About CHOA
Share |

The Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) is a not-for-profit association, driven by volunteer members, to provide a community of energy professionals focused on heavy oil and oil sands projects and developments. CHOA is not a lobby group, and is proud of its membership of individuals.

The organization evolved around the sharing of information and technical knowledge about the heavy oil and oil sands industry in an informal networking environment. Since its inception over 30 years ago our association has grown to over 1400 members. Today, CHOA is a hub for the Canadian heavy oil and oil sands and likely is the largest association in the world dedicated solely to the heavy oil industry. 

CHOA hosts regular technical , social and conference events for its members on topics related to Facilities & Upgrading; Business, Transportation & Marketing; Drilling & Completions; Reservoir & Production; and Environment.

The industry has come to realize that collaboration is key to accelerating the development and implementation of new technologies. CHOA events give members an informal opportunity to share project updates and the outlook for new and leading edge technologies in the heavy oil and oil sands industry.

CHOA has an open membership and accepts individual members from all disciplines. Current members represent all aspects of the heavy oil business, including exploration, development, production, upgrading, transportation and marketing of heavy oil and oil sands. CHOA members can be found working for industry players, research organizations, regulatory groups and environmental specialists.

To become a member of the CHOA please go to our membership page. 


Canadian Heavy Oil Association
#100 221 10th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0V9