2 edition of Bituminous Sands of Alberta. found in the catalog.
Bituminous Sands of Alberta.
Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta.
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Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every /5(16). • The diluted bitumen Alberta wants to export has chemical and combustion properties that make it far inferior to the higher-quality oil LOOP has access to from U.S. formations in the Dakotas and Texas, or OPEC countries, or North Sea producers. Tar sands/oil sands bitumen can be upgraded and refined, but that adds significant costs and.
Tar sands (also called oil sands) are a mixture of sand, clay, water, and bitumen. Bitumen is a thick, sticky, black oil that can form naturally in a variety of ways, usually when lighter oil is degraded by bacteria. Bitumen has long been used in waterproofing materials for buildings, and is most familiar today as the binding agent in road asphalt. Read Joe Sacco’s “Bitumen or Bust,” a Harrowing Comic on Climate Change The comic, reprinted from the forthcoming The Best American Comics , is an unsettling look at the oil sands of Author: Eric Vilas-Boas.
To put that into perspective, a barrel of Alberta oil is now worth $ Cdn, which is less than a Barrel of Monkeys Game, a litre of Petrelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a gram tube of. Abstract. The discussion is presented under the following section headings: occurrence and reserves; history of the Athabasca tar sands; properties and characteristics of Athabasca tar sands, including bulk properties, properties of tar sand minerals, bitumen properties, and properties of refined products; technology of the recovery of values from tar sands, including .
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Bituminous sands of northern Alberta, [Sidney Clarke, Canada. Ells] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Canada. Ells, Sidney Clarke. This book covers the written record of Alberta's oil sands - the world's second-largest petroleum resource - from to the present day.
The focus is on men and women who contributed to the enormous scientific and technological advances that enabled the oil sands sector to become a petroleum s: 1.
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McLean, acting king's printer, Bituminous sands of northern Alberta. Ottawa, F.A. Acland, Printer to the King, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Clarke Ells; Canada. Mines Branch (). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Blair, S.M.
Development of the Alberta bituminous sands. [Edmonton, Alta.: A. Shnitka, ] (OCoLC) Get this from a library. Bituminous sands of northern Alberta: occurrence and economic possibilities.
[Sidney Clarke Ells; Canada. Mines Branch ()]. The bituminous content of the sands can be extracted and used either as an asphalt, principally for road construction of various types or as a crude oil for manufacture of petroleum products.
But so long as these uses were all obviously matters of. The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The oil sands give Alberta the third largest reserves in the world, but extracting the oil is energy-intensive and destructive to the landscape.
This report provides the information used to calculate the bitumen value under the Bitumen Valuation Methodology (Ministerial) Regulation.
Updated. Ap Alberta oil sands: Bitumen Valuation Methodology (BVM) components Alternative Title Bitumen Valuation Methodology (BVM) report. Search this record. Item Description.
Order Photo. Though the focus is on bitumen from Alberta's oilsands-the largest resource in the world-the science applies to upgrading of heavy oil and petroleum residue feeds worldwide. Upgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil lays out the state of the art for engineers and scientists in the oilsands and refining industries, government personnel, academics 5/5(1).
This is an interesting and complex book. This book deals with the oil sands industry in Northern Alberta. It begins in during the economic collapse. This was also when we started to become more aware of the environmental damage being caused by this necessary industry/5(15).
Oil sands are sometimes referred to as tar sands or bituminous sands. The exact composition of Alberta's oil sands can vary greatly, even within the same geological formation. A typical oil sands deposit contains about 10% bitumen, 5% water and 85% solids.
However, the bitumen content can be as high as 20% in some areas. Fields in northern Alberta include four major deposits which underlie alm square kilometres of land.
The volume of bitumen in those sands dwarfs the light oil reserves of the entire Middle East. One of those deposits, the Athabasca oil sands, is the world's largest known crude oil resource. First explorers. Title on cover: Report on the Alberta bituminous sands "December " Bibliography: p.
2 Oil sands, tar 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. Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next years.
With an estimated billion barrels of recoverable oil at stake, the quest to develop this natural resource has been undertaken by many powerful actors, both nationally and internationally. Using research that integrates the. The chemistry of Alberta oil sands, bitumens and heavy oils Item Preview Oil sands, Bitumen, Petroleum Publisher Calgary, Alta.: Alberta Energy Research Institute prompted the writing of this book." Includes errata sheet Includes bibliographical references 2 14 48 52 Addeddate.
The Patch admirably attempts an objective account of what Turner positions as the acme of modernism, what I call the “bit-sands.” (Even the terminology is polarizing, given common parlance of “tar” or “oil” sands instead of the more technically correct but awkward “bituminous sands.”) But objectivity can be problematic even if.
Tar sands, also known as bituminous sands or oil sands, represent approximately two-thirds of the world's estimated oil reserves.Bitumen The People, Performance and Passions Behind Alberta's Oil Sands (Book): Mckenzie-Brown, Peter: This book covers the written record of Alberta's oil sands - the world's second-largest petroleum resource - from to the present day.
The focus is on men and women who contributed to the enormous scientific and technological advances that enabled the oil sands .Preliminary report on the bituminous sands of northern Alberta. Ottawa, Government Printing Bureau, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Clarke Ells; Canada.
Mines Branch ().