Conventional heavy oil resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

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National Energy Board , [Calgary]
Heavy oil -- Canada, Western., Petroleum reserves -- Canada, Western., Petroleum industry and trade -- Economic aspects -- Canada, Wes


Canada, Wes

SeriesTechnical report, Technical report (Canada. National Energy Board)
ContributionsCanada. National Energy Board.
LC ClassificationsTN873.C2 C66 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 96 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3747370M
ISBN 100662307992
LC Control Number2003428320

Conventional heavy oil resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. [Canada.

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The Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is a vast sedimentary basin underlying km2 of Western Canada including southwestern Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and the southwest corner of the Northwest consists of a massive wedge of sedimentary.

In the case of the world's largest oil-sand and heavy-oil deposit, located in western Canada, the oil sands occur in deposits of low sedimentary accommodation on the.

Abstract: Unconventional Tight Light Oil Play Types, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Oil production in North America has the last years surged due to the successful exploitation of unconventional low-permeability (tight) light oil reservoirs in North America by multistage hydraulic fractured horizontal wells.

Case Study of a Large Conventional Oil Pool Discovery in a Mature Basin: the Upper Mannville of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Discovery Thinking talk given by Rob Pinckston at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Salt Lake City, Utah. James G. Speight, in Heavy Oil Recovery and Upgrading, Abstract.

Conventional oil production methods may be unsuccessful because the management of the reservoir was poor or because reservoir heterogeneity has prevented the recovery of crude oil in an economical manner. Reservoir heterogeneity, such as fractures and faults, can cause reservoirs to drain.

The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is a vast sedimentary basin underlying 1, square kilometres (, sq mi) of Western Canada including southwestern Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and the southwest corner of the Northwest consists of a massive wedge of sedimentary rock.

Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Canada, ; ; FS; ; Higley, Debra Year Published: Source rock contributions to the Lower Cretaceous heavy oil accumulations in. Chapter 4 Natural Bitumen and Extra-Heavy Oil COMMENTARY Introduction Chemistry Resources Production Methods Upgrading and Conclusions References DEFINITIONS TABLES Table Notes COUNTRY NOTES COMMENTARY Introduction Crude oil is found in sedimentary rocks throughout the world, except, thus far, in by: Canada's oil sands and heavy oil resources are among the world's great petroleum deposits.

They include the vast oil sands of northern Alberta, and the heavy oil reservoirs that surround the small city of Lloydminster, which sits on the border between Alberta and extent of these resources is well known, but better technologies to produce oil from them are still being.

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Description Conventional heavy oil resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. FB2

The heaviness of crude oil, indicating the proportion of large, carbon-rich molecules, generally measured in kilograms per cubic metre (kg/m3) or degrees on the American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity scale; in Western Canada oil up to kg/m3 is considered light to medium crude — oil above this density is deemed as heavy oil or bitumen.

Origin of heavy oil in Cretaceous petroleum reservoirs. Unconventional oil resources, such as the heavy oils associated. (Brazil), Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Dahomey.

Basin. Definitions: Heavy Oil, Extra-heavy Oil, Maltha, Natural Bitumen, and Oil (Tar) Sands Much confusion exists regarding the terms and different classifications applied to heavy oil and natural bitumen. For example, many of the extra-heavy oils of Venezuela would be considered oil sands in Canada or tar sands in the United States.

Tight oil has become a new focus, after shale gas, in exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas around the world. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that the technically recoverable tight oil (shale oil) resources of 42 countries had reached × 10 8 t inrevealing great resource potential.

At present, the exploration. However, comparison of the “Nordegg” biomarker signatures with those of oils trapped within the WCSB reveals that few conventional oils have been sourced by the “Nordegg”.

Also, the “Nordegg” does not appear to have been a major contributor Cited by: 4. Canada’s oil reserves are spread across the country.

The oil reserves in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are called Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB).

In the WCSB region the conventional oil is getting mature. Canada’s Oil Industry. Oil is a powerful and versatile source of Canadian energy that will be a part of the global energy mix for decades to come. Canada has about six billion barrels of remaining oil reserves located outside the oil sands, found primarily in Alberta, Saskatchewan and offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

The heavy oils, including those of the Athabasca deposits, are very similar in their cycloalkane content to the conventional Lower Cretaceous oils of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin indicating a common origin.

A study of the aromatic and. Canadian Oil and Gas Industry Fundamental Analysis and Recommendations: Suncor, Imperial Oil, Talisman Presenters Karen Ford– Industry Overview Aaron Cawker– Suncor Stephanie Cornell– Talisman Rahim Dhanji– Imperial Oil Industry Overview Largest industry in the world Oil & gas trade surplus accounts 57% of Canada’s merchandise trade balance in per.

Onshore production, excluding oil sands and shale plays, still accounts for roughly 30 percent of Canada’s oil and gas production, almost exclusively from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

66 This includes some formations being produced by legacy vertical wells, as well as more recent horizontal ones. B.C. continues to solely pump oil from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, and after over a half century of drilling these fields are late in maturity.

Now most of the oil production relies upon secondary recovery schemes, which means injecting oil or gas into the well to increase pressure after the well's natural pressure has been exhausted.

Alberta's long-awaited and much over-hyped Royalties Framework Report makes the case that the United States, once our biggest customer, is now our biggest competitor in world oil markets.

This isn't entirely correct. Although the US has substantially ramped up shale oil production in the past 8 years, much of that oil is far too light for its own refineries. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary.

Discovered resources of heavy and extraheavy crude oil are estimated to be approximately 4, billion bbl, two-thirds of which are in Canada and Venezuela.[1] Bitumen and tar sands are excluded from this estimate. Published data on reserves estimates (RE) from this resource by primary drive mechanisms are sparse.

The U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program assesses the potential for undiscovered oil and gas resources in priority geologic provinces in the United States and around the world. of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources in the lower Paleogene Midway and Wilcox Groups, and the Carrizo Sand of the Claiborne Group, of the.

A CHOPS case study of a discovery of highly viscous heavy oil on the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada Teck Resources Limited’s Frontier Oil Sand Project, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Hydrocarbon Generation and Expulsion Modeling in Two Transects in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: Nadeem, Muhammad: Sequence.

Quattro Closes Three Acquisitions and One Divestiture in Western Canada, Adding boe/d of Shut-In Production While Increasing Its Author: Quattro Exploration And Production Ltd.

One of these source systems, the Exshaw Formation of the Western Canada basin, is examined in this chapter. The Exshaw Formation consists of two members, a lower shale-dominated member and an upper siltstone to silty limestone member.

The lower member contains the organic-rich, oil-prone, black shale facies of the Exshaw by: 1. In the Lloydminster heavy oil area in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Mannville sandstone-shale sequence (Lower Cretaceous) contains in excess of 3 billion bbl of oil in place. Only % of this oil is recoverable by conventional methods so that.

Thermal maturity and geochemical compositional controls on geomechanical properties in Upper Devonian Duvernay Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: Dorey, Kathleen: Translating 2D Seismic to New Oil and Gas Resources: Dorey, Kathleen: Westward Extension of Prolific Eagle Ford/Haynesville (Eqv.) Production into Mexico.The three sources of Canadian oil production include Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Northern Alberta oil sands deposits, and Offshore fields in the Atlantic Ocean.

Offshore Production: There were three oil projects in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin located off Canada’s Atlantic coastline: Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose.

InPetro. The production of gas from conventional reserves has shown steep decline, whereas the demand of hydrocarbons as energy source is rising. Hence, the resulting deficit of energy can be met by developing the unconventional energy resources.

Among all unconventional energy resources, shale gas is relatively the potential source of energy to be Cited by: 3.