geologyMcAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Geology News
Earth Science Current Events

Argonne Labs Image
Exxon Buys Oil Sands from ConocoPhillips
August 14, 2013 | Reuters

ConocoPhillips is selling it stake in the Clyden oil sands leasehold near Alberta, Canada to ExxonMobil for $720 million. Exxon already has invested $11 billion in Canadian oil sand projects.

Related: What are Oil Sands?

  Related Stories

Exxon to Move Oil Sand Crude by Rail?
February 4, 2014 |
Exxon Mobil decided that they would build a rail terminal to transport between 100,000 and 250,000 barrels of oil sand crude per day out of the production location in Alberta, Canada.

Japex: Hangingstone Oil Sands Project
January 24, 2013 | Japan Petroleum Exploration Company
Japan Petroleum Exploration Company plans to produce 20,000 barrels per day of bitumen from their Hangingstone oil sands project in Alberta Province, Canada. The project will use the steam-assisted gravity drainage method and will be increased to 30,000 barrels per day based upon performance.

Geology of the Voca Frac Sand District
February 27, 2014 | Arizona Geological Survey Repository
"One of Texas’ major frac sand production areas is near Voca, Texas, where sands are produced from the Cambrian Hickory Sandstone on the northwestern flank of the Llano Uplift." Quoted from the Arizona Geological Survey Repository. Related: What is Frac Sand?

We are constantly looking for interesting items related to geology and general science. When we find something interesting we share it here. Bookmark this page and visit often. You can also receive our news for free by RSS feed or email. We publish updates three or four days per week.

© 2005-2013 All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.