oil sand


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oil sand

[′ȯil ‚sand]
(geology)
An unconsolidated, porous sand formation or sandstone containing or impregnated with petroleum or hydrocarbons.
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Some estimates pin Utah's oil sand potential at 32 billion barrels of oil.
Oil sands account for nearly 50% of Canada's total oil production, and oil sand production is increasing as conventional oil production declines.
According to the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), Canada's oil sand resources are estimated to hold as much as 175 billion barrels of recoverable bitumen with current technologies.
Instead, the oil sand is collected and brought to a refining facility where the particulates are removed and the bitumen is converted to synthetic oil or other petroleum products.
This time the triggering mechanism is the tremendous petroleum reserve contained in Canada's oil sands (formerly known as tar sands).
The oil sands are located in four main geographic areas of northern Alberta: Athabasca, Cold Lake, Peace River and Wabasca.
2/barrel]) from oil sands are significantly higher than that from conventional oil production.
The three separate research projects sit within COSIA s Water Environment Priority Area, one of four focus areas for COSIA and will contribute to reducing water use and increasing water-recycling rates at oil sands mining and in-situ operations.
After the drop in oil prices from over $100 per barrel and the ongoing economic recession, how likely is it that Canadian oil sands development will be slowed because of revised investment strategies by the major oil companies?
Oil Sands Inc is a company focused on oil sands exploration and production in Utah.
Oil Sand Resources Canadian Oil Sand Resources History of Development Role of Industry and Government U.
74%), Imperial Oil Resources, Sinopec Oil Sands Partnership (9.