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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DATA

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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 WTI
Figure 4 Henry Hub natural gas price
Figure 5 Alberta conventional oil and gas and oil sands capital expenditure
Figure 6 Total primary energy production in Alberta
Figure 7 Percentage of mined and in situ bitumen sent for upgrading in Alberta
Figure 8 Primary energy demand in Alberta
Figure 9 Primary energy removals from Alberta
Figure 10 Total oil removals from Alberta
Figure 11 Historical drilling activity in Alberta
Table 1 Reserves, resources, and production summary, 2016
Table 2 Major Alberta economic indicators, 2016–2026 (%)
Table 3 Development and exploratory wells, pre-1972–2016; number drilled annually
Table 4 Development and exploratory wells, pre-1972–2016; kilometres drilled annually

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RESERVES DATA

Reserves data, including Shapefiles and GeoTIFFs, will be updated at a later date.

Reserves Framework

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Figure R1.1 Resource Classification

Resource Endowment

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Figure 2.1 Basinal elements of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
Figure 2.2 Geologic evolution of Alberta

Crude Bitumen

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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
Table R3.7.1 Bitumen pay thickness discussion

Crude Oil

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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, 2016
Table R4.4 Conventional crude oil reserves by recovery mechanism as of December 31, 2016
Table R4.5 Conventional crude oil reserves as of each year-end (106 m3 )
Table R4.6 Crude Oil Reserves and Basic Data

Natural Gas

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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 Regional distribution of Alberta gas reserves by PSAC area (109 m3)
Table R5.4 Distribution of natural gas reserves by pool size, 2016
Table R5.5 Pool reserves as of December 31, 2016 (109 m3 )
Table R5.6 Commingled pool reserves within development entities as of December 31, 2016 (109 m3 )
Table R5.7 Distribution of sweet and sour gas reserves, 2016
Table R5.8 Distribution of sour gas reserves by H2S content, 2016
Table R5.9 CBM gas in-place and reserves by deposit area, 2016
Table R5.10 Remaining ultimate potential of marketable conventional gas, 2016 (109 m3 )
Table R5.11 Ultimate CBM gas in-place
Table R5.12 Summary of marketable natural gas reserves as of each year-end (109 m3 )
Table R5.13 Natural gas reserves of multifield pools as of December 31, 2016
Table R5.14 Natural Gas Reserves and Basic Data

Natural Gas Liquids

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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 as of December 31, 2016  (106 m3 liquid)
Table R6.2 Reserves of NGLs as of December 31, 2016 (106 m3 liquid)
Table R6.3 Remaining raw ethane reserves as of December 31, 2016
Table R6.4 Remaining raw reserves of natural gas liquids as of December 31, 2016

Sulphur

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Table R7.1 Reserves and production of sulphur as of December 31, 2016  (106 t)
Table R7.2 Remaining established reserves of sulphur from natural gas as of December 31, 2016

Coal

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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)

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COMMODITY PRICES DATA

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Figure 1.1 Price of WTI
Figure 1.2 U.S. crude oil and natural gas daily production
Figure 1.3 Price of Canadian Light Sweet
Figure 1.4 Price of WCS
Figure 1.5 Henry Hub natural gas price
Figure 1.6 Alberta Market Price for natural gas
Figure 1.7 Natural gas, light-medium oil, and NGL prices
Figure 1.8 U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate
Figure 1.9 Average price of Alberta natural gas at plant gate
Table 1.1 Crude oil prices
Table 1.2 Natural gas prices
Table 1.3 Alberta annual average wellhead crude oil prices

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SUPPLY COST DATA

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Table 1.4 Crude bitumen supply cost, 2016
Table 1.5 Crude oil supply costs for PSAC areas
Table 1.6 Natural gas supply costs

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COMMODITY FORECAST AND ANALYSIS DATA

Crude Bitumen

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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 Fort McMurray wildfires, 2016
Figure S3.5 Alberta oil sands upgrading coke inventory
Figure S3.6 Total in situ bitumen production and producing bitumen wells
Figure S3.7 In situ bitumen production by recovery method
Figure S3.8 In situ bitumen average well productivity by recovery method, 2016
Figure S3.9 Alberta demand and disposition of upgraded (SCO) and nonupgraded bitumen
Figure S3.10 Alberta crude oil and equivalent production
Table S3.1 Crude bitumen production (103 m3/d)
Table S3.2 Production of bitumen in Alberta by OSA, 2016 (103 m3/d)
Table S3.3 Average daily upgraded bitumen production in 2016
Table S3.4 Proposed surface-mined bitumen projects
Table S3.5 Proposed in situ crude bitumen projects
Table S3.6 Proposed upgrader bitumen projects

Crude Oil

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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 and select formations
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 2015
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 Conventional crude oil production and oil wells placed on production highlights
Table S4.2 Conventional crude oil wells placed on production, by PSAC
Table S4.3 Forecast initial productivity for new conventional crude oil wells (m3/d)
Table S4.4 Forecast decline rates for new conventional crude oil wells

Natural Gas

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Figure S5.1 Alberta marketable gas average daily production
Figure S5.2 Alberta marketable gas average daily production and number of producing wells
Figure S5.3 Alberta raw gas average daily production by on-production year
Figure S5.4 Alberta natural gas wells placed on production and price
Figure S5.5 Natural gas wells placed on production and select formations
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
Figure S5.13 Producing conventional gas wells and average productivity in 2016
Table S5.1 Natural gas production and wells placed on production highlights
Table S5.2 Natural gas wells placed on production by well type
Table S5.3 Natural gas wells placed on production
Table S5.4 Conventional marketable natural gas volumes (109 m3)
Table S5.5 Average initial productivities of natural gas by drilling type
Table S5.6 Marketable production from existing wells (106 m3/d)
Table S5.7 Forecast number of wells placed on production
Table S5.8 Forecast initial productivities for new gas wells (103 m3/d)
Table S5.9 Forecast decline rates for new gas wells (%)
Table S5.10 Average use rates of purchased gas for oil sands operations, 2016
Table S5.11 Commercial natural gas storage pools as of December 31, 2016
Table S5.12 Estimate of gas reserves available for inclusion in removal permits as of December 31, 2016

Pentanes Plus

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Figure S6.1 Pentanes plus supply from natural gas and demand for diluent
Table S6.1 Alberta pentanes plus production (103 m3/d liquid)

Butanes

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Figure S6.2 Butanes supply from natural gas and demand
Table S6.2 Alberta butanes production (103 m3/d liquid)

Propane

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Figure S6.3 Propane supply from natural gas and demand
Table S6.3 Alberta propane production (103 m3/d liquid)

Ethane

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Figure S6.4 Ethane supply and demand
Table S6.4 Alberta ethane production (103 m3/d liquid)
Table S6.5 Ethane extraction volumes at gas plants in Alberta, 2016

Sulphur

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Figure/Table Number Title
Figure S7.1 Sources of sulphur production
Figure S7.2 Sulphur production from bitumen upgrading
Figure S7.3 Sulphur supply, demand, and removals in Alberta
Table S7.1 Sulphur production highlights (106 tonnes)
Table S7.2 Sulphur production from major gas processing plants (103 tonnes)

Coal

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Figure/Table Number Title
Figure S8.1 Alberta marketable coal production
Figure S8.2 Producing coal mines in Alberta in 2016
Table S8.1 Marketable coal production and change highlights (Mt)
Table S8.2 Alberta coal mines and marketable coal production in 2016

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CAPITAL EXPENDITURE DATA

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Figure 1.10 Alberta conventional oil and gas and oil sands capital expenditure
Figure 1.11 2012-2016 value of production in Alberta
Table 1.7 Value of annual Alberta energy resource production (millions of current dollars)

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TRANSPORTATION AND FACILITIES

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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 Ethane gathering and delivery systems
Figure S9.4 Major gas pipelines in Canada and Alberta export points
Figure S9.5 Major railroads in Canada
Figure S9.6 Major crude oil and NGL rail terminals in Alberta by capacity (103 m3/d)
Figure S9.7 Number of oil facilities by area, 2016
Figure S9.8 Number of gas facilities by area, 2016
Figure S9.9 Schematic of Alberta NGL flow
Table 9.1 Alberta’s intraprovincial oil pipelines
Table 9.2 Alberta’s removal oil pipelines
Table 9.3 Selected North American pipeline system developments
Table 9.4 Alberta’s intraprovincial NGL pipelines
Table 9.5 Alberta’s removal and import NGL pipelines
Table 9.6 Selected Alberta NGL pipeline system developments
Table 9.7 Alberta’s intraprovincial natural gas pipelines
Table 9.8 Alberta’s removal and import natural gas pipelines
Table 9.9 Selected North American natural gas pipeline system developments
Table 9.10 Major oil facilities in Alberta with rail terminals
Table 9.11 Major NGL facilities in Alberta with rail terminals
Table 9.12 Average upgraded bitumen production in 2016 (103m 3/d)
Table 9.13 Alberta refinery capacity in 2016 (103 m3/d)
Table 9.14 Fractionation plants in Alberta
Table 9.15 Straddle plants in Alberta

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