Syncrude Athabasca Oil Sands Mine, Alberta - Mining
Syncrude a joint venture of oil and gas companies mining the Athabasca oil sands holds eight leases covering 258,000ha, 40km north of Fort McMurray. It is ranked as the worlds largest producer of synthetic crude from oil sands and the biggest single source in Canada. The consortium runs three separate mines the original Base Mine
Oil Sands - Wajax
The unique conditions in oil sands operations require unique solutions, and Wajax has the products and expertise to support you from start to finish. Whether youre extracting oil sands via an open pit mine or in-situ thermal process, our solution-based approach will address the challenges your operation is facing safely and sustainably. From extraction to production, 
Newest oil sands mine on the Horizon - Canadian Mining
Aug 01, 2005· The company is financially strong, recording record results in 2004: $1.4 billion in earnings and $3.8 billion in cash flow, and assets of $5.0 billion at year-end. Canadian Naturals interest in mining oil sands dates from 1999 when it purchased British Petroleums oil assets in Canada, including the 46,500-ha Horizon property.
Are Canadian Tar Sands Profitable? - Oil Price
The extraction and refining processes related to tar sands cost companies mining tar sands in Canada approximately $27 per barrel. However, despite the extraction costs of oil from tar sands, in today's current market, with the purchase price of oil at $80 per barrel, the production of petroleum from tar sands is still an extremely profitable
Steam-assisted gravity drainage - Wikipedia
Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD; "Sag-D") is an enhanced oil recovery technology for producing heavy crude oil and bitumen.It is an advanced form of steam stimulation in which a pair of horizontal wells is drilled into the oil reservoir, one a few metres above the other.High pressure steam is continuously injected into the upper wellbore to heat the oil and reduce its viscosity, causing
Progress in Pipe Wear Protection E & MJ
MRO costs are a $15 billion per year expense for Canadas mining sector. A significant proportion of these high costs can be attributed to equipment wear and corrosion damagewith at least one Canadian oil sands producer reportedly estimating its overall wear-related repair costs at more than a billion dollars per year.
Land Reclamation in Canada Land Reclamation Projects
Given the long life cycle of oil sands operations (25 to 50 years for an oil sands mine, 10 to 15 years for in situ), much of the industrys land reclamation activity is still in early stages. Since oil sands operations began in the 1960s, about 8% of the active mining footprint has been or is being reclaimed.
oil sands Archives - International Mining
Canadas Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus ORegan, has announced a C$1.6 million ($1.2 million) investment in the development of an analyser able to provide near real-time measurements of the active clay content in oil sands and mine tailings. The project, led by the Saskatchewan Research Council with Suncor Energy Inc and the Northern
A Matter of Fact: Canadas oil sands can have a prosperous
Sep 04, 2020· Canadas oil sands projects are competitive with US tight oil or shale oil, which thanks to fracking technology has dramatically increased US oil production. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as of March 2020 , tight oil producers reported the break-even price of benchmark West Texas Intermediate for new wells in the Permian
In Situ Bitumen Extraction Oil Sands Magazine
Jun 30, 2016· About 80% of Alberta's bitumen reserves are too deep to be mined and must be extracted in-place (or in-situ) using steam.Bitumen is heated and pumped out of the ground, leaving most of the solids behind. In-situ extraction has a much smaller footprint than oil sands mining, uses less water, and does not produce a tailings stream.
Innovation rush in the oil sands - CIM
Sep 12, 2018· An innovative environment. Most of us think of innovation in terms of technology but innovation can happen in lots of different ways, said Dan Wicklum, chief executive of Canadas Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), formed in 2012 by 10 oil companies that account for 90 per cent of oil sands production. The COSIA model itself is
GIWs TBC-92 making a big name for itself in Canada oil
Jun 29, 2020· The province of Alberta, Canada, has the worlds third largest oil reserves and these are in the form of oil sands. Extracting and processing the oil from the sands and bed rock is a challenging process involving the removal of bituminous ore to be transported to a crushing plant.
Canadian oil sands giant testing autonomous - MINING.COM
Nov 06, 2016· The largest Canadian oil sands producer confirmed last week it has embarked on a one-year pilot project involving the use of six 400-tonne autonomous haulers in
ALBERTA OIL SANDS INDUSTRY
ALBERTA OIL SANDS INDUSTRY QUARTERLY UPDATE SUMMER 2018 Reporting period: MAR. 16, 2018 TO JUN. 21, 2018 2 Market update 4 Oil sands map 7 Resource + technology spotlight 13 Oil sands data 16 Glossary 18 Contacts Whats new 10 Projects 11 Business 12 Environment +
Slurry Pumping in the Oil Sands Industry Canadian Mining
Aug 06, 2020· In January 2020 GIW Industries Inc., a KSB Group company, commissioned its largest ever heavy duty centrifugal slurry pump for operation in Canadas oil sands, namely the TBC (Tie Bolt Construction) -92 . Named after its 92-inch (2337mm) impeller, the TBC-92 is the largest and heaviest slurry pump available in the oil sands industry and
Oil Sands Mining Alberta Energy Regulator
Oil Sands Mining Water Use Company Performance. All oil sands mining projects use a combination of river water, groundwater, and surface runoff. Companies require a Water Act licence to use any of these sources, and report the volume of water they withdraw to the Government of Albertas water use reporting system.
An Improved Approach to Production Planning and
In the current environment of historically low prices in the mining and oil industries, and with ever-increasing regulation, tax regimes and public scrutiny, profit margins for mining companies have dangerously declined - to the point where the economic viability of individual mining operations and, in some cases, entire companies are jeopardized.
Capital Expenditures Alberta Energy Regulator
Updated June 22 2020. Figure 1.8 shows both the historical and projected capital expenditures for Alberta's oil and gas and oil sands sectors. There is an option to toggle the forecast for crude oil and natural gas spending based on base and low prices, with an explanation of these cases in the oil price forecast section.. Drilling activity represents a significant portion of crude oil and
Crude Oil Extraction and Drilling Methods CAPP
Surface Mining. Oil recovery in the oil sands uses two main methods: mining or in situ, depending on how deep the oil sands deposits are. Surface mining is used when oil sands deposits lie within 70 meters (200 feet) of the earths surface. Twenty per cent of oil sands reserves are close enough to the surface to be mined.
Oil Sands changing the face of Canada - Canadian Mining
Scotford 2 could ultimately process up to 400,000 bbl/day of oil sands bitumen from the mines as well as Shells in situ oil sands projects into a range of synthetic crude oil products. AOSP has also applied to expand the Jackpine mine to 300,000 bbl/day capacity, and to build a 200,000-bbl/day mine at the Pierre River mining area.
Canadas Oil Sands Sector is an ESG Leader: Report
Jul 20, 2020· Canadas oil sands sector is producing some of the most ethical and environmentally sustainable oil barrels in the world, according to The 400 Billion Barrel Opportunity for Friendly Oil, and Canadas Evolving Role by BMO Capital Markets.. The report starkly contrasts several claims by opponents of the oil sands sector who often rely on outdated data, deliberate omissions and at times
Evolution of Mining Equipment in the Oil Sands Oil Sands
Apr 30, 2016· Syncrude began mining oil sands from Mildred Lake in 1978. Syncrude's mining operation was very similar to Suncor's, initially using draglines and bucketwheels to shovel the ore onto conveyors that transported the oil sands to the processing plant. The company transitioned to truck-and-shovel mining
Oil Sands: Economic contributions
The oil sands are a strategic resource that contributes to economic opportunity and energy security for Canada, North America and the global market. The oil sands comprise 167.2 billion barrels of crude oil 97 percent of Canadas 172.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and are a vital part of the Canadian economy.
Facts and Figures of the Canadian Mining Industry
Figure 11: Production of Synthetic Crude Oil by Oil Sands Mining Plants, Alberta and Canada, by Quantity and Value, 1998-2017 31 Figure 12: Non-Ferrous Smelters and Refineries in Canada, 2017 32 Figure 13: PCanadian Production of Selected Refined Metals, 2004-2017 34
'Revolutionary' new oil sands mining process eliminates
Jul 30, 2018· Canadas largest heavy crude oil producer estimates that greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by as much as 40 per cent. On our oil sands right now, we sit at approximately 5% greater than the US average barrel of crude [the benchmark against which crude oil
Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development in Alberta
Sep 22, 2009· In situ development, which is generally more carbon-intensive than mining, results in emission rates between 99 and 176 kilograms of CO2 equivalent per barrel. 10 Although there is a high degree of variation, industry average emissions for oil sands production and upgrading are estimated to be 3.2 to 4.5 times as intensive per barrel as
Home of the oil sands eyes cleaner future as - MINING.COM
Aug 13, 2020· A facility the company aims to build in the next two years could produce 500 tons per day at a cost of about 10 Canadian cents (7.6 cents) a kilogram,
Mining Materials Wear and Corrosion Consortium
The NRC works with industry partners along the value chain, connecting material and equipment suppliers to mining companies and oil sands producers with shared precompetitive cost containment goals. We let end users define research priorities, channeling the applied research efforts of NRC and Canadian suppliers towards the immediate operational needs of companies in the field.
Mining for Bitumen Oil Sands Magazine
Jun 30, 2016· Mined oil sands normally contains from 7 to 13% bitumen by weight. The oil sands is trucked to the Ore Preparation Plant using large heavy haulers. A typical truck load is about 350 to 400 tonnes. Each truck dumps the oil sands load into hopper, feeding into a crusher or sizer. Oil sands mining operations run 24/7.
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Oil Sand Operations Industry Services APEX Equipment Ltd.
The tough conditions in oil sands operations require tough solutions. The challenges of moving bitumen and handling viscous liquids with a high solids content, at high temperatures, require specialized, innovative solutions.For bitumen, slurry, steam condensate and waste water treatment, APEX Equipment can keep your operations running smoothly with minimum downtimes and lower life cycle costs
Canada's oil sands industry is taking a big hit » Yale
Mar 05, 2021· Oil sands make up 97% of Canadas proven oil reserves, and they have been a major economic driver for Canada. But the oil is expensive to extract and process, and it has a lower market value compared to U.S. crude oil. The Keystone XL pipeline would add capacity to transport Canadian oil
Canadian Natural Resources - Oil Sands Mining & Upgrading
The Horizon Oil Sands include a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant, complemented by on-site bitumen upgrading with associated infrastructure to produce high quality SCO. In late 2017, the Phase 3 expansion was completed at Horizon, the final step in the Company's transition to a Long Life Low Decline asset base.
Canadian Oil Sands Supply Costs and Development Projects
Jul 26, 2019· A majority of oil sands companies keeps deferring new projects in the short term, focusing instead on sustaining existing facilities and lowering costs of production. From 2019 to 2039, it is projected that almost C$126 billion (initial and sustaining) will be invested into mining
Oil Sands: Canadian Producers Practice Cost Control E & MJ
In a report last year comparing Albertas oil sands with U.S. shale oil, Scotiabank Economics estimated that existing oil sands mining operations have break-even full cycle costs of $60$65/bbl, although pointing out that new projects are considerably higher at $100/bbl if upgrading is included.
OIL SANDS PROCESSING PLANT AVAILABILITY AND
Oil sands companies are facing great challenges in oil sands production and process plant maintenance. Oil sands production is very different from conventional crude oil production. The process of mining, extracting and upgrading an oil sands resource is complex and involves high operating costs. In addition, being a developing industry, oil
Oil Sands Extraction and Processing - Natural Resources Canada
Currently, 20% of oil sands reserves are accessible via mining techniques. Large shovels scoop the oil sand into trucks which then move it to crushers where the large clumps of earth are processed. Once the oil sand is crushed, hot water is added so it can be pumped to the extraction plant. At the extraction plant more hot water is added to
The Future of the Canadian Oil Sands
constraining production growth from the oil sands. Section 3 tackles the cost of oil sands production, with a focus on inflation and production technology. Section 4 discusses the economic attractiveness for investors of the oil sands in the near and long term and summarizes what role the resource could play in future global supply.
Canada's oil sands industry is taking a big hit » Yale
Mar 05, 2021· Oil sands make up 97% of Canadas proven oil reserves, and they have been a major economic driver for Canada. But the oil is expensive to extract and process, and it has a lower market value compared to U.S. crude oil. The Keystone XL pipeline would add capacity to transport Canadian oil from sparsely populated Alberta to major consuming centers.
Oil Sands Mining Equipment Built Tough - MINING.COM
Sep 01, 2010· Steve Brosseau, general manager for mining at SMS Equipment, Canadas largest dealer, says that when oil sands operations were running full
Homepage Canadas Oil Sands Innovation Alliance - COSIA
May 11, 2021· Canadas Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) Mailing Address 520 5th Avenue SW, Suite 1700 Calgary, Alberta T2P 3R7. Phone: 403.444.5282 Email: [email protected]