Opportunity Crudes

CAPP sees steady growth for the oilsands.


According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada's oilsands have solid prospects for long term growth, with production likely to rise by more 1.00MM b/d over the next 15 years, from 2.40MM b/d last year to 3.67MM b/d in 2030. Over the same period, total Canadian oil production—including shale production in Western Canada and offshore developments in the Atlantic—is expected to rise to over 5.00MM b/d.

The majority of production growth is expected to consist of in-situ operations—in which bitumen is extracted from the sand while still in place underground—rather than surface mining projects, which involve carting the sand in trucks to a processing facility. In general, mining operations are less efficient—in terms of both emissions and costs—than in-situ projects. (July 24)

Source: Worldwide Refining Business Digest Weekly.e, July 31, 2017.


CEM Unit revamps
  • Gazprom Neft completes modernization of AR deep conversion complex. The Russian firm has announced that it has completed a RUB 6B ...More
  • L&T Oman wins EPC contract for Sohar coke facility. Larsen & Toubro Oman has announced that ...More
  • KBR to license ROSE technology to Shell refinery. Royal Dutch Shell will license a ROSE® ...more

New Products
  • XOS has announced the worldwide release of Petra MAX™, a new D4294 analyzer with combined analysis of 13 elements from P to Zn. For more information, visit here

  • OMMICA™ from LUX Assure can save time and money with simple, onsite methanol analysis. For more information, visit here

  • Improve crude diet flexibility and increase your profits with the Baker Hughes Crude Oil Management™ approach—a proactive way to overcome the processing challenges of different crude blends. For more information, visit here

  • Baker Hughes' TOLAD™ cold-flow additives enhance the low-temperature handling properties of biofuels, petroleum fuels, residual oils, and crude oils. For more information, visit here

  • Maxxam Analytics' offers services to predict and measure viscosity of crude oil blends. For more information, visit here