Oil Sand Production Processes


  • James Speight, Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal, Energy Sources. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

The combination of global warming and peak oil has made finding alternative sources of energy more important than ever. Written in an easy-to-read format, Oil Sands Production Processes provide the reader with an understandable overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of oil sands. The various chapters have been written to include the latest developments in the oil sands industry, including evolving and new processes as well as the various environmental regulations.
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Operations engineers, Production engineers, Geologists and Research and development engineers


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-404572-9

Table of Contents

  1. Oil Characteristics
  2. Surface Mining and Processing
  3. Surface Mining
  4. Water Extraction Process
  5. Solvent Extraction Processes
  6. Thermal Cracking
  7. In Situ Processes
  8. Cyclic Steam Stimulation and Related Methods