oil sand


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oil sand

n. often oil sands
A stratum of sand or sandstone containing petroleum.

oil sand

n
(Geological Science) a sandstone impregnated with hydrocarbons, esp such deposits in Alberta, Canada

Oil sand

A somewhat porous rock formation (usually sandstone) containing oil.
Translations
Ölsand
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Oil Sands announced it would "reduce the pace of field construction" on its oil sand project near the Book Cliffs outside of Vernal.
* The slack from Western investors in oil sand developments could be picked up by Asian companies eager to secure oil supply for the energy-hungry region.
By using a combination of unique materials to construct the truck body in combination with design, the company eliminated the problem of oil sand sticking in the truck body and at the same time breaks down the oil sands loaf as the truck body dumps.
Actual, as well as projected, capacity expansion may not be enough to keep up with Canada's projected increase in oil sand production, especially if the investment climate continues not to warrant expansions to include upgrades for heavy oil processing.
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And there were representatives from affected indigenous Canadian communities at the meeting, who made a plea for a moratorium on further projects on the oil sand fields until further research is conducted into health risks to the local community.
To the readers of Oil Shale were the challenges in bitumen production from Canadian oil sand deposits.
IEO2003 projects that Canadian oil sand production in the reference case will increase to more than 2.2m b/d by 2025.
Albian Sands Energy is the latest company to enter into oil sand mining.
Beneath the windswept soil of the Canadian province of Alberta lies an unlikely-looking treasure, It is a thick, viscid mixture of bitumen, sand, clay, and water called oil sand that resembles asphalt to the untrained eye.
The shameless boosterism of the Alberta media, spurred on by an oil industry public relations onslaught touting the myriad benefits Alberta society will reap from the oil sands, has created a climate of near hysteria.
Cenovus Energy has been operating its oil sands facilities at reduced production rates and is storing excess barrels in its reservoirs in response to wider than normal light-heavy price differentials and recent pipeline capacity constraints as well as the slow pace of the ramp-up in crude-by-rail export capacity in Alberta.