Partial upgrading technologies
Field Upgrading is a Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta, dedicated to the development and commercialization of a new sulphur removal and upgrading technology called DSU®.
Field Upgrading is a pre–commercial company engaged in the development and commercialization of a new bitumen and heavy oil upgrading technology called De–Sulphurization & Upgrading (DSU). DSU uses molten sodium to significantly reduce the levels of sulphur, metals, acid (TAN) and asphaltenes in heavy oil feedstocks, including oil sands bitumen. DSU increases the API gravity of the feedstocks while achieving a relatively higher yield compared to conventional upgrading technologies, reducing the need for diluent for pipeline transportation. Applications for DSU include heavy oil, refining, oil shale producers and low sulphur bunker fuel.