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Excavating the Alberta Oil Sands with Public Justice

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John Hiemstra\'s presentation on Alberta Oil Sands. See the video from the presentation at http://cpj.blip.tv/#1036772.

John Hiemstra\'s presentation on Alberta Oil Sands. See the video from the presentation at http://cpj.blip.tv/#1036772.

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    Excavating the Alberta Oil Sands with Public Justice Excavating the Alberta Oil Sands with Public Justice Presentation Transcript

    • Overview of oil sands developments! The Scope and the Challenge
    • North East Alberta
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    • Bitumen Deposits =140,200 sq km
    • Size …
      • largest known hydrocarbon deposit
      • 1.7 to 2.5 trillion barrels in deposit
      • 2 nd largest petroleum reserves in the world (Saudi Arabia has largest)
      • 175 billion barrels of bitumen deemed recoverable (15% of the world reserves)
      • With newer technologies, up to 2.5 trillion barrels might be recovered
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    • Geographical Comparison
      • larger than the state of Florida
      • 2 X size of New Brunswick
      • 4.5 X size of Vancouver Island
      • greater than the entire country of Honduras (112,088 sq. km)
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    • Current production
      • Currently, 1.1 million barrels bitumen/day
      • about 1/3 Alberta’s total oil production
      • expected to rise to 2.7 million barrels / day by 2015
      • oil sands could supply Canada’s energy needs for 475 years
      • or total world needs for up to 15 years
    • Future Potential
    • Currently industry recovers 1.1 million barrels of bitumen / day
      • = about 1/3 Alberta’s total oil production
      • expected to rise to 2.7 million barrels / day by 2015
      • oil sands could supply Canada’s energy needs for more than 475 years
      • or total world needs for up to 15 years
    • Open pit mining method
    • Open pit mining :
      • 19% of reserve close to the surface
      • ‘ truck and shovel mining’ method
      • move enough ‘overburden’ [sic] and oil sands every 2 days to fill Toronto’s Skydome
      • 2 tonnes must be dug up, moved and processed to produce 1 barrel of oil
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    • Extraction, processing and end-products
      • hot water extraction technique is used to separate bitumen from oil sands
      • 75% of the bitumen can be recovered from sand
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    • 70% used for transport fuels—gasoline, diesel, jet fuel
    • Pipelines through Jasper
    • Massive tailings ponds
    • 2 nd largest dam in the world
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    • Sometimes directly beside the Athabasca River
    • Forest reclamation
    • Alternative extraction methods
      • 81% of oil sands reserves too deep to be open pit mined (deeper than 75 metres)
      • other processes are being developed
      • leading process, at the moment, are in situ steam operations
      • E.g. Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD).
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    • Economic impacts
      • Alberta GDP was $183 billion (2006)
      • GDP growth rate of 6.6%
      • Alberta unemployment rate 3.4 % (March 2008)
      • CPI Inflation Rate 3.5 % (Jan 2008)
      • Alberta’s GDP per capita was $58,394
      • 45% above Canadian average of $40,351
      • 40% above second place Ontario
      • $100B investment expected between 2000-2020
    • Where are we going?