What is meaning or definition of Crude oil ?

Crude Oil mineral oil composed by a mixture of hydrocarbons of natural origin, with variable density and viscosity.

Heavy Crude Oil type of crude oil that exists in zones such as the Orinoco (Venezuela), the banks of Athabasca (Alberta/Canada) and the banks of Olenik (Siberia/Russia).

They have the following characteristics:

  • Density close to or even higher than the water
  • High viscosity, can be almost solid at environment temperature
  • Can not be produced, carried and refined by the conventional methods
  • Generally they have high content of sulphur and some metals such as the nickel and the vanadium


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