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  1. Thermal Pressurization in EM-SAGD Projects

    Title: Thermal Pressurization in EM-SAGD Projects
    Creator: Sahar Ghannadi
    Description: Inductive methods such as Electromagnetic Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (EM-SAGD) have been identified as a technically and economically feasible recovery method for shallow oil sands reservoirs with overburdens of more than 30 meters (Koolman et al., 2008). However, in EM-SAGD projects, the caprock overlying oil sands reservoirs is also electromagnetically heated along with the bitumen reservoir. Since permeability is low in Albertan thermal project caprock formations (i.e., the Clearwater shale formation in the Athabasca deposit and the Colorado shale formation in the Cold Lake deposit), the pore pressure resulting from the thermal expansion of pore fluids may not be balanced with the fluid loss due to flow and the fluid-volume changes due to pore dilation. In extreme cases, the water boils and the pore pressure increases dramatically as a result of the phase change in the water, causing profound effective stress reduction. Once this condition is established, pore pressure increases can lead to shear failure of the caprock, the creation of micro-cracks and hydraulic fractures, and to subsequent caprock integrity failure. It is typically believed that low permeability caprocks impede the transmission of pore pressure from the reservoir, making them more resistant to shear failure. In cases of induced thermal pressurization, low permeability caprocks are not always more resistant. In this study, analytical solutions are obtained for temperature and pore pressure rises due to the constant electromagnetic heating rate of the caprock. These analytical solutions show that pore pressure increases due to electromagnetic heating depend on permeability and compressibility of the caprock formation. For stiff or low-compressibility media, thermal pressurization can cause fluid pressures to approach total confining pressure, and shear strength to approach zero for low cohesive units of the caprock (units of the caprock with high silt and sand percentage) and sections of the caprock with pre-existing fracture with no cohesion (i.e., thermal liquefaction).
    Subjects: EM-SAGD, Inductive Heating, Thermal Pressurization
    Date Created: 2016/9/23
  2. Daily Record, Friday, July 15, 2016

    Title: Daily Record, Friday, July 15, 2016
    Creator: Toronto Stock Exchange
    Subjects: Toronto Stock Exchange-- Periodicals, Stock exchanges-- Canada-- Tables-- Periodicals
    Date Created: 2016/07/15
  3. Microlog Index 1979

    Title: Microlog Index 1979
    Creator: Micromedia
    Description: "An index and document delivery service for Canadian report literature" Text in English and French. Merger of: ProFile index; Publicat index; and: Urban Canada (index). Indexes the microfiche collection: Microlog. Subject index on microfiche in back pocket of each volume.
    Subjects: Microlog Indexes, Government Publications, Canada
    Date Created: 1979
  4. Governance Background Reports

    Title: Governance Background Reports
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description:

    The reports in this collection address a variety of issues surrounding corporate governance.

    Use of these products is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students of the University. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses this product for individual, non-commercial educational or research purposes only, and does not systematically download or retain substantial portions of information. Users may not reproduce or redistribute unprocessed/raw data portions of the data to any third party, or otherwise engage in the systematic retransmission or commercialization of the data.

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  5. TMX Group Factbook

    Title: TMX Group Factbook
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description:

    The titles in this collection continue those found in TSX Group Factbook.

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  6. Primary Research Group Publications

    Title: Primary Research Group Publications
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: Primary Research Group publishes research reports, surveys, and benchmarking studies for businesses, colleges, libraries, law firms, hospitals, museums, and other institutions. Based on substantial primary and secondary research, the benchmarking studies allow institutions to compare their budgets, managerial decisions, technology purchases, and strategic visions to those of their peers.
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  7. Canadian Book Market

    Title: Canadian Book Market
    Creator: ERA Administrator
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  8. Sustainalytics

    Title: Sustainalytics
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: Sustainalytics (formerly the Canadian Social Investment Database) contains social and environmental profiles of companies in the TSX Composite Index.
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  9. Canadian Skier and Snowboarder Facts and Stats

    Title: Canadian Skier and Snowboarder Facts and Stats
    Creator: ERA Administrator
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  10. Clean Capitalism Canada

    Title: Clean Capitalism Canada
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description:

    The reports in this collection present the ranking and analysis of top Canadian companies from an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspective.

    Use of these products is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students of the University. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses this product for individual, non-commercial educational or research purposes only, and does not systematically download or retain substantial portions of information. Users may not reproduce or redistribute unprocessed/raw data portions of the data to any third party, or otherwise engage in the systematic retransmission or commercialization of the data.

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