UNITAR Centre for Heavy Crude and Tar Sands

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1981, New York NY (USA), by leading energy companies in cooperation with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Relocated, 1997, in Tulsa OK (USA). Original title: UNITAR/UNDP Information Centre for Heavy Crude and Tar Sands -- Centre d'information UNITAR/PNUD pour le pétrole lourd et les sables asphaltiques. Ceased to exist when activities taken over by International Centre for Heavy Hydrocarbons, set up 1999.


Collect, analyse and disseminate information on heavy crude and tar sands for members of the Centre and others; promote and facilitate economic and environmentally responsible development of heavy crude and tar sands through training throughout the world.

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Organizes seminars, working groups and - every 3 years - an International Conference on heavy crude and tar sands. Carries out special studies. Provides information and contacts to members at their request. International networking - within the United Nations and outside. Training activity. Working Group on Laboratory Standards for Characterizing Heavy Crude and Tar Sands (continuous). Website international training in oil production, upgrading and environmental restoration.


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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Minerals
    • Petroleum

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



Last News Received

9. Aug 1999
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