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Evolution of Mining Equipment in the Oil Sands | Oil Sands ...

Apr 30, 2016 · The norm in oil sands is 4 passes - i.e., 4 shovel loads are required to fill a dump truck. This is normally completed in less than 2 minutes! ELECTRIC SHOVELS. Electric rope and pulley shovels are the workhorse of oil sands mining. Electric shovels

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Oil Sands Mining Equipment Built Tough - MINING.COM

Sep 01, 2010 · The overburden is used to build haul roads and tailings dikes, while the oil sands, thick and heavy with tarry bitumen, are piled high in long benches using hydraulic or electric rope shovels ...

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Mining for Bitumen | Oil Sands Magazine

Jun 30, 2016 · OIL SANDS MINING PIT. Typically a truck-and-shovel operation, oil sands is excavated from the mine pit using hydraulic or electric shovels. A typical shovel load of is about 90 tonnes. Mined oil sands normally contains from 7 to 13% bitumen by weight. The oil sands is trucked to the Ore Preparation Plant using large heavy haulers.

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Top 7 biggest mining excavators in the world

Jan 04, 2014 · The fifth largest hydraulic mining excavator is available with both shovel (like those used in metal detecting) and backhoe attachments. 6. Liebherr R 996 B. Youtube. Weights up to 672 tonnes. The R 996 B, produced by the equipment manufacturer Liebherr, is the number six in the world. 7. Hitachi EX5600-6. Mining-technology. Weights up to ...

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Parametric Simulation of Shovel-Oil Sands Interactions ...

Aug 09, 2010 · Variability in material diggability, unstructured mining environments and limited space, effective machine operation, and machine logistics affect the performance of the hydraulic shovel excavators. A hydraulic shovel simulator is developed to simulate the performance of hydraulic shovels for oil sands extraction in the ADAMS simulation ...

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Tar Sands - The Strauss Center

Mining: Open-pit mining is the most common form of tar sands extraction. This method requires the use of large hydraulic shovels to dig up tar sands and load them onto trucks carrying up

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Top 7 biggest mining excavators in the world

Jan 04, 2014 · The fifth largest hydraulic mining excavator is available with both shovel (like those used in metal detecting) and backhoe attachments. 6. Liebherr R 996 B. Youtube. Weights up to 672 tonnes. The R 996 B, produced by the equipment manufacturer Liebherr, is the number six in the world. 7. Hitachi EX5600-6. Mining-technology. Weights up to ...

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Oil Sands Mining | Alberta Energy Regulator

Oil sands mining involves excavating oil sands using trucks and shovels and transporting it to extraction plants to separate the bitumen from the sand. To separate bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands, mining operations transport materials to large processing and upgrading facilities that require large volumes of readily available water for the ...

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Facts about Alberta’s oil sands and its industry

the Athabasca oil sands. HOW IS OIL SAND REVOVERED? Oil sand is recovered by two methods: surface-mining and in situ technology. Surface-mining techniques require the removal of forest and layers of overburden (muskeg and topsoil) to expose the oil sands. Huge hydraulic power shovels dig into the oil sand and dump it into 400-ton heavy hauler ...

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Surface Mining Techniques used in the Oil Sands | Oil ...

May 01, 2016 · Oil sands mining operations are some of the largest mines in the world. Although open-pit oil sands mines have a lot in common with traditional hard-rock mines (such as gold or copper), oil sands operators have some unique challenges due to the softness of the deposit. Learn more about surface mining techniques used in the oil sands.

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Parametric Simulation of Shovel-Oil Sands Interactions ...

Variability in material diggability, unstructured mining environments and limited space, effective machine operation, and machine logistics affect the performance of the hydraulic shovel excavators. A hydraulic shovel simulator is developed to simulate the performance of hydraulic shovels for oil sands extraction in the ADAMS simulation ...

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14.3 Open Cast (Strip) Mining - 1of 2

haulback, box-cut, and block-cut mining (Anon., 1979). The unique aspect of both area and contour mining is that over-burden, removed to gain access to the mineral commodity, is immediately placed in the previously mined area. Coal of bituminous rank as well as lignite are the principal products of area mining. Phosphate and most oil sands are also

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Mining Shovel, Electro-Hydraulic, Hydraulic Oil

major oil sands mine in Alberta, Canada. SYStEm System: Hydraulic crowd system on a 100 tonne mining shovel oil type: 0W20 Hydraulic Oil oil Volume: 3,785 L ProBLEm This particular shovel has a sophisticated hydrau-lic system for controlling the massive crowd cylinder. The shovel uses a separate pre-cleaning tank and fil-tration circuit that ...

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Shawn Rennette - Shovel Supervisor B Shift - Imperial Oil ...

Imperial Oil / Kearl Lake. May 2013 - Jun 20152 years 2 months. kearl lake. Supervisor for Mine Maintenance Shovels. We now have a total of 6 Cat electric 7495 shovels , all with hydracrowd and Latch free dippers, and 2 PC 8000 hydraulic Shovels. One more electric shovel this year for a total of 9 in the fleet so far.

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Oil Sand - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

3.4 Land Use and Waste Management. Alberta's oil sands underlie 140,200 km 2 (54,114 square miles) or approximately 37% of Alberta's boreal forest—an area the size of Florida. The area that can be mined for oil sands is 4802 km 2. The mining area currently under development is 530 km 2, or approximately 0.1% of Alberta's boreal forest.

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Crude Oil Extraction and Drilling Methods | CAPP

Oil recovery in the oil sands uses two main methods: mining or in situ, depending on how deep the oil sands deposits are. Surface mining is used when oil sands deposits lie within 70 meters (200 feet) of the earth’s surface. Twenty per cent of oil sands reserves are close enough to the surface to be mined. Large shovels scoop oil sand into ...

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Imperial Oil approves Kearl oil sands project | Oil & Gas ...

May 29, 2009 · Imperial Oil Ltd. recently announced that it would proceed with the first phase of the $8 billion (Can.) Kearl oil sands project, a surface mining and bitumen extraction operation about 70 km ...

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Oil sands 101 | Alberta.ca

Surface mining is used to recover oil sands deposits less than 75 metres below the surface, while in-situ technologies are used to recover deeper deposits. The electric and hydraulic shovels used have a capacity of 45 m 3 and trucks can carry up to 400 tonnes of ore.

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Suncor Oil Sands Mining - Fort Hills - Heavy Equipment ...

Camp accommodations included. Requirements include a minimum of 18 months experience working as an operator in an operational open cut and/or oil sands mine, relevant mining and/or oil sands certifications, and must have previous experience operating – Komatsu 930E or similar (Komatsu 830E, Leibherr T282, Leibherr T284).

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Syncrude Athabasca Oil Sands Mine, Alberta - Mining ...

P&H electric cable shovel loads a CAT 797 haul truck. Syncrude – a joint venture of oil and gas companies mining the Athabasca oil sands – holds eight leases covering 258,000ha, 40km north of Fort McMurray. It is ranked as the world’s largest producer of synthetic crude from oil sands and the biggest single source in Canada.

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Global Mining Capabilities – Efficient Slurry Solutions

oil sands tested for hydraulic transport viability, leading epaco r emt l en of t conveyors with GIW® Minerals pumps and major cost savings to the industry 1891 GIW established a small machine shop and foundry in Augusta, Georgia 1890 1900 1940 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Hydraulic transport success in phosphates industry Development of GIW

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Heavy Construction & Mining | North American Construction ...

Jul 28, 2021 · Unrivalled earthworks experience in hard rock and oil sands mining, overburden removal, site development and reclamation. ... shovels and mining equipment includes the biggest trucks, excavators and hydraulic shovels anywhere.

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Oil sands - SEG Wiki

In surface mining, large hydraulic and electrically powered shovels are used to dig up oil sands from the ground and load them into trucks. These trucks can typically hold up to 320 tons of oil sands per load. These trucks transport the sand to crushers that remove rocks and break down clumps in the oil sands.

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The world’s biggest mining excavators

Dec 20, 2013 · The Bucyrus RH400, owned by Caterpillar, is the world’s biggest hydraulic excavator. It was originally launched by Terex in Germany in 1997 but Bucyrus acquired the mining equipment division of Terex in 2010. Bucyrus was acquired by Caterpillar in 2011. The Bucyrus RH400 is a front-shovel excavator weighing approximately 889t.

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Glossary - Oil Sands - Alberta's Energy Heritage

Truck-and-shovel mining: A method in which large electric or hydraulic shovels are used to remove the oil sand and load it on very large trucks. The trucks haul the oil sand to dump pockets where it is conveyed to the extraction plant as a solid or mixed with water and hydrotransported.

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US4076311A - Hydraulic mining from tunnel by reciprocated ...

The invention relates to the hydraulic underground mining of bituminous sands, oil shales and other friable mineral deposits. Accordingly, the invention resides in the provision of a tunnel complex at or near the base of the deposit, in which tunnels are driven parallel one with the other, and spaced a substantial distance apart. An exemplary distance would be in the region of 2,000 feet.

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Power Shovels : The World's Mightiest Mining and ...

Power Shovels : The World's Mightiest Mining and Construction Excavators ... HYDRAULIC MINING EXCAVATORS. 101: END OF THE SUPERSTRIPPERS ... massive mining excavator mining operations mining shovel Mountaineer mounted moved needed North October offered officially Ohio oil sands operating weight original Otis payload Peabody Pictured placed ...

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Oil Sand - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

3.4 Land Use and Waste Management. Alberta's oil sands underlie 140,200 km 2 (54,114 square miles) or approximately 37% of Alberta's boreal forest—an area the size of Florida. The area that can be mined for oil sands is 4802 km 2. The mining area currently under development is 530 km 2, or approximately 0.1% of Alberta's boreal forest.

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Mike Brown - Manager of Operations - Heavy Oil Solutions ...

Sand Control Tools - ... Oil Sands & Hydraulic Fracturing: Media & Community Relations, Canada 2012 Oil Sands & Hydraulic Fracturing: Media & Community Relations, Canada 2012 ... Mining jobs and ...

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Tar Sands Facts | Indigenous Environmental Network

Jan 01, 2010 · Removing the Tar Sands – Strip Mining Process. It takes approximately two tons of tar sands along with another two tones of overburden (containing soil, sand, clay and rock) to yield one barrel of oil. Hydraulic shovels are used to tear into the earth and were exculsively manufactured for this purpose – they are the largest in the world.

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Oil Sands Issue by Mike McCrae - Issuu

Nov 01, 2010 · MINING Magazine Oil Sands Issue Sept. Oct. 2010. ... Oil Sands Mining Equipment Built Tough By Andrew Topf Hitachi’s EX8000-6 hydraulic shovel can cut into benches up to 20 metres high. B.

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Erik Johnson - Engineering Team Lead - Hydraulic Machine ...

Manage Oil Sands product team, define business objectives, steer engineering projects, determine pricing strategy, product lifecycle management, and identify new opportunities.

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Cast Lips and G.E.T. for Hydraulic Mining Excavators ...

Cast Lips and G.E.T. for Hydraulic Mining Excavators & Front Shovels. CQMS Razer (CR) Cast Lip systems are specifically designed to deliver productivity solutions for miners in all applications, from wheel loader to Hydraulic Excavators (200t to over 1000t). Its Cast Lip systems are designed at our Technology Park in Australia, and manufactured ...

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