Recovery of heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from underground formations

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Publication Type patent
Author Mckay, Alex S.
Title Recovery of heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from underground formations
Date 1992-09-08
Description Heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen is recovered from an underground formation containing the same by introducing into said formation via an injection well or conduit a hot alkaline aqueous fluid so as to bring about the movement or migration or stripping of said heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from said formation into said hot alkaline aqueous fluid at the interface between said hot alkaline aqueous fluid and said heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen-containing formation as said hot alkaline aqueous fluid moves along within said formation from said injection well or conduit to a production well or conduit for the recovery of the resulting produced heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from said formation as an emulsion via said production well or conduit.
Publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
Subject heavy crude oil; tar sand oil; bitumen; oil recovery; patent; underground formations
Bibliographic Citation McKay, A. S. (1992). Recovery of heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from underground formations. United States Patent 5,145,002. United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Relation Has Part United States Patent 5,145,002
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Date Created 2015-02-03
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 214393
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ps0v3b
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