bituminous sand


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bituminous sand

[bī′tü·mə·nəs ′sand]
(geology)
Sand containing bituminous-like material, such as the tar sands at Athabasca, Canada, from which oil is extracted commercially.
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Alberta and Saskatchewan use coal-fired electricity and, since the nineties, A1berta has been extracting large amounts of oil from bituminous sands (oil sands).
Pasternack, "Hot Water Separation of Bitumen from Alberta Bituminous Sand," Ind.
226]Ra, that is generally associated with petroleum from decay of uranium and thorium is noted in the bituminous sands in relatively low concentration.
1980): Geotechnical investigation of the Ondo State bituminous sands.
Such projects may include oil produced from tar sands, also referred to as oil sands, or bituminous sands, which are a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen.
Tar sands or bituminous sands, are composed of varying combinations of bitumen, clay, sand and water, which is refined into synthetic crude or refined into petroleum products.
There has always been a fascination with the North, with the exploration and activities of the early fur traders, the experiences of pioneers who opened up the Peace River area, and with the wealth of natural resources such as bituminous sands and timber.
Oil Sands, also known as tar sands and bituminous sands, have emerged as a source of unconventional petroleum resources.
Oil sands, commonly known as tar sands or bituminous sands, are being hailed as a type of unconventional deposit of petroleum.
Oil Shale is concerned with geology, mining, genesis, composition, methods of processing and combustion, economics and utilization of oil shale and bituminous sands, as well as with problems of environment protection.
In the past, the cost of producing oil from bituminous sands in these smaller deposits has been prohibitive, however, with the development of new extraction methods the projected recovery costs have been reduced to a level at which oil from bituminous sands can compete with oil from conventional sources," Mr.
In the past, the cost of producing oil from bituminous sands has been prohibitive, however, with the development of "in situ" (thermal) recovery methods the projected recovery costs have been reduced to a level at which oil from bituminous sands can compete with oil from conventional sources.