Wabasca oil field

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Wabasca oil field
Location of the Wabasca oil field in Alberta
Wabasca oil field is located in Canada
Wabasca oil field
Location of the Wabasca oil field in Canada
Country Canada
Region Northern Alberta
Offshore/onshore Onshore
Coordinates 56°04′N 113°18′W / 56.07°N 113.3°W / 56.07; -113.3Coordinates: 56°04′N 113°18′W / 56.07°N 113.3°W / 56.07; -113.3
Operators EnCana
Producing formations Wabiskaw

Wabasca is an oil field in a remote area of northern Alberta, Canada. It is the fourth largest deposit of oil sands located in Alberta, located southwest of the larger Athabasca oil sands deposit.[1][2][3] It is also known as the Pelican Lake Oilfield.

The closest community is Wabasca. The field is located east of this hamlet, and is spread over a surface of approximately 2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi) of boreal forest and muskeg. Most oil is produced from the Wabiskaw Sandstone, formation equivalent to the one excavated in the Athabasca Oil Sands, but from sub-surface. While services are located in the nearby hamlet of Wabasca, the oil field is also served by the Pelican Airport. Most interests in this area are owned by Canadian Natural Resources, who purchased Cenovus Energy's operations in the area in 2017[4].

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  1. ^ Bruce Biossat (1973-11-23). "An oil-hungry world eyes Alberta's sand". Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved 2010-06-22. Great as is the Athabasca spread, where real scientific exploration began just 60 years ago, it's not the full story. Alberta hold three other oil sands deposits -- Wabasca just southwest of Athabasca, Cold Lake to the south, Peace River to the west. 
  2. ^ "Premium Petroleum Corp. Increases Lands Position to 11,520 Acres". Premium Petroleum Corp. 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2010-06-22. According to the Petroleum Economist: "Although tar sands occur in more than 70 countries, the bulk is found in Canada in four regions: Athabasca, Wabasca, Cold Lake, and Peace River; together covering an area of some 77,000 km2. 
  3. ^ O.P. Strausz. "The Chemistry of the Alberta Oil Sand Bitumen" (PDF). University of Alberta. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Cenovus selling Pelican Lake operations to Canadian Natural for $975M". CBC. September 5, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 

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