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heavy oil

[′hev·ē ′ȯil]
(materials)
The high-boiling, relatively viscous fractions of petroleum or coal tar oils.
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Tatweer Petroleum has a heavy oil venture that has proved successful, he said.
However, Oman and Kuwait have been successful in tapping into this resource and exploiting it commercially, he said adding that Bahrain has its own schemes to develop heavy oil, especially in view of the fact that conventional resources will become scarce one day and "we will have to tap into heavy oil".
The firm will use its well pad design, that was created in response to concerns about rising costs for heavy oil facilities, to deliver savings by eliminating costs related to engineering, procurement and project management.
DGM World Energy, organizer of the conference said that the conference provides an ideal platform for the heavy oil, front and end users to share knowledge, review modern technologies andbusiness opportunities, as well as challenges.
This HTL process can be located in the heavy oil field, completely integrated with upstream field operations.
Production of heavy oil in the Western world was barely growing.
The event will be a regional gathering of the leading international experts involved in the development of the business and technology in the heavy oil sector, including upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (processing and conversion).
Furthermore, heavy oil is hard to recover and challenging to process because the production and the market value of heavy crude oil is faced with many technical and commercial hurdles, due to their extremely high viscosity (greater than 1000 cP), low American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity (less than 20oAPI), poor mobility, high carbon to hydrogen atomic ratio (i.
The Mitsue Pipeline will transport condensate from various sources in north western Alberta to heavy oil producers operating north of Slave Lake, Alberta for use by producers to dilute heavy oil prior to transport.
The region is not yet a hot-spot for heavy oil extraction, compared to established giants in bitumen such as Canada and Venezuela.
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) plans to start producing heavy oil in the fiscal year of 2015/2016 at a rate of 60,000 barrels per day, its chairman said on Monday.
The Iranian deputy oil minister Noureldin Shahnazi Zadeh and Tehran's ambassador to Manama, Hossein Amir Abdollahian met Bahrain's Oil and Gas Minister Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, on the Sidelines of the Heavy Oil International Conference in Bahrain.