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The CHOA provides its members the opportunity to connect, share and learn with professionals in the heavy oil and oil sands industry.


1 Year Membership (expires day of renewal/initial registration next year) only $125.00/year 
Student Membership (expires day of renewal/initial registration next year) $25.00/year  

Ex. Register/renew Jan 2, 2018 for a 1 year memberships and your expiry will be Jan 2, 2019.



 Membership has BIG benefits!


  • Great networking opportunities with industry peers and members of the CHOA

  • An outstanding technical program in a variety of formats.

  • Discounted fees for technical and networking social events, as well as, conferences organized by the CHOA. A significant savings of attending events up to $1,000 per year plus networking benefits and access to exclusive educational resources.

  • Discounted workshops access.

            Understanding the Heavy Oil Industry – high level, half day, non-technical workshop

            Heavy Oil 101 – Full day technical workshop

  • The opportunity to belong to a heavy oil community and contribute to an organization dedicated to improving knowledge on heavy oil and oil sands issues.


TECHNICAL LUNCHES 5 Per year (attendance range from 125 – 260) 

One hour lunch and presentation/project update with Q&A by leading industry experts in one of the following 5 categories;

1) Drilling & Completions 2) Reservoir & Production 3) Environment 4) Facilities & Upgrading 5) Business, Marketing & Transportation

TECHNICAL PANELS (Beer & Chats)  5 Per year (attendance range from 125 – 260) 

This event is a late afternoon candid panel discussion and Q&A of a relevant topic (5 categories) followed by networking, appetizers and drink tickets.


CONFERENCES: throughout the year:

  • SLUGGING IT OUT: One day technical event in Calgary that addresses key industry challenges and controversial issues.
  • FALL CONFERENCE: The premier FALL Heavy Oil conference in Canada.


POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENTS: The one stop for fun networking within the Calgary industry – events tailored to host team building for clients, colleagues, young professionals, students.

Poker Tournament, Stampede Lunch, Golf Tournaments, Whiskey Tasting, and more!


CHOA members rated the top 3 effects that CHOA has made on them personally:
  1. Keeping in tune with trends and changes in the heavy oil industry

  2. Building your network of industry/heavy oil peers and

  3. Growing your knowledge through relevant technical training/programs


CHOA Interesting Facts
  • 15% females, 85% males

  • 85% are full time working professionals with an average tenure of 10 years in heavy oil

  • 26% of our members are Engineers with about 60% involved in subsurface related activities

  • About 30% are in sales and about 30% are in senior management roles

  • The majority of members are from 1. Producer  2. Engineering and 3. Supplier companies


Please note that CHOA does not have corporate memberships. CHOA memberships are held by individuals only and memberships are non-transferable.


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