North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012


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211114 - Non-conventional oil extractionCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing crude oil from surface shales or tar sands or from reservoirs in which the hydrocarbons are semisolids and conventional production methods are not possible.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bitumen production, extraction by mining
    • heavy oil in place, solution gas drive recovering
    • petroleum, from shale or sand, production
    • shale oil mining
    • tar sand mining for oil extraction

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • exploration for, and/or production of, petroleum or natural gas from wells in which the hydrocarbons will initially flow or can be produced using normal pumping techniques (See 211113 Conventional oil and gas extraction)
    • performing oil field services for operators, on a contract or fee basis (See 213118 Services to oil and gas extraction)
    • recovering liquefied petroleum gases incidental to petroleum refining (See 324110 Petroleum refineries)
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