Oil Sands

Surprising to many, Canada is the No. 1 oil exporter to the United States. Increasingly, these supplies come from Canada’s oil sands in northern Alberta. That province’s estimated oil sands deposits are in excess of 1.7 trillion barrels of crude bitumen. More than $91 billion has been invested in the oil sands in recent years and over $170 billion in oil sands-related projects. Venezuela and California are also heavy oil producers.

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US producing, exporting more slurry oil

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Economics act against CCS retrofits

Oct 4, 2010 Economics will likely prevent retrofitting carbon capture and sequestration technologies to existing power plants with a capture efficiency <40% and a residual life <15 years.

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Oct 4, 2010 International News for oil and gas professionals

IHS CERA: Oil sands GHG emissions lower than perceived

Oct 4, 2010 Fuels made from Canadian oil sands have lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than many commonly cited estimates, said IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) in a new analysis.

Amadeus basin drilling has unconventional, conventional targets

Oct 4, 2010 Perth-based explorer Central Petroleum Ltd. has temporarily put aside teasing that resulted from its recent Ooraminna-2 gas appraisal well in the eastern Amadeus basin southeast of Alice Springs to concentrate on a rank wildcat oil prospect some 600 km to the west and close to the Northern Territory/Western Australian border.

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Sep 27, 2010

IHS CERA: Oil sands GHG emissions lower than perceived

Sep 23, 2010

Fuels made from Canadian oil sands have lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than many commonly cited estimates, said IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) in a new analysis.

CGES questions beliefs supporting oil price

Sep 20, 2010

Investors in oil futures contracts appear to be acting on five beliefs, not all of them sound, and thereby holding oil prices above levels supported by market fundamentals, says the Center for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London.

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Sep 20, 2010 International News for oil and gas professionals

Athabasca Oil Sands to buy Excelsior Energy

Sep 13, 2010

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. said it entered into an agreement to purchase oil sands company Excelsior Energy Ltd. for $144 million (Can.).

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Sep 13, 2010

Enbridge signs agreement with Husky for Sunrise facilities

Sep 10, 2010

Enbridge Inc. has entered into an agreement to provide pipeline and terminaling services to the proposed Husky Energy-operated Sunrise Oil Sands Project.

Innovations push bitumen mining, economics; cut environmental effects

Sep 6, 2010 Over the years various innovations have improved the economics for mining bitumen and reduced the effects of the mining operation on the environment in the Athabasca region of Northern Alberta.

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