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    Volume 7, Issue 1 (March 1984)

    Preparation Techniques for Oil-Sand Testing

    Published Online: 01 March 1984


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    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.

    Author Information:

    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

    Stock #: GTJ10478J


    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10478J

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