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Study of the Athabasca Bitumen From the Abasand Quarry, Alberta, Canada.
Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys. Mines Branch.
|Series||Canada Mines Branch Research Report -- 104|
|Contributions||Boyd, M.L., Montgomery, D.S.|
The oil in the Athabasca area of Alberta is mostly found in the form of bitumen, a mix of heavy hydrocarbons, trapped in sand and carbonates, which would not naturally flow to a concentrated well. With current technology and prices, recoverable reserves are calculated at billion bbl, second in scale only to Saudi Arabia, but total volume is. indicate the importance of the oil sands industry to Canada’s current and future economy. Crude bitumen can be found in three main regions in Alberta: Peace River, Athabasca and Cold Lake. Of these three, the Athabasca deposit is the largest with an areal extent of o square kilometres (Steward and MacCallum, ).
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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.
effective methods to produce bitumen (Fig.1). For seismic monitoring of the steam front and its effect on the formation, it is important to know correctly the properties of oil sands and bitumen. We measured the P- and S-wave velocities of oil sands and bitumen from Athabasca, Alberta, by ultrasonicFile Size: 1MB.
Handbook on theory and practice of bitumen recovery from Athabasca Oil Sands Call Number: TN M37 v.1 Study of the composition of the separated bitumen from Alberta bituminous sands University of Alberta Libraries - University of. Oil sands are the most important of the oil and gas resources in Canada.
So the distribution and evaluation of oil sands form a critical basis for risk investment in Canada. Distribution of oil sands resources is severely controlled by the reservoir heterogeneity. Deterministic modeling is commonly used to solve the heterogeneity problems in the reservoir, but rarely used to evaluate Cited by: 2.
A study conducted by University of Alberta biologists and ecologists released Monday concluded that 13 toxic pollutants found in Alberta's Athabasca River came from the oil sands.
The Athabasca Oil Sands — A Regional Geological Perspective, Fort McMurray Area, Alberta, Canada Article (PDF Available) in Natural Resources Research 15(2) June with 1, Reads.
Chemical composition ofAthabasca bitumen Milan L. Selucky, Yingli Chu, Tomoki Ruo and Otto P. Strausz Hydrocarbon Research Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2 (Received 30 August A detailed analysis has been carried out on the deasphaltened Athabasca bitumen using two different series of Chromatographie separations Cited by: The mineable area extends to some 3,km² (1, square miles) north of Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta.
Located around Fort McMurray in the north of Alberta, Canada, the Athabasca Oil Sands – named after the river that cuts through the heart of the deposit – is the largest of province’s. The chemistry of Alberta oil sands, bitumens and heavy oils Item Preview Heavy oil, Oil sands, Bitumen, Petroleum Publisher Calgary, Alta.: Alberta Energy Research Institute Collection prompted the writing of this book." Includes errata sheet Includes bibliographical references 2.
Feasibility of Partial Upgrading of Athabasca Bitumen Colyar Consultants 4 Study Objectives (Cont’d) •Evaluate Economic Feasibility of Process for Both In-Situ (SAGD) and Mining Projects •Develop Material and Energy Balances, Investment and Operating Costs •Integration of Process with SAGD or Mining •Estimate Profitability and DetermineFile Size: KB.
The Alberta tar sands also known as “ Athabasca oil sands” have been expanding over the past decade being the third largest oil reserve in the world (“Energy Alberta”, n.d).
It has been said that the tar sands are a fundamental element within the Canadian economy occupying approximatelysquare kilometers in northern Alberta. Study area The Athabasca oil sands region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is Canada’s largest oil sand deposit (Fig.
Its bitumen constitutes a major unconventional oil resource and there has been an expan-sion of mining operations (open pit mining) and of in situ oil recov-ery projects (e.g.
steam-assisted gravity drainage) in the AOSR overCited by: Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Impacts: Developing Oil Sands -Syncrude surface mines oil sand, extracts the raw oil known as bitumen and upgrades it into high-quality, sweet light crude oil.
The upgrading process subjects the bitumen to fluid coking, hydro processing, hydro. Tar Sands, Athabasca River, Alberta, n.d. Source: Geological Survey of Canada/Library and Archives Canada, PA Drilling in search of a basement reservoir of oil is the initial focus of development in Alberta’s oil sands.
The Oil Sands Ltd. plant became the Alberta Government Oil Sands Project in Within two years, the plant was completed. Based on Karl Clark’s hot water method, it showed that the oil sands could be separated on a continuous basis, at an industrialthe government commissioned a consultant to analyze the achievements of the Bitumount pilot plant.
Reservoir and Bitumen Heterogeneity in Athabasca Oil Sands Milovan Fustic* University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Abstract The Athabasca Oil Sands (AOS) deposit, the largest petroleum accumulation in the world, is we present and compare preliminary results from two study areas File Size: KB.
The Athabasca Oil Sands, located in Alberta, Canada (see Fig. 1), are one such unconventional deposit, wherein the oil is present in bitumen, a very thick liquid or semi-solid hydrocarbon substance. The bitumen itself is present within a mixture of silica, clay, and water.
National Geographic also reported that, “The Alberta government asserts that the river is not being contaminated - that anything found in the river or its delta, at Lake Athabasca, comes from natural bitumen seeps (But) an Environment Canada study did in fact show an effect on fish in the Steepbank River, which flows past a Suncor mine into.
The Athabasca oil sands are the largest segment of the economy in Alberta, making up just over 30 percent of the gross domestic product. In the – fiscal year, the Alberta government reported that “synthetic crude oil and bitumen royalty [from oil companies] accounted for about $ billion or almost 55 per cent of Alberta’s $ Author: Holli Riebeek.
Energy and Environment Research; Vol. 2, No. 1; ISSN E-ISSN Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education. Experimental Analyses of Athabasca Bitumen Properties.
Large-scale oil bitumen exploitation and processing in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta has raised environmental concerns, partially due to the potential for eutrophication of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Aherne and Shaw, ).
In the AOSR, there are various emission sources including natural (e.g. forest Cited by: Effects of Reservoir Compartmentalization on Bitumen Quality in the Athabasca Oil Sands Deposits, northeastern Alberta Conference Paper (PDF Available) May with.
The Athabasca Tar Sands (also known as Oil Sands) are a very large source of heavy, viscous oil, known as bitumen, located in Alberta, Canada. The bitumen is mixed in sand or clay. Bitumen is chemically similar to asphalt. The oil extracted from the bitumen‐sand mixture is knownFile Size: 1MB.
Athabasca oil sand is the world largest receptacle of crude bitumen which locates in north eastern of Alberta. This oil sand stores a high quantity of unconventional petroleum which consists of a mixture of bitumen, clay minerals, water together with sand.
Athabasca tar sands gathering system study. Author(s) / Creator(s) Tottrup Engineering Limited; F.F. Slaney & Company Limited; Kates, Peat, Marwick & Company; This study reviews constraints that should be considered in connection with synthetic crude pipe line gathering systems and routes within the Athabasca tar sands area.
Most of the bitumen in the Athabasca deposit is hosted within fluvial, estuarine, and marginal marine deposits of the Lower Cretaceous Wabiskaw-McMurray succession.
The present study is an integration of recent outcrop and subsurface studies, mainly focused in the Fort McMurray area of northeastern Alberta.
The basis of the regional geologic framework includes outcrop sections (78), Cited by: Experimental Analyses of Athabasca Bitumen Properties This paper introduces experimental measurement of Athabasca heavy crude oil properties and simulation study in a field conditions.
The first. Trace Fossils from the Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada. GEORGE PEMBERTON 1, PETER D. FLACH 1, GRANT D.
MOSSOP 1; 1 Alberta Geological Survey, Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6H 5R7; See all Hide authors and affiliations. Science 27 Aug Vol. Issuepp. A study published in late examined PAC levels in river water at sites along the Athabasca river, and its tributaries, up and down stream of bitumen upgrading facilities, as wells as levels in the snowpack due to the deposition of the airborne pollutants over the winter months.
1File Size: KB. *Typical Alberta Bitumen Elemental Composition % Carbon % Hydrogen % Nitrogen Oxygen Sulphur ~ % –% - – *Source of table: The Chemistry of Alberta Oil Sands, Bitumens and Heavy Oils Otto P.
Strausz and Elizabeth M. Lown, Department of Chemistry University of Alberta Published by the Alberta Energy Institute. A water scientist at the University of Alberta says a study of water quality at 60 sites along the Athabasca River and its tributaries makes it clear the oilsands have added cancer-causing toxins.
Athabasca Suncor OPM CO2 emissions Liggio et al () NatComm png × ; KB Bertram JPG 1, × 2,; KB Bitumount Alberta jpg 2, × 2,; MBInstance of: oil field, oil sands. Environment Canada research has confirmed that water from vast oilsands tailings ponds is leaching into groundwater and seeping into the Athabasca Riv.
Reactivity of Athabasca Bitumen End Cut Yingxian Zhao1, Murray R Gray1 and Keng H Chung2 1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G6 2.
Syncrude Canada Ltd., Ave., Edmonton, AB Canada T6N 1H4 November, Mine reclamation has become a topic of considerable research in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Northeastern Alberta, Canada.
In this area some of the largest open pit mines in the world extract bitumen, a type of heavy oil, from the oil bearing McMurray Formation. At the close of mine operations.
The Athabasca deposit is the largest of the three containing roughly 80% of global bitumen reserves alone (6). Located in northeastern Alberta along the Athabasca River and north of Fort McMurray, the Athabasca oil sands has a surface mineable area of 4, km (24) (Figure & ).
49th St Athabasca, Alberta T9S 1C3 More Sand & Gravel in Athabasca. Brokenrock Contracting Ltd. The study by Environment Canada compared the chemical composition of the tailings with groundwater under the Athabasca River.
It found the fingerprint of the chemicals in the tailings ponds, noted to be different from chemicals found in naturally occurring bitumen deposits, matched samples of groundwater around mining operations and underneath the river.
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"The U of A study was deliberately designed to test claims by industry and Alberta politicians that all contaminants in the river are from natural sources," said Schindler. Buried Bedrock Channels in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region Conceptual Understanding and Implications to Water Supply Scott Rayner1 and Sandra Rosenthal2 1Matrix Solutions Inc.2nd Ave.
SW, Calgary Alberta, Canada T2P 0C5. 2Devon Canada Corporation- 3rd Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta, Canada T2P 4H2 Abstract.Properties of Oil Sands and Bitumen in Athabasca. Hisako Mochinaga1, S. Onozuka1, Fumio Kono1, Toyokazu Ogawa1, Akihisa Takahashi2, and Takahiro Torigoe2.
1Jogmec Trc, Chiba, Japan. [email protected]) 2Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract. SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) is one of the most effective methods to produce .Alberta's oilsands are located in three major areas: Athabasca, Cold Lake, and Peace River.2 The Athabasca oilsands deposit is the only one shallow enough to be economical for surface mining.
About 10% of the Athabasca oil sands are covered by less than 50 meters of overburden