Petroteq Announces Update and Design Completion for 5,000 Barrel-Per-Day Oil Sands Extraction Plant


SHERMAN OAKS, Calif./ACCESSWIRE/April 5, 2022/ Petroteq Energy Inc. (“petroteq“or the”Company“) ‎‎(TSXV:PQE)(OTC PINK:PQEFF)(FSE:PQCF), an oil company focused on the development and application of its proprietary oil extraction and remediation technologies, announces that Valkor , LLC (“Valkor“), updated and completed the design of the planned 5,000-day BPD extraction plant.

Valkor signed a Technology License Agreement with Petroteq on July 1, 2019 and operates out of the Vernal, Utah plant under a Master Service Agreement signed on November 1, 2018. Valkor is fully aware of the technical and engineering aspects necessary for the process for this update to be carried out in order to incorporate all additional data in the original FEED (front-end engineering and design).

Petroteq management believes that an updated FEED design is unique to Petroteq patented technology enabling a highly efficient process of extracting oil from oil sands in an environmentally friendly method and can be considered a true green energy technology.

Following the FEED, Valkor conducted various additional design studies to prepare the final engineering plans. A key part of this project was a design study with MI SWACO, a Schlumberger company, for the background processes for sand separation and drying. The system is a conventional sand dryer modified for service with closed loop petrochemical solvents. A combination unit was offered as a turnkey system to process up to 8,000 tons of sand per day with an EPA Tier 1 quality target for the resulting sand. Design performance, budget and schedule have been determined. MI SWACO made a full 3D model of the design as shown in the photo below.

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Other studies have been carried out on the optimization of an ore mixing and settling system. Valkor informs that it is ready to implement a 5,000 BOD plant design. All the necessary equipment has been verified as being available on the market in a time frame that translates into an 18 month build. Petroteq management is confident that the updated plant design is of the highest technical quality and will exhibit superior operating performance.

Vladimir Podlipsky, CEO and CTO of Petroteq, commented: “Our advances in engineering work illustrate our intentions to continue to operate the company for future expansion and revenue growth, regardless of the current offer from Viston United Swiss AG. Management will continue to manage business as usual and make every effort to improve shareholder value.”

The takeover bid (the “To offer“) by 869889 Ontario Inc. (the “Offering“), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Viston United Swiss AG, to purchase all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Petroteq, remains open for acceptance until 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on April 14, 2022, ‎unless the Offer is further extended, accelerated or withdrawn by the Offeror in accordance with its ‎terms.‎

About Petroteq Energy Inc.‎

Petroteq is a clean technology company focused on the development, implementation and licensing of patented, environmentally friendly and sustainable technology for the extraction and recovery of heavy oil and bitumen from oil sands and recoverable oil deposits. Versatile technology can be applied to both water-based wet deposition and oil-based wet deposition – producing high quality oil and clean sand.

Petroteq believes its technology can produce relatively sweet heavy crude oil from the Asphalt Ridge oil sands deposits without requiring the use of water, and therefore without generating wastewater that would otherwise require the use of other treatment or disposal facilities that could be harmful to the environment. Petroteq’s process is designed to be a more environmentally friendly extraction technology that leaves clean residual sand that can be sold or returned to the environment, without the use of tailings ponds or other remediation.

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Petroteq Energy Inc.
Vladimir Podlipsky
Acting General Manager
Phone. : (800) 979-1897‎

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