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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 14, 2004)

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 ...

Enhancing Your Shale Oil & Gas Strategies

by Marcus Evans  (Aug. 25, 2011)

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 ...

Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

by Associated Press  (May 30, 2013)

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 ...

Oil shale is not a viable fuel source - Study

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 8, 2012)

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 ...

Ecological efficiency of the oil shale electricity sector of Estonia

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 1, 2007)

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 ...

Solar:The Next Shale?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 8, 2015)

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 ...

Q&A: will shale revolutionise gas?

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Dec. 24, 2010)

"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 ...

A shale gas revolution?

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jan. 3, 2012)

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 ...

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 ...

A smarter approach to solids control

by Elgin Separation Solutions  (Sep. 16, 2016)

When looking at technical brochures and marketing materials in regards to solids-control equipment, one question that should always come to mind should be: Is this really necessary? Other great questions to ask are: What are my day-to-day needs; and what are my severe, high-duty needs? Finding the right solidscontrol equipment is much like buying ...

SGBI opinion article: shale gas

by CNG Services Limited  (Feb. 1, 2011)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2004)

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 ...

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

by WesTech Engineering, Inc.  (Mar. 7, 2016)

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 ...

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

by WesTech Engineering, Inc.  (Mar. 7, 2016)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 17, 2011)

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 ...

Does shale gas mean cheap gas?

by ENER-G  (Sep. 11, 2014)

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 ...

Shale Gas spawns investment in related sectors

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Jul. 19, 2012)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2004)

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 ...

What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Jun. 26, 2012)

The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans ...

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. ...

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