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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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The Rubble reservoir heavy oil project that uses steam injection for EOR has been a technical success.
Because of its highly viscous composition, heavy oil requires a different - and often more technologically advanced - refining process than that which is used for conventional oil.
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 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.
Bahraini Oil Minister Abdul-Hussain Mirza told the Heavy Oil World MENA conference on June 2010 Middle Eastern heavy grades accounted for 28% of the world's total recoverable oil reserves.
New to the programme this year are a set of engaging E-poster presentations and roundtable discussions, covering topics that span the entire heavy oil value chain, a press release said.
A high-level delegation led by Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary Ministry of Oil and Gas toured the exhibition, which will run until Wednesday, where regional and international NOCs, IOCs, service and technology providers are showcasing the best technologies, products and services for the heavy oil sector.
Specialists joining the Congress include Dr SM Farouq Ali, Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston, and a widely respected veteran within the heavy oil and oil sands sector, who will address conference attendees on crucial topics including heavy oil development in the era of increasing shale production.
We expect to engage in a meaningful discussion on how to meet increasing demand for higher quality products, and keep refinery technologies and infrastructure updated to upgrade heavy oil efficiently.
Power plant-exclusive bio-heavy oil produces almost no sulfur oxides, and when compared to heavy oil it emits 39 percent less nitrogen oxide, 28 percent less fine dust and 85 percent less greenhouse gases, according to research from the Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority.