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August 2001

The National Energy Board , as part of its regulatory mandate, continually monitors the supply of all energy commodities in Canada and the demand for Canadian energy commodities in both domestic and export markets. The Board publishes, from time to time, reports of a technical nature focussing on specific commodity issues. Conventional Heavy Oil Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin is the latest of these technical reports. The report presents the results of an extensive review of Canadian conventional heavy crude oil resources and is focussed on examining and updating estimates of the volume of conventional heavy oil contained in the ground (oil in place). Estimates are also provided for that portion of the oil in place that is recoverable. These estimates consider both the volume available from current technology and production practices, and the potential volume from future technologies which could increase recovery levels. The results of an analysis of supply costs are also provided, as is a discussion of the relative economics of conventional heavy oil production.

The Report and its appendices can be viewed or downloaded from this site.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the large size of this Report, we have divided it into five smaller sections to speed up the downloading. Adobe Acrobat files (PDF) or Excel Spreadsheets (XLS) are provided below. To further speed up access to these documents, you may save them on your C drive. This Report is also available in paper copy from publications@neb-one.gc.ca.

Conventional Heavy Oil Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentaire Basin

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Technical Information:

Director, Gas
National Energy Board
Telephone: 403-299-3135
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (teletype): 1-800-632-1663

For a copy of Conventional Heavy Oil Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentaire Basin:

The Publications Office
National Energy Board
Suite 210, 517 Tenth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0A8
E-mail: publications@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-299-3561
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (teletype): 1-800-632-1663

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