Presentations & Speeches

CAPP gives presentations on topics as diverse as the industry
we represent ...

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Pres Speech


Third-party reports addressing issues of interest to Canadians ... 

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Royal Society

CAPP Oil Sands Publications

Learn more about oil sands, innovations, best practices and more ...

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CAPP presentations

Oil Sands Fact Book

This pocket book is designed to give you fast, easy access to
oil sands facts ...

Get the Facts on Oil Sands


Innovation Stories

Examples of innovation, research and technology in air, land, water
and health and safety ...

Read about Oil Sands Innovation & Technology

Innovation Stories

Videos & Vignettes

Watch industry video summaries and hear from people who work in the oil sands industry ...

Watch Oil Sands Video Vignettes

Videos and Vignettes

TV & Print Ads

Meet leaders in research and community, as well as real oil sands industry employees from our operations, across a wide-range of professions ...

Watch Oil Sands TV & Print Ads


Facts on Oil Sands

Canadian Oil Sands Navigator

Canada’s oil sands is the third largest deposit of oil on earth, with reserves of approximately 174 billion barrels and potential resources of up to 1.8 trillion barrels. Of Canada’s three major oil sands deposits – Athabasca, Cold Lake, and Peace River – the Athabasca region is the richest, containing over 80 percent of the original oil in place.

Visit the Canadian Oil Sands Navigator

Oil sands or tar sands?

Tar sands was coined in the early years of the industry and was used to describe the oil sands deposits found in northern Alberta. It is also a term associated with distilled or man-made products such as road-paving mixtures.

Oil sands is now more commonly used, and is a more accurate term, since bitumen, a heavy petroleum product, is mixed with the sand, and oil is what is derived from the bitumen.