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Title: Integration of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Technology with Oil Sands Processes

Abstract

This paper summarizes an evaluation of siting an HTGR plant in a remote area supplying steam, electricity and high temperature gas for recovery and upgrading of unconventional crude oil from oil sands. The area selected for this evaluation is the Alberta Canada oil sands. This is a very fertile and active area for bitumen recovery and upgrading with significant quantities piped to refineries in Canada and the U.S Additionally data on the energy consumption and other factors that are required to complete the evaluation of HTGR application is readily available in the public domain. There is also interest by the Alberta oil sands producers (OSP) in identifying alternative energy sources for their operations. It should be noted, however, that the results of this evaluation could be applied to any similar oil sands area.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
1031704
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-11-23239
TRN: US1200212
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 42 ENGINEERING; BITUMENS; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY SOURCES; EVALUATION; GAS COOLED REACTORS; OIL SANDS; PETROLEUM; REMOTE AREAS; STEAM; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project; NGNP

Citation Formats

L.E. Demick. Integration of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Technology with Oil Sands Processes. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1031704.
L.E. Demick. Integration of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Technology with Oil Sands Processes. United States. doi:10.2172/1031704.
L.E. Demick. Sat . "Integration of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Technology with Oil Sands Processes". United States. doi:10.2172/1031704. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1031704.
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title = {Integration of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Technology with Oil Sands Processes},
author = {L.E. Demick},
abstractNote = {This paper summarizes an evaluation of siting an HTGR plant in a remote area supplying steam, electricity and high temperature gas for recovery and upgrading of unconventional crude oil from oil sands. The area selected for this evaluation is the Alberta Canada oil sands. This is a very fertile and active area for bitumen recovery and upgrading with significant quantities piped to refineries in Canada and the U.S Additionally data on the energy consumption and other factors that are required to complete the evaluation of HTGR application is readily available in the public domain. There is also interest by the Alberta oil sands producers (OSP) in identifying alternative energy sources for their operations. It should be noted, however, that the results of this evaluation could be applied to any similar oil sands area.},
doi = {10.2172/1031704},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
}

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