heavy oil

Heavy Oil Recovery

    American Petroleum Institute API classifies crude oil into different types as follows: 1. Light Crude Oil : its API is greater than 31.1° 2. Medium Crude Oil: its API is between 22.3° and 30.2°. 3. Heavy Crude Oil: its API is between 22.3° and 10°. heavy crude oil has a high viscosity, high […]

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heavy oil

what Heavy Oil, tar and bitumen mean

        Heavy oil is a type of petroleum that is different from conventional  petroleum insofar as they are much more difficult to recover from the subsurface reservoir. Heavy oil, particularly heavy oil formed by biodegradation of organic deposits, are found in shallow reservoirs, formed by unconsolidated sands. This characteristic, which brings about difficulties during well […]

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