Re: Oil Sands are Alberta staplesJul 23rd, 2011
Mining is not feasible with 200m of overburden..it will be produced by SAGD methods....
"shut down the oil sands" haha kind of a silly site...ain't gonna happen...
Yes I believe there is one in Regina as well but it would use heavy or light crude for feedstock..
Some processes use steam injection to heat it up so it will flow. Venezuela uses natural gas to be used to pressure up the hole so it flows, when the hole is dead the gas is collected and sent to market. I'm not sure if we do that method or not
In the find below would it be mined or pumped? 200M overburden
Tar Sands slowly Expanding into northwest Saskatchewan | Oil Sands Truth: Shut down the Tar Sands (external - login to view)
www.wbpc.ca/assets/File/2011%...0and%20Gas.pdf (external - login to view)