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Drilling rig Canada
 
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Alberta Bitcoin Mining with Steve Barbour of Upstream Data
 
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Book your OWN session with me at: http://btcsessions.ca/ Get some swag: https://teespring.com/stores/btcsessions Check out Bull Bitcoin: https://bullbitcoin.com/ On my recent video to the Bitcoin Rodeo in Edmonton Alberta, I got the chance to chat with Steve Barbour about his company Upstream Data and how they are using Bitcoin mining to help oil and gas companies increase their profits while simultaneously cutting down on emissions and waste. This conversation is a MUST WATCH for those of you based in Alberta working in oil & gas, but also brings up some great talking points around the fallacy that Bitcoin mining is damaging to the environment. Check out Upstream Data's Website: https://upstreamdata.ca/ Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SGBarbour?lang=en Upstream Data on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UpstreamDataInc?lang=en If you value my work and would like to send me a tip, they are always appreciated! BITCOIN 3NZjB2Fkz6FzHtqDsxJEdWVeeFQfSttK9X LIGHTNING https://tippin.me/@BTCsessions PAYNYM +polishedband886
Views: 609 BTC Sessions
Canada's Tar Sands: The most destructive project on Earth? - Truthloader
 
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Canada's Tar Sands is the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In 2011 it was believed the reserve amounted to 170.2 billion barrels of oil, or about 11% of total global oil reserves. But the development of Canada's Oil Sands is concerning environmentalists for several reasons, not least the fact that producing "tar oil", or "sand oil" as it's also known, releases three times the volume of greenhouse gas emissions as conventional oil. StoneOcean's music: www.stoneocean.info StoneOcean's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/RatedmusicOfficial Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/TRUsub Why you should subscribe to Truthloader: http://bit.ly/1aGJD0a More videos from Truthloader: Syria is starving: http://bit.ly/1bV4tdD What is Israel's Magic Wand?: http://bit.ly/1emh4a4 Where is the most polluted place on Earth?: http://bit.ly/1g21m4d Police officer brutally beaten up in New York: http://bit.ly/18tzhRO Occupy abolish $15m debt in the US: http://bit.ly/I4mYB1 Afghan army torture prisoner as US forces look on: http://bit.ly/HCBcJg Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up: http://bit.ly/HKLbNb Anonymous Million Mask London 2013: http://bit.ly/16DVDPh Is China taking over the world?: http://bit.ly/HwHcmv Saudi whips and beats victim for looking at his wife: http://bit.ly/1aLlSET The NSA has collected your address book: http://bit.ly/1cswbRD Abductions and executions: Counterterrorism under Obama: http://bit.ly/18G9zoK The war on drugs is a war on you (Part One): http://bit.ly/19pXcgC A race for what's left of the planet - The Arctic battleground: http://bit.ly/15hsbOy Check out our top 20 videos playlist: http://bit.ly/V55Vna Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/truthloader Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/truthloader Join us on Google+: http://google.com/+truthloader Read our reddit: http://reddit.com/r/truthloader Truthloader is a channel dedicated to citizen journalism. We find the best examples of crowd-sourced video and independent content, then use our expertise to add context and analysis. We respond to the stories you're interested in, so if you've got a story you'd love us to get to the bottom of, tweet us, Facebook us, or respond to our videos with a comment - and perhaps check out our reddit.
Views: 282759 Point
Tar Sands Oil Extraction - The Dirty Truth
 
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Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment. Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world. Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century. Check out my other video on water issues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmpg35Bym0 and see my other videos to learn about the dark side of fossil fuels. To learn more about tar sands, be sure to check out the featured film sources listed below. Find out more about what you can do and how to support the film makers. Crude Sacrifice http://www.crudesacrifice.com/ Dirty Oil (available to watch online) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_BBGuCs20 Downstream -- (available to watch online) http://www.babelgum.com/3015242/downstream.html H2Oil http://h2oildoc.com/home/ Petropolis http://www.petropolis-film.com/ Check out a new promising technology to eliminate tailing ponds: http://www.gizmag.com/ionic-liquids-used-to-process-tar-sands/18214/ Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Tell Canada to clean up this mess and join with Bill McKibben and Josh Fox and let your voice be heard.
Views: 444499 SustainableGuidance
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands
 
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Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler's "Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands" offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project. Canada's tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate. It's an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above. In a hypnotic flight of image and sound, one machine's perspective upon the choreography of others, suggests a dehumanized world where petroleum's power is supreme. I do not own any rights to the video. Uploaded for educational and information sharing purposes only.
Views: 12760 Tibor Roussou
Jackpine oil sands mine in Alberta
 
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Oil sands extraction at Shell's Jackpine Mine in northern Alberta.
Views: 487 Frank Kuin
Suncor Oil Sands Tour
 
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Get an inside look at Suncor's oil sands during a step-by-step tour through our operations. Learn more about our oil sands operations at http://www.suncor.com/en/about/242.aspx
Views: 35506 Suncor Energy
Oil Sands Extraction - LFTR in Alberta?
 
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Extracting crude from Alberta's Oil Sands is extremely energy intensive. One way of lowering our CO2 footprint, would be using a liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) as a power source. Is such an approach politically feasible in Canada? Is lowering CO2 footprint of extracting crude from oil sands significant, when the resulting fuel will ultimately release CO2 itself? Looking for feedback from the oil patch and nuclear researchers.
Views: 4547 gordonmcdowell
Roughnecks at Work in HD - Drilling Rig Pipe Connection
 
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Roughnecks at work smoothly running a kelly drive drilling rig exploring for oil. They're making a connection or "pipe stab" to continue drilling downward. You can see why this job is high risk and requires concentration and skill.
Views: 1647660 CalculatedRiskFilms
Oilsands Tailings Ponds a Growing Problem
 
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The tailings ponds created by Alberta's oilsands mining have tripled in size since 2005 and are predicted to grow another 40 percent. Video by Ryan Jackson, edmontonjournal.com
Views: 14806 Edmonton Journal
Working in Fort McMurray - Sonja, Suncor
 
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Nanaimo-born Sonja moved to Fort McMurray looking for work. She stays for the diverse community and great people, and the future she sees ahead of her in the company's mining operations. She began with the company as a co-op student and today is a heavy equipment operator, operating one of the biggest trucks in the world. To find out more about living and working for Suncor in Fort McMurray, check out http://www.goaheadfortmac.ca
Views: 113263 Suncor Energy
Oil Sands - Drilling Deeper
 
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Over 1/2 of Alberta's oil sands production is not from mining, but comes from drilling deeper deposits using in-situ recovery. Join Keith and Rita in "Conversations That Matter," a series of short videos about Alberta's oil sands the Alberta Energy Regulator's role in protecting what matters most. For more Conversations that Matter see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpki4HwQKNQ4uN1entjMMAU0waZUCt6I
What Really Happens at an Oil Sands Mine?
 
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Join Keith and Rita in "Conversations That Matter," a series of short videos about Alberta's oil sands the Alberta Energy Regulator's role in protecting what matters most. For more Conversations that Matter see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpki4HwQKNQ4uN1entjMMAU0waZUCt6I
How Suncor Gets Oil from Sand
 
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Learn about the process Suncor uses to extract bitumen from the oil sands: both surface mining as well as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) while trying to minimize our impact on the environment. This video also features facts about the massive equipment used in our operations. You can read more about our oil sands operations at http://www.suncor.com/en/about/242.aspx
Views: 83324 Suncor Energy
Oil Sands 101
 
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Oil Sands is a form of heavy oil found in sand and rock primarily in the Athabasca region of Northern Alberta, Canada. Learn more about oil sands and all types of energy at www.studentenergy.org This video was made possible by support from Cenovus Energy.
Views: 32745 Student Energy
The Ooze: a documentary on the Alberta tar sands
 
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Is there a line in the sand dividing the interests of big oil and ordinary people in Alberta, Canada? Amateur documentary-maker Thomas Seal went to find out.
Views: 61960 The Ooze
The Alberta Oil (Tar Sands): Canadian Prosperity - Global Nightmare
 
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The Alberta Oil Sands (Saudi Arabia of the North) as it is proudly refered to in the oil industry has proven to be a financial boom to the Canadian economy. It has also proven to be an environmental nightmare. ................................. more info:http://www.2solitudes.com/articles/57/1/The-Alberta-Oil-Sands-Canadian-Prosperity---Global-Nightmare.html ............................... CBC - Newsworld
Views: 78897 a2zme
Alberta Oil Sands
 
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Saudi Arabia North - Oil Reserves second only to Saudi Arabia - and with none of the pesky energy security problems plaguing the Middle East. But many say it's destroying the environment and the Native way of life. We were ahead of the game with this story - and negotiated access in, despite the oil companies disinterest (to say the least) in foreign media
Views: 130025 MDMarshall
Oil Sands Field Trip Two - Mining
 
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Second in a series of four videos about Alberta's oil sands.
Views: 4736 InsideEducation
Crashes, fires, speeding. It's not easy training on an oil sands haul truck
 
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Haul truck operation instructor Dave Cocoran trains The Globe's Peter Scowen on a haul truck simulator. This video is part of a year-long project about Fort McMurray Alberta, which has come to be the emblem of Canada's energy sector and all the issues that surround it
Views: 62713 The Globe and Mail
Process Animation - Athabasca Oil Sands Project
 
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Running Time: 7 minutes Although the energy industry is a cornerstone of Alberta's economy, many people don't understand how our oil sands projects operate. This corporate video and animation demonstrates the process utilized to extract this valuable petroleum resource.
Syncrude Oil Sands Production in Alberta, Canada
 
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API conducted a tour of oil sands development in Alberta, Canada for reporters and bloggers. At Syncrude, they learned how a form of oil called bitumen is processed into 350,000 barrels of oil per day, and about land reclamation efforts post production. To learn more about oil sands and energy development, visit http://EnergyTomorrow.org.
Earth from Space: Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada #ESA
 
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Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one-hundred-eighteenth edition features an image over the world’s largest known reservoir of crude bitumen – and the open-pit mining that’s disturbing the local forest cover. See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/09/Alberta_Canada to download the image. Credit: European Space Agency, ESA
Views: 359 10 MINUTES
Rethink Alberta - Tar (Oil) Sands Pollute Athabasca  River
 
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High levels of toxic pollutants in Alberta's Athabasca River system are linked to oilsands mining, researchers have found. The findings counter the reports by a joint industry-government panel that the pollutant levels are due to natural sources rather than human development. Mercury, thallium and other pollutants accumulated in higher concentrations in snowpacks and waterways near and downstream from oilsands development than in more remote areas, said a study to be published Monday afternoon in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Upstream and undeveloped sites exposed directly to the McMurray Geologic Formation, the natural source of the oilsands, did not show high levels of pollutants. The study led by Erin Kelly and David Schindler of the University of Alberta also found that levels of the pollutants cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, silver and zinc exceeded federal and provincial guidelines for the protection of aquatic life in melted snow or water collected near or downstream from oilsands mining. "They're all elements that are known to be very toxic at low concentrations," Schindler said. He added that natural levels of some elements are already high in waters in that area. "Adding more is certainly not going to do the ecosystem any good." Researchers at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and Juneau, Alaska-based Oceana, a non-profit group focused on water quality issues, also contributed to the report. The study was funded by the Tides Foundation and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, two non-profit groups with an interest in environmental projects. Residents downstream from the oilsands have expressed concerns that pollution in the river may be causing increased cancer rates. However, the Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program, or RAMP, a joint industry-government environmental body that monitors water in the Athabasca River and its tributaries, said in its 2009 report that generally, "water quality was similar between [test] stations located within and outside oil sands development and when compared to conditions prior to development." The program has reported the pollutant levels occur naturally because of erosion of the natural geologic formation that contains the oilsands and are not caused by human activity. Goal to test claims of monitoring program The authors of Monday's study said they wanted to test those claims. As of 12:30 p.m. ET, RAMP had not responded to requests for comment from CBC News. RAMP's findings have been questioned in the past, but critics did not have any data from independent studies to compare to the program's data, the paper said. The new findings confirm "the serious defects" of the monitoring program, the study concluded. It added that detailed monitoring, including the ability to distinguish the sources of the contaminants, is "essential" to control the potential impact of pollutants on human health. Schindler said the levels of pollutants found by his study were easily measurable and "any program that cannot detect these levels has to be considered incompetent." He called for Environment Canada to take over monitoring. The researchers collected water from more than 35 sites in February and June 2008 along the Athabasca River, its tributaries, the Athabasca Delta and Lake Athabasca. They accumulated winter snowpack from 31 other sites in the region in March 2008. The researchers chose sampling sites upstream and downstream from oilsands mining, with both within 50 kilometres of oilsands developments and near undeveloped oilsands sites. They then tested the samples for levels of 13 elements listed as priority pollutants under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act. Source: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/30/oil-sands-athabasca-river.html
Views: 14325 JogBird
Accommodations at Horizon Oil Sands
 
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For information about Canadian Natural career opportunities and to apply online go to: http://www.cnrl-careers.com We provide first class facilities to our employees. The Horizon Oil Sand Accommodations offer: • State of the art kitchen and dining facilities offering a great selection for 3 meals per day • Fitness Center, Games Room, TV Lounge and Sports Bar • On-Site Tim Horton's, Convenience Store and ATM Machine • Laundry Facilities • Security and Medical Center • Private room with satellite television, WiFi and telephone • Recreational coordinator scheduling social events (karaoke nights, cards games etc.) http://www.cnrl.com http://www.cnrl.com/working-together/oil-sands-mining/camp-facilities http://www.cnrl.com/operations/north-america/horizon-oil-sands http://www.cnrl.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/ AT CANADIAN NATURAL, WE ARE PROUD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR PEOPLE At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by "doing it right" with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.
Views: 143442 CanadianNaturalCNRL
Extracting oil sands for the Keystone XL pipeline
 
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In northern Alberta, Canada, tons of oil sands are being extracted from the ground every day to produce a thick, gooey form of petroleum. Fort McMurray, the city at the center of oil sands mining, has seen a huge influx of people moving to the area for jobs in or related to the oil sands industry. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create an easier way for this oil to be transported from Alberta to refineries on Texas's Gulf Coast. However, many environmental groups oppose oil sands production because of the high amount of greenhouse gases the production creates, and the U.S. Government has yet to approve the pipeline.
Views: 23522 Washington Post
What are Oil Sands Tailings?
 
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What are tailings and why are people talking about them? Join Keith and Rita in "Conversations That Matter," a series of short videos about Alberta's oil sands the Alberta Energy Regulator's role in protecting what matters most. For more Conversations that Matter see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpki4HwQKNQ4uN1entjMMAU0waZUCt6I
Oil sands boomtown
 
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Fort McMurray, Alberta is the epicenter of oil sands mining and people from around the world have flocked to find jobs. High wages have inflated the cost of living and some struggle to manage the money they make. Some people spend too much on entertainment or get caught up in drug use. Others, though, have found success and are building new lives in Fort McMurray.
Views: 65153 Washington Post
Top 5 Oil Well Blowouts - Eureka!
 
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When an oil well discovers a pocket of oil, a blowout can sometimes occur. A blowout is an uncontrolled release of oil or gas. I hope you all enjoy today's video on the top five oil well blowouts! Several segments are licensed under Creative Commons (CC) Gulf Hugen Rig One (CC), Katrina Jacobson (CC) The Top Fives channel brings you informational and entertaining top five videos from around the world. Join us and subscribe for more. Follow us on Facebook! https://facebook.com/topfivesyoutube Note: The videos featured on the Top Fives channel are for educational and informational purposes. If you have a good idea for a video, leave us a comment! We try to read each and every comment made.
Views: 82477 Top Fives
Google Earth - Alberta Tar Sands & Oil Fields - Windsor Salt Mine Ontario
 
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An up close and personal look at all the various sources of Canada's natural resource wealth. From the Tar Sand at Athabasca to the regular old Alberta Oil Fields, the uranium mines in Saskatchewan to the deep salt mine in Windsor Ontario, and even the open pit copper mines high in the mountains of British Columbia. Canada is the first country I'll be doing this for, as a gift to my sweet friend Victoria the Nuclear Girl ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Victoria's Art Page -- https://victoriathething.deviantart.com/ Twitter -- https://twitter.com/AK_Maxojir Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/Skasis
Views: 379 Maxojir
Oil Sands Jobs in Alberta - North American Construction Group
 
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Looking for a job in the Alberta Oil Sands in mining, piling, pipeline or industrial? North American Construction Group is hiring. We are the premiere provider of mining and heavy construction, piling and pipeline services in Western Canada. Visit www.nacgcareers.ca
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A bird's-eye view of Alberta's oil sands
 
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In April, 2011, Toban Dyck hired MacMurray Aviation to fly him over Alberta's oil sands. We hovered over vast open-pit mines, tailings ponds the size of cities, and a large network of roads and machinery. It's unclear which companies, Suncor or Syncrude, are seen at specific points in the video.
Views: 3042 SpectatorTribune
Fort Hills: history in the making
 
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Fort Hills is an oil sands mining project located 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Suncor, with its joint venture partners Total E&P Canada and Teck Resources, began construction of the 194,000 barrel-per-day facility in 2013. Watch this mini documentary to see how Fort Hills came to life.
Views: 9069 Suncor Energy
Horizon Oil Sands - Journey to First Oil
 
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For information about Canadian Natural career opportunities and to apply online go to: http://www.cnrl-careers.com Horizon Oil Sands is an exciting part of our growth, located on leases just north of Fort McMurray, Alberta in the Athabasca region. Operations are expanding with project spending forecasted at approximately $2 - 2.5 billion each year for the next several years. Horizon includes a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant, complimented by on-site bitumen upgrading with associated infrastructure to produce high quality SCO. http://www.cnrl.com http://www.cnrl.com/operations/north-america/horizon-oil-sands http://www.cnrl.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/ http://www.cnrl.com/working-together/oil-sands-mining/ AT CANADIAN NATURAL, WE ARE PROUD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR PEOPLE At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by "doing it right" with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.
Views: 16585 CanadianNaturalCNRL
MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary)
 
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MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine MegaStructures (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures Our YouTube channel features full documentary films as well as educational television series. We are dedicated to bringing our viewers amazing stories and experiences from the world of science, history, anthropology, finance, geography, and engineering. See the world from a new perspective! SUBSCRIBE! ABOUT THE SHOW: MegaStructures is a documentary television series. Each episode is an educational look of varying depth into the construction, operation, and staffing of various structures or construction projects, but not ordinary construction products. Generally containing interviews with designers and project managers, it presents the problems of construction and the methodology or techniques used to overcome obstacles. MegaStructures focuses on constructions that are extreme; in the sense that they are the biggest, tallest, longest, or deepest in the world. MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary) MegaStructures - Ultimate Oil Sands Mine (National Geographic Documentary)
Views: 43896 MSFTV3
Canadian Oil Sands Create Energy Boom and Environmental Problems
 
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US politicians often speak of reducing demand for imported oil coming from unfriendly nations. But the biggest foreign supplier of oil to the United States is Canada, a friendly nation. Much of the 1.4 million barrels of petroleum Canada sends south every day comes from an unconventional and somewhat dirty source, so-called "oil sands," sometimes disparagingly referred to as "tar sands" because of the thick, gooey nature of the product. VOA's Greg Flakus visited the oil sands region and filed this report from Fort McMurray, in Alberta Province.
Views: 9425 VOA News
Dinosaur Oil Extraction - Oil Rig in Alberta!
 
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Driving around in Alberta, saw an oil rig and went to record..
Views: 290 Ali Tarbhai
Alberta Oil Sands: about
 
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Find out the real story about the Alberta oil sands, including the challenges we are facing and how the Government of Alberta is addressing them as a responsible energy producer.
Views: 118801 YourAlberta
Canadian Tar Sands Controversy
 
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Oil Bonanza (2014): Alberta in Canada boasts one of the biggest oil deposits in the world; but with its reserves bound up in tar sands, it's also facing one of the biggest controversies over extracting it. For similar stories, see: See the havoc caused by the discovery of oil in Nigeria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zalqYjcjA2Y Have Russia's Nenets Really Benefited From Oil Development? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8nGF8S7CCs Why Azerbaijan Is Getting Poorer Despite An Oil Revolution (2000) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvyK2YdXRzU Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/6164/oil-bonanza Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "We're killing our people softly", claims Allan, the First Nation Chief. Extracting Alberta's oil creates huge amounts of greenhouse gases and waste water. For some, the economic benefit of producing two million barrels of oil a day far outweighs any environmental impact. "Our community now has no unemployment", the chief of the local indigenous people explains. Others, however, have mounted a campaign over worsening pollution and health, even comparing the effects of the industry to an act of genocide. Dateline, SBS Australia – Ref. 6164 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 15083 Journeyman Pictures
OIl Sands Mining
 
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Oil Sands operations in Alberta
Views: 3051 Dr. Ibrahim Khan
1940s OIL PRODUCTION & PETROLEUM PROCESSING  VINTAGE FILM  47434
 
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Distributed by Young America Films, the Canada’s National Film Board presents “Canadian Work and Wealth Series No. 8 Story of Oil” — a 1940s black-and-white film on the benefits of oil and natural gas and the migratory lifestyle of oilmen. Mark 01:00 shows us a view of the foothills of Alberta province, home of the largest supplies of oil in Canada, and Turner Valley in Calgary, where tiny towns are home to many of the workers who rely on the oil wells for income. The oilmen and cattlemen share the land, though the oilmen know that when the well runs dry it will be time to move on. At mark 03:10, we see men preparing a drill as the narrator discusses how fossils are responsible for creating that oil. Following scenes of a seismographic study to “see” the various levels of rock, geologists can determine whether a proposed site may hold oil. A new well is shown being dug starting at mark 06:15 and an oil derrick being erected that will hold the drilling gear. Drilling soon begins, and after changing the drill bit at mark 09:53, drilling begins again. At mark 12:09, the viewer learns that not many wells are “gushers” as shown in TV or the movies. Rather, valve readings tell workers they have struck black gold and the length of pipe used in the drilling process is removed and prepared to be relocated. A casing is then inserted in the well to hold the wall while acid is pumped in to break down limestone and permit easier flow. Underground wastes are carried a safe distance from the well and burned, where at mark 12:56 we see a giant fire ball and black smoke rise into the air. The oil workers return home after the shift, where one man is shown being greeted at mark 13:28 by his wife and their infant daughter. Oil removed from the ground, we learn next, is stored in tanks and eventually transported to cleaning plants. At scrubbing and absorption plants, like one shown at mark 15:13, gas is separated from oil and high-octane is removed. At a refinery (mark 15:25) oil’s various commercial elements are further separated including gasoline, kerosene, and tar. As the film closes, the everyday uses of oil are shown, from a boy greasing his bicycle wheels to a girl lubricating her sewing machine. “Oil and gas and all the byproducts of petroleum, are an important part of our modern way of living,” concludes the narrator at mark 17:00. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Views: 5931 PeriscopeFilm
In Situ Oil Sands Production 101
 
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In Situ refers to methods of oil sands production that use drilling and steam to produce bitumen. The most common in situ method is called Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD).
Views: 17178 Student Energy
Syncrude & Suncor Base Mines, Alberta, Canada (Athabasca oil sands)
 
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Panoramic view from the edge of an oil sands tailings pond. There are mountains of light-coloured sand with flecks of coke. If you listen carefully there are the occasional dull thuds that are the sound of canons fired to keep birds of the tar-laden tailings.
Views: 4494 skaleewag
alberta oil sands creating synthetic crude oil from sand  massive undertaking photos.
 
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creating synthetic crude oil from the alberta oil sands approximately 54000 square miles in size pictures were taken over a small portion of that a massive undertaking the land reclaiming being done envirmental and economic sides. taking oil from sand. photos
Views: 865 Darryl Parr
The true cost of oil | Garth Lenz | TEDxVictoria
 
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What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat. For almost twenty years, Garth's photography of threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in the world's leading publications. His recent images from the boreal region of Canada have helped lead to significant victories and large new protected areas in the Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Ontario. Garth's major touring exhibit on the Tar Sands premiered on Los Angeles in 2011 and recently appeared in New York. Garth is a Fellow of the International League Of Conservation Photographers Filmed at TEDxVictoria on November 19 2011 http://garthlenz.com http://tedxvictoria.com About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Tar Sands Industry Losing $100 Million a Day
 
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The Canadian tar sands industry has lost a combined $25 billion over the last three years and is currently losing approximately $100 million a day. Click here to subscribe to the DeSmog Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DesmogBlog?sub_confirmation=1 At current prices, Canadian tar sands oil producers are losing money on every barrel of oil they dig out. Despite signs earlier this year the industry would “turn profitable in 2018,” a much more likely scenario at this point is a fourth straight year of losses. Producers are forced to keep cranking out product and selling it at a loss to cover the massive costs required to start one of these sprawling unconventional oil operations, a point made painfully clear when Alberta wildfires in 2016 forced some tar sands operators to shut down. “I do think they'll start up quickly once the danger from the fire is gone because there is a lot of motivation to do that,” Jackie Forrest, an energy economist for Arc Financial Corp, told The Globe and Mail. “They have a lot of fixed costs so they're going to be motivated to get some revenue to pay for those costs that aren't going away.” In the face of such challenging economics, what are Canadian tar sands producers doing? Tapping more oil than ever. In June 2018 Canada set a new record for exporting oil to the U.S., hitting well over three million barrels per day. This record coincided with another one for oil exported by rail from Canada to the U.S. The U.S. is currently the only major market for Canadian crude, with 99 percent of its exports going to either U.S. refineries or ports for export. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration America Is Maxing out on Canadian Crude American refineries certainly enjoy buying Canadian crude at such low prices. How low are the prices? As the Financial Post reported in mid-October, Western Canadian Select (WCS) was $19 a barrel — approximately $50 a barrel cheaper than a barrel of the American oil standard known as Western Texas Intermediate (WTI). Without a competing market in sight, American buyers likely will continue receiving huge discounts on Canadian oil. As Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar, told Reuters in 2016: “If Canada can’t get their oil to another market besides the U.S. [market], you’ll always be a price taker, not a price maker.” Even under these economic conditions, one company, Teck Resources, is proposing to build a new tar sands mining operation. Projections estimate the cost to produce a barrel of oil at this operation will be around $85 a barrel. That's quite the mismatch with what a barrel of Canadian crude oil is fetching these days, and doesn't bode well for a sustainable business model. Another complicating factor is that even at such low prices, American refineries only want and need so much tar sands oil, which is a heavy, lower-quality oil. America is experiencing a boom in production of the light fracked crude oil from shale basins, which is not only more valuable to refineries but requires much lower transportation costs than importing crude from Alberta, the tar sands capital of North America. As The Energy Mix reported recently: “Permian Basin oil is a far better fit for the only U.S. refineries capable of handling more bitumen [tar sands oil], and will likely be for at least the next decade.” As an example of that preference, Exxon just announced plans to expand its Beaumount, Texas, refinery by 300,000 barrels per day, which would make it the largest refinery in America. This additional capacity is for light crude oil, not heavy Canadian oil. Still, American refineries are importing, and refining, record amounts of Canadian oil right now, but at massively discounted prices compared to average global oil prices, which helps lead to huge profits for American refiners. Yet another complication for tar sands producers is that, as The Energy Mix highlighted, “In reality, virtually every refinery in America that buys heavy crude is operating at full capacity. That is why there are no buyers willing to pay higher prices.” Economics 101. If supply is higher than demand, prices go down. And sellers in that market have to take whatever price they can get, even if that means selling at a loss. To help extract itself from this difficult situation, Canada is looking to build pipelines, such as the still-uncertain Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, to transport its landlocked oil to tidewaters, where companies theoretically can sell the oil to Asia's rapidly growing market. Read more here: https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/10/25/canadian-tar-sands-oil-financial-losses
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