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Convert heavy oil residue into synthetic fuel

03.01.2014  |  Kresnyak, S.,  Expander Energy, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaPrice, S.,  Expander Energy, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWagner, J. ,  Expander Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Keywords: [residuum] [coke] [upgrader] [conversion system] [heavy oil] [residue] [synthetic fuel]

Over the past several decades, oil extractors and refiners have been maximizing the production of easy-to-drill, high-quality light sweet oil, mostly concentrated on the Arabian Peninsula. With “easy oil” resources becoming scarcer, and demand for oil products on the rise in the developing world, oil producers are forced to utilize heavy crude deposits with the following characteristics:

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