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Updated May 2019

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AER staff developed the databases used to estimate the reserves for this report. The oil and gas pool reserve data files for the basic data tables that accompanies these reports are available in the Product Catalogue as self-serve.

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Data by section includes

Executive Summary Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

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Figure 1 Marketable natural gas percentage of production—Canada
Figure 2 Oil and equivalent percentage of production—Canada
Figure 3 Price of West Texas Intermediate
Figure 4 Henry Hub natural gas price
Figure 5 Alberta conventional oil and gas and oil sands capital expenditures
Figure 6 Total primary energy production in Alberta
Figure 7 Alberta supply of crude oil and equivalent
Figure 8 Percentage of mined and in situ bitumen sent for upgrading in Alberta
Figure 9 Primary energy demand in Alberta
Figure 10 Primary energy removals from Alberta
Figure 11 Total oil removals from Alberta
Figure 12 Historical drilling activity in Alberta
Table 1 Resources, reserves, and production summary, 2018
Table 2 Major Alberta economic indicators, 2018–2028
Table 3 Development and exploratory wells, pre-1972–2018; number drilled annually
Table 4 Development and exploratory wells, pre-1972–2018; kilometres drilled annually

Reserves Data

Resource Framework

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure number Title
Figure R1.1 Resource Classification
Low Permeability and Shale Area Assessment

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

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Figure R2.1 Low permeability area in the Cardium Formation
Figure R2.2 Low permeability and shale areas in the Duvernay Formation
Figure R2.3 Montney plays
Table R2.1 Initial and remaining reserves for low permeability resources for the Cardium West Pembina (as of January 1, 2018)
Table R2.2 Initial and remaining reserves for low permeability and shale resources for the Duvernay Formation (as of December 31, 2018)
Table R2.3 Initial and remaining reserves for low permeability resources for the Montney Formation (as of December 31, 2018)
Crude Bitumen Reserves

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

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Figure R3.1 Alberta’s oil sands areas and selected deposits
Figure R3.2 Remaining established reserves under active development
Figure R3.3 Reconstructed structure contours of the sub-Cretaceous unconformity at the end of the Bluesky/Wabiskaw time
Figure R3.4 Bitumen pay thickness of Peace River Bluesky-Gething deposit
Figure R3.5 Bitumen pay thickness of Athabasca Grosmont deposit
Figure R3.6 Bitumen pay thickness of Athabasca Wabiskaw-McMurray deposit
Figure R3.7 Bitumen pay thickness of Athabasca Upper Grand Rapids deposit
Figure R3.8 Bitumen pay thickness of Athabasca Middle Grand Rapids deposit
Figure R3.9 Bitumen pay thickness of Athabasca Lower Grand Rapids deposit
Figure R3.10 Bitumen pay thickness of Athabasca Nisku deposit
Figure R3.11 Reconstructed structure contours of Paleozoic surface at beginning of Cold Lake Clearwater time
Figure R3.12 Bitumen pay thickness of northern portion of Cold Lake Wabiskaw-McMurray deposit
Figure R3.13 Bitumen pay thickness of Cold Lake Clearwater deposit
Figure R3.14 Bitumen pay thickness of Cold Lake Lower Grand Rapids deposit
Figure R3.15 Bitumen pay thickness of Cold Lake Upper Grand Rapids deposit
Figure R3.16 Bitumen pay thickness shape files
Figure R3.17 Bitumen pay thickness GeoTIFF files
Table R3.1 In-place volumes and established reserves of crude bitumen (109 m3 )
Table R3.2 Reserve and production change highlights (106 m3 )
Table R3.3 Initial in-place volumes of crude bitumen as of December 31, 2015
Table R3.4 Mineable crude bitumen reserves in areas under active development as of December 31, 2015
Table R3.5 In situ crude bitumen reserves in areas under active development as of December 31, 2015
Table R3.6 Initial in-place resources of crude bitumen by deposit
Table R3.7 Basic data of crude bitumen deposits
Crude Oil Reserves

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Crude oil reserves pool data

Figure/table number Title
Figure R4.1 Remaining established reserves of crude oil
Figure R4.2 Annual changes in initial established crude oil reserves
Figure R4.3 Annual changes to EOR reserves
Figure R4.4 Initial established crude oil reserves based on recovery mechanisms (106 m3)
Figure R4.5 Geological distribution of reserves of crude oil
Figure R4.6 Alberta’s remaining established conventional oil reserves versus cumulative production
Table R4.1 Reserve and production changes in crude oil (106 m3)
Table R4.2 Breakdown of changes in crude oil initial established reserves (106 m3)
Table R4.3 Major oil reserves changes, 2018
Table R4.4 Conventional crude oil reserves by recovery mechanism as of December 31, 2018
Table R4.5 Conventional crude oil reserves as of each year-end (106 m3f)
Natural Gas Reserves

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Natural gas pool reserves data

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Figure R5.1 Annual reserves additions and production of conventional marketable gas
Figure R5.2 Remaining conventional marketable gas reserves
Figure R5.3 New, development, and revisions to conventional marketable gas reserves
Figure R5.4 Geological distribution of conventional marketable gas reserves
Figure R5.5 Expected recovery of conventional natural gas components
Figure R5.6 CBM deposit play areas and subareas
Figure R5.7 Remaining conventional established reserves and production of marketable gas
Table R5.1 Reserve and production changes in marketable conventional gas (109 m3)
Table R5.2 CBM reserve and production change highlights (109 m3)
Table R5.3 Distribution of natural gas reserves by pool size, 2018
Table R5.4 Pool reserves as of December 31, 2018 (109 m3)
Table R5.5 Commingled pools within Development Entities as of December 31, 2018 (109 m3)
Table R5.6 Distribution of sweet and sour gas reserves, 2018
Table R5.7 Distribution of sour gas reserves by H2S content, 2018
Table R5.8 CBM gas in-place and reserves by deposit area, 2018
Table R5.9 Remaining ultimate potential of marketable conventional gas, 2018 (109 m3)
Table R5.10 Ultimate CBM gas in-place
Table R5.11 Summary of marketable natural gas reserves as of each year-end (109 m3)
Table R5.12 Natural gas reserves of multi field pools as of December 31, 2018
Natural Gas Liquids Reserves

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure R6.1 Remaining established NGL reserves expected to be extracted from conventional gas and annual production
Figure R6.2 Remaining established reserves of conventional natural gas liquids
Table R6.1 Established reserves and production change highlights of extractable NGLs (106 m3 liquid)
Table R6.2 Reserves of NGLs as of December 31, 2018 (106 m3 liquid)
Table R6.3 Remaining raw ethane reserves as of December 31, 2018
Table R6.4 Remaining raw reserves of natural gas liquids as of December 31, 2018
Sulphur Reserves

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Table number Title
Table R7.1 Reserves and production of sulphur as of December 31, 2018 (106 t)
Table R7.2 Remaining established reserves of sulphur from natural gas as of December 31, 2018
Coal Reserves

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure R8.1 Significant coal-bearing formations in Alberta
Figure R8.2 Historical coal exploration in Alberta
Table R8.1 Established initial in-place resources and remaining reserves of raw coal in Alberta as of December 31, 2015 (Gt)
Table R8.2 Established resources and reserves of raw coal under active development as of December 31, 2015
Table R8.3 Ultimate in-place and potential resources (Gt)

Prices and Capital Expenditure Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure 1.1 Price of West Texas Intermediate
Figure 1.2 Price of Canadian Light Sweet
Figure 1.3 Price of Western Canadian Select
Figure 1.4 Henry Hub natural gas price
Figure 1.5 AECO-C natural gas price
Figure 1.6 Average price of Alberta natural gas at plant gate
Figure 1.7 U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate
Figure 1.8 Alberta conventional oil and gas and oil sands capital expenditures
Figure 1.9 2014-2018 value of production in Alberta
Figure 1.10 Natural gas, light-medium oil, and NGL prices
Table 1.1 Crude oil prices
Table 1.2 Natural gas prices
Table 1.3 Value of annual Alberta energy resource production

Crude Bitumen Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure S3.1 Alberta crude bitumen production
Figure S3.2 In situ bitumen production by oil sands area (OSA)
Figure S3.3 Alberta upgraded bitumen (SCO*) production
Figure S3.4 Total in situ bitumen production and producing bitumen wells
Figure S3.5 In situ bitumen production by recovery method
Figure S3.6 In situ bitumen average well productivity by recovery method, 2018
Figure S3.7 Alberta demand and disposition of upgraded (SCO) and nonupgraded bitumen
Figure S3.8 Alberta crude oil and equivalent production
Table S3.1 Crude bitumen production (103 m3/d)
Table S3.2 Production of bitumen in Alberta by oil sands area, 2018 (103 m3/d)
Table S3.3 Average daily upgraded bitumen production in 2018
Table S3.4 Proposed surface-mined bitumen projects
Table S3.5 Proposed in situ crude bitumen projects
Table S3.6 Proposed upgrader bitumen projects
Table S3.7 Crude bitumen supply costs, 2018

Crude Oil Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

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Figure S4.1 Alberta average daily production of conventional crude oil from all wells, by PSAC Area
Figure S4.2 Alberta average daily production of crude oil from new and existing wells
Figure S4.3 Alberta average daily production of crude oil by density
Figure S4.4 Alberta average daily production and number of oil wells placed on production
Figure S4.5 Conventional crude oil wells placed on production by PSAC Area
Figure S4.6 Alberta demand and disposition of crude oil
Figure S4.7 Alberta conventional crude oil well activity and WTI crude oil price
Figure S4.8 Alberta conventional crude oil well productivity in 2018
Figure S4.9 Alberta conventional crude oil average daily production by on-production year
Figure S4.10 Comparison of crude oil production
Figure S4.11 Oil processed at Alberta refineries
Figure S4.12 Alberta conventional crude oil average daily production from all wells and number of crude oil producing wells
Table S4.1 Alberta conventional crude oil production and crude oil wells placed on production
Table S4.2 Alberta conventional crude oil wells placed on production, by PSAC Area
Table S4.3 Forecast initial productivity for new Alberta conventional crude oil wells (m3/d)
Table S4.4 Forecast decline rates for new crude oil wells
Table S4.5 Crude oil supply costs by PSAC Area, 2018

Natural Gas Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure S5.1 Alberta raw gas average daily production by on-production year
Figure S5.2 Alberta marketable gas average daily production
Figure S5.3 Alberta marketable gas average daily production and number of producing wells
Figure S5.4 Alberta natural gas wells placed on production and price
Figure S5.5 Natural gas wells placed on production by PSAC areas
Figure S5.6 Alberta marketable gas removals and demand by sector
Figure S5.7 Average daily gas production from bitumen upgrading and bitumen wells
Figure S5.8 Alberta total purchased, processed, and produced gas for oil sands production
Figure S5.9 Commercial gas storage locations and Alberta border delivery and export points
Figure S5.10 Historical volumes “available for permitting”
Figure S5.11 Alberta conventional marketable gas average daily production and number of producing conventional gas wells
Figure S5.12 Comparison of raw natural gas production
Table S5.1 Natural gas production and wells placed on production
Table S5.2 Natural gas wells placed on production
Table S5.3 Conventional marketable natural gas volumes (109 m3)
Table S5.4 Marketable production from existing wells (106 m3/d)
Table S5.5 Forecast number of wells placed on production
Table S5.6 Forecast initial productivities for new gas wells (103 m3/d)
Table S5.7 Forecast decline rates for new gas wells (%)
Table S5.8 Average use rates of purchased gas for oil sands operations, 2018
Table S5.9 Commercial natural gas storage pools as of December 31, 2018
Table S5.10 Estimate of gas reserves available for inclusion in removal permits as of December 31, 2018
Table S5.11 Natural gas supply costs by PSAC Area, 2018

Natural Gas Liquids Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure S6.1 Pentanes plus supply from natural gas and demand for diluent
Figure S6.2 Butanes supply from natural gas and demand
Figure S6.3 Propane supply from natural gas and demand
Figure S6.4 Ethane supply from natural gas and demand
Table S6.1 Alberta pentanes plus production (103 m3/d liquid)
Table S6.2 Alberta butanes production (103 m3/d liquid)
Table S6.3 Alberta propane production (103 m3/d liquid)
Table S6.4 Alberta ethane production
Table S6.5 Ethane extraction volumes at gas plants in Alberta, 2018

Sulphur Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure S7.1 Alberta sources of sulphur production
Figure S7.2 Alberta sulphur supply and demand
Figure S7.3 Alberta sulphur production from bitumen upgrading
Table S7.1 Alberta sulphur production highlights (106 tonnes)
Table S7.2 Sulphur production from major Alberta gas processing plants (103 tonnes)

Coal Data

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

Figure/table number Title
Figure S8.1 Alberta marketable coal production
Figure S8.2 Producing surface coal mines and coal-fired power plants in Alberta in 2018
Table S8.1 Marketable coal production (Mt)
Table S8.2 Alberta coal mines and marketable coal production in 2018
Table S8.3 Alberta coal-fired power generation stations and supplying coal mines

Pipelines and Infrastructure

Data sets for this section are available in Excel format.

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Figure S9.1 Schematic of Alberta's energy resource flow
Figure S9.2 Selected Canadian and U.S. crude oil pipelines
Figure S9.3 Major gas pipelines in Canada and export points in Alberta
Figure S9.4 Ethane gathering and delivery systems
Figure S9.5 Schematic of Alberta NGL flow
Figure S9.6 Major railroads in Canada
Figure S9.7 Major crude oil and NGL rail terminals in Alberta by capacity
Figure S9.8 Oil facility density, 2018
Figure S9.9 Gas facility density, 2018
Table S9.1 Alberta’s intraprovincial oil pipeline capacity
Table S9.2 Alberta’s removal oil pipeline capacity
Table S9.3 Selected North American pipeline system developments
Table S9.4 Alberta’s intraprovincial natural gas pipeline capacity
Table S9.5 Alberta’s removal and import natural gas pipeline capacity
Table S9.6 Selected North American natural gas pipeline system developments
Table S9.7 Alberta’s intraprovincial NGL pipeline capacity
Table S9.8 Alberta’s removal and import NGL pipeline capacity
Table S9.9 Selected Alberta NGL pipeline system developments
Table S9.10 Operating oil sand mining projects in Alberta
Table S9.11 Average upgraded bitumen production in 2018
Table S9.12 Alberta refinery throughput in 2018
Table S9.13 Fractionation plants in Alberta
Table S9.14 Straddle plants in Alberta
Table S9.15 Major oil facilities in Alberta with rail terminal throughput capacity
Table S9.16 Major NGL facilities in Alberta with rail terminals throughput capacity