Heavy Oil is a quite abundant resource (estimated at roughly at 5000 Bbbls IOIP), of different characteristics. Most of these resources are located in Venezuela and Canada, 2 countries where Total is busy producing and developing these resources. Different technologies may be used to develop these resources. The presentation will try to describe benefits and disadvantages of each of these technologies addressing the main factors: oil recovery, cold or hot schemes (which, if hot schemes, has implications into gas requirements), mining or in situ production, overall CO2 emissions, environment aspects, … Oil production which can be expected from both Venezuela and Canada will be discussed.


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