Oil Sands

Norwest’s Geology Group provides a full range of services to the Canadian oil sands sector. Our knowledgeable and experienced group provide expert consulting services that support surface mining and in situ oil sands projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan and internationally.

Norwest’s geology team is supported by key, industry leading, associates and strategic partners. Operating together we provide a diverse range of technical services to meet the requirements of our clientele.

Our services include:


Core logging and Lab Analysis Supervision:

  • Lab based core logging
  • Depth correction
  • Lab data supervision

Data Management and Geologic Interpretation:

  • Data collection
  • QA/QC of all field and lab data
  • Geophysical data interpretation and analysis
  • Current and legacy data processing, mapping and interpretation
  • Oil sands data base creation and management
  • Regional resource potential assessments
  • CoreRelate™


  • Stochastic In situ modeling and ranking
  • In situ flow simulation
  • Surface minable oil sands deterministic and/or stochastic modeling
  • Geostatistical support


  • Technical report preparation (QP and CP) for the established public securities administrations
    • NI 43-101 & 51-101
    • JORC
    • US Industry Guide 7
    • AIM
    • SAMREC
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Industry Guide 2 and 7
  • Geological reporting
  • Peer review and technical writing QA/QC