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A rapid method for the determination of bitumen, water

Bitumen is defined as the toluene extractable portion of an oil sand sample (4). After extensive experimentation a solvent blend of 74 vol.% tolu- ene and 26vol.% isopropyl alcohol proved to have the optimum extraction capability for both the bitumen and water in the amounts likely to be found in oil sand.

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Canadian Natural Resources Oil Sands Mining and Upgrading

Horizon Oil Sands. The Horizon Oil Sands include a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant, complemented by on-site 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 Company's transition to a Long Life Low Decline asset base.

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Alberta's oil sands crude the science behind the debate

May 09, 2013Alberta's oil sands crude the science behind the debate. This week, Alberta's energy regulator predicted output from the province's oil sands will about double to 3.8 million barrels a day by 2022, compared with just under two million barrels now.

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Long Lake Oil Sands Fluor Upgrading Project in Canada

The Long Lake integrated oil sands facility represents a new approach to upgrading bitumen from Alberta oil sands steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) extraction integrated with onsite upgrading. Fluor provided engineering and procurement for major portions of the 72,000 barrel per day upgrader as well as licensed technology and construction for the Sulfur Recovery Unit.

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METHOD TO EXTRACT BITUMEN FROM OIL SANDS USING

The present invention relates to an improved bitumen recovery process from oil sands. The oil sands may be surface mined and transported to a treatment area or may be treated directly by means of an in situ process of oil sand deposits that are located too deep for strip mining. Specifically, the present invention involves the step of treating oil sands with an aromatic amine.

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Role of fine clays in bitumen extraction from oil sands

Jul 13, 2004Clay minerals such as montmorillonite and kaolinite are considered as fine solids that could adversely affect bitumen extraction from oil sands. Colloidal forces between bitumen and fine clays and between bitumen and bitumen in the presence of montmorillonite clays were measured with an atomic force microscope.

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Albertan Oil Sands Robert B. Laughlin

Nov 16, 2011Origins and Amount. The Albertan oil sands, also known as the Athabasca oil sands, are large deposits of bitumen in the north-eastern region of Alberta, Canada. It is comprised of three major deposits the Athabasca, Peace River and Cold Lake deposits. Geologists believe the bitumen originally existed as light crude.

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Separation of Bitumen from Utah Tar Sands by a Hot

Separation of Bitumen from Utah Tar Sands by a Hot Water Digestion- Flotation Technique. J, E. Sepulveda and J. D. Miller Tar sand deposits in the state of

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Impact of a novel bitumen extraction process on mined oil

Sep 28, 2018Oil sand tailings are an aqueous, alkaline, muddy suspension of waste underflows produced when recovering bitumen from oil sands ores using Clark hot water extraction (CHWE) or its commercial variants. 1, 2 Tailings containing water, coarse sands, fine clays, unrecovered bitumen, soluble organics, and inorganic salts are discharged to and stored in ponds. 3, 4 In a storage pond,

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How is oil extracted from tar sands answers

Oil sands, also known as tar sands, or extra heavy oil, is a type of bitumen deposit. The sands are naturally occurring mixtures of sand or clay, water and an extremely dense and viscous form of

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History of the Oil Sands ramp-alberta

History of the Oil Sands. Robert Fitzsimmons had constructed a small hot-water separation plant, based on the design of Dr. Karl Clark's experimental plant, on the Bitumount site, and produced about 300 barrels of bitumen with a seven-man crew during the summer of 1930. After a series of owners and financial problems,

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The Tar Sands Bubble NRDC

The Canadian tar sands industry has seen better days. Energy giant Statoil announced last week that it would postpone a major mining project in Alberta for at least three years. It was just the

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Tar Sands Oil Change International

Tar sands (also known as oil sands) is a low quality form of oil that consists of bitumen mixed with sand, clay and water. Vast quantities of the substance are found in Alberta, Canada and in eastern Venezuela.

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Oil sands SEG Wiki

Oil sands are a naturally occuring combination of clay, sand, water and bitumen. Bitumen is a fossil fuel that is separated from the rest of the oil sand to eventually become synthetic crude. It is very thick at room temperature and can not be extracted from the ground

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Heavy Minerals From Alberta's Oil Sands sgs

Table 1 Current and expected production rates from the oil sand in Alberta The clean diluted bitumen is then piped . to the bitumen upgrading area, where the bitumen is upgraded to produce a synthetic crude oil, that is pipelined to markets. Heavy minerals are generally oleophilic and hence they are recovered with the bitumen when it is extracted

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Ucore Rare Metals Testing Bitumen REE Extraction Process

Ucore Rare Metals (TSXVUCU) has partnered with a major Alberta oil sands producer to extract rare earth elements (REEs) from bitumen. In a Monday (June 26) press release, Ucore says the unnamed producer developed the proprietary extraction process. It was designed for the Athabasca tar sands, but could also be licensed for global use.

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Oil Sands Ltd Oil-sands Page 20

May 11, 2018Bitumen extraction. Water makes up about 4% of the oil sand by weight. It surrounds each grain of sand ("water wetted"), keeping it separate from the oil. Without this water envelope, the oil and the sand could not be separated by the water-based extraction methods that are currently used.

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Athabasca Oil Sands Project, Canada Mining Technology

Geology and reserves. The oil sands are a mixture of sand, crude bitumen, water and clay. Although the amount of bitumen they may contain can range from one to 20%, they are typically around 10%, with the remainder being 83% silica sand, 4% water and 3% fluvial clay.

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Oil Sands Student Energy

'Oil sands' or 'tar sands' are a mixture of sand, clay, and water that contain an extra heavy crude oil variant known as bitumen. Bitumen is highly viscous, meaning it does not flow unless it is heated or mixed with lighter hydrocarbons Alberta Energy.

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MCW Energy Innovative Oil Sands Extraction Technology

By Jason HamlinMCW Energy Group (OTCQXMCWEF) has seen their share price triple over the past two months, before pulling back in recent days to a 152% gain. The

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Alberta's Oil Sands Hard PubMed Central (PMC)

These are spread under about 4,800 km2 of the Athabasca oil sands region, or 3.3% of the 142,000-km2 bitumen-bearing zone, and account for about 20% of the estimated reserves and about 55% of current bitumen extraction.8,9 When deposits are deeper than 150 m, companies drill down and use steam heat to liberate the bitumen, a process known as in situ extraction.

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History of the Oil Sands ramp-alberta

After World War 1, the Alberta Research Council (ARC) was formed by the provincial government to support oil sands research, among other projects. In the 1920s, an ARC scientist named Dr. Karl Clark developed a hot water flotation method that involved mixing oil sands with hot water and aerating the resulting slurry, which led to separation of bitumen froth from the sand.

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Over three billion barrels of Alberta bitumen has become

Over three billion barrels of Alberta bitumen has become carbon pollution absorbed by the oceans. All the bitumen that doesn't spill from pipelines or tankers gets burned, ending up as carbon pollution dumped into our environment. Over one quarter ends up in the oceans, acidifying them for millennia to come.

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MCW Energy Innovative Oil Sands Extraction Technology

By Jason HamlinMCW Energy Group (OTCQXMCWEF) has seen their share price triple over the past two months, before pulling back in recent days to a 152% gain. The

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About the Alberta Oil Sands randsco

The tar sands (or oil sands) are a mixture of sand, bitumen (a black, asphalt-like oil), mineral-rich clays and water. In its raw form, bitumen is as thick as molasses. The sands must be mined and processed info, in order to extract the oil and make it useful and transportable by pipeline.

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Infographic How Tar Sands Oil Is Produced NPR

Aug 16, 2012Infographic How Tar Sands Oil Is Produced. Known as bitumen, it's sticky and so thick, it can't flow down a pipeline without extensive processing. There are two methods for getting bitumen out of the ground and turning it into usable products. Both are complex, energy-intensive and expensive processes but high oil prices are finally making tar sands profitable.

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Tar Sands Bitumen Extraction by a Hot Water Digestion

The term "tar sand" refers to a consolidated mixture of bitumen and sand. Based upon a detailed analysis of the physical and chemical properties of both the bitumen and the sand, a hot-water extraction process for Utah tar sands is currently being developed in

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Alberta tar sands emissions linked to health damage

New extraction method causes hot plumes. Tar sands deposits in the Peace River region are extracted using a relatively new method called Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand or CHOPS. The process involves pumping heavy oil from the ground to heated surface-level tanks that produce emissions plumes.

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Oil Sands Development A Health Risk Worth Taking?

Unprocessed oil sands contain 318% bitumen by weight, along with 210% water and 8085% mineral matter (sand, clay, etc.). Bitumen is composed chiefly of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), sulfur, lead, mercury, arsenic, nickel, vanadium, chromium, and selenium.

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Over three billion barrels of Alberta bitumen has become

Over three billion barrels of Alberta bitumen has become carbon pollution absorbed by the oceans. All the bitumen that doesn't spill from pipelines or tankers gets burned, ending up as carbon pollution dumped into our environment. Over one quarter ends up in the oceans, acidifying them for millennia to come.

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