Sample banks and testing programs aimed at research and development in the petroleum industry.

InnoTech Alberta operates a mature fine tailings sample bank, an in situ oil sands water research testing program, and an oil sands ore sample bank to aid the petroleum industry in their operations.

Our facilities and programs in this area promote research and development in the areas of oil sands extraction and processing, tailing managements, and thermal in situ recovery processes

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Mature Fine Tailings Sample Bank
Mature Fine Tailings Sample Bank

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Oil Sands Ore Sample Bank
Oil Sands Ore Sample Bank

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Mature Fine Tailings Sample Bank

The sample bank was established in 2013 to help various businesses and organizations to obtain mature fine tailings samples while maintaining confidentiality of their research results. This sample bank is anonymous, which means you will receive a sample from any one of InnoTech Alberta’s participating producers. Anonymity also means that you will not be expected to share the results from your test with any producing company. The samples have been created by blending different mature fine tailing samples from different producers to create a composite sample. Samples are available in 20 L quantities.

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Oil Sands Ore Sample Bank

This sample bank was established in 2007 to help researchers obtain samples while keeping the results of their work confidential. These samples are available as an anonymous sample and are provided from various Industry partners.

Samples are visually graded and fall into 3 categories:

  • Low Grade (approximately 8% bitumen)
  • Medium Grade (approximately 10% bitumen)
  • High Grade (approximately 12% bitumen)

Samples are available in 10 and 20 L quantities.

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Oil Sands and Water Sample Banks