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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.

Sign Up or Renew for 1, 2, or 3 years!

· 1 Year Membership (expires day of renewal/initial registration next year) - $125.00/year
· 2 Year Membership (expires day of renewal/initial registration in 2 years) - $115.00/year
· 3 Year Membership (expires day of renewal/initial registration in 3 years) - $105.00/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, including:

        o Technical Luncheons -5/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; 5) Business, Marketing & Transportation 1) Drilling & Completions 2) Reservoir & Production 3) Environment 4) Facilities & Upgrading

        o Beer and Chats 5/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.

    • Highly acclaimed conferences throughout the year:

      Slugging it Out: One day technical event at the BMO Centre in Calgary, that addresses key industry challenges and controversial issues

    o Canadian Heavy Oil Conference (CHOC): The premier 2 day multi track Heavy Oil conference in Canada

    • Popular Networking Events: The one stop for fun networking within the Calgary industry – events tailored to host team building for clients, colleagues, young professionals, students. Events such as: Stampede lunch, golf tournaments, Oktoberfest, Curling Tournament, Mardi Gras and more!
    • Discounted fees for technical and networking social events, as well as, conferences organized by the CHOA: Significant savings of attending events up to $1,000 per year plus networking benefits and access to exclusive educational resources
    • Members only online access and a hard copy of the Journal of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association and a hard copy of the Heavy Oil & Oilsands Guidebook

    • Opportunity to apply for annual scholarships for CHOA members and family
    • Access to member only sections of the CHOA website
    • Discounted workshops access:

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

    o    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


      • 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

      CHOA members recently 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

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


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