Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen. Roger M. Butler
ISBN: 0139149538,9780139149535 | 496 pages | 13 Mb
Thermal Recovery of Oil and Bitumen Roger M. Butler
A CNOOC limited offshore project, and Sunshine Oilsands' research of the 'multi-component thermal fluid thermal recovery technology' gives a possible indication that it could work economically in bitumen reservoirs,” co-chairman Songning Shen said in a press release. 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. Regulatory approval has been received for the construction and operation of a two-stage bitumen recovery scheme using steam-assisted gravity drainage. For example, this layout is taken from the application of 100% recovery, but EROEI may be less than SAGD. Daybreak extends drilling program to seven wells at California oil project May 17, 2013 Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. That's more than A 5 page research article on electrically stimulated oil recovery from 2000. If successful, a commercial project would begin in 2014 with expected production in 2016. The company, through a secretive Calgary-based subsidiary called Sure Northern Energy Ltd., is working to unlock an estimated 60 billion barrels of raw bitumen — more than 100 kilometres west of the oil sands epicentre around Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta. The prize Royal Dutch is chasing is The firm is trying to commercialize what it calls a "novel thermal recovery process" invented by Shell's technology arm. The process is a non-thermal, mechanical land chemical closed-loop process to recover bitumen, and the chemical used in the process is non-toxic and biodegradable. Shell, for instance, is working on a "novel thermal recovery process"--embedding large electric heaters in the deposits and literally cooking the earth. Albertans have always known that in the northern part of their province, there are vast deposits of bitumen--black, tarlike goo that is mixed with sand, clay, water and oil. A tiny Canadian oilsands company has struck a deal with a subsidiary of China's state-owned oil corporation, agreeing to trade information on oilsands technology and potential exploration efforts. 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. There are approximately 2.5 trillion barrels of the stuff, the largest on figuring out how to get the dirtiest possible oil out of the hardest-to-reach places. ET Energy's Electro Thermal technology could be used to pump out 600 billion barrels of Alberta's oil sands bitumen. Shen, Co-Chairman, said "this technology has been proven successful in an CNOOC limited offshore project, and Sunshine Oilsands' research of the "multi-component thermal fluid thermal recovery technology" gives a possible indication that it could work economically in bitumen reservoirs". Baytex's current asset portfolio includes thermal recovery projects at Seal in the Peace River Oil Sands and at Kerrobert in southwest Saskatchewan. The 1800-bpd Saleski pilot began production in 2011 and is considered the world's first carbonate project using thermal horizontal well recovery for bitumen. Baytex plans a pilot study in 2013. Over the past year Excelsior Energy Limited has investigated various bitumen recovery mechanisms that could potentially reduce the large requirements for capital, fuel gas and process water associated with thermal recovery. Covering the spectrum, Speight explains the current methods of recovery for heavy oil and tar sand bitumen technology, broken down by thermal and non-thermal methods.