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Equipment Of Bitumen Extraction From Sand Alberta

sands in Alberta with 1702 billion barrels are the third largest proven oil reserves in world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela 1 As of 2012 Alberta produced 19 million barrels per day of raw bitumen this figure is projected to increase to 38 million barrels per day by 2022 2

  • and extraction of crude bitumen from Canadas oil sands

    And Extraction Of Crude Bitumen From Canadas Oil Sands

    sands in Alberta with 1702 billion barrels are the third largest proven oil reserves in world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela 1 As of 2012 Alberta produced 19 million barrels per day of raw bitumen this figure is projected to increase to 38 million barrels per day by 2022 2

  • Oil sands 101 Albertaca

    Oil Sands 101 Albertaca

    Mining Roughly 500 km 2 of the 140000 km 2 oil sands deposit in Northern Alberta is currently undergoing surface mining activity This is about 3 of total oil sands surface area or 20 of oil sands reserves Surface mining uses truck and shovel technology to move sand saturated with bitumen from the mining area to an extraction facility

  • SOLVENT ASSISTED AND SOLVENTBASED EXTRACTION

    Solvent Assisted And Solventbased Extraction

    Robust aqueousnonaqueous hybrid process for bitumen extraction from mineable Athabasca oil sands Energy amp Fuels 26 5 pp29202927 Ambient temperature 25 C processing Solvent addition at low dosage Common solvent Diesel Kerosene Biodiesel Common dosage 1020 wt of bitumen or 12 wt of total oil sands No caustic addition

  • Oil Sands amp Bitumen Pump Applications EDDY Pump

    Oil Sands Amp Bitumen Pump Applications Eddy Pump

    The oil sands mining industry focuses on extracting bitumenrich sands from the Earth mainly from large oil sands deposits located in the Athabasca region of Alberta Canada It has been estimated that there are over 14 trillion barrels of oil in the form of bitumen embedded within these sands which is estimated to contain over 15 of the

  • Canadian Natural Resources Oil Sands Mining amp Upgrading

    Canadian Natural Resources Oil Sands Mining Amp Upgrading

    The Horizon Oil Sands include a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant complemented by onsite bitumen upgrading with associated infrastructure to produce high quality SCO In late 2017 the Phase 3 expansion was completed at Horizon the final step in the Companys transition to a Long Life Low Decline asset base

  • Bitumen Upgrading Explained Oil Sands Magazine

    Bitumen Upgrading Explained Oil Sands Magazine

    Jul 02 2016 Bitumen extracted from the oil sands is a heavy petroleum which contains a large fraction of complex longchain hydrocarbon molecules Depending on the extraction process used the bitumen product can sometimes contains as much as 2 water and solids which does not meet pipeline specifications for transportation over long distances

  • How is oil extracted from tar sands Defend The Earth

    How Is Oil Extracted From Tar Sands Defend The Earth

    Jul 20 2020 Tar sands more accurately referred to as oil sands are defined as a low quality form of oil composed of a mixture of bitumen sand clay and water 1 Generally bitumen is a thick molasseslike substance 2 For this reason this oil resource is sometimes referred to as tar sands but that term is inaccurate as bitumen and tar asphalt

  • Albertas Oil Sands Heat Up MIT Technology Review

    Albertas Oil Sands Heat Up Mit Technology Review

    Oct 25 2011 Albertas 18 trillion barrels of bitumen may be the worlds largest single accumulation of hydrocarbons but fourfifths of this resource lies deeper than stripmining can reach This story

  • The Tar Sands Fueling Controversy Decoded Science

    The Tar Sands Fueling Controversy Decoded Science

    Oil sands are relatively difficult to access Layers of sand and rock covered those ancient ocean denizens Over time boreal forests grew over top of the rock and sand The forests grew to house rivers and lakes and animals walked on top of the hidden bitumen In Canadas boreal forests there are almost 3000 square miles of mineable oil sands

  • Air Emissions Oil Sands Magazine

    Air Emissions Oil Sands Magazine

    Jan 15 2016 The oil sands emit about 60 Mt of GHGs per year representing 85 of Canadas total emissions and about 013 of global GHG emissions About 80 of the GHGs contained in a barrel of oil are emitted by the end user during combustion Bitumen extraction upgrading and refining is responsible for about 20 of total emissions

  • Abstract Process Economics Program Report 266

    Abstract Process Economics Program Report 266

    extractable bitumen We examine the nature and composition of various tar sand sources in situ and present 2 process technologies for extraction of Athabasca Alberta tar sands Surface mining conventional retorting Steam assisted gravity drainage We then examine methods for upgrading the resulting bitumen to a pumpable synthetic

  • Oil Sands Water Treatment and Recovery Solutions

    Oil Sands Water Treatment And Recovery Solutions

    The term oil sands is a bit of a misnomer The deposits are saturated with a tarlike substance known as bitumen A great deal of processing is required to separate this bitumen from the associated soil and other debris The most common way to recover bitumen from oil sands is through the use of steam to heat the bitumen

  • Oil sands Energy Education

    Oil Sands Energy Education

    Oil sands are a mixture of sand clay water and bitumen that occur naturally Bitumen is the fossil fuel component of this sand and it is a very viscous oil that must be treated and upgraded before it can be used to produce useful fuels such as gasoline Oil sand deposits are found around the globe in the Middle East Venezuela Canada the United States and Russia

  • A Dilbit Primer How Its Different from Conventional Oil

    A Dilbit Primer How Its Different From Conventional Oil

    Jun 26 2012 The oil sands also known as tar sands contain a mixture of sand water and oily bitumen The tar sands region of Alberta Canada is the third largest petroleum reserve in the world

  • Dewatering Wet Tailings Generated From Oil Sands Extraction

    Dewatering Wet Tailings Generated From Oil Sands Extraction

    Bitumen extraction from surface minable Alberta oil sands using the Clark Hot Water Extraction Process CHWE consumes significant amounts of fresh water and generates large amounts of unconsolidated wet tailings On average to produce one barrel of bitumen 46 barrels of fresh water are required and 1215 barrels of tailings wastes are

  • Oil Sands Extraction and Processing NRCan

    Oil Sands Extraction And Processing Nrcan

    At the extraction plant more hot water is added to this mixture of sand clay bitumen and water in a large separation vessel where settling time is provided to allow the various components to separate During separation bitumen froth rises to the surface where

  • Thermal Tests Oil Sands Albertas Energy Heritage

    Thermal Tests Oil Sands Albertas Energy Heritage

    Jacob Absher attempts in situ extraction of oil from oil sands Abshers setup on Saline Creek near Fort McMurray Cover of Sidney Blairs Report on the Alberta Bituminous Sands commissioned by the Government of Alberta 1950 Source Syncrude opens oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading megaproject in northeastern Alberta

  • Tar Sand Extraction Stanford University

    Tar Sand Extraction Stanford University

    Sand silt clay water and about 10 12 bitumen is found in the makeup of tar sands 1 Crude Bitumen is the term used when talking about oil extracted from these tar sands and this substance crude bitumen is a viscous heavy oil that will not flow to a well in its natural state

  • Bitumen The Canadian Encyclopedia

    Bitumen The Canadian Encyclopedia

    Aug 08 2013 Bitumen Extraction In the 1920s chemist Dr Karl Clark of the Alberta Research Council developed the hotwater process a method of extracting bitumen from oil sand Clarks method is still used today Oil sand as mined commercially contains an average of 1012 per cent bitumen 8385 per cent mineral matter and 46 per cent water

  • Slurry Pumping in the Oil Sands Industry Canadian Mining

    Slurry Pumping In The Oil Sands Industry Canadian Mining

    Aug 06 2020 The immediate application for the first batch of GIWs TBC92 pumps in Alberta is in hydrotransport service where they are used to move bituminous ore from the crusher to the extraction plant The liquid pumped is a mixture of water bitumen sand and large rocks

  • Fluor Heavy Oil Upgrading and Oil Sands Expertise

    Fluor Heavy Oil Upgrading And Oil Sands Expertise

    The company provides upgrading solutions and expertise in oil sands mining bitumen extraction upgrading bitumen into synthetic crude oil and supporting infrastructure and offsites Fluors oilsands experience began in the late 1970s and continues today as heavy oil deposits fill an evergreater portion of the worlds energy needs

  • Pay Dirt How to Turn Tar Sands into Oil Slide Show

    Pay Dirt How To Turn Tar Sands Into Oil Slide Show

    Dec 10 2012 And more than half of that output comes from bitumen melted out of the buried sands of northeastern Albertaa sprawling deposit of extraheavy oil

  • Canadas oil sands The steam from below The Economist

    Canadas Oil Sands The Steam From Below The Economist

    Sep 06 2014 ONE of the bleakest scenes of manmade destruction is the strip mining of oil sands in the forests of Alberta Canada The sand is permeated with natural bitumen a

  • REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF

    Reducing The Environmental Impact Of

    for heavy oil and bitumen extraction The first pilot test was initiated in 1987 by the Alberta Oil Sands Technology amp Research Authority at its underground test facility which is located in Alberta Canada Edmunds et al 1994 Butler in 2001 published the

  • Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It

    Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost As Much Energy As It

    Feb 19 2013 Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces Thanks to high global oil prices industry can afford the large amount of energy needed to extract

  • Solvent process for bitumen separation from oil sands

    Solvent Process For Bitumen Separation From Oil Sands

    May 18 1995 The present invention has been developed in connection with a plant for extracting bitumen from the Athabasca oil sand deposit At this operation the oil sands are surfacemined and the contained bitumen is separated from the sand and recovered using what is known as the Clark hot water extraction process CHWE

  • and extraction of crude bitumen from Canadas oil sands

    And Extraction Of Crude Bitumen From Canadas Oil Sands

    1 Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the recovery and extraction of crude bitumen from Canadas oil sands Balwinder Nimana Christina Canter Amit Kumar1 Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Alberta 49 Mechanical Engineering Building Edmonton

  • Bitumen Extraction from Oil Sands using CaO Lime and

    Bitumen Extraction From Oil Sands Using Cao Lime And

    Oct 20 2008 Bitumen extraction efficiency is increased in oil sands orewater slurry based extraction process by increasing solubility of naturally occurred asphaltic acids by addition of CaO lime andor by oxidation of bitumen asphaltenes by Ozone O3 to surfactant species at as low as 35 oC temperature

  • Particulate Matter Emissions over the Oil Sands

    Particulate Matter Emissions Over The Oil Sands

    Draft 6 58 82 Albertas oil sands developments as it involves pumping out bitumen without any heat 83 This is not ideal because most of the bitumen contained in Albertas oil sands has poor 84 fluidity with the exception for the oil sands in the Peace River area 85 122 Upgrading of bitumen 86 Once the bitumen has been removed from the sand the next step is to upgrade it

  • Mirjavad GERAMIAN Doctor of Engineering University of

    Mirjavad Geramian Doctor Of Engineering University Of

    The wettability of fine solids in Alberta oil sands is one of the most important factors affecting nonaqueous bitumen extraction and subsequent solvent recovery from the extraction gangue

  • Environmental impacts of oil sands Energy Education

    Environmental Impacts Of Oil Sands Energy Education

    The environmental impact of the oil sands is an issue that has been extremely divisive As with the extraction and use of any fossil fuel negative environmental effects arise as a result of the extraction upgrading and processing of bitumen from the oil sands Although some steps are being taken to reduce the severity of these impacts such as reclamation there are still associated

  • Umatilla Tribe Battles MegaLoads Headed for Alberta Oil Sands

    Umatilla Tribe Battles Megaloads Headed For Alberta Oil Sands

    Dec 11 2013 nodesummaryThe Umatilla Tribe and other environmentalists are blocking megaloads carrying Alberta oil sands equipment through their territory

  • Estimating fugitive methane emissions from oil sands

    Estimating Fugitive Methane Emissions From Oil Sands

    Nov 01 2016 1 Introduction Between 2008 and 2015 oil sands surface mining in Alberta Canada increased by 45 from just over 400 Mt of mined material containing 47 Mt of bitumen in 2008 to 649 Mt of mined material containing 75 Mt of bitumen in 2015 AER ndThe continued expansion in mining operations has brought increased concern for environmental and climate issues specific to oil sands

  • Performance of Solvent Mixtures for Nonaqueous Extraction

    Performance Of Solvent Mixtures For Nonaqueous Extraction

    Nonaqueous extraction of Alberta oil sands is of great interest to developing an alternative to the current hotwater extraction process to eliminate the tailing ponds Investigations have been conducted to evaluate the performance of solvent mixtures to extract bitumen from a highgrade oil sands ore Solvent mixtures of cycloalkane and nalkanes were studied on the basis of their Hildebrand

  • equipment of bitumen extraction from sand alberta

    Equipment Of Bitumen Extraction From Sand Alberta

    equipmentof bitumen extractionfrom sand alberta Athabasca oil sands Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Only 20 percent of bitumen can be extracted using open pit mining methods