Processing oilsands bitumen is Syncrude's R&D focus

04/23/2001
Click here to view Typical product propertiesThis survey is in PDF format and will open in a new windowSyncrude Canada Ltd. is investing in various bitumen-upgrading research and development (R&D) programs to expand its market share and meet challenges related to bitumen upgrading.Syncrude is focusing on three areas of R&D: bitumen chemistry, process improvements, and product-quality improvements.The company produces a synthetic crude oil (SCO), called Syncrude Sweet Blend (SSB), from Athabasca oilsands bitumen in northern Alberta.Since the operation started up in 1978, the SSB production rate has increased from 55,000 b/d in 1979 to 223,000 b/d in 1999. The 1999 production is equivalent...
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