Project Industry: Oil Sands – Upgrading and Processing

  • Enhanced JetShear Regional Hub Development Project

    Fractal Systems Inc. is commercially deploying its Enhanced JetShear (EJS) technology for the first time at a Regional Hub facility at a midstream oil and gas site. The technology cost-effectively improves the quality and viscosity of bitumen; lowering transportation costs, increasing export pipeline capacity up to 20 per cent, and cutting wells-to-tank greenhouse gas (GHG)…

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  • Effective monitoring of long-term site stability for transparent carbon capture and storage hazard assessment

    ENSURE will demonstrate the use of microseismic monitoring for seal integrity verification for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects. Microseismic events provide direct insights into CO2 migration within the storage reservoir and potential caprock integrity challenges within the overburden. This goal will be achieved by developing advanced analysis tools and comparing data, existing and…

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  • Suncor PURE Demonstration Facility

    Suncor PURE (Partial Upgrading Reduced Energy) Demonstration Facility: Suncor is advancing the development of PURE, an innovative partial upgrading technology, intended to reduce diluent requirements for transportation and to increase the value of oil sands bitumen. The funds from ERA will support the next stage, which is to design, build and operate a commercial scale…

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  • CLEANSEAS™ Demonstration Project

    Enlighten Innovations Inc. will design and construct a demonstration facility for its DSU® technology. DSU removes sulphur and partially upgrades heavy oil including Alberta bitumen into low-sulfur marine fuel. Low-sulfur marine fuel is an alternate, value-added market that is growing in response to new marine transport regulations. The CLEANSEAS project is a commercial scale of…

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  • Molten Sodium Upgrading Pilot Plant 

    Founded by oil and gas industry leaders, Guy Turcotte and Neil Camarta, Field Upgrading is a Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta. Field Upgrading partnered with Ceramatec, a specialty ceramics company, to develop a new breakthrough heavy oil desulphurization and upgrading technology called de-sulphurization and upgrading (DSU). Field Upgrading’s DSU technology selectively targets the components…

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  • MEG Low intensity Bitumen Upgrading – Field Pilot

    MEG, a publicly traded oil sands energy company, is developing an innovative process to efficiently convert bitumen into a crude oil suitable for transport by pipeline without the requirement for diluting agents. A unique combination of mild-intensity processes is applied to the bitumen, resulting in high yields and a reduction in GHG emissions associated with…

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