What are the stages of production in petroleum mining and how is it formed?

eg. What methods are used, also am wondering for example how a petroleum mining company would produce petroleum.

Hope you understand, help is greatly appreciated.

One Response to “What are the stages of production in petroleum mining and how is it formed?”

  1. vert.grimble Says:

    By "petroleum mining" I assume you are referring to the Oil Sands located in Alberta, Canada.

    The stages are similar to open pit mining of other deposit types.

    1 Exploration and delineation – grade, thickness, depth of cover are mapped from drilling
    2 Mining – truck and shovel
    3 Processing – bitumen is removed from sand with stream in a plant
    4 Refining – bitumen is refined (cracked) into lighter products