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The technological challenge of producing heavy oil

Abstract:

From the Indus Valley to Mesopotamia, California and northern Canada, natural seeps of degraded petroleum or bitumen have intrigued humans for thousands of years. At some unknown time a value-adding technological breakthrough took place along the Athabasca River in northern Alberta when an aboriginal discovered that if bitumen oozing from the oil sands on the river bank was mixed with the tar or pitch from spruce trees, it made a far superior caulking material for canoes than pitch alone.<...>

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Published
Peer review status:
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Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Journal:
Oxford Energy Forum More from this journal
Volume:
86
Pages:
20-23
Publication date:
2011-11-01
ISSN:
0959-7727
Language:
English
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2015-04-29

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