Heavy oil production relies on the availability of water – whether in open-pit mining or SAG-D applications, Xylem’s diverse product portfolio has the solutions for your operation.
The oil sands, found largely in Canada and Venezuela, are among the largest proven oil reserves in the world. With advancements in technology allowing upstream oil producers to unlock previously inaccessible deposits, approximately $218 billion in capital investments have been committed to Canadian projects alone over the next 25 years . Today, the key oil sands production methodologies, known as Open Pit Mining and Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (or SAGD), rely on water as a critical input. From the mixing of hot water with oil sands to create a slurry to the generation of steam for SAGD, Xylem has the product portfolio to solve the most challenging water issues in the oil sands.