Twelve of Alberta's major oil sands producers have formed the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance to spur innovation by sharing their research and development in environmental areas.

The members of the alliance, while stating that they will remain competitors in all respects, will share information with one another regarding such matters as tailings management, water and wastewater technology, land reclamation and greenhouse gas mitigation, with a view to improving environmental performance in the oilsands.

The initial members of the alliance, representing more than 80% of oilsands production in Canada, are:

BP Canada Energy Company

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Cenovus Energy Inc.

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp.

Devon Canada Corporation

Imperial Oil Nexen Inc.

Shell Canada Energy

Statoil Canada Ltd.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Teck Resources Limited

Total E&P Canada Ltd.

The alliance will also engage  research agencies, service companies, and other expertise in the oil sands.