COSIA FEATURES

Steam additives offer path to fewer emissions

Aug 11 2022

The oil sands industry is exploring a number of clean technology paths that will help it reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Steam additives is a promising candidate.

What does it take for new forests to grow?

Jul 18 2022

Ecologist Simon Landhäusser has spent his career exploring difficult questions on how forests recover naturally from disturbance and how to best reclaim land that’s been disturbed by human activity.

How CCUS tackles climate change

Jun 28 2022

Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology will help the oil sands industry achieve net zero emissions from production by 2050 in line Canada’s climate goals. 

Key oil sands groups join forces under Pathways Alliance banner

Jun 15 2022

Canada’s major oil sands producers announced on June 15, 2022 the combination of three existing industry groups, all focused on responsible development, into a single organization called the Pathways Alliance.

Passionate about Alberta’s wetlands 

Jun 13 2022

After spending a few minutes talking with Ashlee Mombourquette, you may end up convinced that a day conducting sampling in a remote wetland in the oil sands could be the highlight of your summer. 

Innovation from repurposed technology

Jun 06 2022

ConocoPhillips was the first oil sands producer to quickly deploy various multilateral wells to assess the potential of the technology, moving it from concept design through to field pilot in just three years.

Ensuring reclaimed land matches the boreal landscape

May 03 2022

Every year, Syncrude reclaims many hectares of land previously used to support its mining operations. So much so, that more than 4,700 hundred hectares have now been returned back to a productive state.

Innovation on a Excel spreadsheet

May 03 2022

If there’s one perplexing problem for maintenance managers at in situ oil sands facilities, it’s the regular fouling of the once through steam generators (OTSGs) that provide steam for operations.