Apparatus and Method for Taking Energy-Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly Recovery of Bitumen

March 22, 2020


Improving the recovery of bitumen from oil sands

Technology Overview

There are almost 10 trillion barrels of heavy oil and bitumen worldwide, of which 10% is commercially exploitable with existing technology. The developed system and method can lead to the recovery of bitumen from oil sands. The environmentally-friendly system incorporates solar-powered generation of steam to increase the viscosity of bitumen and increase the efficiency of recovery.