Oil Sands Technology An Overview

  • Posted on May 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm

In simple terms heavy oil is any type of unrefined crude oil that is very thick and viscous to flow by itself easily. A kind of thinner is needed to be used to make the heavy oil flow. The thinner is called as diluents and allows the diluted oil to flow freely through the pipelines of an oil refinery. Heavy oil extraction is known more popularly as . The largest deposits of oil sands are found in Canada as well as over 30 countries the world over. The key energy supply of heavy oil is called as oil sands, tar sands or energy sands. These oil sands are utilized in order to extract the heavy oil throughout the world.

Conventionally the production of oil sands consisted of strip mining wherein the sands that contained oil bearing substance called Bitumen, were dug up in enormous measures uncovering the land. This bitumen was then injected with hot steam water to be separated from heavy crude oil and the sand byproduct. This technique of oil extraction was criticized by environmental groups as wasteful and destructive. Since land was dug up and then natural gas was used to heat the water. The method of oil extraction was condemned as too resource intensive and expensive process.

But recently new oil sands extraction technologies have been developed which enables the reduction of both water and natural gas use. New technologies like Electro Thermal technology and Solvent Extraction technology are easier and reduce green gas emission. Importance of Utah oil sands is on rise today as larger part of world depends on this natural resource for their fuel consumption needs.

The petroleum products distribution is carried out at MCW’S patented oil sands extraction technology. MCW Oil Sands Recovery is an LLC owned as a patented, environmentally-safe, continuous flow closed-loop technology that specializes in the extraction of oil from an extensive range of oil and other hydrocarbon sediment types.

The technologies from MCW Energy Group can be successfully applied to “water-wet” deposits like oil sands projects in Alberta, Canada as well as to the “oil-wet” deposits like the resources usually found in Utah. This is a distinctive technology that can be applied even in the remote desert areas where water is scarce as no water is used during the entire process. The total process is safe and free of greenhouse gas production making it widely acceptable. This oil sands technology does not require high temperature during the process in addition to being proficient of extracting 99% of all hydrocarbon content.