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  • Oil sands 101 | Albertaca

    Mining Roughly 500 km 2 of the 140,000 km 2 oil sands deposit in Northern Alberta is currently undergoing surface mining activity This is about 3% of total oil sands surface area or 20% of oil sands reserves Surface mining uses truck and shovel technology to move sand saturated with bitumen from the mining area to an extraction facilityOil sand is made up of grains of quartz sand, surrounded by a layer of water and clay, and then covered in a slick of heavy oil called bitumen Alberta’s oil sands are contained in three deposits (Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River) and cover an area the size of the province of New Brunswick The entire area composes the largestFacts about Alberta’s oil sands and its industryOil sands slurry produced in the Slurry Preparation Plant (SPP) contains about 5055% sand and less than 10% bitumen The purpose of Extraction is to recover the bitumen portion, while rejecting the heavy solidsBitumen Extraction Explained | Oil Sands Magazine

  • Tar Sand Extraction Stanford University

    Sand, silt, clay, water, and about 10 12% bitumen" is found in the makeup of tar sands [1] Crude Bitumen is the term used when talking about oil extracted from these tar sands and this substance, crude bitumen, is a "viscous, heavy oilNOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 44 Transporting Alberta Oil Sands Products: Defining the Issues and Assessing the Risks Seattle, Washington September 2013 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE(PDF) Transporting Alberta Oil Sands Products: DefiningOil sands facilities produce one of two products: either a heavy marketable diluted bitumen (commonly referred to as Dilbit), or a light synthetic crude oil Dilbit is a heavy sour crude, while synthetic crude is a light sweet oil,Products from the Oil Sands: Dilbit, Synbit and Synthetic

  • Highway Maintenance Specifications Edition 5 Alberta

    Sodium Chloride Treated Sand 526 Calcium Chloride Treated Sand 527 Supply and Stockpile Sand 528 Supply of Sodium Chloride (Salt) 529 PreWetting Systems 5210 GPS and AVLS SECTION 53 SURFACE MAINTENANCE 531 Excavation and Backfill 532 PitRun Gravel 533 Granular Base Course 534 Asphalt Pavement Crack Sealing 535Most of Alberta’s total oil deliveries (ie, both conventional crude and oil sandsderived oil) are sent outside the province for refining In 2014, 74% of Alberta’s total oil deliveries were made to the US, 11% were made to the rest of Canada, and about 01% were made to other countries The remaining 15% of Alberta oil deliveries wereUPGRADING AND REFINING: HOW OIL GETS USED Alberta's oil sands has the fourthlargest oil reserves in the world, after Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran Alberta's oil sands’ proven reserves equal about 1654 billion barrels (bbl) Crude bitumen production (mined and in situ) totaled about 28 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2017 Source: Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) ST 98, ST39Oil sands facts and statistics | Albertaca

  • Facts about Alberta’s oil sands and its industry

    Oil sand is made up of grains of quartz sand, surrounded by a layer of water and clay, and then covered in a slick of heavy oil called bitumen Alberta’s oil sands are contained in three deposits (Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River) and cover an area the size of the province of New Brunswick The entire area composes the largestOil sand is a mixture of bitumen, sand, clay and water Because it does not flow like conventional crude oil which is a liquid, it must be mined or heated underground before it can be processed Once the bitumen has been extracted, we upgrade it into highervalue synthetic crude oil, diesel fuel and other productsOil sands | SuncorThe Athabasca Oil Sands Project is the latest fully integrated oil sands development in 25 years Completed in early 2003, it now supplies over 10% of Canada’s oil needs The project consists of two main components: The Muskeg River Mine, located 75km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta The Scotford Upgrader, next to Shell’s Scotford RefineryAthabasca Oil Sands Project, Alberta Hydrocarbons

  • Tutorial on Upgrading of Oilsands Bitumen

    Oil Sands Upgrading Chair Asphaltenes in Bitumen Dilution of Alberta bitumens in npentane or nheptane gives 1020% of brown/black solid precipitate This fraction is called “asphaltene”, contains highest molecular weight (up to 5000) and most polar components in the oil Asphaltenes are very reactive during processingIn the present study, a process for solvent extraction of bitumen from Athabasca oil sands was investigated In this process, oil sand is mixed with light hydrocarbon solvents, and the solvent(PDF) Extraction of Chemical Constituents of BitumenSodium Chloride Treated Sand 526 Calcium Chloride Treated Sand 527 Supply and Stockpile Sand 528 Supply of Sodium Chloride (Salt) 529 PreWetting Systems 5210 GPS and AVLS SECTION 53 SURFACE MAINTENANCE 531 Excavation and Backfill 532 PitRun Gravel 533 Granular Base Course 534 Asphalt Pavement Crack Sealing 535Highway Maintenance Specifications Edition 5 Alberta

  • The impact of oil sands on the environment and health

    Oil sands (eg, diluted bitumen) can negatively impact the environment and human health Mining oil sands in Alberta, Canada, has led to degradation of forests and parts of the Athabasca River watershed Shortterm exposure to diluted bitumen can increase the risk of cancer and respiratory and neurological diseasesMost of Alberta’s total oil deliveries (ie, both conventional crude and oil sandsderived oil) are sent outside the province for refining In 2014, 74% of Alberta’s total oil deliveries were made to the US, 11% were made to the rest of Canada, and about 01% were made to other countries The remaining 15% of Alberta oil deliveries wereUPGRADING AND REFINING: HOW OIL GETS USED The forests and watersheds between Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, are home of Indigenous people of Canada’s First Nations and the tar sands, from which bitumen is mined and drilledCanada’s Tar Sands: Destruction So Vast and Deep It

  • Oil Sands Mining Alberta Energy Regulator

    Total Water Use In 2020, just over one billion cubic metres (m 3) of water was used to produce about 604 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) from oil sands mining, down from 2019 production of 630 million BOE (see the following figure) This decrease in oil sands production is the first since 2016 (2016 production was 47 million BOE less than the 2015 level)Oil sand is made up of grains of quartz sand, surrounded by a layer of water and clay, and then covered in a slick of heavy oil called bitumen Alberta’s oil sands are contained in three deposits (Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River) and cover an area the size of the province of New Brunswick The entire area composes the largestFacts about Alberta’s oil sands and its industryThe Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd (GCOS) plant is considered a landmark in oil sands development It was the world’s first largescale commercial oil sands surface mining and refining plant and pioneered technology for bitumen extraction and upgrading When the GCOS plant began operations in 1967, bucket wheel excavators were used to mine theIndustry Landmark: The Great Canadian Oil Sands Alberta

  • Athabasca Oil Sands Project, Alberta Hydrocarbons

    The Athabasca Oil Sands Project is the latest fully integrated oil sands development in 25 years Completed in early 2003, it now supplies over 10% of Canada’s oil needs The project consists of two main components: The Muskeg River Mine, located 75km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta The Scotford Upgrader, next to Shell’s Scotford RefineryOil Sands Upgrading Chair Asphaltenes in Bitumen Dilution of Alberta bitumens in npentane or nheptane gives 1020% of brown/black solid precipitate This fraction is called “asphaltene”, contains highest molecular weight (up to 5000) and most polar components in the oil Asphaltenes are very reactive during processingTutorial on Upgrading of Oilsands BitumenSodium Chloride Treated Sand 526 Calcium Chloride Treated Sand 527 Supply and Stockpile Sand 528 Supply of Sodium Chloride (Salt) 529 PreWetting Systems 5210 GPS and AVLS SECTION 53 SURFACE MAINTENANCE 531 Excavation and Backfill 532 PitRun Gravel 533 Granular Base Course 534 Asphalt Pavement Crack Sealing 535Highway Maintenance Specifications Edition 5 Alberta

  • UPGRADING AND REFINING: HOW OIL GETS USED

    Most of Alberta’s total oil deliveries (ie, both conventional crude and oil sandsderived oil) are sent outside the province for refining In 2014, 74% of Alberta’s total oil deliveries were made to the US, 11% were made to the rest of Canada, and about 01% were made to other countries The remaining 15% of Alberta oil deliveries wereOil sands (eg, diluted bitumen) can negatively impact the environment and human health Mining oil sands in Alberta, Canada, has led to degradation of forests and parts of the Athabasca River watershed Shortterm exposure to diluted bitumen can increase the risk of cancer and respiratory and neurological diseasesThe impact of oil sands on the environment and healthQ510 Asphalt Mix For Others 1 $43,860 1,000 t $4386 Q560 Cold Milling Asphalt Pavement 1 $1,053,428 31,455 m3 $3349 Q565 Cold Milling Asphalt Pavement 4 $535,631 182,360 m2 $294 Q990 Asphalt Concrete PavementUnit Price Averages Reports Alberta

  • Oil Sands Extraction and Processing NRCan

    1 天前The bitumen is then pumped to the surface Open Pit Mining Openpit mining is similar to traditional mineral mining operations and largely employed where oil sands reserves are closer to the surface (less than 75 metres underground) Currently, 20% of oil sands reserves are accessible via mining techniques

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