2012

Steam Assisted Gravity Drainageexternal link icon(SAGD) September 2017

Upgrading and Refiningexternal link iconFebruary 2017


Bitumen Assay Program (BAP) Aggregate Assay Informationxlsx file

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 Reportsexternal link iconA 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 Industryexternal link iconThis 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 AgreementPDF icon2009

Canada's Oil Sands, Opportunities and Challenges to 2015external link icon2006

Alberta's Oil and Gas Tenure Brochureexternal link icon2017

Responsible Actions: A Plan for Alberta's Oil Sandsexternal link icon2009 (Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat)

Responsible Water Management in Canada's Oil and Gas Industryexternal link icon(CAPP) 2010

UNITAR (7th) - Alberta's Oil Sands: Update on the Generic Royalty Regimeexternal link icon, 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                 


Alberta's Oil Sands Leased Area2018

Designated Oil Sands AreaPDF icon2017

Starting 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: