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Oil Sands Recovery - Production Technologies

2021-5-20  Oil Sands Recovery - Production Technologies. VAPEX (Vapor Extraction Process) The VAPEX process is a technology similar to SAGD but instead of steam, solvent is injected into the oil sands resulting in significant viscosity reduction. The injection of vaporized solvents such as

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Heavy oil and tar sands recovery and upgrading ...

Abstract. This book provides an in-depth assessment of international technology for the recovery and upgrading of heavy crude oil and tar sands. The technologies included are currently in use, under development, or planned; emphasis is placed on post-1978 activities. The heavy oil technologies and processes considered in Part I include methods ...

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Oil sands 101 Alberta.ca

2020-4-25  Surface mining is used to recover oil sands deposits less than 75 metres below the surface, while in-situ technologies are used to recover deeper deposits. The electric and hydraulic shovels used have a capacity of 45 m 3 and trucks can carry up to 400 tonnes of ore.

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What Are the Oil Sands Canada's Oil Sands Facts ...

2021-8-17  Canada's oil sands are the largest deposit of crude oil on the planet. The oil sands (or tar sands as they are sometimes inaccurately referred to), are a mixture of sand, water, clay and a type of oil called bitumen. Thanks to innovation and technology we can recover oil from the oil sands,

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Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands ...

In Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands, Speight provides the current methods of recovery for heavy oil and tar sand bitumen technology, broken down by thermal and non-thermal methods. An engineer, graduate student or professional working with heavy oil, upcoming and current, will greatly benefit from this much-needed text.

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Radio frequency technology could revolutionize oil sands ...

2020-7-2  Radio frequency technology could revolutionize oil sands recovery. Mike Tourigny believes in the power of disruptive technologies; Acceleware’s use of RF heating for oil sands recovery could be just the ticket to ‘cleaner, better energy.’

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Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD): A New Oil ...

2021-8-16  The process leads to a high recovery and high oil rate at economic oil-to-steam ratios (OSR). The Underground Test Facility (UTF-Phase A) at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada was constructed in 1985 by the Alberta Oil Sands Technology

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Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Current Oil Sands ...

2021-3-12  Life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with two major recovery and extraction processes currently utilized in Alberta’s oil sands, surface mining and in situ, are quantified. Process modules are developed and integrated into a life cycle model-GHOST (GreenHouse gas emissions of current Oil Sands Technologies) developed in prior work. Recovery and extraction of

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Development of novel technologies for tight oil, oilsands ...

2019-10-29  The future success of Canada’s oil and gas industry hinges on its ability to develop and deploy new technologies that both reduce environmental impacts and improve cost performance. The heart of this is novel hydrocarbon extraction, or new oil and gas production

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Chapter 7: Advancing Systems and Technologies to

2016-3-22  estimates of recovery efficiency are scarce, values of 10% or less are often cited for liquid-rich shales, 25%– 35% for gas-rich shales.23 In addition, because the nature of recovery is highly dependent on the effective application of technology, per-well production is not readily estimated from geologic information as it is

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Oil sands 101 Alberta.ca

2020-4-25  This technology has a high ultimate recovery of oil from the reservoir relative to other in situ production technologies. Canada's largest SAGD project is at Cold Lake, Alberta. Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) allows the deliberate flow of sand into a bitumen well in order to increase the rate of bitumen recovery.

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Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. - oil sands technology extraction ...

2013-12-24  SAGD has proved to be a major breakthrough in production technology since it allows very high oil production rates and recovers greater than 60% of the oil in place. Most major Canadian oil companies now have SAGD projects in production or under construction in Alberta's Athabasca oil sands

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Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD): A New Oil ...

2021-8-16  The process leads to a high recovery and high oil rate at economic oil-to-steam ratios (OSR). The Underground Test Facility (UTF-Phase A) at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada was constructed in 1985 by the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and

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Oil Sands 101: Process Overview Oil Sands Magazine

2016-9-1  Oil sands are actually found all over the world, and are sometimes referred to as tar sands or bituminous sands. A typical oil sands deposit in Alberta contains on average about 10% bitumen, 5% water and 85% solids, mostly in the form of coarse silica sand. Oil sands

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Innovation and Technology Canada's Oil and Natural Gas ...

Advanced oil sands recovery technologies aimed at reducing the need to use steam for in situ bitumen recovery, thus reducing the need to burn natural gas to create steam – which then reduces emissions. Technologies include light hydrocarbon injection, or heating

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Sustainable solutions in the oil sands - Policy Options

2011-2-1  Oil sands production currently makes up 55 percent of western Canada’s total crude oil production. Under the growth case, production is expected to grow from over 1.3 million b/d in 2009 to approximately 2.2 million b/d in 2015 and to about 3.5 million b/d in 2025.

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Environmental consequences of oil production from oil

2016-12-16  Second, the recovery rate of bitumen from oil sands is greater than for conventional oil [Oil Sands Magazine, 2015b]. Third, oil sands deposits decline more slowly (4% decline per year) than those of conventional oil (20% per year), allowing these deposits to last longer (e.g., 30 years in the case of Alberta) than conventional wells [ Oil ...

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Chapter 7: Advancing Systems and Technologies to

2016-3-22  estimates of recovery efficiency are scarce, values of 10% or less are often cited for liquid-rich shales, 25%– 35% for gas-rich shales.23 In addition, because the nature of recovery is highly dependent on the effective application of technology, per-well production is not readily estimated from geologic information as it is

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Heavy Oil Production Processes ScienceDirect

The technologies applied to oil recovery involve different concepts, some of which can cause changes to the oil during production. Technologies such as alkaline flooding, microemulsion (micellar/emulsion) flooding, polymer augmented water flooding, and carbon dioxide miscible/immiscible flooding do not require or cause any change to the oil.

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Researchers develop large-scale, economical method to ...

2019-8-20  Canadian researchers have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate electricity. The process can extract hydrogen from existing oil sands reservoirs,...

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Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. - oil sands technology extraction ...

2013-12-24  SAGD has proved to be a major breakthrough in production technology since it allows very high oil production rates and recovers greater than 60% of the oil in place. Most major Canadian oil companies now have SAGD projects in production or under construction in Alberta's Athabasca oil sands

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In Situ Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Bitumen

2013-3-23  gravity processes, cold production (primary production involving the aggressive production of sand); and, cyclic solvent stimulation for enhanced recovery following cold production [3]. In Situ Recovery Methods The most promising thermal recovery technology for Canadian bitumen resources is the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process.

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Long Lake Oil Sands: Fluor Upgrading Project in Canada

2021-8-19  Long Lake is the first oil sands project to integrate SAGD bitumen extraction with an onsite upgrader and represents the world's first commercial application of the proprietary OrCrude upgrading technology. Commercial gasification and hydrocracking technologies were employed as well as air separation, sulfur recovery and hydrogen purification.

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Solvent Injection Recovery Processes in Oil Sands (1.2 CEUs)

He has a wide range of work experiences including reservoir, production and process engineering, field pilot design, regulatory applications, oil sands core analysis, physical model testing, laboratory safety risk assessments, enhanced oil recovery research, bitumen-solvent

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In situ recovery of oil from Utah tar sand: a summary of ...

The objectives of the Department of Energy (DOE) Tar Sand Research and Development Program are: (1) to determine the probable commercial potential of domestic tar sand and the technology requirements for recovery of the oil; (2) to develop and test in situ thermal recovery technology and evaluate its technical and economic feasibility along with alternate extraction techniques.

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Oil sands, heavy oil bitumen : from recovery to refinery

2013-10-15  Coldheavyoil productionwithsand 65 Vapor-assistedpetroleumextraction 65 ... Carbon-RejectionTechnologies 103 Commercialtechnologies 103 Emergingtechnologies 108 Solvent De-asphalting 110 ... Oil sands, heavy oil bitumen : from recovery

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Innovation and Technology Canada's Oil and Natural Gas ...

Advanced oil sands recovery technologies aimed at reducing the need to use steam for in situ bitumen recovery, thus reducing the need to burn natural gas to create steam – which then reduces emissions. Technologies include light hydrocarbon injection, or heating

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Sustainable solutions in the oil sands - Policy Options

2011-2-1  Oil sands production currently makes up 55 percent of western Canada’s total crude oil production. Under the growth case, production is expected to grow from over 1.3 million b/d in 2009 to approximately 2.2 million b/d in 2015 and to about 3.5 million b/d in 2025.

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Horizon Mine Oil Sands Magazine

2021-7-23  Technology: Primary Separation Cell w/Middlings Recovery Circuit: 2 x 50% Technology: Primary Separation Cell w/Middlings Recovery Circuit: FROTH TREATMENT. Naphthenic (NFT) w/IPS + cyclones: ... Get access to our entire database of daily oil and gas prices, monthly energy statistics and oil sands production metrics. All in Excel format, no ...

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Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero - Helping Canada achieve ...

2021-6-9  The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative is an alliance of companies working to address one of Canada’s greatest challenges and opportunities: providing energy to the world at with net zero emissions. Learn more from Imperial’s Chairman, President and CEO Brad Corson, and Vice-President Commercial and Corporate Development Sherri Evers.

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