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Meaning of "oil sand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL SAND

oil sand play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL SAND

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Oil sand is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL SAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil sand

Oil sands

Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit. Oil sand is either loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occurring mixture of sand, clay, and water, saturated with a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum technically referred to as bitumen. Natural bitumen deposits are reported in many countries, but in particular are found in extremely large quantities in Canada. Other large reserves are located in Kazakhstan and Russia. The estimated worldwide deposits of oil are more than 2 trillion barrels; the estimates include deposits that have not yet been discovered. Proven reserves of bitumen contain approximately 100 billion barrels, and total natural bitumen reserves are estimated at 249.67 Gbbl globally, of which 176.8 Gbbl, or 70.8%, are in Canada. Oil sands reserves have only recently been considered to be part of the world's oil reserves, as higher oil prices and new technology enable profitable extraction and processing.

Definition of oil sand in the English dictionary

The definition of oil sand in the dictionary is a sandstone impregnated with hydrocarbons, esp such deposits in Alberta, Canada.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL SAND

oil palm
oil pipeline
oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil shale
oil sheik
oil slick
oil spill
oil storage tank
oil stove
oil tank
oil tanker
oil terminal
oil the wheels

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL SAND

ampersand
analysand
bury one´s head in the sand
Christiansand
desand
draw a line in the sand
foundry sand
greensand
Kristiansand
quicksand
sand
Streisand
tar sand
thousand
weasand

Synonyms and antonyms of oil sand in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil sand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL SAND

Find out the translation of oil sand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil sand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil sand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油砂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arena petrolífera
570 millions of speakers

English

oil sand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल रेत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرمال النفطية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нефтеносный песок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

areia óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল বালি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sable bitumineux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pasir minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölsand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オイルサンド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오일 샌드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wedhi lenga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cát dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் மணல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल वाळू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yağ kum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sabbia bituminosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olej piasku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нафтоносний пісок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nisip ulei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άμμου πετρελαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie sand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljesand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljesand
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL SAND»

The term «oil sand» is regularly used and occupies the 83.617 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil sand

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL SAND»

Discover the use of oil sand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil sand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oil Sand Production Processes
The combination of global warming and peak oil has made finding alternative sources of energy more important than ever.
James G. Speight, 2012
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Heavy-oil and Oil-sand Petroleum Systems in Alberta and ...
To match the Peace River oil sand metal contents, more than 99% of Debolt-, Duvernay-, and Triassic-sourced oils would have been removed by biodegradation to achieve the metal concentrations of the Peace River oil sand bitumen. Thus ...
Frances J. Hein, Dale Leckie, Steve Larter, 2013
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Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies
The names oil sand and tar sand are scientifically incorrect because oil sand does not contain oil and tar is most commonly produced from bituminous coal, besides being generally understood to refer to the product from coal, although it is ...
Sunggyu Lee, James G. Speight, Sudarshan K. Loyalka, 2007
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Oil Sand Screen Modelling Using Linear Regression
Results show an average 25 percent reduction in RMS error over a feed-rate-only model. This is the first known study to identify plant variables, other than the feed rate, that provide insight into oil sand screening behaviour.
John W. Sheldon, 2007
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Effect of Solvent Addition to Oil Sand Processing
In the present study, the impact of solvent (kerosene and naphtha) addition to oil sand ores on bitumen recovery and bitumen froth quality was investigated.
Sanjay Kumar Harjai, 2007
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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and ...
... to produce this energy resource will raise its cost and further decrease its already low net energy yield. It has been projected that by 2015, heavy oil from oil sand will meet only 4% of the world's estimated oil consumption (Concept 15- 2B).
G. Miller, Scott Spoolman, 2008
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Oil Sands Scientist: The Letters of Karl A. Clark, 1920-1949
A little arithmetic will show that if this porosity were completely filled with dry oil, the oil content of the oil-sand would be 20% approximately. But there is always water present amounting to 2.5% at least in a fresh tar sand. So that would bring  ...
Mary Clark Sheppard, 1989
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Oilfield Processing of Petroleum: Crude oil
In a massive waterflood (over 400,000 bwpd), treatment of injection and produced waters represents a major cost that often exceeds that of treating the crude oil. Sand Treatment Sand and other solid material may gather in any of the  ...
Francis S. Manning, Richard E. Thompson (Ph.D.), Richard E. Thompson, 1995
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Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009: Proceedings of the First ...
To obtain this purpose, we have analyzed the basic properties of spent oil sand and studied effective pretreatment method for fixed CO2 in the spent oil sand with temperature and pressure conditions. The analyze results were obtained from ...
Takeshi Yao, 2010
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Seismic Rock Physics of Steam Injection in Bituminous Oil ...
This thesis explores the seismic rock physics pertaining to oil sands reservoirs subject to the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) thermal enhanced recovery process.
Evan Bianco, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL SAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil sand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes for Suncor Energy (SU)
Moreover, Suncor's oil sand production has been growing at a record rate and this trend is expected to continue over the next several years. «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
2
How a Chinese Company Slipped on Canada's Oil Sands
China's Cnooc Ltd. CEO -2.56 % knew it was buying into trouble when it acquired Canada's Nexen Inc. in 2013. It is now finding out just how ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Suncor Energy Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks (SU)
Moreover, Suncor's oil sand production has been growing at a record rate and this trend is expected to continue over the next several years. «Mideast Time, Jul 15»
4
MCW Energy Group Sets Definitive Production Target After …
... ventures and the licensing of oil sand opportunities with private and governmental resource entities within countries possessing extensive oil ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
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Suncor Energy Downgraded by Zacks to "Hold" (SU)
Moreover, Suncor's oil sand production has been growing at a record rate and this trend is expected to continue over the next several years. However, extracting ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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The Mining Industry And Binary Options Trading
One technique is categorised as underground soft rock mining, which is used to extract coal, salt, oil sand and oil shale. The other technique is ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
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Alberta spill heaps pain on Canada's oil sector
An oil spill in the heart of Canada's oil sand region has sparked renewed criticism of the country's industry, and raised concerns about the ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
8
Zacks Upgrades Suncor Energy to Buy (SU)
Moreover, Suncor's oil sand production has been growing at a record rate and this trend is expected to continue over the next several years. «sleekmoney, Jul 15»
9
Suncor Energy Revisited (SU)
... realizations around C$90, Suncor's oil sand operations generated operating cash flow of approximately C$5.4 billion-C$3.4 billion more than ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
10
Oh Canada: Top Places to Buy a Home in the Great White North.
Fort McMurray resides in Northern Canada, atop the largest oil sand deposit in the world. Championed for its culture, the region draws settlers ... «ThyBlackMan, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil sand [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-sand>. May 2020 ».
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