Heavy Crude Oils: From Geology to Upgrading: An Overview

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Heavy oils, extra-heavy oils and tar sands are major players for the future of energy.They represent a massive world resource, at least the size of conventional oils. They are found all over the world but Canada and Venezuela together account, by themselves, for more than half of world deposits. They share the same origin as the lighter conventional oils, but their geological fate drove them into thick, viscous tar-like crude oils. Most of them result from alteration processes mediated by microbial degradation. They are ...

Heavy Crude Oils: From Geology to Upgrading: An Overview 2010, Editions Technip

ISBN-13: 9782710808909

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