shale oil Articles

  • Utilisation of shale oil by the extraction and retorting of oil shale

    Extraction of the bitumen fraction of oil shale was carried out using two different solvents, chloroform and toluene. Oil shale of 4.0 mm particle size from the El-Lajjun area in Jordan was used in this study. The solvents were recovered by distillation. The spent shale was retorted using a special retort and shale oil (Kerogen) was recovered. The quantity of the hydrocarbon was compared with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhancing Your Shale Oil & Gas Strategies

    Five Minutes With Tisha Conoly Schuller, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association Name: Tisha Conoly Schuller Job Title: President & Chief Executive Officer Company: Colorado Oil & Gas Association Background: As President, Ms. Schuller is responsible for leading ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Oil shale is not a viable fuel source - Study

    While many are celebrating the end of the 'Peak Oil' concerns because of abundent new sources of oil in shale deposits, a true accounting for all economic and environmental costs to exploit this energy source suggests it may not be a viable proposition at all. Scientists' best estimates of the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of oil shale suggest it is very inefficient compared to conventional ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecological efficiency of the oil shale electricity sector of Estonia

    Estonia is a typical postsocialist country with an inefficient energy sector, albeit uniquely based on oil shale mining and burning. This article comprehensively analyses the efficiency of the oil shale energy industry from mining to end use. The overall efficiency of oil shale energetics was estimated to be less than 20% (17% in 2002), with the losses attributed to wasting of co-produced thermal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

    AUVERE, Estonia (AP) — Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement could come from how it has learned to squeeze oil from a rock. About 200 feet (60 meters) below ground in northeastern Estonia, very close to the Russian border, ...


    By Associated Press

  • A shale gas revolution?

    MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it. By Vicki Ekstrom, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT Shale gas - a resource that has grown significantly in just the last few years to one-quarter of the domestic gas supply - is cheaper and involves fewer emissions than traditional coal or oil. But recent ...

  • Solar:The Next Shale?

    That is a key question asked in a February 2nd Press Release from Wood Mackenzie, a world leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries. Just as shale extraction technologies took oil and gas markets by storm, solar technologies too hold the potential to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Q&A: will shale revolutionise gas?

    "If shale gas fails to deliver on current expectations, then in 10 years or so, gas supplies could face serious constraints." So says Paul Stevens, a senior fellow at the international affairs think tank, Chatham House. He's penned a report that raises serious doubts about whether shale gas will indeed deliver. So what is shale gas, why is it such a big deal, and what will ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • The use of oilfield shale shaker

    Shale shaker for solids control are devices that remove drill cuttings from the drilling fluid while circulating and drilling. There are many different designs and research into the best design is constantly ongoing since drilling fluids solids control is vital in keeping down costs associated with the drilling ...


  • Oil shales - a competitive fuel of thermal power generation with new technologies

    We show that, in spite of the low heat of combustion of oil shales, use of them on the basis of a new thermal-processing technology that produces high-calorie products (shale tar and fuel gas) makes this type of fuel competitive for thermal power plants (TPPs) in comparison with high-calorie coals. When a certain amount of shale tar and all of the fuel gas are used in a combined cycle of a TPP, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimizing water management in hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • SGBI opinion article: shale gas

    Government perceives electric vehicles to be a panacea that will solve problems surrounding air quality and CO2 emissions simultaneously. The EV has two main selling points: reduced CO2 emissions and high efficiency. However, these are only valid at a superficial level and the argument disintegrates under any level of scrutiny. In terms of CO2 emissions, EVs replace ‘average’ cars to ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Experimental investigation of effects of oil shale composition on its calorific value and oil yield

    This paper reports results of a detailed geochemical analysis carried out on representative oil shale samples obtained from the Attarat Um Ghudrandeposit, in Jordan. The conducted tests aimed to determine main features of the studied samples, such as oil yield, calorific value, organic and inorganic composition and moisture content. Based on obtained results of a large number of oil shale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does shale gas mean cheap gas?

    What is the true impact of shale gas extraction in the UK? Swathes of the British population are against fracking (the process of releasing natural gas trapped within shale rock formations) due to its perceived visual impact and environmental concerns. Two out of three of the main political parties apparently support further exploration and ...


    By ENER-G

  • Shale Gas spawns investment in related sectors

    In a book recently released by the RTI Press, Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril (www.rti.org/shalegasbook), author Vikram Rao details the economic rewards from shale gas development. He also underlines the environmental risks ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Method of producing power-generation and engine fuels from oil shale fines with solid heat carrier units (SHCU)

    The technical feasibility and economic expediency of the shale-converting power technology complex at the Leningradskoye deposit in northwest Russia is substantiated herein. Two basic options of production utilisation are considered: manufacture of power fluid fuels, mainly for gas turbines and combined-cycle units; and production of boiler and ship fuel oils and domestic gas fuels.Keywords: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2012 US Woodford Shale Oil and Gas Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020 in New Research Report at RnRMarketResearch.com

    Summary This new report “Woodford Shale in the US, 2012 – Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020″ provides insight into oil and gasexploration and development potential in the Woodford shale. It also provides details of the key exploration areas and major companies in the Woodford shale. The report highlights the parameters for exploration and production, ...


  • Hydraulic Fracturing Market Analysis By Technology, Material (Proppant), Application (Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Tight Oil) To 2020

    The global hydraulic fracturing market is expected to reach USD 90.55 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Regulatory support in the form of tax benefits and financial incentives, particularly in North America and Asia Pacific is expected to drive the global hydraulic fracturing market over the next six years. Depleting conventional oil & gas reserves has ...


  • Energotechnological oil shale utilisation by means of an SHCU - a low waste and environmentally sound technological process

    This paper presents the calculated data on the emissions into the environment from the low-waste energotechnological solid heat carrier units (SHCUs) working with oil shales. A comparison of this technology with direct oil shale combustion at a power plant was carried out using the example of an Estonian power plant. The energotechnological plant (ETP) including two units SHCU-3000 with an oil ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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