The documents below relate to various interest areas that COSIA is involved in with external partners.
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Guidelines for Tailings Deposit Sampling and Measuring Tools
The purpose of this work is to propose standardized field sampling methods for the determination of the characteristics of oil sands tailings deposits which will allow the gathering of technically and statistically defendable results required for AER reporting. It is desired to adopt/develop a standard sampler used by the industry and to develop accuracy charts for each tailings deposit sampled by the standardized tool.
This report provides the results of the Deposit Characterization Working Group, which was tasked with identifying and recommending a standard method for measuring the in situ undrained shear strength (or appropriate equivalent measurement methods) for all tailings deposit types that are technically and statistically appropriate for AER reporting.
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).
Caribou Protection and Recovery Program (Predator Exclosure) Cost Effectiveness Analysis
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”.
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.
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).
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.