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Processibility of athabasca oil sand Interrelationship

Processibility curves have shown that strong inorganic bases or anionic surfactants are effective as process aids in the hot water extraction of bitumen from oil sand, but maximum bitumen recovery for each oil sand type is the same for both types of aid.

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Toxic carcinogens from tar sands oil production

This requires a more energy-intensive process than the production of plain crude oil since a substance known as bitumen must be extracted from the Alberta tar sands, for instance, through means such as surface mining or injecting steam into the ground.

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What is the difference between oil sands and tar sands?

Most of the oil sands that are currently used as sources of oil use processes that require quite a bit of water for the recovery process. For this reason 'sine' oil sand deposits are even more

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The Canadian Tar Sands Process Work Institute

The Canadian Tar Sands An Edge Between the Old Industrial Paradigm and the New Sustainability Paradigm By Tom Martin A paper prepared between 2008 2011 in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Certificate in Process Work, the Process Work Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Stop Canada's Deadly Refining of Tar Sands Oil ForceChange

Stop Canada's Deadly Refining of Tar Sands Oil Posted by Target Justin Trudeau, Prime And the runoff from the refining process is kept in large tailing ponds that seep into waterways and threaten animal habitats. Native American and indigenous communities,

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New process cleanly extracts oil from tar sands and fouled

Tar sands, also known as bituminous sands or oil sands, represent approximately two-thirds of the world's estimated oil reserves. Canada is the world's major producer of unconventional petroleum

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Our Process Syncrude

Learn more about the oil sands and Syncrude's extraction process.

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Primary Separation and Processing InnoTech Alberta

Primary Separation and Processing. Overview. The Surface Technologies team improves oil sands surface processes including mining, tailings treatment, in-situ produced fluids treatment and upgrading through process development and evaluation. Oil Sand Processability

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What are tar sands? American Geosciences Institute

What are tar sands? version. Tar sands (also called oil sands) are a mixture of sand, clay, water, and bitumen. Bitumen is a thick, sticky, black oil that can form naturally in a variety of ways, usually when lighter oil is degraded by bacteria. Bitumen has long been used in waterproofing materials for buildings, and is most

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The Process of Unconventional Natural Gas Production

Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used in unconventional gas production. Unconventional reservoirs can cost-effectively produce gas only by using a special stimulation technique, like hydraulic fracturing, or other special recovery process and technology.

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Canada moves to exempt most new oilsands projects from

But the new rules — designed to restore public trust in Canada's process for reviewing major projects — didn't contain any details on what kinds of projects would trigger a review under the new legislation.

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Tar Sands University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tar sands are impregnated sands that yield mixtures of liquid hydrocarbon and require further processing other than mechanical blending before becoming finished petroleum products. Until recently Alberta's bitumen deposits were known as tar sands but are now called oil sands.

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Lithium Mining vs Oil Sands Meme A Thorough Response

Lithium Mining vs Oil Sands Meme A Thorough Response It accounts for a small fraction of the oil extracted from the Athabasca tar sands. Most of it comes from a process that looks like this

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Oil and Gas Production Handbook Facilities and processes

Jan 02, 2014Unconventional plays target very heavy crude and tar sands that became economically extractable with higher prices and new technology. Heavy crude may need heating and diluents to be extracted. Tar sands have lost their volatile compounds and are strip-mined or can be extracted with steam. This process includes strengthening the

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Plastics of the future may be made from sulfur, not oil

Plastics of the future may be made from sulfur, not oil, putting waste to good use the pyramids of sulfur pictured above are byproducts of the Alberta tar sands processing.

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Slug Catcher Exterran

The Slug Catcher helps protect your valuable production equipment from abrupt large bursts of liquids entering your gas stream. It is typically used downstream of pipeline and pigging operations where large volumes of liquid can collect in the pipeline and are pushed through in a short time.

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About Oil Sands energy.alberta.ca

The responsible development of oil sands is a key driver of Alberta's and Canada's economy. It creates jobs and tax revenue for government which support the social programs and capital infrastructure projects we rely on.

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Second US Tar Sands Mine, Owned by Former ExxonMobil and

The announcement comes just weeks after U.S. Oil Sands Company received the first ever green light to extract tar sands south in the United States. Recently changing its name from MCW Energy, MCW Enterprises Ltd. owns MCW Oil Sands Recovery LLC as a wholly owned subsidiary. Second US Tar Sands Mine, Owned by Former ExxonMobil and Chevron

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Canadian Tar Sands Pollution Moves South to US Refineries

But it's not just new US refineries. It's retrofits, too. Also in the works are plans to retool 800,000 bpd of existing US refining capacity to process Tar Sands oil from tar sands. Meanwhile, US conventional crude refining capacity is experiencing a net drop of more than 300,000 bpd.

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New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

An open pit where tar sands are mined, with a heavy hauler truck that is used to transport oil sand to processing facilities. Credit Environment Canada.

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Tar sands Environment The Guardian

Analysis of world's lenders reveals many claim green credentials while still financing fuels like tar sands, oil and coal causing war and famine in the process, argues the activist and

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Fracking and Tar Sands selfgrowth

The tar sands are then mined and processed to extract the oil-rich material and then refined into oil. Extracting the oil is more complex than typical recovery as the process not only requires extraction and separation systems to remove the oil sludge from the clay, sand, and water, but also requires special dilution with lighter hydrocarbons

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Mining in the Boreal Tar Sands Global Forest Atlas

Mining in the Boreal Tar Sands A key area of controversy over mining in the boreal region is the exploitation of tar (or oil) sands, clay and oil mixtures leftover from the mining process), increasing the potential for contamination of groundwater resources.

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