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Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen ebook

Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen ebook

Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen. Roger M. Butler

Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen

ISBN: 0139149538,9780139149535 | 496 pages | 13 Mb

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Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen Roger M. Butler

It describes a method of thermal bitumen recovery called wedge wells. Cenovus-christina-lake-oil-sands Experts say more bitumen will be recovered from thermal projects than traditional mining by 2015; but this latest report means that's already ahead of schedule. Alberta's Innovative Energy Technologies Program (IETP) is supporting 5 new pilot projects to reduce energy use, water use and CO2 emissions in oil sands processing as well as improving the recovery of crude oil and bitumen in reserves that were once unrecoverable. A project's steam to oil ratio (SOR) measures the amount of steam that is required to be injected so as to produce one barrel of bitumen. "Once developed, thermal The petroleum and natural gas company also noted it received regulatory approval to construct a two-stage bitumen recovery scheme using steam-assisted gravity drainage. Also, the reader should note that the hydrocarbon being obtained in the Alberta tar sands is "bitumen" which must be converted to a lower viscosity "oil" to be pumped in a pipeline and then refined. The company noted the acquisition adds an approved steam-assisted gravity drainage project to its asset portfolio, which currently includes thermal recovery projects at Seal in Peace River oil sands and at Kerrobert in southwest Saskatchewan. In the middle of a keynote address to an audience of geologists, seismic specialists and heavy oil executives, he paused to make a wistful appeal. Energy conservation and non-thermal production. Typically several sets of wells are laid out beside each other to provide an interaction between the wells and heat the intervening oil so that it can be recovered. Operators have implemented a wide range of methods to improve these operating efficiencies, applying improved technologies, heat recycling equipment, and solvent assisted recovery. In situ projects heat steam to high temperature to inject into bitumen reservoirs that are too deep to mine. Carbon capture, storage and sequestration. With today's technology there are roughly 170 billion barrels of oil to be recovered in the tar sands, and an additional 1.63 trillion barrels worth underground if every last bit of bitumen could be separated from sand. Bitumen extraction and froth treatment. However, the random nature of the carbonate bed, which is neither uniform nor consistent, makes economical bitumen recovery a technological challenge. For example, this layout is taken from the application of 100% recovery, but EROEI may be less than SAGD. The successful projects were Imperial Oil is proposing an alternative to thermal recovery processes to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions from production by more than 90%. It won't add any more to GHG emission than other sources of Oil, or indeed actually less, IF AND ONLY IF they use Nuclear Electricity, Nuclear Steam & Process Heat and Nuclear Hydrogen to extract & refine the bitumen.

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