project . 2007 - 2010 . Closed

IN-SITU CATALYTIC UPGRADING OF HEAVY CRUDE AND BITUMEN: OPTIMISATION OF NOVEL CAPRI REACTOR

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/E057977/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 422,726 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Nov 2007
    End Date
    30 Oct 2010
Description
Heavy crude oil and bitumen are a vast, largely unexploited hydrocarbon resource, with barely 1% produced so far, compared with more than 50% of conventional light oil (like the North Sea). More than 80% of this heavy, unconventional oil, lies in the Western hemisphere, whereas more than 80% of conventional light oil lies in the Eastern hemisphere (mainly in the Middle East). Over the next 10-30 years, geopolitical factors, and also the emerging strength of Asian countries, especially India and China, will create increasing tensions and uncertainty, with regard to the availability and supply of crude oil. Alongside gas, nuclear and renewables, crude oil will con...
Description
Heavy crude oil and bitumen are a vast, largely unexploited hydrocarbon resource, with barely 1% produced so far, compared with more than 50% of conventional light oil (like the North Sea). More than 80% of this heavy, unconventional oil, lies in the Western hemisphere, whereas more than 80% of conventional light oil lies in the Eastern hemisphere (mainly in the Middle East). Over the next 10-30 years, geopolitical factors, and also the emerging strength of Asian countries, especially India and China, will create increasing tensions and uncertainty, with regard to the availability and supply of crude oil. Alongside gas, nuclear and renewables, crude oil will con...
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