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BREAKING: Greens Would Support Conservative Minority ...

On The Mix, we refer to "tar sands/oil sands", to try to somewhat clumsily suggest that what we do about them — and how we can all build a genuine, positive transition for anyone in the industry whose job hasn't been "de-manned" and handed over to a robot yet — is a .


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More Efficient Use of Steam in the Oil Sands | ConocoPhillips

May 31, 2016 · More Efficient Use of Steam in the Oil Sands. May 31, 2016. We continue to implement the use of flow control devices (FCDs) in the Canadian oil sands to improve our economic and environmental performance. The devices have contributed to a 50% production uplift early in well life and improved steam-to-oil ratio (SOR) by up to 10%. The lower ...


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Drilling Efficiency in Oil Sands Formations - Halliburton

Drilling Efficiency in Oil Sands Formations. Challenge. Drilling in highly viscous oil sands presents operators with several unique challenges. Because the oil sand is poorly consolidated and very glutinous, it sticks to bottomhole drilling assemblies, casing shoes and production liners. These accretion problems can in-turn lead to difficulty ...


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Oil Sands - Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Oil sands are recovered using two main methods: drilling (in situ) and mining. The method used depends on how deep the reserves are deposited. About 20 per cent of the oil sands reserves are located close enough to the surface to be mined using large shovels and trucks. You can learn more about oil sands mining in this explainer video below:

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ECONOMIC POTENTIALS AND EFFICIENCIES OF OIL SANDS ...

This study fills a gap in assessing the potential of emerging technologies and processes to improve economic competitiveness and reduce emissions of oil sands operations. It provides a detailed quantitative analysis of supply cost and emission


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Zurich Insurance Drops Tar Sands/Oil Sands, Pipelines and ...

The world's 23rd-largest insurance company, Zurich Insurance Group, has become the world's first to withdraw insurance and investment from companies significantly involved with the tar sands/oil sands, including pipelines and railways, as well as coal developers, utilities, and oil shale developers.


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From Diluted Bitumen to Synthetic Crude: Upgrading ...

Bitumen extracted from the oil sands is a heavy crude oil which contains a large fraction of complex long-chain hydrocarbon molecules. Depending on the extraction process used, bitumen product can sometimes contains as much as 2% water and solids, which does not meet pipeline specifications for transport over long distances.


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Alberta Oil Sands Energy Efficiency and GHG Mitigation ...

Developed in 2012 by Suncor with Jacobs Consultancy, the Alberta Oil Sands Energy Efficiency and GHG Mitigation Roadmap quantifies energy efficiency and GHG reduction opportunities for commercial oil sands operations and determines their potential impact on the GHG intensity of fuels refined from oil sands derived bitumen.


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The energy efficiency of oil sands extraction: Energy ...

Jun 15, 2013 · Oil sands operations have become significantly more energy efficient over the history of the industry. • Oil sands production is largely fueled with energy from the bitumen resource itself, making external energy returns high. • Oil sands production is still significantly less efficient than conventional oil .

Oil sands - Shell Sustainability Report 2016

As members of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance we are exploring advanced energy-efficiency techniques with other oil sands producers. We have also supported the Government of Alberta's climate leadership plan, which includes a carbon pricing regime, a cap on oil sands emissions, and a reduction in methane emissions. Water use and ...


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Oil Sands: Economic contributions | Natural Resources Canada

Oil Sands: Economic contributions. PDF version, 1.57 . The oil sands are a strategic resource that contributes to economic opportunity and energy security for Canada, North America and the global market. The oil sands comprise 167.2 billion barrels of crude oil – 97 percent of Canada's 172.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves – and ...


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Oil sands - Wikipedia

Canadian oil sands: secure, accessible and affordable ...

Sep 17, 2018 · Industry innovation and efficient next-generation technologies. Next-generation technologies are improving oil sands production efficiency, which reduces both the environmental impact and cost often associated with production. To date, Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) member companies have shared more than 936 distinct technologies and innovations that .


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Oil Sands Science and Research | Natural Resources Canada

The process is more energy-efficient than conventional steam production, can use recycled water from oil sands operations, and can sequester CO 2 in oil sands reservoirs. As a result, this innovative technology reduces GHG emissions by up to 85%, while minimizing fresh water use and eliminating expensive water treatment processes, ultimately ...


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APES Unit 9 Semester two Flashcards | Quizlet

(+) oil sand has moderate costs, large potential suplies especially of oil sands in Canada, easily transported between countries, efficient distribution system in place, technology is well developed


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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 ...


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Oil Sands - Investopedia

Oil Sands: Sand and rock material which contains crude bitumen (a heavy, viscous form of crude oil). Oil sands are found primarily in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta, Canada, and in areas ...


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Efficient treatment of oil sands produced water: Process ...

Aug 15, 2019 · Efficient treatment of oil sands produced water: Process integration using ion exchange regeneration wastewater as a chemical coagulant. Author links open overlay panel Farshad Mohammadtabar a Rajesh G. Pillai a Behnam Khorshidi a Armin Hayatbakhsh b .

Oil Sands - METTLER TOLEDO

Oil Sands METTLER TOLEDO has extensive industrial experience maximizing solid flocculation efficiency inline with ParticleTrack with FBRM Technology and PVM. FBRM with ParticleTechnology for in-process particle and flocculation measurement tracking the rate and degree of change in the number, dimension, and shape of particles and particle ...


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HEVAP™ High Efficiency Evaporation | Aquatech

Reliability is vital for Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) operations. At Aquatech, we have extensive experience designing ZLD plants which has led to the development of our patented HEVAP™ High Efficiency Evaporation technology. HEVAP is a patented high efficiency evaporation process for the Oil Sands SAGD water treatment.


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Technology :: Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF)

"Petroteq's oil sands extraction process has been designed utilizing good engineering practices and confirmed chemical and physical principles. Many innovative chemical and engineering aspects have been incorporated into the process to achieve over 98% of bitumen extraction from the oil sands, and a greater than 99.5% solvent recycling efficiency.


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More Efficient Use of Steam in the Oil Sands | ConocoPhillips

May 31, 2016 · More Efficient Use of Steam in the Oil Sands. May 31, 2016. We continue to implement the use of flow control devices (FCDs) in the Canadian oil sands to improve our economic and environmental performance. The devices have contributed to a 50% production uplift early in well life and improved steam-to-oil ratio (SOR) by up to 10%. The lower ...


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GE Adaptix Increases Efficiency in the Oil Sands | GE Canada

Nov 25, 2016 · For example, oil-sands plants normally stick to a regular maintenance schedule, shutting down, refitting and replacing equipment on a predetermined timeline. "Imagine the possibilities if you were taking equipment offline to increase efficiency only when needed, rather than on an experience-based schedule," Gieck says.

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In oil sands mining operations, we collaborate with the process innovation leads of our customers to identify new approaches and improve tailings treatment efficiency. We provide solutions which maintain the high throughput of fluid fine tailings treatment and meet the regulatory requirements of oil sands tailings management (AER Directive 085).


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COSIA - Energy Efficiency Technology Scan for Oil Sands ...

4 ENERGY EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY SCAN FOR OIL SANDS ACTIVITIES ENEA ADVISES AND SUPPORTS INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ACTORS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Context COSIA Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating


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HEVAP™ High Efficiency Evaporation | Aquatech

Reliability is vital for Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) operations. At Aquatech, we have extensive experience designing ZLD plants which has led to the development of our patented HEVAP™ High Efficiency Evaporation technology. HEVAP is a patented high efficiency evaporation process for the Oil Sands SAGD water treatment.


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Oil Sands Question and Response (OSQAR) Blog

Oil Sands Question and Response (OSQAR) is a blog sponsored by Suncor Energy to help inform and expand debate on oil sands. We publish weekly posts that discuss industry topics like environment issues, energy efficiency, sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, tailings management, energy economics and social implications.


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Canadian Energy Giant Aims For Net Zero Oil Sands ...

According to Natural Resources Canada, technological and operational efficiency improvements led to a 28-percent reduction in oil sands emissions per barrel between 2000 and 2017.


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