Western Canada Oil Table

March 23rd, 2009 by

By Pat Hinds

Below is the Western Canada Oil Table that I have included in a White Paper I wrote recently entitled, “Western Canada Oil & Gas Low Bit Rate Fixed Wireless Market Overview.” 

 

 

 

 

Production

 

Oil

Crude  Oil

Heavy Oil 

Heavy Oil 

Tight Oil

Oil Sands

Type 

Conventional

Conventional

Unconventional

Unconventional

Unconventional

Overview

A mixture mainly of pentane and heavier hydrocarbons recoverable at a well

A thick, viscous mixture of bitumen hydrocarbons combined with water, sand,

Will produce from vertical wells

A thick, viscous mixture of bitumen hydrocarbons combined with water, sand

Needs improvement in mobility to produce.

A mixture mainly of pentane and heavier hydrocarbons recoverable at a well in low permeability reservoirs.

A thick, viscous mixture of bitumen hydrocarbons combined with water, sand, heavy metals and clay found on the surface. 

Emerging Trends

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Existing Wells  – Water Flood and Co2 Injection

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) – Water flood, polymer flood, conventional heavy oil production with sand (Chops)

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) – Cycling Steam Stimulation (CSS)

Steam Flooding (SF)

Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)

 

Horizontal drilling with staged fracture stimulations to access the oil in low permeability rock

 Tailings Oil Recovery (TOR) 

 Diluent Recovery Units

Mining

Geographic Region

 

Western Canadian

Sedimentary

Basin

SW Sask, SE Alberta

Athabasca, Cold Lake, Peace Rive

Bakken, SE Sask

Athabasca

Status

Mature

Mature

Emerging/Mature

Emerging/established

Mature

 

 

 

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