New Upstream and Downstream Technologies for Extra Heavy Oils

Zolotukhin, Anatoly Boris (Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas) | Bokserman, Arkady (Zarubezhneft Joint Stock Company) | Kokorev, Valery (RITEK ltd.) | Nevedeev, Andrey (D-Sintez) | Ushakova, Alexandra (Zarubezhneft Joint Stock Company) | Shchekoldin, Konstantin (RITEK ltd)


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