Oil sands legislation and policies

Alberta's oil sands are the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world. This section guides their development.

Services and information

Legislation and the approval process for the responsible development of Alberta oil sands are explained.

The province provides the energy industry information through varied sources such as information bulletins and letters.

Introduction

Alberta's oil sands are the third-largest proven crude oil reserves in the world. For potential developers and producers that are new to the development of oil sands in Alberta, the Introduction to Oil Sands Regulatory Processes outlines the regulatory processes that are involved to acquire an agreement from the Crown, start the development process and follow the agreement to the payment of crown royalties.

Find out more in acts and regulations.

Contact

Connect with Oil Sands Operations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Email:
Oil Sands Royalty Project Applications and Compliance osrapplications.energy@gov.ab.ca
Oil Sands Royalty Administration osreport@gov.ab.ca
Oil Sands Royalty Information Management osrim@gov.ab.ca
Oil Sands Tenure ostenure@gov.ab.ca

Mailing Address:
Alberta Energy
Oil Sands Operations
6th floor, Petroleum Plaza, North Tower
9945 108 Street
Edmonton Alberta  T5K 2G6