Publication #: 2016-0037
Published: JAN 2016
This progress report describes and evaluates the upstream oil and gas sector’s success in meeting the objectives and targets described in its Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity (CEP) Plan (2011). The sector’s CEP performance measure was non-saline water use productivity; i.e., the volume of non-saline water used to produce each unit of oil or bitumen. Water use statistics are provided to describe the improvements in non-saline water use productivity made by the following industry sub-sectors: oil sands mining, oil sands in situ, conventional oil, well drilling and gas plants. Statistics are not yet available for shale gas, tight gas and tight oil water use. In each of the sub-sectors, water productivity surpassed the Water for Life strategy’s provincial target of a 30% improvement from 2005 levels by 2015.
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