Bitumen extraction on a commercial scale from the Athabasca Oil Sands by surface mining

In-Situ Recovery

SAGD – Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage

CSS – Cyclic Steam Stimulation

Bitumen at depth 200 m and deeper could be developed with techniques such as cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) or steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) which requires production and injection of dry hot steam into the reservoir to decrease the viscosity of the bitumen. The reduction of the bitumen viscosity enables higher viscous bitumen to flow through a mono-bore (CSS) or producer (in case of SAGD) wellbore.

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