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Canada's Tar Sands: The most destructive project on Earth? - Truthloader
 
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Canada's Tar Sands is the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In 2011 it was believed the reserve amounted to 170.2 billion barrels of oil, or about 11% of total global oil reserves. But the development of Canada's Oil Sands is concerning environmentalists for several reasons, not least the fact that producing "tar oil", or "sand oil" as it's also known, releases three times the volume of greenhouse gas emissions as conventional oil. StoneOcean's music: www.stoneocean.info StoneOcean's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/RatedmusicOfficial Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/TRUsub Why you should subscribe to Truthloader: http://bit.ly/1aGJD0a More videos from Truthloader: Syria is starving: http://bit.ly/1bV4tdD What is Israel's Magic Wand?: http://bit.ly/1emh4a4 Where is the most polluted place on Earth?: http://bit.ly/1g21m4d Police officer brutally beaten up in New York: http://bit.ly/18tzhRO Occupy abolish $15m debt in the US: http://bit.ly/I4mYB1 Afghan army torture prisoner as US forces look on: http://bit.ly/HCBcJg Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up: http://bit.ly/HKLbNb Anonymous Million Mask London 2013: http://bit.ly/16DVDPh Is China taking over the world?: http://bit.ly/HwHcmv Saudi whips and beats victim for looking at his wife: http://bit.ly/1aLlSET The NSA has collected your address book: http://bit.ly/1cswbRD Abductions and executions: Counterterrorism under Obama: http://bit.ly/18G9zoK The war on drugs is a war on you (Part One): http://bit.ly/19pXcgC A race for what's left of the planet - The Arctic battleground: http://bit.ly/15hsbOy Check out our top 20 videos playlist: http://bit.ly/V55Vna Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/truthloader Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/truthloader Join us on Google+: http://google.com/+truthloader Read our reddit: http://reddit.com/r/truthloader Truthloader is a channel dedicated to citizen journalism. We find the best examples of crowd-sourced video and independent content, then use our expertise to add context and analysis. We respond to the stories you're interested in, so if you've got a story you'd love us to get to the bottom of, tweet us, Facebook us, or respond to our videos with a comment - and perhaps check out our reddit.
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How Suncor Gets Oil from Sand
 
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Learn about the process Suncor uses to extract bitumen from the oil sands: both surface mining as well as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) while trying to minimize our impact on the environment. This video also features facts about the massive equipment used in our operations. You can read more about our oil sands operations at http://www.suncor.com/en/about/242.aspx
Views: 79327 Suncor Energy
In Situ Oil Sands Production 101
 
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In Situ refers to methods of oil sands production that use drilling and steam to produce bitumen. The most common in situ method is called Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD).
Views: 15339 Student Energy
Imperial Oil First Production From Kearl Oil Sands Project
 
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Imperial Oil Announces First Production From Kearl Oil Sands Project - Technology innovations signal next generation of oil-sands mining - Kearl key step in Imperial's plan to double production to 600,000 barrels per day by 2020 - First of three froth trains producing bitumen http://cnw.ca/YJ2X
Views: 8680 Cision Canada
MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary)
 
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MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine MegaStructures (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures Our YouTube channel features full documentary films as well as educational television series. We are dedicated to bringing our viewers amazing stories and experiences from the world of science, history, anthropology, finance, geography, and engineering. See the world from a new perspective! SUBSCRIBE! ABOUT THE SHOW: MegaStructures is a documentary television series. Each episode is an educational look of varying depth into the construction, operation, and staffing of various structures or construction projects, but not ordinary construction products. Generally containing interviews with designers and project managers, it presents the problems of construction and the methodology or techniques used to overcome obstacles. MegaStructures focuses on constructions that are extreme; in the sense that they are the biggest, tallest, longest, or deepest in the world. MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary)
Views: 42429 MSFTV3
What Really Happens at an Oil Sands Mine?
 
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Join Keith and Rita in "Conversations That Matter," a series of short videos about Alberta's oil sands the Alberta Energy Regulator's role in protecting what matters most. For more Conversations that Matter see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpki4HwQKNQ4uN1entjMMAU0waZUCt6I
Crashes, fires, speeding. It's not easy training on an oil sands haul truck
 
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Haul truck operation instructor Dave Cocoran trains The Globe's Peter Scowen on a haul truck simulator. This video is part of a year-long project about Fort McMurray Alberta, which has come to be the emblem of Canada's energy sector and all the issues that surround it
Views: 55355 The Globe and Mail
Oil Sands 101
 
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Oil Sands is a form of heavy oil found in sand and rock primarily in the Athabasca region of Northern Alberta, Canada. Learn more about oil sands and all types of energy at www.studentenergy.org This video was made possible by support from Cenovus Energy.
Views: 25506 Student Energy
CAPP Oilsands Mining - 3D Animation  |  RKA3D
 
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Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Views: 1747 RK Visualization
Oil Sands Field Trip Two - Mining
 
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Second in a series of four videos about Alberta's oil sands.
Views: 4531 InsideEducation
How We Make Oil at Syncrude
 
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Learn how oil is produced from one of the largest operators in Canada's growing oil sands industry. Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and with a large research and development facility in Edmonton, Syncrude has been built on a foundation of responsible development and pioneered many of the technologies used today in the industry. Current production capacity is 350,000 barrels per day of high quality light, low sulphur crude oil, and cumulative production now exceeds 2.3 billion barrels.
Views: 13042 SyncrudeCanada
ShovelMetrics™ - Special Edition for Oil Sands Mines
 
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ShovelMetrics™ is a complete monitoring solution for shovels and excavators deployed on over 280 pieces of equipment worldwide.
Views: 183 Motion Metrics
Process Animation - Athabasca Oil Sands Project
 
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Running Time: 7 minutes Although the energy industry is a cornerstone of Alberta's economy, many people don't understand how our oil sands projects operate. This corporate video and animation demonstrates the process utilized to extract this valuable petroleum resource.
Tar Sands Industry Losing $100 Million a Day
 
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The Canadian tar sands industry has lost a combined $25 billion over the last three years and is currently losing approximately $100 million a day. Click here to subscribe to the DeSmog Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DesmogBlog?sub_confirmation=1 At current prices, Canadian tar sands oil producers are losing money on every barrel of oil they dig out. Despite signs earlier this year the industry would “turn profitable in 2018,” a much more likely scenario at this point is a fourth straight year of losses. Producers are forced to keep cranking out product and selling it at a loss to cover the massive costs required to start one of these sprawling unconventional oil operations, a point made painfully clear when Alberta wildfires in 2016 forced some tar sands operators to shut down. “I do think they'll start up quickly once the danger from the fire is gone because there is a lot of motivation to do that,” Jackie Forrest, an energy economist for Arc Financial Corp, told The Globe and Mail. “They have a lot of fixed costs so they're going to be motivated to get some revenue to pay for those costs that aren't going away.” In the face of such challenging economics, what are Canadian tar sands producers doing? Tapping more oil than ever. In June 2018 Canada set a new record for exporting oil to the U.S., hitting well over three million barrels per day. This record coincided with another one for oil exported by rail from Canada to the U.S. The U.S. is currently the only major market for Canadian crude, with 99 percent of its exports going to either U.S. refineries or ports for export. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration America Is Maxing out on Canadian Crude American refineries certainly enjoy buying Canadian crude at such low prices. How low are the prices? As the Financial Post reported in mid-October, Western Canadian Select (WCS) was $19 a barrel — approximately $50 a barrel cheaper than a barrel of the American oil standard known as Western Texas Intermediate (WTI). Without a competing market in sight, American buyers likely will continue receiving huge discounts on Canadian oil. As Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar, told Reuters in 2016: “If Canada can’t get their oil to another market besides the U.S. [market], you’ll always be a price taker, not a price maker.” Even under these economic conditions, one company, Teck Resources, is proposing to build a new tar sands mining operation. Projections estimate the cost to produce a barrel of oil at this operation will be around $85 a barrel. That's quite the mismatch with what a barrel of Canadian crude oil is fetching these days, and doesn't bode well for a sustainable business model. Another complicating factor is that even at such low prices, American refineries only want and need so much tar sands oil, which is a heavy, lower-quality oil. America is experiencing a boom in production of the light fracked crude oil from shale basins, which is not only more valuable to refineries but requires much lower transportation costs than importing crude from Alberta, the tar sands capital of North America. As The Energy Mix reported recently: “Permian Basin oil is a far better fit for the only U.S. refineries capable of handling more bitumen [tar sands oil], and will likely be for at least the next decade.” As an example of that preference, Exxon just announced plans to expand its Beaumount, Texas, refinery by 300,000 barrels per day, which would make it the largest refinery in America. This additional capacity is for light crude oil, not heavy Canadian oil. Still, American refineries are importing, and refining, record amounts of Canadian oil right now, but at massively discounted prices compared to average global oil prices, which helps lead to huge profits for American refiners. Yet another complication for tar sands producers is that, as The Energy Mix highlighted, “In reality, virtually every refinery in America that buys heavy crude is operating at full capacity. That is why there are no buyers willing to pay higher prices.” Economics 101. If supply is higher than demand, prices go down. And sellers in that market have to take whatever price they can get, even if that means selling at a loss. To help extract itself from this difficult situation, Canada is looking to build pipelines, such as the still-uncertain Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, to transport its landlocked oil to tidewaters, where companies theoretically can sell the oil to Asia's rapidly growing market. Read more here: https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/10/25/canadian-tar-sands-oil-financial-losses
Views: 147 DeSmog Blog
Sand Mine
 
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Fly over of a sand mine, with captions to help understand what goes on in the processing of sand.
Views: 17484 Jason Pendergast
27 Years of Toxic Tar (1984-2011)
 
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27-year series of oil sands images from http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/athabasca.php Buried under Canada's boreal forest is one of the world's largest reserves of oil. Bitumen—a very thick and heavy form of oil (also called asphalt)—coats grains of sand and other minerals in a deposit that covers about 142,200 square kilometers (54,900 square miles) of northwest Alberta. According to a 2003 estimate, Alberta has the capacity to produce 174.5 billion barrels of oil. Only 20 percent of the oil sands lie near the surface where they can easily be mined, and these deposits flank the Athabasca River. The rest of the oil sands are buried more than 75 meters below ground and are extracted by injecting hot water into a well that liquefies the oil for pumping. In 2010, surface mines produced 356.99 million barrels of crude oil, while in situ production (the hot water wells) yielded 189.41 million barrels of oil. This series of images from the Landsat satellite shows the growth of surface mines over the Athabasca oil sands between 1984 and 2011. The Athabasca River runs through the center of the scene, separating two major operations. To extract the oil at these locations, oil producers remove the sand in big, open-pit mines, which are tan and irregularly shaped. The sand is rinsed with hot water to separate the oil, and then the sand and wastewater are stored in "tailings ponds," which have smooth tan or green surfaces in satellite images. The process of extracting oil from the sand is expensive. It takes two tons of sand to produce one barrel of crude oil. Great Canadian Oil Sands opened the first large-scale mine in 1967, but growth was slow until 2000 because the global cost of a barrel of oil was too low to make oil sands profitable. The images above show slow growth between 1984 and 2000, followed by a decade of more rapid development. The first mine (from 1967, now part of the Millennium Mine) is visible near the Athabasca River in the 1984 image. The only new development visible between 1984 and 2000 is the Mildred Lake Mine (west of the river), which began production in 1996. After 2000, the price of oil began to climb, and investment in oil sands became profitable. The Millennium Mine expanded east of the Athabasca River, and the Steepbank Mine was developed in the east. The Mildred Lake Mine also shows evidence of growth. It is a trend that is likely to continue since permits have been approved to expand mines in this region. The large images include a view of additional mines developing to the north. Oil sand mining has a large impact on the environment. Forests must be cleared for both open-pit and in situ mining. Pit mines can grow to more than 80 meters depth, as massive trucks remove up to 720,000 tons of sand every day. As of September 2011, roughly 663 square kilometers (256 square miles) of land had been disturbed for oil sand mining. Companies are required to restore the land after they have finished mining. In this series of images, the large tailings pond from the 1967 mine was gradually drained and filled in. Though the mining companies planted grasses on the site, the images don't show plant growth as of 2011. Tailings ponds contain a number of toxins that can leak into the groundwater or the Athabasca River. The mining and extraction process releases sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and fine particulate matter into the atmosphere. Both water and air pollution could pose a health hazard, but an independent panel of experts found no definite connection between the mines and specific illnesses as of December 2010. The panel warned, however, that the mines may impact health as they expand over coming decades. Because it takes energy to mine and separate oil from the sands, oil sands extraction releases more greenhouse gases than other forms of oil production. The mines shown in the image emitted more than 20 million tons of greenhouse gases in 2008— a product of both oil production and electricity production for the mining operation. The effort produced the equivalent of 86 to 103 kilograms of carbon dioxide for every barrel of crude oil produced. By comparison, 27 to 58 kilograms of carbon dioxide are emitted in the conventional production of a barrel of crude oil.
Views: 2343 Claire Morris
100 Ton Shovel Loading Tar Sand.AVI
 
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100 ton shovel scooping up tar sand in Ft Mac. Pretty happy I am not up there any more.
Views: 66086 Malcolm Smith
Oil Sands Mining Part 2 - In-Situ
 
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Over 1/2 of Alberta's oil sands production is not from mining, but comes from drilling deeper deposits using in-situ recovery. Join Keith and Rita in "Conversations That Matter," a series of short videos about Alberta's oil sands the Alberta Energy Regulator's role in protecting what matters most. For more Conversations that Matter see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpki4HwQKNQ4uN1entjMMAU0waZUCt6I
Mining Canada's Oil Sands
 
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Satellite images show the growth of pit mines over Canada's oil sands between 1984 and 2011. Author: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center License: CC0 1.0 : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mining_Canada%27s_Oil_Sands.ogv Details of the licenses can be found on this channel's "About" page. In this video, no changes or modifications have been made to the original material. -------------------
Views: 246 The Nature Box
Syncrude Oil Sands Production in Alberta, Canada
 
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API conducted a tour of oil sands development in Alberta, Canada for reporters and bloggers. At Syncrude, they learned how a form of oil called bitumen is processed into 350,000 barrels of oil per day, and about land reclamation efforts post production. To learn more about oil sands and energy development, visit http://EnergyTomorrow.org.
How we do it - Process video - Canadian Natural (CNRL)
 
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For information about Canadian Natural career opportunities and to apply online go to: http://www.cnrl-careers.com Horizon Oil Sands is an exciting part of our growth, located on leases just north of Fort McMurray, Alberta in the Athabasca region. Operations are expanding with project spending forecasted at approximately $2 - 2.5 billion each year for the next several years. Horizon includes a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant, complimented by on-site bitumen upgrading with associated infrastructure to produce high quality SCO. http://www.cnrl.com http://www.cnrl.com/operations/north-america/horizon-oil-sands http://www.cnrl.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/ http://www.cnrl.com/working-together/oil-sands-mining/ AT CANADIAN NATURAL, WE ARE PROUD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR PEOPLE At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by "doing it right" with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.
Views: 20953 CanadianNaturalCNRL
Tar Sands Oil Extraction - The Dirty Truth
 
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Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment. Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world. Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century. Check out my other video on water issues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmpg35Bym0 and see my other videos to learn about the dark side of fossil fuels. To learn more about tar sands, be sure to check out the featured film sources listed below. Find out more about what you can do and how to support the film makers. Crude Sacrifice http://www.crudesacrifice.com/ Dirty Oil (available to watch online) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_BBGuCs20 Downstream -- (available to watch online) http://www.babelgum.com/3015242/downstream.html H2Oil http://h2oildoc.com/home/ Petropolis http://www.petropolis-film.com/ Check out a new promising technology to eliminate tailing ponds: http://www.gizmag.com/ionic-liquids-used-to-process-tar-sands/18214/ Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Tell Canada to clean up this mess and join with Bill McKibben and Josh Fox and let your voice be heard.
Views: 438899 SustainableGuidance
Teck Frontier: A mega oilsands mine
 
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If it's true that the era of mega oilsands projects is coming to an end, one proposed project stands as an outlier. On the heels of the grand opening this month of Suncor's $17-billion Fort Hills facility, another proposed mega-mine promises to employ thousands, invest billions and challenge prevailing views that the big mine is dead. Teck Resources Ltd.'s Frontier mine is undergoing public hearings in Fort McMurray before a joint review panel established by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Alberta Energy Regulator. The hearing is expected to last five weeks. MORE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/teck-s-20b-frontier-oilsands-project-heads-to-joint-review-hearing-1.4832210
Views: 113 David Thurton
Jackpine oil sands mine in Alberta
 
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Oil sands extraction at Shell's Jackpine Mine in northern Alberta.
Views: 461 Frank Kuin
Oil Sands Mining
 
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First person view from the shovel and time lapse loading
Views: 2434 KMC Mining
Extracting oil sands for the Keystone XL pipeline
 
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In northern Alberta, Canada, tons of oil sands are being extracted from the ground every day to produce a thick, gooey form of petroleum. Fort McMurray, the city at the center of oil sands mining, has seen a huge influx of people moving to the area for jobs in or related to the oil sands industry. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create an easier way for this oil to be transported from Alberta to refineries on Texas's Gulf Coast. However, many environmental groups oppose oil sands production because of the high amount of greenhouse gases the production creates, and the U.S. Government has yet to approve the pipeline.
Views: 22820 Washington Post
Lithium mining vs. oil sands
 
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The TRUTH: Lithium mining vs. oil sands
Views: 1671 Alex Davo
Recovering Bitumen from Oil Sands – a New Approach
 
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NRCan scientists are investigating innovative approaches to separating bitumen from sand. This approach could lead to eliminating the use of water in oil sands extraction.
Views: 724 NaturalResourcesCa
Oil sands production: an explainer
 
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Canada's vast reserves of oil sands and transporting it to the US are why TransCanada proposed the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would transport the synthetic crude from Canada's oil sands to refineries on America's Gulf Coast. This animation explains the open pit method of extraction used for the oil sands.
Views: 2446 News Direct
GIANTS OF MINING ,Fort Mcmurray
 
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here is a flyaround at the giants of mining equipment just outside,syncrude oil sands base plant,which you can see in the background.using a phantom 2 and go pro 3+
Views: 1899 Lee Boswell
Kearl Oil Sands - a virtual tour
 
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Tour Imperial Oil's next generation oil sands mining project, Kearl, located 70 km north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.
Views: 47313 ImperialOil
Extracting Oil from Oil Sand With Hydraulic Press?
 
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We try to extrude oil out from oil sand using our 150 ton hydraulic press and extruder 5 000 000 tool. Current method of extraction is to use lot of hot water which isn't very environmentally friendly so this is interesting to try out Here is link to toilet paper slugs video https://youtu.be/rxmIdwqMjpg Our second channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCveB47lgzZJ1WOf4XYVJNBw Our fan shop https://www.printmotor.com/hydraulicpresschannel/ https://www.facebook.com/officialhpc/ https://www.instagram.com/hydraulicpresschannel Do not try this at home!! or at any where else!! Music Thor's Hammer-Ethan Meixell
Views: 221184 Hydraulic Press Channel
Suncor Oil Sands Tour
 
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Get an inside look at Suncor's oil sands during a step-by-step tour through our operations. Learn more about our oil sands operations at http://www.suncor.com/en/about/242.aspx
Views: 31520 Suncor Energy
Oil sands production at Kearl
 
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Kearl is the next generation of oil sands operations. Learn more about ExxonMobil's top-of-the-line technology at Kearl, which keeps the environmental footprint as small as possible, while creating jobs and providing energy to Canada, the United States and beyond. To learn more about oil sands operations at Kearl, visit: http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/energy/oil-sands/canadian-oil-sands/next-generation-production-at-kearl?parentId=c3ebc0ca-65e0-4116-9506-3c2ba8c4a568
Views: 25451 ExxonMobil
Horizon Oil Sands - Journey to First Oil
 
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For information about Canadian Natural career opportunities and to apply online go to: http://www.cnrl-careers.com Horizon Oil Sands is an exciting part of our growth, located on leases just north of Fort McMurray, Alberta in the Athabasca region. Operations are expanding with project spending forecasted at approximately $2 - 2.5 billion each year for the next several years. Horizon includes a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant, complimented by on-site bitumen upgrading with associated infrastructure to produce high quality SCO. http://www.cnrl.com http://www.cnrl.com/operations/north-america/horizon-oil-sands http://www.cnrl.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/ http://www.cnrl.com/working-together/oil-sands-mining/ AT CANADIAN NATURAL, WE ARE PROUD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR PEOPLE At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by "doing it right" with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.
Views: 16380 CanadianNaturalCNRL
CAR LLC - Oil Sand Commissioning & Bitumen Froth Production (June 13-14, 2012)
 
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Oil Sands Commissioning - continuous bitumen froth production in CAR's Asphalt Ridge facility. June 14, 2012. Total operating time - approximately 40 hours (including shutdown). Total straight production time - approximately 34 hours non-stop (including final PST froth overflow). Approximately 2,000 tons of oil sands ore was processed and over 1,000 barrels of bitumen froth was successfully produced in CAR's production site in Vernal, Utah, utilizing CAR's proven and modified Clark hot-water extraction process. This continuous froth production exercise also deployed CAR's proven water treatment process to recover process water from dispensed sands (tailings) and thickener/clarifier underflow solids (fine clay), and recycle the water back to the conditioning process for re-utilization. A process of centrifugation was incorporated using two decanter-type centrifuges into the dewatering process of the fines for higher recovery and recyclability of process water. Dry and stackable tailings were produced as a result, with no traceable bitumen residue in the dispensed sand (see video). The recovery ratio between the primary (A & B) for near future evaporation and production of dry froth material was high; no material handling issues were encountered in the ore stockpiling, feeding and conditioning process during the entire froth production. Slurry pipes and pumps were also operating normally; no serious plugging issues were encountered and albeit a few glitches with a couple of the older (level transmitter) instruments, overall PLC/HMI controls were functioning normally during the whole production run. Overall, the commissioning of oil sands to test and produce bitumen froth at the Crown Asphalt Ridge facility during June 13-14 was a great success!
Views: 8328 Soung Joon Kim
OIl Sands Mining
 
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Oil Sands operations in Alberta
Views: 3043 Dr. Ibrahim Khan
Oil Sands Jobs in Alberta - North American Construction Group
 
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Looking for a job in the Alberta Oil Sands in mining, piling, pipeline or industrial? North American Construction Group is hiring. We are the premiere provider of mining and heavy construction, piling and pipeline services in Western Canada. Visit www.nacgcareers.ca
Views: 78850 nacgvideo
The Impact of Oil Sands Mining on Ocean Ecosystems
 
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COS early career science fellow Stephanie Green discusses her recent collaborative research on the potential impacts of oil sands mining on coastal and marine environments. In a new paper, Green and colleagues describe 15 types of potential impacts and investigate how much we know about each of them.
Syncrude & Suncor Base Mines, Alberta, Canada (Athabasca oil sands)
 
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Panoramic view from the edge of an oil sands tailings pond. There are mountains of light-coloured sand with flecks of coke. If you listen carefully there are the occasional dull thuds that are the sound of canons fired to keep birds of the tar-laden tailings.
Views: 4470 skaleewag
Oil Extraction Destorying Canada’s Tar Sand Mines
 
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Canada’s land gets harshly treated when oil is being extracted from its tar sands. That is why Stuart Hall, a photographer, decided to take aerial shots of the tar sands of Canada. Hall stated, “There’s a lot of beauty in that place, but also a lot of destruction. It’s like a bad marriage.” Canada has a bitumen deposit the size of New York. Bitumen is a substance that can be turned into oil, and a majority of the oil that comes from Canada and into the US comes from Canada’s tar sand. It’s unfortunate that this process is destroying the tar sands. http://www.wired.com/2016/06/stuart-hall/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
Views: 350 Wochit News
Greenpeace Tar Sands Action Highlights (2009)
 
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From September 15 to October 3, 2009, Greenpeace conducted 3 actions in the heart of the Tar Sands, successfully driving home the message that the world needs to stop production of dirty oil.
Views: 5350 GreenpeaceCanada
Tar Sands
 
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The Tar Sands "Gigaproject" is the largest industrial project in human history and likely also the most destructive. The tar sands mining procedure releases at least three times the CO2 emissions as regular oil production and is slated to become the single largest industrial contributor in North America to Climate Change. The tar sands are already slated to be the cause of up to the second fastest rate of deforestation on the planet behind the Amazon Rainforest Basin. Currently approved projects will see 3 million barrels of tar sands mock crude produced daily by 2018; for each barrel of oil up to as high as five barrels of water are used. Human health in many communities has seriously taken a turn for the worse with many causes alleged to be from tar sands production. Tar sands production has led to many serious social issues throughout Alberta, from housing crises to the vast expansion of temporary foreign worker programs that racialize and exploit so-called non-citizens. Infrastructure from pipelines to refineries to super tanker oil traffic on the seas crosses the continent in all directions to allthree major oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. The mock oil produced primarily is consumed in the United States and helps to subsidize continued wars of aggression against other oil producing nations such as Iraq, Venezuela and Iran.
Views: 75 Desire Dubounet
Driving Oil Sands
 
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http://energytomorrow.org Picture a small, but comfortable two-story house -- on four wheels. Now fill in all the rooms in the house with 400 tons of bitumen-laden sand and rock, and that's what it's like to be in one of the haulers at Suncor's oil sands mine in Alberta, Canada. Operating these huge trucks is just one of the well-paying jobs associated with oil sands. Research indicates that fully developing Canadian oil sands would create 80,000 direct or indirect U.S. jobs by 2020 and more than 500,000 by 2035. For more information, visit http://energytomorrow.org.
Take an aerial tour of Fort Hills, the latest oil sands megaproject
 
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Fort Hills will be completed in late 2017. It cost $15.1-billion and will produce 180,000 barrels of bitumen per day when production begins
Views: 12402 The Globe and Mail
Alberta Oil Sands: about
 
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