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Orinoco Belt Surface Mining Oil Sand

Extra heavy oil which is what some of the oil in the Orinoco Belt is has a viscosity of 10000 cps about the same viscosity as corn syrup. Due to the high viscosity of the oil the recovery rate of the heavy oil is low. Low recovery rate is one of the disadvantages of heavy and extra heavy oil mining.

  • World Distribution Of Heavy Oils And Tar Sands

    World Distribution Of Heavy Oils And Tar Sands

    Aug 25 2018 One of the largest petroleum reserves in the world is a heavy oil field in the Orinoco Belt in eastern Venezuela. Although sometimes called a tar sand reserve this enormous heavy oil deposit is nonbituminous. The U.S. Geological Survey has estimated that the recoverable heavy oil in this reserve concentrated in a strip some 700 km 435 miles.

  • Oil sands Geology Page

    Oil sands Geology Page

    Jul 07 2015 The Orinoco Belt in Venezuela is sometimes described as oil sands but these deposits are non-bituminous falling instead into the category of heavy or extra-heavy oil due to their lower viscosity. Natural bitumen and extra-heavy oil differ in the degree by which they have been degraded from the original conventional oils by bacteria.

  • The Orinoco Belt has a strong and indeed enviable

    The Orinoco Belt has a strong and indeed enviable

    Aug 04 2010 It is unfortunate the Orinoco Belt crudes and Athabasca crudes are often mentioned together as being tar sands. This is wrong since the oil in Orinoco Belt is accumulated in reservoirs in the subsurface whereas the bitumen in the Athabasca Tar Sands is found near the surface mixed with sand clay and minerals.

  • Tar sands Global Energy Monitor

    Tar sands Global Energy Monitor

    The Orinoco Belt in Venezuela is sometimes described as oil sands but these deposits are non-bituminous falling instead into the category of heavy crude oil due to their lower viscosity. Natural bitumen and extra-heavy oil differ in the degree by which they have been degraded from the original conventional oils by bacteria and erosion.

  • The Oil Drum Tech Talk Past Present and Future

    The Oil Drum Tech Talk Past Present and Future

    Jan 16 2011 Some here have argued that oil sands mining in Canada ultimately results in an improved landscape there.. Most of the Orinoco Oil belt sectors being produced or slated for development are not on the river - they are dozens of km away from the river itself.. While it may seem economic on the surface to add petcoke to coal burners.

  • The TrillionBarrel Tar Pit WIRED

    The TrillionBarrel Tar Pit WIRED

    Jul 01 2004 Syncrude shovels excavate thousands of tons of soil and clay creating a 150-foot pit for mining the oil sands below. Oil sand is piled high into monster Caterpillar trucks capable of carrying.

  • Environmental consequences of oil production from oil sands

    Environmental consequences of oil production from oil sands

    Dec 16 2016 Table 2. Oil Sands Deposits in the World. Actual Production and Projected Production in Year 2040 From Surface Mining and In Situ Extraction Wykes and Heywood 2010; Alberta Oil Sands Industry 2016 Remaining Oil in Place and Proved Oil Reserves.ZERO VALUES Are Used for Areas Where No Extraction Is Expected to Occur; Missing Data Are Reported as -.

  • PDF Producing ExtraHeavy Oil from the Orinoco Belt

    PDF Producing ExtraHeavy Oil from the Orinoco Belt

    The Cerro Negro area is located in the eastern part of the Orinoco belt; it covers 70 square miles with an estimated OIP of 18.5 109 barrels of extra-heavy oil Fig. 1.

  • PDF Producing ExtraHeavy Oil from the Orinoco Belt

    PDF Producing ExtraHeavy Oil from the Orinoco Belt

    The Cerro Negro area is located in the eastern part of the Orinoco belt; it covers 70 square miles with an estimated OIP of 18.5 109 barrels of extra-heavy oil Fig. 1.

  • Valuing Venezuela’s Orinoco Oil Belt UncommonThought

    Valuing Venezuela’s Orinoco Oil Belt UncommonThought

    Feb 10 2019 USGS Estimate of Recoverable Oil Reserves of the Orinoco Oil Belt 2009 is the go-to source regarding the Orinoco reservoirs size. After describing how this oil-saturated bed of sandstone ended up 150 to 1500 metres below the surface of the East Orinoco Basin; the authors estimate oil-in-place to be up to 1.4 trillion barrels.

  • Unconventional oil resources exploitation A review

    Unconventional oil resources exploitation A review

    Orinoco Oil Belt. The deposits are found in 22 countries with thirteen of the deposits located offshore bp.com 2011. In Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela there are extractable reserves of about 513 billion barrels of extra-heavy oil. According to geologie.vsb.

  • Oil sands Geology Page

    Oil sands Geology Page

    Jul 07 2015 The Orinoco Belt in Venezuela is sometimes described as oil sands but these deposits are non-bituminous falling instead into the category of heavy or extra-heavy oil due to their lower viscosity. Natural bitumen and extra-heavy oil differ in the degree by which they have been degraded from the original conventional oils by bacteria.

  • The Orinoco Belt has a strong and indeed enviable

    The Orinoco Belt has a strong and indeed enviable

    Aug 04 2010 It is unfortunate the Orinoco Belt crudes and Athabasca crudes are often mentioned together as being tar sands. This is wrong since the oil in Orinoco Belt is accumulated in reservoirs in the subsurface whereas the bitumen in the Athabasca Tar Sands is found near the surface mixed with sand clay and minerals.

  • Comparing Venezuelan and Canadian Heavy Oil and Tar Sands

    Comparing Venezuelan and Canadian Heavy Oil and Tar Sands

    Jun 12 2001 This article will attempt a comparison of the Faja del Orinoco deposits in Venezuela Figure 1 with the Heavy Oil Belt and Oil Sands deposits in Alberta and Saskatchewan Figure 2.

  • PDF Producing ExtraHeavy Oil from the Orinoco Belt

    PDF Producing ExtraHeavy Oil from the Orinoco Belt

    The Cerro Negro area is located in the eastern part of the Orinoco belt; it covers 70 square miles with an estimated OIP of 18.5 109 barrels of extra-heavy oil Fig. 1.

  • Venezuela Unveils First Gold Processing Complex in Mining

    Venezuela Unveils First Gold Processing Complex in Mining

    Nov 25 2019 Map of the area covered by the Orinoco Mining Arc which amounts to 111800 square km or 12 percent of the national territory. Mining Press While grassroots environmental groups have yet to comment on the gold complex self-declared Interim President Juan Guaido alleged that its construction is proof that Maduro is a thief.

  • Heavy oil article finalAKG 30 Dec 2013 SlideShare

    Heavy oil article finalAKG 30 Dec 2013 SlideShare

    Dec 30 2013 Orinoco heavy oil belt Venezuela contains billions of barrels in extra-heavy crude oil and bitumen deposits most of which are situated in the Orinoco Belt in central Venezuela. According to a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey the mean estimate of recoverable oil resources from the Orinoco Belt is 513 billion barrels of crude oil.

  • Comparing Venezuelan and Canadian Heavy Oil and Tar

    Comparing Venezuelan and Canadian Heavy Oil and Tar

    Faja del Orinoco deposits in Venezuela Figure 1 with. CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING METALLURGY amp; PETROLEUM SESSIONS INDEX CIPC MAIN PAGE. 2 the Heavy Oil Belt and Oil Sands deposits in Alberta and Saskatchewan Figure 2. The term unconsolidated is used to describe the high.

  • A Medley of Potpourri Oil sands

    A Medley of Potpourri Oil sands

    Mar 16 2019 In Venezuela the Orinoco Belt oil sands range from 350 to 1000 m 1000 to 3000 ft deep and no surface outcrops exist.