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Definition of the noun Oil Sand

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  1. [geology] A relatively loose sandstone, or porous carbonate rock, impregnated with bitumen.

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Google previewHandbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Second Edition (2014)

by Sunggyu Lee, James G. Speight, Sudarshan K. Loyalka

Oil sand is a mixture of sand, water, and bitumen, and the sand component is predominantly quartz in the form of rounded or subangular particles, each of which (as far as is known for the Athabasca deposit) is wet with a film of water.

Google previewAdvanced Testing and Characterization of Bituminous Materials, Two Volume Set (2009)

by Andreas Loizos, Manfred N. Partl, Tom Scarpas, Imad L. Al-Qadi

INTRODUCTION Oil sand is a generic name given to natural deposits of bituminous sand materials that are mined for crude oil production. The world's largest oil sand deposits are found in the Alberta Province of Canada. The significantly ...

Google previewCleaner Combustion and Sustainable World (2012)

by Haiying Qi, Bo Zhao

Hardgrove Grindability Index The raw oil sand is a large bulk rock, it should be prepared to crush and grind into fine particles for further study and exploitation . Thus it proposed the grindability index to evaluate the ease of grind.

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Oil Sand: (1) Payzone, usually produces oil in economic quantities. (2) A deposit of sand saturated with bitumen. Oil Saturation (Reservoir): The fraction of the porosity of a zone occupied by oil. Oil Saver: A seal arrangement on top of a wire ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Well Log...

by Robert Desbrandes

Oil filtrate invading an irreducible water-saturated oil sand will simply replace the oil. If the oil filtrate contains a wetting agent (some surfactants will act as a wetting agent), then the sand wettability may be reversed. The irreducible water would ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) ...

Venango oil sand group. Venango stage.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

Such sources are heavy oils, oil sand bitumens, coal, and oil shale ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

oil sand A term applied loosely to any porous stratum containing petroleum or impregnated with hydrocarbons; specif. a sandstone or ...

Google previewThe American Business Encyclopedia and Legal Adviser (1913)

The oil sand in every oil field is overlaid by an impervious " cap rock " which is commonly a shale, clay, or " gumbo " or " soapstone," and sometimes a firm, compact limestone. A third necessary condition must be a source from which oil can ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

oil sand A stratum of sand or sandstone containing petroleum that can be extracted by way of ...

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Tankers from North Dakota and/or Canada bringing oil to the refinery.

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