technology diagram

Here's how it works:

• Oil, water and solvent emulsion is pumped from the heavy oil reservoir into an ibexTM steam generator located at the pad.

• Water in the emulsion is directly converted into steam and recovery of solvent for reservoir reinjection via contact with hot circulating bitumen

• The bitumen or heavy oil is treated and can be mixed with diluent for sales or optionally converted into a partially upgraded product.

• The Oil heater can be fitted with CO2 Capture equipment 

IbexTM eliminates traditional SAGD water treatment systems.

This materially reduces capital and operating costs and  improves environmental performance; lower GHG’s, no water disposal, and reduced land footprint.