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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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.
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).
Oil Sands Inc is a company focused on oil sands exploration and production in Utah.
Though oil sands projects are at the higher end of the cost spectrum of the oil & gas industry, the market fundamentals are currently strong enough to encourage significant levels of investment.
The report provides profiles of 20 leading oil sand producer companies along with other smaller players in the market.
You will gain valuable insights into the future developments of the oil sands industry by ordering The Oil Sands Market 2011-2021 report today.
Two other oil sand related activities will affect the Company in the near future.
The report provides an overview of the oil sands industry in Canada and analyses some of the major drivers and challenges, project economics of oil sands projects, historic and projected bitumen and synthetic crude production, some of the major existing and planned oil sands projects, financial deal activity, and the competitive landscape in the industry.
com/research/4d6a85/environmental_haza) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Environmental Hazards May Restrain Future Growth Of Oil Sands Industry in Canada" to their offering.
The future growth of oil sand production is influenced by a number of factors such as the price of Canadian crude oil, the capacity of pipelines out of Alberta and access to other export infrastructure such as railways and shipping routes to international markets.