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Paper presented at the OTC Arctic Technology Conference, March 23–25, 2015
Paper Number: OTC-25576-MS
... Abstract Canada has vast oil shale resources (estimated at 180 billion barrels proved recoverable oil shale reserve) similar to the estimated Canadian oil reserve of 179 billion barrels. These deposits consist of various oil shale types deposited in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 8–10, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-160910-STU
... dilemma, greater efforts should be devoted to develop alternative energy resources such as oil shale as a supplement of conventional oil supplies. However combinations of high oil prices, improved extraction technologies and increasing energy depend have reignited interest oil shale industry. Oil shale...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-172966-MS
... Shale gas exploration and production is steadily adding substantially to the US and Canada's resource and reserve base ( Figure 1 ). Now that gas and oil are produced directly from its source, many may think that all those thousands of dry wells that penetrated potential source rocks before their...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 8–10, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-159942-MS
... Abstract The creep and relaxation characteristics of gas and oil shale create unique challenges to the characterization, modeling, and production from these unconventional reservoirs. Notable problems include modeling of stress relaxation and stress inhomogeneity during reservoir deformation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, April 12–16, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-169171-MS
... Abstract Unconventional shale oil resources have emerged as a significant source of fossil fuels in recent years. The oil contained in shales is held in natural microfractures, micropores, and inside nanopores of the organic matter. The strong capillary forces in these pores can bind the oil...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE Journal 25 (03): 1443–1461.
Paper Number: SPE-200476-PA
Published: 11 June 2020
...Travis Ramsay Summary In‐situ pyrolysis provides an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique for exploiting oil and gas from oil shale by converting in‐place solid kerogen into liquid oil and gas. Radio‐frequency (RF) heating of the in‐place oil shale has previously been proposed as a method by which...
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Paper presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2020
Paper Number: ARMA-2020-1149
... thermal maturation of Type-I organic matter within core samples on the geomechanical properties of the oil shale formation. Hydrous pyrolysis was performed at four different temperature ranges to simulate the bitumen generation (300°C), initial oil generation (330°C), oil generation (360°C) and the oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 23–25, 2018
Paper Number: URTEC-2901892-MS
... or increase the CO 2 MMP depending on the original oil composition. The importance of MMP for gas injection in shales as well as the effect of large gas-oil capillary pressure on the characteristics of immiscible floods in shales is discussed. Introduction Unconventional oil and gas resources...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 11–14, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197606-MS
... Abstract Oil shale is the most abundant fossil energy resource discovered in Jordan. The objective of this paper is to investigate reservoir characteristics and evaluate the resource potential of the Sultani oil shale deposit in central Jordan, based on their mineral composition, geochemical...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, October 16–18, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191421-18IHFT-MS
... Abstract The Devonian Duvernay Formation in Alberta, characterized as a carbonate-siliceous source rock, is ramping up to be one of the largest and most prolific shale oil plays in Canada. In the southern part of the Duvernay Shale Basin (i.e. East Shale Basin), tight limestone beds are...
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Paper presented at the The Eighteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, July 6–11, 2008
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-08-417
... ABSTRACT This paper describes the world's shale oil resources; introduces the available oil shale retorting technologies including the lump oil shale retorting and particulate oil shale retorting. And this paper also gives the forecast of shale oil production. INTRODUCTION Due to the high...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 23–25, 2018
Paper Number: URTEC-2900955-MS
... Abstract The goal of this work to apply a chemical blend to enhance oil recovery from shale formations by stimulating the near fracture matrix. The chemical blend consisting of a surfactant, an oxidizing agent (which produces a weak acid) and an organic solvent was tested on shale plates and...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-1010
... ABSTRACT: A process utilized in the proprietary Red Leaf Resources EcoShale ® technology involves mining oil shale, and either screening, or crushing and screening, to produce a rockfill product. Engineering properties of the rockfill are utilized across a variety of engineering disciplines...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-856
... shale porosity mechanism Upstream Oil & Gas regime Argentina mechanical earth model basin estimation Magnitude Vaca Muerta overpressure stress regime sequence fracture anisotropy 1. INTRODUCTION Understanding the spatial distribution of material properties, pore pressure and in...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2017, March 26–30, 2017
Paper Number: NACE-2017-9019
... ABSTRACT An oil shale field was found to exhibit classic signs of a heavy microbial burden, including incidences of hydrogen sulfide production, downhole and surface microbially influenced corrosion, downhole pump and surface equipment fouling and fracturing fluid and drilling mud degradation...
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Paper presented at the ISRM 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics, May 18–19, 2016
Paper Number: ISRM-ROCDYN-2016-21
... ABSTRACT: Oil shale is a compact laminated rock of sedimentary origin containing organic matter known as kerogen. The steps involved for in-situ extraction process are hydrofracturing, injection to achieve communication, and fluid migration at the underground location. Therefore, it is very...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 11–13, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-179610-MS
... Abstract The Green River, Utah holds the world's greatest oil shale resources. However, the hydrocarbon, which is namely kerogen, extraction from shales is limited due to environmental and technical challenges. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of the combustion process for shale...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 1–3, 2016
Paper Number: URTEC-2456170-MS
...-milled samples. The presence of oil/bitumen creates a challenge to observe the OM pore system by SEM techniques. To overcome this problem eight shale samples, from six different geological formations with a maturity range from 0.66 to 1.82 %Ro equivalent were observed, before and after CO 2 -toluene...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, November 10–13, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-172135-MS
... With oil shale, the key to success requires more than knowing the location of the best resource. In addition, and more importantly, a robust recovery process is required that is economically viable, environmentally responsible, and socially sustainable. Developing such a process is not a new...
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Paper presented at the 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, May 10–13, 2015
Paper Number: ISRM-13CONGRESS-2015-178
...THERMOPHYSICAL EXPERIMENT AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THERMAL CRACKING AND HEAT TRANSFER FOR OIL SHALE Y. J. Yu, *W. G. Liang, J. L. Bi, Y. D. Geng, C. D. Zhang, and Y. S. Zhao Mining Technology Institute, Taiyuan University of Technology No. 18, Xin-kuang-yuan Road, Taiyuan Shanxi, China 030024...

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