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.
Facts on Oil Sands (CAPP) February 2014
Oil Sands June 2015
Oil Sands Infographic January 2014
Royalties September 2012
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) November 2013
Tailings September 2013
Upgrading and Refining September 2015
Water and the Oil Patch April 2011
Bitumen Assay Program Aggregate Assay Information
The Bitumen Assay Program (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.
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
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?)
Alberta's Oil Sands Leased Area March 3, 2017
Alberta's Oil Sands Projects and Upgraders March 3, 2017
- List and Locations March 3, 2017
A listing of external resources for oil sands is also available.