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Future of Heavy Crude Oil and Tar Sands

R. F. Meyer

Future of Heavy Crude Oil and Tar Sands

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Published by Mcgraw-Hill (Tx) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects,
  • Petroleum Engineering (General),
  • Congresses,
  • Oil sands,
  • Petroleum

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages1000
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9959614M
    ISBN 100070417415
    ISBN 109780070417410

    Tar sand deposits contain various mixtures of sand (or rock) with bitumen or heavy crude oil and not tar, as does the Tar Tunnel in Shropshire. “Rangoon tar”, also known as “Burmese Oil” or “Burmese Naphtha”, is actually petroleum. The oil sands of California are relatively small ( billion bbl); however, the oil sands are associated with heavy-oil fields, for which California has the largest heavy-oil reserves ( billion bbl) in North America. Several significant heavy-oil fields on the east side of the San Joaquin Basin (e.g., Kern River, Kern Front, Poso Creek.


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Future of Heavy Crude Oil and Tar Sands by R. F. Meyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

That rate of expansion from such long-lived tar sands projects would be a disaster for the climate. If the industry achieves its goals, we calculated that canadian oil – mostly tar sands – could end up using up 16 percent of the entire global carbon budget to keep temperatures below °C.

Expansion at that scale would block the world from. Chapter Practical Aspects of Recovering Heavy Crude, Bitumen and Oil Shale N.L. Dvorets, V.A. Sorokin, and M.L.

Surguchev Chapter Review of Heavy Crude Oil and Tar Sands Occurrences in the ESCAP Region and Their Prospects Natural Resources Division, ESCAP Chapter The Tar Sand and Heavy Crude Resources of NigeriaFile Size: KB.

Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America.

Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company /5(16).

They came together in to establish the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance with the goal of sharing technologies and intellectual property. Research and development within the companies themselves has yielded promising results.

The per barrel emissions intensity of oil sands crude has decreased 30 per cent. The Saudi’s produce 70 barrels of crude for each barrel of input energy; Tar Sands Crude is the worst crude to make a profit because the diluent used to liquify the crude is worth twice as much.

As oil prices move higher in the future, oil sands operations will emerge leaner and more sustainable with better economics than Citigroup Global Markets’ assessed in Januarybut that will Author: Omar Mawji.

Get this from a library. The future of heavy crude oils and tar sands: first international conference, June, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [R F Meyer; C T Steele; J C Olson; United Nations Institute for Training and Research.; Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority.; United States.

Department of Energy.;]. No long-term future in tar sands, says Alberta's premier This article is more than 4 years old Rachel Notley supports a switch to clean energy to help Canada’s biggest oil-producing province.

Get this from a library. The future of heavy crude oils and tar sands: second international conference, February Caracas, Venezuela. [R F Meyer; Jeffrey C Wynn; J C Olson; United Nations Institute for Training and Research.; Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.; Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority.; United States.

Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon.

This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company /5(24). Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent lays bare the idiocy of this malignant neglect.

The book is, in essence, a revolting, blush Author: Alanna Mitchell. Heavy oil and tar sand, crude oils below 20° on the American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity scale that require mining or thermal recovery.

Although the lighter conventional crudes are often waterflooded to enhance recovery, this method is essentially ineffective for heavy crudes between 20° and 10° API gravity, and thermal recovery becomes necessary.

The Athabasca oil sands, also known as the Athabasca tar sands, are large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada – roughly centred on the boomtown of Fort oil sands, hosted primarily in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid rock-like form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and nates: 57°01′N °39′W / °N.

The Second International Conference on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands clearly demonstrated that the world has abundant heavy and extra heavy crudes that will sustain the petroleum age for decades.

Perhaps even more important for many developed and developing countries is that these resources are widely distributed throughout the world, for deposits. Brief but readable, Heavy and Extra-heavy Oil Upgrading Technologies provide readers with a strategy for future production (the up-stream) and upgrading (the down-stream).

The book provides the reader with an understandable overview of the chemistry and engineering behind the latest developments and technologies in the industry as well as the.

Oil sands, sometimes referred to as tar sands, is a mixture of sand, clay, other minerals, water, and bitumen. The bitumen is a form of crude oil that can be separated out from the mixture. In its natural state, it is very dense and highly viscous. In order to transport the oil sands, the natural bitumen is processed or diluted.

Related substances. Heavy crude oil is closely related to natural bitumen from oil sands. Petroleum geologists categorize bitumen from oil sands as ‘extra-heavy oil’ due to its density of less than 10° °API. Bitumen is the heaviest, thickest form of petroleum.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, bitumen is further distinguished as extra-heavy oil with a higher viscosity (i.e. Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America.

Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company 4/5(29).

Upgrading heavy crude oil and tar sand bitumen is of major economic importance (Hedrick et al., ). Heavy crude oil and bitumen exist in large quantities in the western hemisphere, but are difficult to produce and transport because of their high viscosity.

Heavy oils, extra-heavy oils and tar sands are major players for the future of energy. They represent a massive world resource, at least the size of conventional oils. They are found all over the world but Canada and Venezuela together account, by themselves, for more than half of world deposits.

HEAVY OILS Heavy Oil Classification Heavy oil, extra heavy oil, oil sand, tar sands, oil shale and bitumen are all unconventional oil re-sources. Confusing heterogeneous denominations arise because of similar key characteristics presented by these resources.

The general oil classification is related to the crude oil’s ease of flow and conse. Tar sands (also called bituminous sands and oil sands) have, in general, been defined as reservoirs containing oil too viscous to flow into a well in sufficient quantities for economic production or, in other words, oil essentially immobile in the reservoir.

Several more specific definitions have been proposed, but none has been generally : Dr. Amos Salvador. February – The Future of the Canadian Oil Sands: Growth potential of a unique resource amidst regulation, egress, cost, and price uncertainty 2 Acknowledgements I would like to thank Bassam Fattouh for suggesting that I write on such a broad and interesting topic.

As the name "tar sands", or oil sands, implies, the heavy crude is found mixed in with sand, clay, and water, which must be removed, then the. The UNITAR/UNDP Information Centre for Heavy Crude and Tar Sands finds that over million barrels of crude oil heavier than 20/sup 0/ API were produced last year.

The increase of 51% over the total attests to continued development of heavy oil fields where costs are justified by economics and/or policy imperatives. Laboratory measurements have shown that hydrocarbon-containing sands can absorb RF and MW to reach high temperatures very rapidly in order to upgrade the heavy oils and bitumens.

Under laboratory conditions, the use of ultrasonic irradiation for the upgrading of heavy crude oils, asphaltenes, tar sands, vacuum residues, and heavy gas oils is.

ed., Heavy crude and tar sands—Fueling for a clean and safe environment: Sixth United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Conference on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands, Houston, Texas, February 12–17,p.

– Lewin and Associates, Inc.,Major tar sand and heavy oilFile Size: KB. Of the million barrels now being shipped by rail in North America, only a small fraction — aro barrels — consists of the “heavy crude” that is produced in the tar sands; the rest is “light crude” from southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the U.S.

Light crude is hydrogen-heavy and carbon-light; its high hydrogen content. The heavy crude oils appear today as major players in the perspective of the future of the world energy (chapter ).

As far as resources are concerned, they represent in volume as. A surge in US exports of crude oil to Europe this year has been heralded as the beginning of an alarming rise in highly polluting tar sands imports by environmentalists. Facts about these impacts are available at Oil Sands Reality Check.

Refining Tar Sands. This site focuses on the refineries that process tar sands crude in the USA and Canada. The refining of tar sands crude is a particularly intensive and polluting process and has increased dramatically in recent years.

Oil Sands, Heavy Oil and Bitumen: From Recovery to Refinery. Dwijen K. Banerjee. Pennwell. Find this book: With the accelerating integration of ‘unconventional’ oil and gas supplies into interconnected global markets, many believe that the complex world of energy policy has. Tar sands consist of heavy crude oil mixed with sand, clay and bitumen.

Extraction entails burning natural gas to generate enough heat and steam to melt the oil out of the sand. As many as five barrels of water are needed to produce a single barrel of oil. Let’s get honest about the outlook for the Alberta oil sands and Trans Mountain.

Canadian light oil prices hit with same discounts afflicting oil sands heavy crude. April 3, Author: Wal Van Lierop. What spilled out Enbridge's pipeline last July in Michigan was a heavier crude, known as heavy crude oil, tar sands oil or diluted bitumen. It's the nature of that mixture of the oil that caused.

At that time, much of the oil sands heavy, diluted bitumen, and the lighter synthetic crude produced by the upgraders had a carbon-intensity that ranged from around kgs of CO2 equivalent per barrel to around kgs of CO2e (for comparison’s sake, the US average crude is kgs of CO2e, while the light sweet crude of the Eagle Ford basin.

Patrick Daniel, the CEO of Enbridge Inc, is bullish about the future of unconventional oil from Canada's massive tar sand deposits. And understandably so. His successful company not only operates North America's longest crude oil and liquid pipelines, but transports 12 percent of the oil that the United States imports daily from Canada.

While there are similar heavy crude deposits elsewhere, notably the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco in Venezuela, they have not been extensively tapped because of the capital required. It takes two tons of Alberta tar sands to produce a barrel of crude oil, and one barrel of oil to make 19 gallons of gas.

Comparison between refinery processes for heavy o il upgrading In general, the direct processing of heav y crude oil will not produce commercial fuel, rather it is a primary process to reduce. There was some good news, however. Production of so-called "unconventional oil" would grow considerably over the coming decades and allow total oil production to rise.

This unconventional oil includes oil derived from the Canadian tar sands, from heavy oil deposits in Venezuela and elsewhere, and from so-called oil : Kurt Cobb. A study on tar sands pipelines released by the National Academy of Sciences in — during a peak of criticism of the planned Keystone XL pipeline — failed to evaluate the difficulty of cleaning up tar sands spills, instead focusing only on the possible likelihood of tar sands crude to cause more spills than other heavy crude oil.

The.Even if future Alberta bitumen were to be refined there, it would take three fully-loaded Aframax tankers leaving Texas for ship-to-ship transfers to each VLCC. These important changes in tanker and terminal technology and scale are no secret in the oil industry outside Canada.

Nor is the dirty chemical composition of tar sands/oil sands bitumen. Because tar sands oil is a much lower-quality version of crude oil, it sells at $20 to $30 dollars less than conventional crude. With conventional crude oil now selling for about $80 a barrel, the.