- Category: Feature
- Published: 2013-Feb-06
- Author: Maurice Smith
Despite lack of GHG regulation, thermal oilsands operators test variety of carbon capture technologies
Producers of bitumen in situ have many advantages over oilsands open-pit mining operators. With a relatively small surface footprint—mainly consisting of wellheads, pipes and associated steam-producing and treatment facilities—they avoid the representations of a scarred landscape and massive tailings ponds commonly associated with surface mines.