THE OIL SANDS BY THE NUMBERS
There will be 35,000 jobs in the oil sands in 2021, up 73 per cent from 2011.
Technology will remain a game-changer in oil sands production.
As a result of widespread use of in situ extraction technologies, in situ production will overtake mining production after 2015.
BY THE NUMBERS
Capital spending on in situ mining and upgrading
Royalty payments to the province of Alberta
Barrels of in situ bitumen reserves
Barrels of oil a day of both mining and bitumen
Barrels a day of upgrader capacity
Source: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers – statistics for 2010