alberta oil sands land reclamation

Oil Sands: Land Use and Reclamation - NRCan

2021-10-26  Oil sands companies must file a Conservation and Reclamation Plan as part of their initial project application, keep it current, and post financial security bonds for reclamation. The provincial government ensures that all oil sands companies fulfil their legal obligation to reclaim the land. In the oil sands area, the Government of Alberta has ...

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Best Alberta Oil Sands Land Reclamation Photos of 2020

2021-9-23  October 29, 2020. By Kim Wallace. Best Alberta Oil Sands Land Reclamation Photos of 2020. With the third-largest reserve in the world, the province of Alberta contains an estimated 173 billion barrels of accessible crude oil, buried under the Boreal forest. Alberta is in a fortunate position to be the managers of so much of the world’s riches.

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Oil Sands Reclamation: 20+ Photos of Reclaimed Oil Sands ...

2019-8-19  Oil Sands Reclamation is Required. Speaking of in-situ operations, they create about 10-15% of the land disturbance when compared to mining, and must be reclaimed. All land disturbed by mining operations also must be reclaimed as required by the Alberta Energy Regulator. Oil sands

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Oil Sands Land Reclamation - What Does it Take? AiM

2021-9-23  Oil Sands Land Reclamation – What Does it Take? Canada’s Oil Sands — a bitumen reserve equivalent to 1.6 trillion barrels of oil. This massive reserve is located within the Peace River, Cold Lake, and Athabasca River regions of northern Alberta

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Alberta issues first-ever oil sands land reclamation ...

2021-9-26  Alberta issues first-ever oil sands land reclamation certificate Former oil sands site transformed into forested area Edmonton... Alberta has designated a rolling forested area with hiking trails and lookout points as the first piece of oil sands land to be reclaimed. The Alberta government issued a reclamation certificate to Syncrude Canada ...

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Directive : coal and oil sands exploration reclamation ...

Coal and oil sands exploration reclamation requirements. This directive provides the coal exploration program and oil sands exploration requirements for reclamation certification: criteria, assessment methodology, and sampling methodology. It applies to public and private land. published_date Publish on this future date.

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NATURAL PLANT INVASION INTO RECLAIMED OIL

Reclamation Research Technical Advisory Committee (RRTAC) through the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Land Reclamation Program. Assistance in gathering the data from Mr. Tony Dai of Syncrude Canada ltd. and Mr. Steve Tuttle of Sun cor Inc. Oil Sands Group is gratefully acknowledged.

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Guidelines for reclamation to forest vegetation ... - Alberta

Guidelines for reclamation to forest vegetation in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region [1998] Guidelines for reclamation to forest vegetation in the Athabasca Oil Sands

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OSIP - Data Library

In 2009 Alberta Environment worked with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and the oil sands mine companies to review the way that disturbance and reclamation information was reported to Alberta Environment in the years up to 2008. Up to and including 2008, companies reported the status of the land using only three categories - disturbed ...

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The environmental impact of oil sands processing on land ...

2021-10-19  The existing technology (Clark process) used in processing synthetic crude oil from bitumen-impregnated Alberta oil sands makes successful and productive land reclamation very difficult. This study outlines the critical nature of the separation problem and relates it to the problem of land ...

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Alberta Oil Sands Land Reclamation - sportsbay

2021-4-21  Alberta Oil Sands Land Reclamation. Mobile screening station. Mobile impact integrated machine. Mobile heavy screening station. Alberta Tar SandsArcGIS StoryMaps. While it produces conventional oil, most comes from the Alberta oil sands, the world's third largest proven oil reserve at 170 billion barrels.” On the right is an aerial photo of a ...

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The environmental impact of oil sands processing on land ...

The existing technology (Clark process) used in processing synthetic crude oil from bitumen-impregnated Alberta oil sands makes successful and productive land reclamation very difficult. This study outlines the critical nature of the separation problem and relates it to the problem of land reclamation.

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On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for

2014-3-27  Currently, the fund contains $875 million for more than 70,000 hectares of disturbed land. According to the Pembina Institute, an environmental watchdog and industry consulting service, it would cost more than $15 billion to reclaim these lands. “Like it or not, the reclamation debt is growing and it will continue to grow as oil sands ...

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NATURAL PLANT INVASION INTO RECLAIMED OIL

Reclamation Research Technical Advisory Committee (RRTAC) through the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Land Reclamation Program. Assistance in gathering the data from Mr. Tony Dai of Syncrude Canada ltd. and Mr. Steve Tuttle of Sun cor Inc. Oil Sands Group is gratefully acknowledged.

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How oil sands companies work together to reclaim land ...

2019-11-2  The amount of land disturbed over the past 60 years of oil sands development is about 900 square kilometres—a relatively small (0.2 per cent) disturbance compared to the 371,000 square kilometres of boreal forest in Alberta—but an important priority when it comes to land reclamation and sustainable development.

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Land Management Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation

2021-11-4  Oil sands companies have been reporting land disturbance and reclamation activities to the Alberta Energy Regulator for many years. In 2009, the definitions were updated and the oil sands mine companies began using consistent definitions, ensuring that any given piece of land is only tracked in one category at a time.

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Guidelines for oil and gas Alberta.ca

2021-11-5  Find out more about AER’s role in managing upstream oil and gas sites at: Alberta Energy Regulator. Reclamation criteria. The AER uses certain criteria to assess whether sites have been reclaimed to equivalent land capability. Reclamation criteria is available for 4 land-use types: 2010 Reclamation Criteria for Well Sites and Associated ...

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OSIP - Data Library

Oil Sands Mines Reclamation and Disturbance Tracking by Company to the End of the Reporting Year Description This data set provides information on the status of the land used by oil sands mines at the end of each calendar year from 2009 to 2014.

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7 facts on the oil sands and the environment-2.docx - 7 ...

Reclamation means that land is returned to a self-sustaining ecosystem with local vegetation and wildlife. In the oil sands area, the Government of Alberta has committed to conserving and protecting more than 2 million hectares of habitat for native species as part of the 2012–2022 Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. In addition, there are almost ...

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History of Wetland Reclamation in the Alberta Oil Sands ...

2021-10-24  Significant efforts are focused on recreating wetland ecosystems within the landscape disturbed by oil sands mining. Early wetland reclamation efforts in the oil sands focussed on constructing marshes using mining byproducts, like tailings – an aqueous solution of silt, sand, clay and residual bitumen, to evaluate the potential of wetlands as ...

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Reclamation Research for Various Land Uses in the Oil ...

2020-8-26  RECLAMATION RESEARCH FOR VARIOUS LANDUSES IN THE OIL SANDS REGION OF ALBERTA, CANADA' by T.M. Macyk,2 M.Y.P. Fung' and R.W. Pauls' Abstract. Syncrude Canada Ltd. produces 200,000 barrels of synthetic crude oil per day from its oil sands surface mining operations located 50 km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The three major

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Reclaiming Alberta's oil sands mines - EARTH Magazine

2021-4-17  Every company mining Alberta’s oil sands, even those that perform in situ mining, reclaims the landscape section by section as the bitumen runs out. With the potential for more than 100 years of oil sands production in Alberta, reclamation is by necessity a broad endeavor.

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On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for

2014-3-27  Currently, the fund contains $875 million for more than 70,000 hectares of disturbed land. According to the Pembina Institute, an environmental watchdog and industry consulting service, it would cost more than $15 billion to reclaim these lands. “Like it or not, the reclamation debt is growing and it will continue to grow as oil sands ...

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Oil Sands Soil Survey and Reclamation North Wind Land ...

Oil Sands Soil Survey and Reclamation. Wildlife Management and Mitigation. Indigenous Partnership and Training. We have extensive experience conducting soil inventory, classification, and soil quality investigations in Alberta’s Athabasca Oil Sands Region. This includes conducting baseline soil surveys for Environmental Impact Assessments ...

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History of wetland reclamation in the Alberta oil sands

History of wetland reclamation in the Alberta oil sands C.A. Daly 536 Mine Closure 2011, Alberta, Canada 1992), unique plants (Sarracenia purpurea) (Johnson et al., 1995) and rare plants (i.e. Liparis loeselii, Cardamine dentata) (Golder Associates, 2010; Griffiths, 2007). This paper outlines the past, present and emerging initiatives in oil sands wetland reclamation.

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Guide for In Situ Reclamation in the Oil Sands Region of ...

2019-9-6  The Guide for In Situ Wetland Reclamation in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta – Reclaiming In Situ Pads and Roads to Peatlands document (the Guide) was prepared for anadas Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) to document, in one place, pilot projects conducted in Alberta for the reclamation of In Situ facilities placed in peatlands.

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How oil sands companies work together to reclaim land ...

2019-11-2  The amount of land disturbed over the past 60 years of oil sands development is about 900 square kilometres—a relatively small (0.2 per cent) disturbance compared to the 371,000 square kilometres of boreal forest in Alberta—but an important priority when it comes to land reclamation and sustainable development.

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Land Usage Oil Sands Magazine

2016-1-15  OIL SANDS MINING FOOTPRINT. By square footage, only 3% of Canada's oil sands is mineable. The remainder (97%) is too deep to be mined and can only be recovered in-situ, which take up much less surface area and do not require large mines or tailings storage ponds. RECLAMATION. About 10% of the disturbed land has been reclaimed.

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7 facts on the oil sands and the environment-2.docx - 7 ...

Reclamation means that land is returned to a self-sustaining ecosystem with local vegetation and wildlife. In the oil sands area, the Government of Alberta has committed to conserving and protecting more than 2 million hectares of habitat for native species as part of the 2012–2022 Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. In addition, there are almost ...

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