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About Oil

Alberta's oil industry is a key component of the provincial economy accounting for thousands of jobs.

Introduction

In 1914 Alberta's first major oil field was discovered in Turner Valley launching the province's conventional oil resource industry. Alberta was also responsible for a pivotal event in Canada's energy history in 1947 when the drilling of a successful well at Leduc, just south of Edmonton, transformed the nation from oil-poor to oil-rich, overnight.

Find out more about oil in the overview.

Contact

Connect with Oil Royalty Operations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8050
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Alberta Energy
Resource Revenue and Operations Division
Oil Royalty Operations
Petroleum Plaza, North Tower
7th Floor, 9945 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

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