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heavy oil

n
(Chemistry) a hydrocarbon mixture, heavier than water, distilled from coal tar
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In his keynote address to the 2nd Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (Mehoc), Shaikh Mohammed said the region has some 30 per cent of the global heavy oil reserves amounting to about 500 billion barrels, much of it still undeveloped.
In his keynote address to the second Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (MEHOC), Shaikh Mohammed said the Middle East's vast heavy oil resources, much of which are still undeveloped, will be an important future energy source for the region, especially when conventional hydrocarbons dry out.
CEO Robin Watson, said: Our standard well pad design provides heavy oil producers the opportunity to lower costs and increase profit margins, and offers a new design solution for heavy oil production.
As the energy sector is increasingly turning to the exploitation and conversion of their conventional heavy oil resources, the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress provides the perfect regional gathering for the industry to discuss what innovative trends and transformations will define the future of this upcoming sector ' said Dr.
The offering also includes a patented heavy oil upgrading process "HTL" or "Heavy-to-Light" - a proprietary and patented process that converts heavy oil to lighter synthetic crude oil that can be transported by pipeline without the need for light blend oils.
For half of the project, Saudi Aramco enlisted the help of Chevron, which had decades of experience extracting heavy oil from fields in California, Indonesia and Thailand.
The tables of data on composition, yield and behaviour of oilsands bitumen and heavy oil fractions are extensive.
The congress will focus on innovation and advancements made in the exploration, production and marketing of heavy crude and unlock the heavy oil value chain.
LNG received attention as a possible alternative to heavy oil because LNG does not emit any SOX and produces far less CO2 and NOX compared to heavy oil.
The rising price of crude oil favours the exploitation of heavy oil and bitumen.
The Nipisi Pipeline is a 90-km heavy oil pipeline with a design capacity of 100,000 bpd that will transport diluted heavy oil from north of Slave Lake to Pembina's existing pipeline south of Swan Hills and on to Edmonton, Alberta for further transport or processing.
Total said late last year that it was on target to produce heavy oil at Bemolanga by 2019.