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Oil Sands

22.05.2018 · Oil sands, or tar sands, are sand and rock material which contains crude bitumen, a dense, viscous form of crude oil. Bitumen is too thick to flow .

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Improving Oil Sands Processability Using a .

Request PDF | Improving Oil Sands Processability Using a Temperature-Sensitive Polymer | A temperature-sensitive polymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), was tested as a .

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Cruder things: 7 ways the oilsands industry is .

"It is a potential game changer," Suncor's Todd Pugsley said at the 2017 Oil Sands Innovation Summit sponsored by COSIA, Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada. Today, huge quantities of steam are produced with once-through steam generators, which create heat on one side of a surface, in this case tubes, to heat water on the other side.

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Oilsands producers pile on debt to survive the .

23.07.2020 · CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc., two of Canada's largest oilsands producers, have taken on billions of dollars of debt to weather the historic oil .

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Role of mineral flotation technology in .

Joe Z. Zhou, Haihong Li, Ross S. Chow, Qingxia Liu, Zhenghe Xu, Jacob Masliyah, Role of mineral flotation technology in improving bitumen extraction from mined Athabasca oil sands—II. Flotation hydrodynamics of water‐based oil sand extraction, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 10.1002/cjce.23598, 98, 1, (330-352), (2019).

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Oil sands improving on environment, but new .

Oil sands improving on environment, but new technology takes time: World Heavy Oil Congress. By Bob Weber The Canadian Press. Posted March 25, 2015 10:04 am. Updated March 25, 2015 3:05 pm.

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Sustainable solutions in the oil sands

The oil sands are located in the Canadian boreal forest, which is as large as 88 percent of the entire United States land area (figure 8). The oil sands underlie 4.4 percent of Canada's total boreal forest. Of this total oil sands area, only 3.4 percent is mineable, or 0.15 percent of Canada's boreal forest area.

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What Are Oil Sands? (Also known as Tar Sands)

20.07.2020 · What are Oil Sands? Oil sands, also known as "tar sands," are sediments or sedimentary rocks composed of sand, clay minerals, water, and bitumen. The oil is in the form of bitumen, a very heavy liquid or sticky black solid with a low melting temperature.

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US20120228195A1 - Method for improving oil .

A method for increasing the bitumen extraction efficiency in the hot water oil sands extraction process. A volume of gaseous carbon dioxide is added into the oil sands slurry that is being transported through a hydrotransport pipeline from the oil sands mining site to the bitumen extraction plant at a position where the oil sands has been conditioned to a desired degree.

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Cruder things: 7 ways the oilsands industry is .

"It is a potential game changer," Suncor's Todd Pugsley said at the 2017 Oil Sands Innovation Summit sponsored by COSIA, Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada. Today, huge quantities of steam are produced with once-through steam generators, which create heat on one side of a surface, in this case tubes, to heat water on the other side.

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Oil Sands Development: A Health Risk Worth .

[Oil] sands . . . are almost single-handedly taking us in the opposite direction of [the Kyoto Protocol]." Chris Bourdeau, a spokesperson for Alberta Environment, says this is an unfair characterization of the impact of oil sands. Oil sands produced 33 metric megatons (Mt) of .

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NAIT: Improving methodologies in measurement .

Strongly tied to oil and gas activity is Alberta's environmental services sector, known internationally for excellence in water treatment, waste management, soil remediation, forest-land reclamation and the development of climate-change solutions.NAIT supports this vital driver of western Canada's economy through applied research essential to the region's oil and gas, oil sands, and ...

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Improving oil sands production with modular .

19.02.2016 · Improving oil sands production efficiency with modular evaporators. Feb 19, 2016. 0. Share. Linkedin. Facebook. Twitter. Email. Print. Modular MVC-3000 m 3 /day. By Yaniv Schmidt. Alberta's oil sands industry is facing a challenging time.

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Role of mineral flotation technology in .

Bitumen flotation hydrodynamics in water‐based oil sand extraction is critically reviewed by comparing aeration of oil sand slurries with mineral flotation. The role of the two‐stage particle‐bubble attachment model in flotation is emphasized as a means to accelerate bitumen flotation recovery.

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Schlumberger Acquires Raytheon Technology for .

Radio Frequency / Critical Fluid Oil Extraction Technology. Click to enlarge. Schlumberger, a leading oilfield services company, has acquired Raytheon's technology for the extraction of oil from oil shale and oil sands. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The technology, developed by Raytheon and partner CF Technologies for...

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CA1208589A - Process for improving quality of .

CA1208589A - Process for improving quality of pyrolysis oil from oil shales and tar sands - Google Patents

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VIDEO: Improving oil sands environmental .

Watch this video to learn more about Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), an alliance of oil sands producers focused on innovation and collaboration to improve industry's environmental performance: in particular, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reclaiming lands more effectively, stewarding water resources and managing tailings.

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The Federal Government - Oil Sands - Alberta's .

the federal government shifted its attention to western Canada's coal until the interest of Sidney Ells was piqued. From 1913 to 1917, Ells, working for the Mines Branch, led oil sands research in Canada, both in exploration and mapping, and in the investigation of physical properties and practical applications.

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Innovation rush in the oil sands - CIM

Oil sands companies and innovators have been working on the development of partial upgrading technologies that can increase the amount, quality and value of bitumen transported from the oil sands. Quebec-based Fractal Systems, for example, has developed and tested a system called Enhanced JetShear partial upgrading technology.

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Improving Bitumen Recovery from Poor .

Low bitumen recovery and poor froth quality are always encountered when processing poor oil sands using water-based extraction processes. Application of microbial treatment of the ore prior to bitumen extraction was proposed to resolve the challenges and develop a more versatile and effective extraction process. Microbial treatment was carried out by placing a poor processing ore in the ...

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