A synopsis of work on the chemical reactions between water and heavy oil sands during simulated steam stimulation, AOSTRA
Synopsis Report No.
But if one were to pinpoint a single new initiative comparable in importance to AOSTRA
, it would be the monumental National Institute of Nanotechnology in Edmonton.
McMurray, AOSTRA's Underground Test Facility (UTF) is developing a promising technique to recover bitumen from the roughly 90% of oil sand deposits too deep to be economically mined by surface methods.
AOSTRA initiated the UTF projection 1984, after evaluating various in-situ bitumen-extraction proposals that were largely based on Russian thermal mining techniques.
Smith, "The Alberta Oil Sands: Industrial Procedures for Extraction and Some Recent Fundamental Research," AOSTRA Tech.
Miller, "Diluent-Assisted Hot-Water Processing of Tar Sands," AOSTRA J.
For example, the Syncrude Analytical Methods for Oil Sand and Bitumen Processing handbook (published by AOSTRA
in 1979) quotes bitumen analytical standard deviations varying from 0.83 to 2.02% depending on the grade of the ore.
Jane Memorial Award in 1966, and of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority's (AOSTRA
) Karl Clark Distinguished Service Award in 1982.
Bichard 1957-1965, AOSTRA
, Edmonton, AB, Canada (1987).
The next speaker, Roger Bailey, AOSTRA
discussed the Coprocessing of Coal and Heavy Oil in Alberta.
Luhning, Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA
), Future Role of Oil Sands in World Energy, painted a bright picture for the oil sands and AOSTRA
Recently retiring as president of the Alberta Research Council, earlier positions included DuPont's nylon plant in Kingston, Ont., several stints with Imperial Oils' research department in Sarnia, Ont., and founding chairman of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA