equipment of bitumen extraction from sand alberta

In Situ Methods used in the Oil Sands

In Situ Methods used in the Oil Sands In situ methods are used to recover bitumen that lies too deep beneath the surface for mining (about 80% of the oil sands in Alberta) The success of in situ methods depends on the resolution of two major issues: 1) reducing the viscosity of bitumen so that it will flow, and 2) recovering the bitumen from deep within the earth (OSDC 2008c)...

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Tar Sand Extraction

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 oil that will not flow to a well in its natural state"...

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Solvent removal from cyclohexane

Solvent extraction of bitumen from the Alberta oil sands has the potential to overcome the shortcomings of the current aqueous extraction process by ,...

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Alternative Processes

Partnership between industry and the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority , A method of treating bituminous sand for the extraction of bitumen which comprises grinding the sand with pebbles in the presence of water at a temperature 68 to 86°F to disintegrate the mass and scour the bitumen off the sand particles ....

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The Alberta Tar Sands

Sep 25, 2014· The top layer of muskeg and earth (right), and the underlying tar sands (left) after the removal of the muskeg, at the Syncrude tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on September 17, 2014...

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Oil sands surface mining

Surface mining is a technique used to obtain bitumen from oil sands where the oil sands deposits are located fairly close to the surface If the reserves are shallow enough, earth moving equipment can dig out oil sand for processing These deposits must be within 75 meters of the surface to be mined in this fashion Resources recoverable by this type of extraction are estimated to be 65 ....

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Alberta's Oil Sands Heat Up

Oct 25, 2011· Alberta's Oil Sands Heat Up , the solvent process can extract the best-quality bitumen, leaving more of the heaviest asphalt-like materials in ,...

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How Suncor Gets Oil from Sand

Jun 13, 2012· Learn about the process Suncor uses to extract bitumen from the oil sands: both surface mining as well as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) while trying to minimize our impact on the environment...

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Process Animation

Dec 20, 2011· Running Time: 7 minutes Although the energy industry is a cornerstone of Alberta's economy, many people don't understand how our oil sands projects operate This ,...

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Oil sands

Oil sands, crude bitumen, or more technically bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit Oil sands are either loose sands or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occurring mixture of sand, clay, and water, soaked with a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum technically referred to as bitumen...

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