heavy oil recovery Articles

  • Ivey-sol technology has potential to increase oil recovery of oil-sands waste by 15-25 percent

    Alberta’s oil sands are comprised of one of the world's largest sources of bitumen, containing an estimated 1.6 trillion barrels. About two tonnes of oil sands must be dug up and processed to produce one barrel of oil. Oil sands recovery processes include extraction and separation systems to remove bitumen from sand and water. Separating the oil from the sand is difficult and costly, and getting ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves environmental concerns for heavy equipment, maintenance and washdown facilities

    Beckwith Machinery Company of Murraysville, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in America, with 11 sales, service and manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Beckwith's Cranberry, Pennsylvania facility also has a large rental business. When the machines are returned, many are loaded with mud, grease and oil. The mud can be removed simply by washing the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Common challenges relative to the use of Decanter Centrifuges for barite recovery in the oil & gas industry

    When centrifuges are properly deployed, they can have dramatic effects on drilling performance. In fact, without them, many of the advances made in drilling would not have been considered achievable. Classically, we believe that centrifuges can achieve two common goals: Reduce the content of drilled fines, specifically colloidal solids, and Perform barite recovery in order to reduce ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • In Situ electromagnetic heating for hydrocarbon recovery and environmental remediation

    Introduction Thermal recovery methods, as applied in heavy oil and oil sand deposits, and in environmental remediation, have the common objective of accelerating the hydrocarbon recovery process. Raising the temperature of the host formation reduces the oil and bitumen viscosity, and, in environmental remediation, increases vapour pressure. These effects assist in sweeping the substances ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Mercury recovery from industrial waste and toxic residues of natural gas drilling

    econ's client in the east of Germany is one of the few specialised companies in Europe for the treatment of mercury contaminated waste. Typical input material for this type of treatment is sludge from the natural gas industry or other residues from chemical processes, i.e. contaminated filter cake from waste water treat-ment. Among their most important clients are Shell, ExxonMobil, Wintershall ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Client - Oil Refinery, Eastern Europe

    Project - Heavy Oil Pre-Heater As part of an overall facility upgrade this major oil refinery decided to seek ways of reducing its heavy oil pre-heating costs. A proposal was submitted that would enable waste heat from the refinery to be used as the source to safely pre-heat the stored heavy oil. The solution proposed the use of a gas to water recovery unit coupled to two heat pipe ...


    By Econotherm UK Ltd

  • Case study - Oil and gas production

    Problem The largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America was in search of new technologies to maintain the pollution control efficiency at their natural gas treatment facility. In typical gas plants, the well head natural gas needs to be treated to remove water, CO2, any ...

  • Ohmsett Trains Oil Spill Responders

    Abstract Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility, located in Leonardo, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing independent and objective performance testing of full-scale oil spill response equipment; improving technologies through research and development; and for providing realistic training to response personnel. The U.S. Minerals Management Service manages the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Simple method estimates the variation of oil production rate with oil–water viscosity ratio and water injection rate

    The proper design and maintenance of waterfloods requires comprehension of how viscous oil can be displaced by water, and how oil recovery can be optimised. In this work, simple predictive tools are developed to rapidly investigate the variation of heavy oil production rate with oil water viscosity ratio and water injection rate for 5–spot waterflood. Estimations are found to be in excellent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Oil refinery vapour gas case study

    1.0 Evaluation of Refinery Gases Various refinery gases are generated in the process of oil refining. These vary, depending upon the type of crude oil being distilled, such as Reduced Crude distillation, or Naphtha cracker. For the purposes of this case study the description and range of refinery gases are those gases produced from refining Crude Oil and Reduced Crude only. Crude ...

  • McLaren/Hart Inc. has success cleaning hydraulic oil

    McLaren/Hart, Inc., a full-service environmental engineering company with offices across the United States, was tasked with bringing a cost-effective solution for the automation and expeditious recovery of a heavy gear oil / quench oil from the subsurface of an automotive manufacturing facility. After evaluating several active recovery systems that would meet the free-product recovery objectives ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

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