Country report

Canadian Oil Sands upstream summary

Loading current market price

Get this report

Loading current market price

Get this report as part of a subscription

Enquire about Subscriptions

Already have subscription? Sign In

Further information

Pay by Invoice or Credit Card FAQs

Contact us

For further information about this report submit the form below.

Report summary

Canada's oil sands are one of the world's largest single petroleum deposits, estimated to hold between 1.5 and 2.5 trillion barrels of in-place bitumen. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has estimated remaining established reserves of 170 billion barrels, placing Canada alongside Saudi Arabia and Venezuela as one of the largest reserve holders globally. As such, Canada enjoys a position as a strategically important source of reserves and production. Furthermore, in contrast to its ...

What's included

This report contains

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 1.00 MB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    XLS 722.50 KB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    ZIP 1.59 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 99.30 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 66.11 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 442.06 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 120.43 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 110.42 KB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 77.37 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 97.24 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 127.16 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 301.54 KB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 126.20 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 99.61 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 141.90 KB

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
    • Structure
    • Reservoirs
    • Western Canadian sedimentary basin
      • Overburden
      • Colorado Group
      • Grand Rapids Formation
      • Clearwater Formation
      • McMurray Formation
      • Devonian
      • McMurray Formation
      • Wabiskaw Formation
      • Clearwater Formation
    • Licensing
    • Regulation
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Production Techniques
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Upgrading
    • Hubs
    • Athabasca Region
    • Cold Lake Region
    • Trunk Lines
    • Diluent Transport Lines
    • Rail loading
      • Capital expenditure by location
      • Capital expenditure by development status
      • Operating expenditure by location
      • Operating expenditure by development status
    • Key legislation
      • Purposes of Act
    • Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
    • Regulatory body
      • Vision
      • Mandate
    • National Energy Board
    • Licensing
    • Award of Licences
    • Development Application
    • Shallow In Situ Development
    • CNRL Primrose Flow to Surface
    • Current fiscal terms
    • UPSTREAM
      • Pipelines
      • Gas Utilisation
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
    • Historical background
    • Pre-1990s
    • 1990s
    • 2000s

Tables and charts

This report includes 30 images and tables including:

Images

  • Liquids Production
  • Canadian Oil Sands Index Map
  • Canadian Oil Sands Detail Map
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2017
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2016
  • Capital Expenditure 2016
  • Net Acreage 2017
  • Liquids Production
  • Liquids Production by Development Status
  • Oil Sands Infrastructure Map
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Stratigraphic Column
  • Capital Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Operating Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)

Tables

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 7
  • Appendix
  • 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

Questions about this report?

  • Europe:
    +44 131 243 4699
  • Americas:
    +1 713 470 1900
  • Asia Pacific:
    +61 2 8224 8898