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The lack of experience and logical thought is only surpassed by the fractional understanding of chemistry and physics. If you didn't study it and you don't have experience with it, listen to those who are trying to help you figure it out!


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Oil sands are very sticky, high viscosity tars, terpentines and pitch which is only slightly better than coal. It has seeped into the sands. It is liberated with oxygen, or high temperature steam or surfactants or excavation and rinsing, etc.

The CO2 sequestration (or fixation, here) is going to be highly dependant on the reservoir type and depth. Looking at oil sands which are shallow, the ability to fix CO2 is going to be problematic and partially effective.

Moving down to firmer rock and deeper depths, there is no route to the surface without filtering, and chemical modification into other compounds like calcium carbonate (limestone) and others. Again, situation, position and geography specific.

Even if I had the data from one location, I would not guess at the % range for any other and my study would cost thousands of dollars without excellent geotech and reservoir prework.
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