360 million tons of oil found in Karamay

15:49, May 24, 2010      

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Around 360 million tons in heavy oil reserves were found near the Demon Castle sightseeing area in Karamay, the Exploration & Development Research Institute of Xinjiang Oil Company announced today. The exploration for heavy oil is about to start in that region.

Karamay has abundant heavy oil resources underground, which is something experts have determined after years of exploration.

"The exploration will be the main support for maintaining the exploration scale of heavy oil in oil fields in Xinjiang," said Dai Xiang, a senior engineer of the institute.

The Karamay heavy oil field number 18 is located to the west of Fengcheng oil field, 120 kilometers from Karamay City near the Demon Castle, a national sightseeing area. In making its exploration plan for heavy oil field 18, the institute strictly conformed to the principle of green oil fields by reducing the damages toward land shape and environment to the lowest level.

The low-sulfur heavy oil produced in Karamay is the raw material for high-end lubricating oil, low-freezing point diesel, aviation kerosene, transformer oil and rubber oil.

By People's Daily Online


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