St 64 Heavy-oil and Oil-sand Petroleum Systems in Alber
AAPG Studies in Geology #64View the first chapter
Oil sands, including the Athabasca Oil Sands in northern Alberta, are the second largest hydrocarbon resource on earth. In the last decade, engineering technology has evolved that can now economically produce the bitumen resource in the oil sands.
This volume showcases the geology of oil sands from around the world. It highlights the Athabasca Oil sands of northern Alberta and the geochemistry of the associated bitumen resource, but points directionally toward the development of other oil-sand deposits in the world. A novel feature is the 'case study' approach. Although much of the perspective is sedimentological and/or stratigraphic, the substance of the book should fine wide appeal to Earth scientists working in all geoscience domains.
The papers, from authors employed in the industry, academic researchers, and government scientists, provide new updates and insights into the regional geology, nuances of detailed depositional systems, reservoir modeling, and emerging sustainability issues.Table of Contents
Author: Frances J. Hein, Dale Leckie, Steve Larter and John Suter
Publisher: Co-published by AAPG, Canadian Heavy Oil Association and AAPG Energy Minerals Division
Format: Hardcover plus CD
Publishing Date: 04/13