In the current energy shortage, the heavy oil and tar sands of the United States are assuming critical importance. This is true for at least two reasons: first, they constitute a major resource, amounting to some 150 billion barrels in place; and second, their where-abouts is known -- exploration will not contribute to the lead time required for bringing these resources into the national energy picture. Moreover, many of the technological problems have been solved. The delay in producing these heavy oil and tar deposits is due primarily to economics.
Trantham, J. C., "Bellamy Field Tests: Recovery of Medium Gravity Crude Oil From Missouri Tar Sands by Counterflow Underground Burning" (1974). UMR-MEC Conference. 27.
1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Mining and Petroleum
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