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US20120074045 EXTRACTION OF BITUMEN FROM OIL SANDS  
Carbon disulfide is used as a solvent to extract bitumen from oil sands in an anhydrous countercurrent flow process that is compatible with existing procedures for upgrading bitumen. The solution...
US20140151270 SODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE AND CAUSTIC AS PROCESS AIDS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF BITUMEN FROM MINED OIL SANDS  
A process of extracting bitumen from oil sand ores having a fines content up to about 60% and a bitumen content higher than about 6% is provided, comprising: determining a dosage (wt %) of caustic...
US20120138511 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF OIL SANDS  
Extraction of bitumen from oil sands may generate oil sands tailings mixed with a liquid. Systems may be used to separate the liquid from the tailings so the tailings can be disposed or otherwise...
US20150219614 METHODS OF DETERMINING CRUDE OIL STABILITY  
The stability of an oil-based fluid crude oil fluid may be determined by measuring a first RI value of the crude oil that does not comprise a solvent where the first RI value is used to determine...
US20120145604 Solvent Assisted Water Extraction of Oil Sands  
Described is a process for extracting bitumen from oil sands. Water is mixed with oil sands to form a slurry. The slurry and a hydrocarbon solvent are passed through a hydrotransport pipeline to...
US20140311951 System and Integrated Method For Treatment of Tailings From Bitumen Extraction Process  
A system and method for treating tailings from a bitumen froth treatment process such as TSRU tailings. The tailings are dewatered to at least 50 wt percent solids content, and then combusted to...
US20140202930 ACTIVATION, REFINING, AND USE OF OIL SHALE  
The invention provides the activation, refining and stabilization of oil shale. The stabilization may be performed by recirculative extraction, the activation by electromagnetic irradiation,...
US20130118076 INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR TREATMENT AND GASIFICATION OF BITUMINOUS FEEDSTOCKS BY CHEMICAL LOOPING COMBUSTION  
The object of the invention is a process for treating bituminous feedstocks wherein the energy required to separate the organic and mineral fractions of said bituminous feedstocks in a treatment...
US20140048451 HIGH TEMPERATURE FROTH UNDERWASH IN AN OIL SAND BITUMEN EXTRACTION SEPARATION VESSEL  
A process for enhancing the froth quality, improving vessel operability and increasing the froth temperature from an oil sand slurry in a primary separation vessel is provided, comprising...
US20140124412 OPTIMIZED CAUSTIC CONTROL BASED ON ORE GRADE AND FINES CONTENT FOR BITUMEN EXTRACTION FROM MINED OIL SANDS  
A process of extracting bitumen from oil sand ores having a fines content up to about 60% and a bitumen content greater than 6% is provided, comprising: determining the fines content and the...
US20130248424 BITUMEN FROTH STORAGE AND SEPARATION USING AN IMPROVED FROTH TANK  
The invention is directed to a process for separating bitumen froth into an upper bitumen-rich, reduced-solids layer, and a lower concentrated solids layer using a cone-bottomed, raked froth tank....
US20130256196 POST-CONDITIONING OIL SAND SLURRY BLENDING FOR IMPROVED EXTRACTION PERFORMANCE  
The invention is directed to a process for extracting bitumen from poor oil sand ore involving mixing the poor oil sand ore with heated water to produce a slurry, and conditioning the slurry to...
US20150075065 METHOD FOR PROCESSING ORGANIC PHASE SUBSTANCE BY USING HALOGEN-CONTAINING CHECICAL OR CHEMICALS AND/OR MIXTURE CONTAINING OXYGEN-CONTAINING OXIDIZER OR OXIDIZERS AND ORGANIC CARBONYL ANALOGUE OR ANALOGUES, AND/OR METHOD FOR EXTRACTING OR DEPOSITING HEAVY ELEMENT SPECIES AND/OR ORGANIC COMPONENTS OF ASPHALTENE AND/OR INORGANIC SUBSTANCE FROM THE ORGANIC PHASE SUBSTANCE BY USING HALOGEN-CONTAINING CHEMICAL OR CHEMICALS AND/OR MIXTURE CONTAINING OXYGEN-CONTAINING OXIDIZER OR OXIDIZERS AND ORGANIC CARBONYL ANALOGUE OR ANALOGUES, AND PLANT USING FOR THE METHOD, AND ORGANIC PHASE SUBSTANCE  
The invention provides a processing method for upgrading an organic phase substance by removing heavy element species from the organic phase substance originating from a resource substance in mild...
US20120097578 RF HEATING TO REDUCE THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTAL WATER ADDED IN THE RECOVERY OF UNCONVENTIONAL OIL  
Equipment and a process for separating bitumen from oil sand in a process stream are described. The equipment includes several processing vessels and one or more local area radio frequency...
US20120318718 BITUMEN EXTRACTION AND DEWATERING IN A FILTER PRESS  
A process for extraction of bitumen and other oil products from sand, other sedimentary deposits and from mine tailings, may comprise flowing solvent through these bitumen-containing materials...
US20110192768 METHOD FOR EXTRACTION OF BITUMEN FROM OIL SANDS USING LIME  
In a method for enhancing the efficiency of bitumen recovery from oil sands ore, CaO lime (or Ca(OH)2) is mixed into an oil sands ore-water slurry prior to or during the operation of slurry-based...
US20120279903 STEAM DRIVE NON-DIRECT CONTACT STEAM GENERATION  
The present invention is a system and method for steam production for oil production. The method includes generating hot driving fluid, indirectly using the hot driving fluid to heat water...
US20120037543 Solutions of Silicon Metal and Methods of Making and Using Same  
The present invention generally relates to a formulation created by reacting sodium hydroxide, water, and silicon metal which has unique properties and many uses. The instant invention is further...
US20090321326 PRIMARY FROTH RECYCLE  
A process for extracting bitumen from oil sand, comprising: mixing oil sand with process water to produce an oil sand slurry containing bitumen, sand, water and entrained air; conditioning the oil...
US20140076785 HEAT AND WATER INTEGRATION PROCESS FOR AN OIL SAND OPERATION WITH DIRECT STEAM INJECTION OF WARM THICKENER OVERLFOW  
A heat and water integration process for an oil sands operation includes subjecting warm oil sands tailings to thickening to produce thickened tailings and warm water overflow; subjecting the warm...
US20090139906 ISOELECTRIC SEPARATION OF OIL SANDS  
A process and system for substantially isoelectric separation of an oil sand slurry is disclosed and described. The process can include mining oil sand, crushing the oil sands, forming a slurry of...
US20050194292 Processing aids for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from oil sands, oil shale and other petroleum residues  
A method of improving hydrocarbon recovery from oil sands, oil shale, and petroleum residues includes adding a polymeric or nonpolymeric processing aid capable of sequestering cations, such as the...
US20130098806 BITUMEN FROTH TREATMENT SETTLER FEED DISTRIBUTOR  
A feed distributor for a settler is provided, the settler effective for separating a solvent-diluted bitumen froth into a water/solids stream and a hydrocarbon stream, the feed distributor...
US20120228195 METHOD FOR IMPROVING OIL SANDS HOT WATER EXTRACTION PROCESS  
A method for increasing the bitumen extraction efficiency in the hot water oil sands extraction process. A volume of gaseous carbon dioxide is added into the oil sands slurry that is being...
US20080190817 ENHANCED BITUMEN FLOTATION  
A method and apparatus for recovering bitumen as froth from a feed stream having solids, water and bitumen is provided using a separating vessel having mounted thereon a downpipe assembly, the...
US20060249431 Low energy process for extraction of bitumen from oil sand  
An improved low energy extraction process for recovering bitumen from oil sand whereby essentially all of the thermal energy input for processing the oil sand takes place at the slurry mixing step...
US20110180459 METHODS FOR EXTRACTING BITUMEN FROM BITUMINOUS MATERIAL  
Methods for preparing solvent-dry, stackable tailings. The method can include the steps of adding a first quantity of first solvent to a bitumen material to form a first mixture, separating a...
US20110180458 METHODS FOR EXTRACTING BITUMEN FROM BITUMINOUS MATERIAL  
Methods for preparing solvent-dry, stackable tailings. The method can include the steps of adding a first quantity of first solvent to a bitumen material to form a first mixture, separating a...
US20070090025 Bitumen recovery process for oil sand  
A bitumen recovery process is provided which includes the step of providing a bitumen froth or a component derived from the bitumen froth as a feed material, wherein the bitumen froth is produced...
US20090200210 Method Of Removing Solids From Bitumen Froth  
A paraffinic solvent, gravity-based process is disclosed for removing solids content from bitumen froth streams comprising the steps of placing particle-sizing instrumentation in a bitumen froth...
US20100101981 BITUMEN EXTRACTION PROCESS  
A process for the extraction and recovery of bitumen from oil sands and a process for the treatment of tailings are disclosed. Bitumen is recovered in a process comprising contacting a...
US20100219105 RF HEATING TO REDUCE THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTAL WATER ADDED IN THE RECOVERY OF UNCONVENTIONAL OIL  
Equipment and a process for separating bitumen from oil sand in a process stream are disclosed. The equipment includes several processing vessels and one or more local area radio frequency...
US20090114570 Hydrogen peroxide capacitor process for the recovery of hydrocarbons  
The method relates generally to an improved method for the recovery of hydro-carbons from bitumen/oil deposits such as oil sands, tar sands, oil shales and conventional oil deposits. The method...
US20150041370 METHOD OF USING A SILICATE-CONTAINING STREAM FROM A HYDROCARBON OPERATION OR FROM A GEOTHERMAL SOURCE TO TREAT FLUID TAILINGS BY CHEMICALLY-INDUCED MICRO-AGGLOMERATION  
Disclosed is a method for treating oil sands tailings. The tailings are conditioned with an aluminate and treated with a silicate-containing stream from a hydrocarbon operation or from a...
US20130284641 BITUMEN SEPARATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PROBLEM ORES  
A process for separating from an oil sand slurry solids and bitumen is provided, comprising introducing the oil sand slurry into a separation zone comprising an upper zone and a lower zone;...
US20100155306 SOLUTIONS OF SILICON METAL AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME  
The present invention generally relates to a formulation created by reacting sodium hydroxide, water, and silicon metal which has unique properties and many uses. The instant invention is further...
US20150114885 BATCH OIL SHALE PYROLYSIS  
A cascading reactor system configured for recovering kerogen oil from rubblized oil shale by cycling each reactor through at least a preheating phase, a peak heating phase, a cooling phase, and a...
US20100258478 RECOVERY OF BITUMEN FROM FROTH TREATMENT TAILINGS  
A method for recovering a tailings bitumen from a froth treatment tailings, including providing a first feed material which is derived from the froth treatment tailings, conditioning the first...
US20130161238 Methods and Systems for Removing Material from Bitumen-Containing Solvent  
Methods and systems for preparing bitumen-laden solvent for downstream processing are described. The bitumen-laden solvent can be treated with various materials, such as water and emulsion...
US20150045600 GROUP 13-15 INTERSTITIAL METAL HYDRIDE CATALYSTS AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSES  
The present invention relates to the processing of hydrocarbon-containing feedstreams in the presence of an interstitial metal hydride comprised of at least one chemical element selected from...
US20120199517 PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF OILS FROM A SOLID MATRIX  
Process for the recovery of oils from a solid matrix comprising: subjecting said solid matrix to extraction by mixing with an oil-in-water nanoemulsion, obtaining a solid- liquid mixture;...
US20100264068 Method of produced water treatment, method of water reuse, and systems for these methods  
A method of produced water treatment in an in-situ recovery method of producing bitumen from oil sand, the method has the steps of: separating bitumen from bitumen-mixed fluid so as to leave...
US20110017643 Oil sands treatment system and process  
Oil sands ore containing bitumen is treated in a reactor chamber by ultrasonic oscillations impact such that cavitation of ore molecules occurs. The disintegration of the pulsating bubbles in the...
US20140238905 PROCESSING A HYDROCARBON STREAM USING SUPERCRITICAL WATER  
A bitumen stream is upgraded by heating to near-critical or super-critical conditions in the stream. The bitumen stream may be from a water-based extraction process, an in situ bitumen recovery...
US20120255888 CHEMICAL PROCESS TO RECOVER HYDROCARBONS FROM TAR/OIL SANDS AND TERRA  
This is directed to a novel chemical mixture process resulting in the production of an inorganic polymeric water complex with enhanced surface acting agent characteristic derived from the...
US20080178908 Solutions of silicon metal and methods of making and using same  
The present invention generally relates to a formulation created by reacting sodium hydroxide, water, and silicon metal which has unique properties and many uses. The instant invention is further...
US20100307959 CYCLIC GASEOUS COMPRESSION/EXTRACTION FOR HEIGHTENED OIL SANDS EXTRACTION  
A method for extracting hydrocarbons from sands can include: providing sands containing a hydrocarbon; mixing the hydrocarbon sands with water; heating the water before, during, or after being...
US20100140145 SEPARATION OF TAR FROM SAND  
A system for separating hydrocarbons from a solid source including a primary separation tank including a first hydrocarbon removing device to remove hydrocarbons from a slurry of water and solids....
US20100276341 Heat and Water Recovery From Tailings Using Gas Humidification/Dehumidification  
A system and method of recovering heat and water from a slurry, such as tailings from oil sands extraction, is provided. The method includes providing the tailings to a humidification vessel,...
US20140311952 PROCESS FOR TREATING MINED OIL SANDS DEPOSITS  
Disclosed is a method for improving a heavy hydrocarbon, such as mined bitumen, to a lighter more fluid product and, more specifically, to a hydrocarbon product that is refinery-ready and that...

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