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Alberta Oil Sands Industry - Insights

  • Published: July 2008
  • 41 pages
  • Global Markets Direct

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  • Canadian Oil Sands Trust
  • Imperial Oil Limited
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Alberta Oil Sands Industry - Insights

Summary

Non-conventional petroleum sources, especially oil sands, which were considered economically unattractive in the past, have gained importance as potential sources of energy in recent years. The importance of oil sands has been primarily due to the surging oil prices and the global demand for petroleum fuels. In terms of reserves, oil sands are a promising source of income to Canada’s economy, a country well endowed with vast reserves of oil sands. The relatively young industry is set to develop rapidly with superior technologies and huge investments and would substantially contribute to Canada’s export revenue.

Scope

- Updated information relating to the oil sands industry in the Alberta province of Canada
- Provides historical and forecast data and information on overall bitumen production in the three primary oil sands producing areas in Alberta province
- Details on the economics and the different types of costs involved in the Alberta oil sands industry
- Includes information relating to factors affecting the development of oil sands industry in Alberta
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1.1 List of Tables 4
1.2 List of Figures 5
2 Executive Summary 6
3 Oil Sands Industry in Alberta 7
3.1 Oil Sands Industry in Alberta, An Overview 7
3.2 Economics of Oil Sands Projects 9
3.2.1 Production, Capital Costs and Supply Costs of Oil sand Projects 10
3.2.2 Other Critical Factors affecting Oil Sand Development 11
3.3 Investments in Canadian Oil Sand Industry 11
3.4 Alberta’s Oil Sands: Its Challenges and its Impact on Alberta’s Energy Industry 13
3.4.1 Increasing Royalty 13
3.4.2 Carbon Emission 13
3.4.3 Lack of Skilled Labor 14
3.4.4 Water Pollution 14
3.4.5 Price of Materials 14
3.4.6 Crude oil Price 15
3.4.7 Rise of Alternative fuel Market 15
4 Oil Sands Industry in Alberta, Athabasca 16
4.1 Oil Sands Industry in Athabasca, Overview 16
4.2 Major Oil Sand Projects in Athabasca 18
5 Oil Sands Industry in Alberta, Cold Lake 19
5.1 Oil Sands Industry in Cold Lake, Overview 19
5.2 Major Oil Sand Projects in Cold Lake 20
6 Oil Sands Industry in Alberta, Peace River 22
6.1 Oil Sands Industry in Peace River, Overview 22
6.2 Major Oil Sand Projects in Peace River 23
7 Major Players in Alberta’s Oil Sand Industry 24
7.1 Overview of Key Operators in the Alberta Oil Sands Industry 24
7.2 Suncor Energy 26
7.2.1 Overview of Business Operations in Alberta 26
7.2.2 Business Strategy and Investment Plans for Alberta Oil Sands Business 27
7.3 Imperial Oil Limited 29
7.3.1 Overview of Business Operations in Alberta 29
7.3.2 Business Strategy and Investment Plans for Alberta Oil Sands Business 30
7.4 Canadian Natural Resources Limited 31
7.4.1 Overview of Business Operations in Alberta 31
7.4.2 Business Strategy and Investment Plans for Alberta Oil Sands Business 33
7.5 Canadian Oil Sands Trust 34
7.5.1 Overview of Business Operations in Alberta 34
7.5.2 Business Strategy and Investment Plans for Alberta Oil Sands Business 34
7.6 Shell Canada Limited 36
7.6.1 Overview of Business Operations in Alberta 36
7.6.2 Business Strategy and Investment Plans for Alberta Oil Sands Business 37
8 Appendix 39
8.1 Methodology 39
8.1.1 Coverage 39
8.1.2 Secondary Research 40
8.1.3 Primary Research 40
8.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 41
8.2 Contact Us 41
8.3 About us41
8.4 Disclaimer 41

Executive Summary

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Leading Oil Sand Companies by Bitumen Production, Alberta, 2007 7
Figure 2: Alberta, Historical and Forecasted Bitumen Production (Million Barrels), 2000-2015 9
Figure 3: Top Five Oil Sand Companies by Bitumen Production, Athabasca, 2007 16
Figure 4: Athabasca, Bitumen Production (Million Barrels), 2002-2007 17
Figure 5: Leading Oil Sand Companies by Bitumen Production, Cold Lake, 2007 19
Figure 6: Cold Lake, Bitumen Production (Barrels/day), 2002-2007 20
Figure 7: Oil Sand Companies by Bitumen Production, Peace River, 2007 22
Figure 8: Peace River, Bitumen Production (Million Barrels), 2002-2007 23
Figure 9: Alberta, Top Five Oil Sand Companies, Reserves vs Production of Synthetic Crude Oil, 2007 25
Figure 10: Suncor Energy, Proven Reserves of Synthetic Crude Oil, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 26
Figure 11: Suncor Energy, Undeveloped Oil Sands Land Holdings, Acres, 2003-2007 27
Figure 12: Suncor Energy, Synthetic Crude Oil Production, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 28
Figure 13: Imperial Oil Limited, Proven Reserves of Synthetic Crude Oil, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 29
Figure 14: Imperial Oil Limited, Undeveloped Oil Sands Land Holdings, Acres, 2003-2007 30
Figure 15: Imperial Oil Limited, Synthetic Crude Oil Production, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 31
Figure 16: Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Proven Reserves of Synthetic Crude Oil, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 32
Figure 17: Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Undeveloped Oil Sands Land Holdings, Acres, 2003-2007 32
Figure 18: Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Synthetic Crude Oil Production, Barrels, 2003-2007 34
Figure 19: Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Proven Reserves of Synthetic Crude Oil, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 35
Figure 20: Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Undeveloped Oil Sands Land Holdings, Acres, 2003-2007 36
Figure 21: Shell Canada Limited, Proven Reserves of Synthetic Crude Oil, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 37
Figure 22: Shell Canada Limited, Synthetic Crude Oil Production, Million Barrels, 2003-2007 38
Figure 23: Global Markets Direct Methodology 39

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