heavy crude


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heavy crude

[′hev·ē ′krüd]
(petroleum engineering)
Crude oil having a high proportion of viscous, high-molecular-weight hydrocarbons, and often having a high sulfur content.
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Now, heavy crude in the Middle East was available at a discount.
RIL had signed a 15-year heavy crude oil supply contract and an MoU with PDVSA to further develop Venezuela's heavy oilfields.
The country's State Oil Marketing Organisation (Somo) did not allocate any supply of Basra Heavy crude in May, indicating a delay, four industry sources familiar with the matter said.
Later Patra explained: "PDVSA will provide us [with] technology for bringing out the heavy crude oil as well as making it useable as feedstock in power plants".
After the heavy crude is separated from the sand and clay, it is mixed with a lighter petroleum product to help it flow easily through pipelines.
GSAE is developing technology to reduce the carbon footprint, minimise environmental impact and transform the economic performance of this new generation of heavy crude oil refining processes.
Figure 2-1: International Light Crude - Heavy Crude Price Differentials - Western Canada, Maya, Arabian Heavy, Brent, WTI (1983-2011)(%)
Venezuela has the world's largest proven crude oil reserve and investment into the development of heavy crude oil/extra heavy crude oil is expected.
However, if any entity offers buy-back or finance investments on non-associated or heavy crude oilfields, we will welcome the offers," Qalebani explained.
This collection of twenty-four articles on heavy crude oil provides an overview of the science and technology surrounding the effective extraction and use of this viscous petroleum product.
Oil-rich states, such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, are working hard to bring on stream more of the heavy crude oil deposits, and Iran and Iraq are set to follow suit.
signed a joint-venture agreement that will require a $20 billion investment to pump and refine heavy crude oil at the Junin 4 block of the Orinoco Belt.