Project Research

The documents below relate to various interest areas that COSIA is involved in with external partners.

Visit the Caribou Knowledge Extension Library to find reports and research on caribou protection and restoration.

COSIA Land EPA 2014 Mine Site Reclamation Research Report

This report summarizes progress for projects related to mine site reclamation of the Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA).

Partners: COSIA
Category: Land
Caribou Protection and Recovery Program (Predator Exclosure) Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Partners: G. Hauer, J. Anderson, T. Antoniuk, and V. Adamowicz
Category: Land
A Guide to Audit and Assess Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Performance Management

This document provides oil sands mining operators with guidelines for the audit and assessment process consistent with the requirements set out in “Guidelines for Performance Management of Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Deposits to Meet Closure Commitments”.

Partners: COSIA
Category: Tailings
Guidelines for Performance Management of Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Deposits to Meet Closure Commitments

The purpose of this document is to provide oil sands mining operators with guidelines for creating fluid fine tailings (FFT) management plans, consistent government policies and regulations, facilitating closure of oil sands mines by accelerating the conversion of FFT into stable closure landscapes.

Partners: COSIA
Category: Tailings
Beach Fines Capture Study

Obtaining an enhanced understanding of the processes controlling fines capture in beaches could lead to implementation of operational changes that would increase beach fines capture and reduce the amount of fines forming fluid, resulting in smaller quantities of mature fine tailings (MFT).

Category: Tailings
Technical Guide for Fluid Fine Tailings Management

This report describes the different ways in which various oil sands tailings deposit types are produced, their important performance factors and how the deposit performance can be assessed through the period of their placement to their readiness for reclamation.

Category: Tailings
Caribou Protection and Recovery Program Technical Guidance
Partners: OSLI, T.Antoniuk, L. McNeil, J. Nishi, K. Manuel
Category: Land
Oil Sands Tailings Technology Deployment Roadmap Project Report – Volume 1: Project Summary

The Consortium of Oil Sands Tailings Management Consultants (CTMC) was tasked to create a technology deployment roadmap and action plan that will assist regulators and industry to create and implement technology solutions that will meet the goals of Alberta Environment’s (AEW’s) Draft Tailings Management Framework and ERCB’s Directive 074.

Category: Tailings

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