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SGS has been providing tailings management services to partners in the Alberta oil sands industry for over 25 years.


Our highly-skilled, technical experts ensure that the tailings management at your operation is efficient and cost-effective while meeting provincial safety regulations and thus improving your social footprint.

SGS provides tailings management, environmental sampling, testing and bird deterrence solutions tailored specifically for the oil sands industry. Our operational procedures, testing of extraction, tailings stream and in-situ pond material are conducted under the strict quality control and regulatory compliance that has made SGS a world leader in oil sands technology.

Tailing Management

SGS can provide you with complete project management, analysis, installation, reporting and chain-of-custody support throughout the life cycle of your tailings. Our technical experts will work with you to develop an acceptable, cost-effective process for bitumen recovery and pond reclamation.

Our tailing management services including:

  • Pond surveying, analysis, mapping and reporting
  • Pond operations boat support including rescue crews, water barges, tailings deposition
  • Installation of catwalks, product lines and oil booms

Bird and Wildlife Deterrence

SGS works closely with oils sands operators on bird and wildlife monitoring, management, rescue and release programs. SGS biologists and other experts in our wildlife management program work year round to develop effective bird and wildlife management programs. During the spring, they employ a number of effective active and passive bird control technologies including:

  • Bird detraction repellers and flight diverters 
  • Audible and laser bird deterrence systems 
  • Bird detection systems supporting early warning and radar technology

SGS is a trusted leader in oil sands technology. When you partner with us you are backed by our global network of trusted professionals and innovative technology. Contact us and learn how we can develop a tailings management and pond assessment program that will enable your oil sands operation to be cost-effective and regulatory compliant.