The Heavy Oil Situation in Western Canada

CIM Bulletin, 1952


THE PURPOSE of this paper is t-o discuss in a general way the heavy oil situation in Western Canada, and particularly to acquaint those in the oil industry who have not participated in the heavy oil end of the business with past and current developments. The author has covered briefly the location of the heavy and asphalt-base oil fields, their geology, current drilling and production practice, the location of the refineries capable of handing heavy crude, their products and markets, and the problems and future prospects of the industry.
Keywords: Alberta, Asphalt, asphalt, barrels per day, Canada, Lloydminster, Western Canada, Gravity, Markets, Oil, Oils, Production, Sand, Wells, Western Canada