Oil Sand Production Processes

Oil Sand Production Processes

1st Edition - October 19, 2012

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  • Author: James Speight
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124045521

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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.

Key Features

  • Overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of oil sands
  • Updates on the evolving processes and new processes
  • Evolving and new environmental regulations regarding oil sands production processes

Readership

Operations engineers, Production engineers, Geologists and Research and development engineers

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    Chapter 1. Definitions

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Definitions

    1.3 Recovery of Petroleum, Heavy Oil, and Oil Sand Bitumen

    1.4 Rationalization of the Definitions

    References

    Chapter 2. Occurrence and Properties

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Occurrence and Reserves

    2.3 Mineralogy and Properties of Oil Sand

    2.4 Properties of Oil Sand Bitumen

    References

    Chapter 3. Oil Sand Mining

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Oil Sand Mining

    3.3 Bitumen Separation

    3.4 Other Processes

    References

    Chapter 4. Nonthermal Methods of Recovery

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Primary and Secondary Recovery Methods

    4.3 Enhanced Oil Recovery

    References

    Chapter 5. Thermal Methods of Recovery

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Nonmining Methods

    References

    Chapter 6. Upgrading During Recovery

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Refinery Upgrading

    6.3 In Situ Upgrading

    6.4 Field Upgrading

    References

    Chapter 7. Environmental Impact

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Surface Disturbance

    7.3 Water

    7.4 Greenhouse Gases

    7.5 The Future

    References

    Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2012
  • Published: October 19, 2012
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124045521

About the Author

James Speight

James Speight
Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal Energy

Sources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

James Speight is also a Consultant, Author and Lecturer on energy and environmental issues. He has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, both from University of Manchester. James has worked for various corporations and research facilities including Exxon, Alberta Research Council and the University of Manchester. With more than 45 years of experience, he has authored more than 400 publications--including over 50 books--reports and presentations, taught more than 70 courses, and is the Editor on many journals including the Founding Editor of Petroleum Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

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.

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