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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    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 have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Top-down, intelligent reservoir modelling of oil and gas producing shale reservoirs: case studies

    Producing hydrocarbon from shale plays has attracted much attention in recent years. Advances in horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing have made shale reservoirs a focal point for many operators. Our understanding of the complexities associated with the flow mechanism in shale has not kept up with our interest in shale formations. We present the application of a new reservoir ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New technologies for processing high sulphur oil shales and producing highly priced thiophenes

    A technology for processing the light fraction of high sulphur oil shale pyrolysis tar is suggested. The technology allows some industrial hydrocarbon solvents, chemical reagents and sulphur-organic products (for example, thiophene, methyl- and dimethilthiophenes), which are used in organic synthesis, to be obtained and the production of different medical preparations etc.Keywords: Oil shale, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Digital Technologies & Current Uses in Environmental Geology - A Marcellus Shale Example

    The Marcellus Shale play has been of significant importance in the development of oil and gas resources and providing regulatory framework for natural resource protection. Pennsylvania has led in updating oil and gas regulations to manage these unconventional resources. The use of digital technologies now underlies effective collection, storage, analysis and reporting of data and information ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

    This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, China, Mexico, and South Africa have some of the ...

  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

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