Bitumen production from crude oil

A significant portion of this crude is derived from heavy oil sands bitumen produced in Alberta and primarily processed in the Midwest. Western Canada's plans 

Production. In addition to being found naturally in seeps and the oil sands, bitumen can be produced by removing lighter fractions from crude oil during the refining process. Fractions that are removed are liquid petroleum gas, gasoline, and diesel. Once crude oil has been extracted from the ground, the production of bitumen can begin. Petroleum Bitumen, normally called “Bitumen” or “Asphalt” is produced by refining crude oil. Used as a binder in road-building products, it is a very viscous, black or dark brown material. The crude oil is pumped from storage tanks, where it is kept at about 60°C, through a heat exchanger system Total raw bitumen accounted for 85.7 per cent of combined crude oil (excluding pentanes plus) and raw bitumen produced in 2017. Mining Project Highlights Virtually all oil sands mines had year-over-year production gains in 2017, with the exception of Syncrude Canada’s (Syncrude’s) Aurora oil sands mine, which experienced an unplanned outage at its Mildred Lake upgrader in mid-March. Bitumen is produced by fractional distillation of crude oil. Usually, distillation is done in two steps. First the crude oil is heated up to 300-350°C and introduced into an atmospheric distillation column. Lighter fractions like naphtha, kerosene and gas oil are separated from the crude oil at different heights in the column.

[A]. Natural gas volumes are converted into oil equivalent using a factor of 5,800 scf per barrel. [B]. Includes natural gas liquids. Reflects 100% of production 

Bitumen is produced by fractional distillation of crude oil. Usually, distillation is done in two steps. First the crude oil is heated up to 300-350°C and introduced into an atmospheric distillation column. Lighter fractions like naphtha, kerosene and gas oil are separated from the crude oil at different heights in the column. Bitumen is not extracted, it is a final residue after distillation & processing of crude oil. Petroleum Bitumen, normally called “Bitumen” or “Asphalt” is produced by refining crude oil. Used as a binder in road-building products, it is a very viscous, black or dark brown material. Once the bitumen is fluid enough, it can be recovered from an oil well, analogous to conventional crude oil recovery. Cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) was developed first as a method for the in situ production of bitumen from deeper oilsands deposits. This technique is still used when the reservoir has poor vertical permeability. Bitumen Upgrading After the bitumen is extracted from the oil sand it still requires extra processing, or upgrading, before it can be sold to refineries and turned into products such as fuel. Upgrading is done by coking the bitumen, hydro-processing it, or a combination of the two. projects / bitumen production notes: 1 mining/in-situ capacity = barrels of bitumen per calendar day • upgrader capacity = barrels of synthetic crude oil per calendar day 2 pre-fid = awaiting final investment decision (fid) 3 c&su = currently in commissioning & start-up phase 4 capital expenditures for 2018/2019 estimated values

Bitumen refers to an oil-based non crystalline solid substance produced naturally or from crude oil refining. Bitumen is mostly composed of highly condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. After refining, Bitumen is the more viscous, heaviest and thickest petroleum derivative.

8 Aug 2013 Whereas conventional crude oil flows freely, bitumen does not. At room Bitumen Company and Abasand Oils Ltd produced asphalt from the  20 Feb 2019 Crude oil and the solid oils (petroleum bitumen) and liquid can be seen. produce other products such as plastics, foams and crude oil refining  10 Dec 2012 More and more petroleum is flowing from Alberta's vast oil sands deposits than $52 billion worth of crude oil in 2011 because it's "one of the few places Thus far, the majority of bitumen production has been via mining but,  16 Dec 2016 Production. Crude oil is refined through a distillation process that heats up the oil in a large tank and collects the vapors that are produced at  Production. In addition to being found naturally in seeps and the oil sands, bitumen can be produced by removing lighter fractions from crude oil during the refining process. Fractions that are removed are liquid petroleum gas, gasoline, and diesel. Once crude oil has been extracted from the ground, the production of bitumen can begin.

There is a paradoxical consequence of the financial crisis: To produce bitumen is more attractive than ever. In the last six months prices for crude oil and, 

Bitumen is produced by fractional distillation of crude oil. Usually, distillation is done in two steps. First the crude oil is heated up to 300-350°C and introduced into an atmospheric distillation column. Lighter fractions like naphtha, kerosene and gas oil are separated from the crude oil at different heights in the column. Once the bitumen is fluid enough, it can be recovered from an oil well, analogous to conventional crude oil recovery. Cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) was developed first as a method for the in situ production of bitumen from deeper oilsands deposits.

Table 3.1 shows Canadian crude oil production in 2016. Western Canada produced around 2.4. MM BPD of oil sands based crude oil in 2016 (including bitumen 

6 Feb 2019 The government of Alberta has ordered and approved rules for curtailment of the production of crude oil and crude bitumen in Alberta. tar sand bitumen are taken into account, the balance shifts. Venezuela and ments in production of crude oil (see chapter: General Methods of Oil. Recovery). Canadian oil sands bitumen contains no naphtha, about % gas oils, and 5 % vacuum bottoms, as well as many "nasty" materials such as sulfur, nitrogen,  Petroleum Bitumen, normally called “Bitumen” or “Asphalt” is produced by refining crude oil. Used as a binder in road-building products, it is a very viscous,  

3 Sep 2019 This crude bitumen is the prime feedstock for petroleum production from tar sands (or oil sands) currently under development in Alberta. Produced bitumen is diluted by condensate (ultra-light crude oil) to make diluted bitumen (equivalent to heavy oil) to be sold in the North America region via