Location

UNLV Foundation Building, Blasco Event Wing

Start Date

1-4-2011 12:30 PM

End Date

1-4-2011 1:15 PM

Description

Athabasca Oil Sand Reserve:

- Oil sands are contained within the Cretaceous McMurray Formation. (149,000 km2)

- 2.5 trillion barrels of extractable oil (~ 25 % of Canada Crude Oil Production)

- Surface mineable deposits cover 2,800 km2

- 450 billion L of process water used annually

- Currently over 130 km2 of tailings ponds (largest man-made structures in the world)

Keywords

Alberta; Oil sands; Oil sands industry – Environmental aspects; Water use

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Energy Policy | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Natural Resource Economics | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability | Water Resource Management

Language

English

Comments

Consists of 28 PowerPoint slides

 
Apr 1st, 12:30 PM Apr 1st, 1:15 PM

Keynote 2: The Alberta oil sands — Wrestling bitumen out of the wild North

UNLV Foundation Building, Blasco Event Wing

Athabasca Oil Sand Reserve:

- Oil sands are contained within the Cretaceous McMurray Formation. (149,000 km2)

- 2.5 trillion barrels of extractable oil (~ 25 % of Canada Crude Oil Production)

- Surface mineable deposits cover 2,800 km2

- 450 billion L of process water used annually

- Currently over 130 km2 of tailings ponds (largest man-made structures in the world)