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Production of oil from tar sand and other hydrocarbon deposits

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Resources and Materials Production.

Production of oil from tar sand and other hydrocarbon deposits

hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy Resources and Materials Production of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, on S. 2717 ... H.R. 7242 ... September 4, 1980.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Resources and Materials Production.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Oil sands -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Oil and gas leases -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E5543 1980h
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 142 p. :
      Number of Pages142
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3919368M
      LC Control Number81600562

        Patrick Daniel, the CEO of Enbridge Inc, is bullish about the future of unconventional oil from Canada's massive tar sand deposits. And understandably so. His successful company not only operates North America's longest crude oil and liquid pipelines, but transports 12 percent of the oil that the United States imports daily from Canada. Tar sands, also called bitumen, are naturally occurring deposits of petroleum. Unlike the oil that flows out of wells, the hydrocarbons in tar sands must first be separated from the dirt by mixing.


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Production of oil from tar sand and other hydrocarbon deposits by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Resources and Materials Production. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Production of oil from tar sand and other hydrocarbon deposits: hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy Resources and Materials Production of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, on S.

Get this from a library. Facilitating and encouraging the production of oil from tar sand and other hydrocarbon deposits: report (to accompany H.R.

[United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. Oil production from tar sands deposits is occurring in other countries and many people consider the commercial production of oil from Utah tar sands to be economically viable.

This interest is reflected by the request to convert oil and gas leases to combined hydrocarbon leases, received by the Bureau of Land Management in the early 's. Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands, Second Edition, explores the importance of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and how it has grown in recent years thanks to the increased need to locate unconventional resources such as heavy oil and shale.

Unfortunately, petroleum engineers and managers aren't always well-versed in the enhancement methods that are available. Depletion of reserves is continuing at a noticeable rate and other sources of hydrocarbons are required – these include heavy oil (a type of petroleum) and tar sand bitumen.

Introduction Petroleum occurs in the microscopic pores of sedimentary rocks that form a reservoir – typically, reservoir rock consists of sand, sandstone, limestone. Scientists have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen (H2) from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields.

This can. Oil sands are actually found all over the world, and are sometimes referred to as tar sands or bituminous sands. A typical oil sands deposit in Alberta contains on average about 10% bitumen, 5% water and 85% solids, mostly in the form of coarse silica sand.

Oil sands also contain fine solids and clays, typically in the range of 10 to 30% by weight. The successful development of Canada's tar sands has triggered a rush by Shell and other oil companies to set up similar operations in Russia, Congo and.

The tar at the La Brea Tar Pits is formed from petroleum that seeped to the surface and whose lighter, more volatile components ____, leaving behind the sticky tar. Evaporated _____, located in the Mojave Desert in Nevada, was the planned repository for radioactive high.

A process for extracting crude oil from tar sands and clay-like materials. This is accomplished by adding a mixture of a trahalose lipid with water to the tar sands and subjecting the mixture to intensive agitation at 60°° C.

to form a slurry and separating the slurry to recover a crude oil/water mixture. James G. Speight PhD, DSc, in Fouling in Refineries, Tar Sand Bitumen.

The expression tar sand is commonly used in the petroleum industry to describe sandstone reservoirs that are impregnated with a heavy, viscous black crude oil that cannot be retrieved through a well by conventional production techniques (FE, ).However, the term tar sand is actually a misnomer; more.

Tar Sand Triangle Deposit Significant discovery has also taken place in the Tar Sand Triangle Deposit. Shell Oil Company conducted evaluations and even drilled some exploratory holes in the s, and several other companies, including Santa Fe Energy, Altex Oil Company, and Gulf Exploration and Production Company all conducted.

The deposits are located mainly in two areas of Utah: the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah, and central southeastern Utah. Oil sands or tar sands (also called oil-impregnated sandstones and bituminous sandstones) are, as the names imply, sandstones that are saturated or filled with black, heavy hydrocarbons or bitumen.

asphalt-like hydrocarbon). Tar sands can be mined and processed to extract the oil-rich bitumen, which must then be upgraded to become synthetic crude oil.

Unlike oil, bitumen cannot be pumped from the ground. Instead, tar sand deposits are mined, using open pit techniques, or produced by underground heating processes. The U.S. tar sands.

As the price of oil rises and as conventional hydrocarbon resources become scarcer, increased exploration and production activity is occurring in heavy-oil, tar-sands, and bitumen deposits. Although these contribute significantly to the global energy budget, they also contribute a greater share to the global carbon budget and to the detriment.

[2] About Tar Sands: Oil Shale and Tar Sands Program Environmental Impact Statement Website, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, [3] Athabasca Oil Sands: The World's Second Largest Oil Deposit.

Satellite image release by NASA Earth Observatory. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The remote northern corner of Alberta is home to the tar sands, a sprawling deposit of thick, heavy oil that is among the most greenhouse gas–intensive forms of petroleum to produce.

of this oil-sands and carbonate-bitumen work has relied on facies mapping on a regional basis, along with subsurface correlation and the development of regional sequence geologic frameworks. In this overview, the general aspects with type examples are given for each of the oil-sands and carbonate-bitumen deposits.

Oil sands, tar sands, crude bitumen, or more technically bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum 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.

Reserves and production. Alberta's oil sands has the third largest oil reserves in the world, after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Alberta's oil sands’ proven reserves equal about billion barrels (bbl).

Crude bitumen production (mined and in situ) totaled about million barrels per day (bbl/d) in The Athabasca basin is by far the largest, spanning an area of ab km². All mineable oil sands are located north of Fort McMurray, where the deposit can be found very close to the surface.

The Cold Lake basin spans an area of ab km², extending into Saskatchewan. The oil sands deposit is located to meters below the surface, making mining economically infeasible.

Canada's oil sands and heavy oil resources are among the world's great petroleum deposits. They include the vast oil sands of northern Alberta, and the heavy oil reservoirs that surround the small city of Lloydminster, which sits on the border between Alberta and extent of these resources is well known, but better technologies to produce oil from them are still being developed.

After the tar sand has been excavated, the bitumen has to be separated from the sand and then concentrated and cleaned. This crude bitumen is upgraded in a special coking unit, which produces a blend of lighter hydrocarbon fractions to yield synthetic crude, naphtha, kerosene, and gas oil.

TAR SAND DEPOSITS OF UINTA BASIN ROBERT E. COVINGTON' and KENNETH J. YOUNG1 ABSTRACT Commercial production of oil from bituminous sandstones, more commonly referred to as "Tar sands", is considered by many to be a viable project.

These so-called "heavy oil" deposits represent a very considerable reserve of oil for the future. of oil from U.S. tar sands. These activities fall into four categories: 1. Active field pilot and production operations to de­ velop and test processes for the recovery of oil from tar sands and heavy oils, 2.

Efforts to develop field tests in particular tar sand deposits or. What does the term "peak oil" mean. It represents an oil glut that occurs when conservation efforts lower demand. It is oil produced from tar sands or oil shale.

It is the heavy oil at the bottom of the well that isn't economical to pump. It is the moment in time when oil reaches its highest production. Deposits of oil sands. The largest of these deposits is in Canada.

The Athabasca Oil Sands (representing about 80% of Canada’s bitumen reserves) also happens to be the only one shallow enough to lend itself to surface mining, which, as we will see, is the primary method for removing oil sands.

The largest deposits of tar sands are found in Alberta, Canada. While tar sands have been in production since the late s, and currently account for about 5 percent of all U.S.

gasoline, production has been scaling up—which could have serious consequences for the air, water, and climate. Environmental impacts of tar sands. MAJOR TAR SAND DEPOSITS IN UTAH [From References (4) and (12)] Bitumen Deposit In-place (bbls) Uinta Basin P. Spring 4, - 4, Sunnyside 3, - 4, Hill Creek 1, Asphalt Ridge 1, Argyle Canyon - Raven Ridge - Whiterocks 65 - Central Southeast Utah Tar Sands Trian - 16, Circle Cliffs-East Flank.

The tar sand deposit immediately adjacent to the well is under-reamed to create a cavity approximately 3 feet in diameter extending the full 75 foot thickness of the tar sand deposit. A casing is run to the top of the tar sand deposit and a production tubing string is run to the bottom of the tar sand deposit.

The separation or extraction of hydrocarbons such as oil and bitumen from soil, sand, or other forms of mineral matter is a difficult and expensive process that also results in environmental problems associated with the disposal of waste products.

For example, the separation of bitumen from tar or oil sands involves large amounts of energy and. Petroleum - Petroleum - Unconventional oil: Within the vast unconventional resources category, there are several different types of hydrocarbons, including very heavy oils, oil sands, oil shales, and tight oils.

By the early 21st century, technological advances had created opportunities to convert what were once undeveloped resource plays into economic reserves. Viscous oil is recovered from tar-sand deposits by contacting the formation with a heated multiple-component solvent for the oil.

At least one solvent component is normally gaseous material such as methane, ethane, propane or butane and at least one component is normally liquid, such as pentane and higher molecular weight hydrocarbons. deep the deposits are below the surface: in-situ production or open pit mining. In-situ Production.

In-situ extraction methods are used to recover bitumen that lies too deep beneath the surface for mining (greater than 75 metres underground).

Currently, 80% of oil sands. Heavy Oil and Tar Sands. Heavy oil and tar sands are formed by the biodegradation of light oil. Most heavy oil production technology was developed in California.

The heavy oil resources of Venezuela and Canada are the Worlds largest hydrocarbon accumulations. Heavy oil and tar sands also occur in Russia, Nigeria, the Malagasy Republic and Utah. A sand body that contains heavy hydrocarbon residues such as tar or asphalt, or degraded oil that has lost its volatile components.

Hydrocarbons can be liberated from tar sands by heating and other processes, but tar sands, such as the Athabasca tar sands of Canada, are not commonly commercial because of high costs of some workers in the field of heavy oil, this term is.

"gilsonite (including all vein-type solid hydrocarbons), after "oil shale". 30 use (10) Nothing in this Act shall affect the taxable status of production "o^- from tar sand under the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act of 26 use 1 note.

(Public Law ), reduce the depletion allowance for production from tar sand, or otherwise affect. Production of unconventional oil (diluted bitumen and synthetic crude from tar sands) has grown rapidly, almost tripling between andfrom mbbl/d to mbbl/d [6], and now even surpassing that of conventional oil.

Originally, tar sands production (which began in ) was restricted to surface mining and upgrading operations. Oil shale is a type of sedimentary rock that is rich in kerogen. Kerogen is a part of rock that breaks down and releases hydrocarbons when heated. Hydrocarbons are substances made entirely of hydrogen and carbon.

Petroleum and natural gas are probably the most familiar hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons in oil shale can be used as an alternative to petroleum or natural.

U.S. Oil Sands, which has acquired the rights to produce tar sands at mines on 50 square miles of land between Salt Lake City and Moab, Utah, plans to produce 2, barrels of oil. Tar sands are sedimentary rocks containing a heavy hydrocarbon compound called bitumen, which can be refined into oil.

Unlike the oil sands deposits in Canada, oil. Example of Unconventional Oil: Oil Sands. Another example is oil sands. Also known as "tar sands," these refer to soil and rock material which contains crude bitumen, a .The Athabasca oil sands are the largest bitumen deposits in Canada.

They are only accessible to surface mining. Venezuela and the United States contain the second and third largest deposits of oil sands respectively. Venezuela’s deposits are less viscous and easier to extract, but their technology is behind that of Canada and the United.