Preparation Techniques for Oil-Sand Testing

    Volume 7, Issue 1 (March 1984)

    ISSN: 0149-6115


    Page Count: 7

    Dusseault, MB
    Professor of geological engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

    Soderberg, H
    Research engineer, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

    Sterne, K
    Engineer, Thurber Consultants Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia


    Evaluation of technologies for oil-sand mining and enhanced oil recovery in oil sands and other uncemented sandstone reservoirs requires high-quality undisturbed samples and special sampling, preparation, and testing techniques to minimize the effects of sample disturbance by expansion. This paper presents some methods developed for storage, preparation, and laboratory testing of the geomechanical properties of oil sands. These techniques have application to the handling of other earth materials that are difficult to prepare for testing.

    Paper ID: GTJ10478J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10478J

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    Title Preparation Techniques for Oil-Sand Testing
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18