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Alberta upstream summary

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01 November 2016

Alberta upstream summary

Report summary

Alberta has seen the bulk of activity in the development of Canada's prolific Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Production from the province started about a century ago, with Albertan geology offering players a wide variety of potential targets. The basin is now mature and in decline. However, ongoing advances in drilling and completion technologies continue to attract capital to the region, with players chasing the emergence of unconventional plays as commercial resources, and ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • WCSB Structure and Sedimentation
    • WCSB basin
    • Source Rocks
    • Conventional Reservoir Rocks, Cap Rocks and Traps
      • Ordovician/Silurian Reservoirs
      • Devonian Reservoirs
      • Carboniferous Reservoirs
      • Permian Reservoirs
      • Triassic Reservoirs
      • Jurassic Reservoirs
      • Lower Cretaceous Reservoirs
      • Middle/Upper Cretaceous Reservoirs
      • Tertiary Reservoirs
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
    • Plains Gas
      • Upper Cretaceous Shallow Gas
      • Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic
      • Triassic to Devonian
    • Foothills
    • Deep Basin Gas
    • Coalbed Methane (CBM)
    • Shale Gas
    • Conventional Heavy Oil
    • Conventional Light Oil
      • Alberta Basin
      • Williston Basin
    • Tight Oil
    • Reserves Growth and Yet-To-Find Reserves
    • Western Canada - Methodology
      • Estimated working interests
      • Sales point and measurement assumptions
      • Infrastructure
      • Production forecast
    • Oil/Liquids
      • Historical Background
      • Current Trends and Outlook
      • Historical Background
      • Current Trends and Outlook
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Hubs and Storage
    • Refineries
      • Enbridge Mainline
      • Express Pipeline
      • TransMountain Pipeline
      • Rangeland Pipeline
      • Milk River Pipeline
      • Wascana Pipeline
      • Alberta Clipper Pipeline
    • NGL Transmission Pipelines
    • Gathering Systems
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Historical Overview
      • Proposed west coast lines
    • Gathering Systems
      • NOVA (TransCanada Alberta System)
      • Westcoast
      • TransGas
      • ATCO Pipelines
    • Gas Processing
      • Alberta
    • Gas Storage
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
      • Canada
      • Alberta
    • Regulatory body
      • Canada
      • Alberta
    • Government depletion policy
    • Development Approval
    • Production Sharing
    • Licensing
    • Exploration
    • Crown Lands
      • Alberta
      • Freehold Lands
    • Overview
    • Upstream
    • Mid/Downstream
    • Pipelines
    • Gas Utilisation
    • Current fiscal terms
      • State equity participation
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Signature bonuses
      • Area rentals
      • VAT/Sales Taxes
    • Royalty
      • The 2007 Albertan royalty framework
      • The 2010 review of competitiveness
      • The 2015 royalty review - Modernized Royalty Framework
      • Emerging Resources Program and Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery Program
    • Freehold Mineral Tax (FMT)
      • Alberta
      • Liquids
      • Gas
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Product Pricing
    • Corporate Income Tax
      • Federal Income Tax
      • Provincial Income Tax
      • Taxable Income
      • Resource Allowance
      • Provincial Royalty Tax Credits
      • Alberta Royalty Tax Credit (ARTC)
      • Loss Carry Forward/Backward
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Federal Capital Tax
      • Drilling Royalty Credit
      • New well incentive programme
      • Deep Oil Exploration Well Program
      • Natural Gas Deep Drilling Programme (NGDDP)
      • Natural Gas Well Event Average Royalty Rate (WEARR)
      • Provincial Capital Tax
      • Municipal taxes
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
    • Transfer of a licence interest
    • Corporate Structures
      • Trusts
      • Flow-through shares

Tables and charts

This report includes 31 images and tables including:

  • Alberta Liquids Production
  • Alberta Gas Production
  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Overview Map
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2016
  • Map of Western Canada Geology
  • Geology: Image 2
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Alberta Liquids Production
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Oil Transmission Pipelines
  • Infrastructure: Table 3
  • Western Canada Oil Infrastructure Map - Key Pipelines
  • Western Canada Gas Infrastructure Map - Key Pipelines
  • Gas
  • Production: Table 4
  • Alberta Gas Production
  • Transmission Pipelines
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 4
  • Fiscal terms: Table 5
  • Fiscal terms: Table 6
  • Fiscal terms: Table 7
  • Fiscal terms: Table 8
  • GEM models

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 1.48 MB

  • Document

    Country Overview

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  • Document

    Country Overview

    ZIP 1.43 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 710.11 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 684.51 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 912.66 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 711.07 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 764.12 KB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 714.50 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 701.54 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 754.29 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 1.04 MB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 718.56 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 702.63 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 763.93 KB