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2 edition of Role For Nuclear Energy in the Recovery of Oil From the Tar Sands of Alberta. found in the catalog.

Role For Nuclear Energy in the Recovery of Oil From the Tar Sands of Alberta.

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

Role For Nuclear Energy in the Recovery of Oil From the Tar Sands of Alberta.

by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

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SeriesAtomic Energy of Canada Limited. AECL -- 5239
ContributionsPuttagunta, V. R., Sochaski, R.O., Robertson, R. F. S.
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Open LibraryOL21970964M

  I am not a fan of nuclear power, but if it means putting a stop to the wasteful practise of burning up one-third of Alberta's yearly natural gas production just to make steam of getting the crude oil from the tar sands in Ft Mac, maybe its worth it. -Tar sands. Oil recovery from tar sands has been limited to surface deposits and underground deposits where steam heating can reduce the viscosity of the oil until it flows.-Oil shale. Oil shale is an organic that upon heating is converted toa liquid fueland a high-carbonresidue in the spentoil shale.-Soft coal. Soft coal, if heated, is.

Note: A similar Op Ed was published in the context of Ontario and Nationally.. Federal Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn has become an increasingly vocal promoter of the idea of using nuclear power as an alternative energy source to natural gas for developing Alberta's oilsands. The first sign of a concerted effort towards nuclear reactors in the tar sands came in , when the Alberta Energy Research Institute, the energy-technology arm of the provincial government, announced plans to participate in a study with the industry to define nuclear options for the tar sands.

  The model consists of a nuclear power plant in cogeneration mode able to supply a large fraction of the energy demand of an oil field producing , barrels of oil per day. Three MW(th) high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, built successively, supply a great portion of the process heat, the injection steam and the electricity required. Toshiba Corporation has developed a small nuclear reactor to power oilsands extraction in Alberta and hopes to have it operational by , according to news reports from Daily Yomiuri.


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Role For Nuclear Energy in the Recovery of Oil From the Tar Sands of Alberta by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. Download PDF EPUB FB2

A ROLE FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY IN THE RECOVERY OF OIL FROM THE TAR SANDS OF ALBERTA by V.R. Puttagunta, R.O. Sochaski and R.F.S. Robertson ABSTRACT This report briefly describes techniques of oil recovery from the tar sands and the energy requirements of this operation.

Fossil fuel.- such as coal, and CANDU* nuclear reactors are examined as competitive sources of energy. (Oil Shale and Tar Sands Program, ) Part 2 Nuclear energy is the energy that is released during nuclear fission or fusion also called a nuclear reaction.

It is used to generate electricity energy is produced when a nucleus absorbs a neutron and splits into two lighter nuclei.

"A nuclear power facility, like a [small modular reactor] would produce electricity, steam and hot water, and electricity, steam and hot water are needed to produce the oil from the oilsands," said. Using nuclear energy to generate steam would reduce the oil sands industry’s reliance on limited natural gas resources, reduce its exposure to volatile natural gas prices, and reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

If nuclear energy were applied to bitumen extraction from Canada’s oil sands it would conserve natural gas and improve the carbon profile of the oil sands.

Community members say negative impacts of the tar sands have a global reach. by Sandra Cuffe Novem Vancouver Media Co-op. Community members impacted by tar sands development came together in Edmonton this weekend to make it explicit that the tar sands isn't just an issue in Alberta, or even just in Canada.

I received this information from a Northern Alberta resident. It is a modification of an old idea. In the past, some geologists et al. thought we should detinate nuclear bombs in the tar sands to develop the oil.

Now, they have decided it is best to use the end-product, nuclear waste, to heat the formations. This could become one of Alberta's first "Land Assembly Project Areas" under Bill   The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The oil sands give Alberta the third largest reserves in the world, but extracting the oil is energy.

The net energy return on energy invested ratio of tar sands oil by the time it is converted to gasoline is roughly half that of the for the tar sands recovery Alberta, with only 10 percent.

Tar sands that were found in Alberta have helped Canada become the #1 foreign supplier of oil to the United States. This has helped the US become less dependent on OPEC products, provided an economic boon for Canada, and provided communities in Alberta with numerous jobs that wouldn’t be present if the tar sands were not being harvested.

Unlike conventional oil resources, 'unconventional' resources have been known to exist only for the last few decades and are available in limited areas of the world. The most commonly known unconventional oils--oil sands, heavy oil, and bitumen--are found primarily in. Compact nuclear reactors could help clean up Alberta’s dirty oilsands.

As the share of oil sands in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions increase, the country scouts for greener alternatives. Nuclear energy in a more elegant form might be the answer for Alberta. Nuclear plants based in the tar sands could provide an abundance of waste heat (to prevent the bitumen from freezing in the winter or to heat the hydro-transport system), an abundance of steam (superheated or saturated for the SAGD processes to cause the deep oil to flow), an abundance of electricity (to power the production process of oil), an abundance of electricity to produce hydrogen for.

Synenco owns extensive oil-sands mining permits and coal leases in the Fort McMurray area of northeastern Alberta. Supple, a former oil-sands manager for Suncor Energy Inc. (SU), alluded to a recent fire at the company’s oil-sands facility in Fort McMurray, which shut in half of the facility’s normal production ofbarrels of.

This thesis compares the benefits and the drawbacks, and puts forth several complete scenarios for the introduction of nuclear technology into the oil sands recovery process. Nuclear energy used. In a speech last Friday at the Calgary Convention Center, former U.S.

Fed Chairman Alan Greenspand said that the province of Alberta needs t. R.J. Perret et al., Nuclear energy application studied as a source of injection steam for heavy oil recovery, Oil & Gas J.

(Aug. 3, ) [6] U.R. Puttagunta et al., A role of nuclear energy in the recovery of oil from the tar sands of Alberta. It's to shut the tar sands down completely and to use the obvious solution - Nuclear energy to replace the fossil fuels we use now.

It's a virtually. A U.S. goal for energy independence could include production from existing U.S. oil sands deposits using surface mining or in-situ extraction. Current U.S. bitumen production is mainly for local use on roads and similar surfaces, partly because the states do not have the infrastructure of the Alberta oil sands area.

Schenk et al. () listed. The nuclear history of Alberta can be distilled into two distinct megaprojects planned for oil country, but killed before they could reach fruition. One, most agree, was a narrowly dodged piece of.

technical potential for nuclear energy as a means of recovering oil from Alberta's tar sands while essentially eliminating greenhouse gas emissions relative to production using natural gas.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Syncrude Production.Over the border, Alberta's government is considering proposals to use nuclear energy to help extract oil from the tar sands. The nuclear power station at Cattenom on the French side of the Franco-Luxembourg border.We review the technical potential for nuclear energy as a means of recovering oil from Alberta's tar sands while essentially eliminating greenhouse gas emissions relative to production using natural gas.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Syncrude Production Natural gas is .