Heavy Oil & Oil Sands
As the global demand for energy grows, oil sands production grows with it. While Canada’s vast reserves promise significant oil production, they also require a substantial input of energy and water to extract and upgrade the bitumen. Additionally, environmental concerns are forcing oil sands producers to find sustainable solutions that minimize the impact on their surroundings.
Each phase of the oil sands production and upgrading process has specific challenges. Nalco offers a comprehensive approach built on knowledge and experience in all phases. We understand the challenges faced by the producer from extraction to refining. Our innovative technologies for emulsion breaking, slop oil reduction, maximizing heat exchanger performance, and using automation to ensure reliability are driven by the issues faced in SAGD and Mining operations. We’re focused on cost-effective and environmentally sustainable solutions that can be applied to optimize the entire system.
We utilize Nalco’s Total System Analysis™ (TSA) to do a complete evaluation of your entire operation to identify areas for improvement. The TSA involves a thorough review of equipment, operating history, software modeling, laboratory analysis, and chemical treatment program. The outcome is an optimized operation and chemical treatment plan for your heavy oil and oil sands operation.