Canada’s oilsands is the third largest deposit of oil on earth, with reserves of approximately 168 billion barrels and potential resources of up to 1.8 trillion barrels. There are three main oilsands deposits, Athabasca, Cold Lake, and Peace River, as well as significant processing and transportation infrastructure in Alberta's Industrial Heartland.

More than $200 billion of new capital investment is expected in the oilsands between 2013-2022, in addition to ongoing spending on maintenance, repair and operations. This is one of Canada's most dynamic and important industries.

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International companies to own more oilsands production than ever in 2015

According to forecast data in the CanOils Oilsands service, the Canadian oilsands industry looks set to have capacity to produce over 3 million barrels per day (bbl/d) by the end of 2015, with actual production likely to approach around 2.5 ...

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Oil & Gas Super Majors Struggle In Upstream Sector In Q3 2014

The world’s oil and gas super majors — BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Total — have all seen their earnings in the upstream segment fall in Q3 2014 since Q2, according to a new Evaluate Energy analysis ...

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Peters & Co.: No change in robust oilsands activity level expected in 2015

Peters & Co. Limited expects oilsands capital spending to drop by about 10 per cent in 2015 from 2014 levels, compared to a drop of about four per cent in non-oilsands oil and gas spending. “That’s really just a function ...

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From Kabul to Christina Lake

Just don’t call them security guards. John Slater, chief executive officer of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division, is firm on this point. It’s true that commissionaires do guard work, but this is not an organization that just ...

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Service and supply sector urged to embrace Aboriginal partnerships

Joint ventures with First Nations are becoming increasingly important for service and supply companies looking to attract the attention of project owners, according to an Aboriginal affairs expert working at an Edmonton-based crane and heavy haul company. “We believe it’s ...

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