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Heavy oil expansions gather momentum worldwide. G. Morris. OGJ, 14 August 1995, 93(33), 31, 32, 35--38.

Consideration is given to how processes and technologies such as cold production, wormholes, foamy oil mechanism, improvements in thermal methods, and horizontal wells are enabling expansion of the world's heavy oil/bitumen production. Details are covered of Canada, Venezuela, and the Kern River area of California. 14 refs.

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Journal title: Oil and Gas Journal

Keywords: asphalt, bitumen or tar -

Subjects: Oil and gas extraction - Bitumen - Heavy gas oil - Horizontal wells - Oil and gas - Primary energy production - Oil -

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