In Canada extraction of oil from oil sand is conducted thus:
1. In the open (career) way at localisation of oil sand to 100 metres depth;
2. Drilling of chinks at localisation of oil sand 100 metres are deeper.
At an open way oil sand are loaded on dump-body trucks by means of dredges which is transported by oil sand on the processing enterprise. There oil sand are crushed, mix up with water and are warmed up, then by means of various influences (rotary, vortical, vibrating, etc.) oil is taken. Technologies which are applied at oil extraction in Canada, demand heavy expenses of energy and water from lakes, including on heating of a mix of water with oil sand.
The example of such technology is more low resulted.
Hatch wins Fort Hills Phase II energy project
Hatch will complete front-end conceptual engineering for the Fort Hills Phase II Project in the Alberta oil sands.
The $14-billion Fort Hills project is a strategic investment for owners Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc., Teck Cominco and UTS Energy.
Last year Hatch was awarded Phase I, the front-end engineering design for the ore-preparation plant which is designed to produce 165 kBPCD for the upgrader by 2011. Phase II will double the capacities of the mine and upgrader, and has a planned startup of late 2013 or early 2014.
For further information, please contact Bob Mady: BMady@hatchenergy.com
It is necessary to search for new cheap and non-polluting technologies!