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Table of Contents from the Centre's previous conferences (formerly the UNITAR Conferences). Some of the papers presented at these conferences will also be made available here.
Articles on Oil Shale
A collection of papers related to Oil Shale.
Images from the 7th Conference in Beijing
A collection of images captured at the 7th conference in Beijing, China.
A small (but growing) collection of movies can be found in this section for viewing and downloading.
Definitions and World Resources of Natural Bitumens
A paper by Richard F. Meyer and Wallace de Witt, Jr.
Report of the working group on definitions
This is a report, presented at the 2nd UNITAR International Conference on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands, which set the definition for Heavy Crude.
Data from the 1995 US Heavy Oil Database
In spreadsheet format, courtesy of the USDOE.
Data from the 1993 USA Bitumen Database
In spreadsheet format, courtesy of the USDOE.
Flowchart of Suncor Oil Sands Production in Alberta (Power Point file)
Slide 1 - SUNCOR's oil sands operation located 40 km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. SUNCOR head office located in Calgary and major refinery in Sarnia, Ontario. Slide 2 - Alberta's oil sands deposits are located in five areas of northern Alberta. The Athabasca deposit is the largest. Slide 3 - Simplified schematic of SUNCOR's oil sands operation. Slide 4 - Schematic of oil sands processing to extract bitumen from Athabasca oil sands.