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Oil shale and tar sands

Oil shale and tar sands

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Published by American Institute of Chemical Engineers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Oil-shales.,
  • Oils sands.,
  • Liquid fuels.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Ward Smith and Mark T. Atwood, editors.
    SeriesAIChe symposium series -- no.155
    ContributionsSmith, John Ward., Atwood, Mark T., American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv,78p. :
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20365205M

    Addition of shale oil to the country's proved oil reserves could occur in a manner similar to the addition of billion barrels of oil from Alberta tar sands to Canada's proved oil reserves. As a result of the commercial success, oil from tar sand production now . THE BOOK CLIFFS, Uintah County — Environmental activists chained themselves to heavy equipment Monday to protest improvements to a road they say will open Utah's rugged Book Cliffs area to tar sands and oil shale development. The protesters also held banners decrying plans by U.S. Oil Sands to. The book provides a comprehensive survey of methods for processing oil shales and tar sands based on U.S. patent literature. Detailed technical information on most processes patented since is given; some methods for which patents were issued prior to are included.


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Oil shale and tar sands Download PDF EPUB FB2

Like the kerogen in oil shale, tar sands' bitumen can be upgraded to synthetic crude oil. Because developing fossil fuels from these resources is different and more intensive than traditional energy production, such as coal mining or oil and gas drilling, oil shale and tar sands are referred to as unconventional fuel sources.

Tar sand was defined in by the U.S. Department of Energy as any consolidated or unconsolidated rock (other than coal, oil shale, or gilsonite) that contains a hydrocarbonaceous material with a gas-free viscosity greater than 10 Pa's at reservoir temperature. Additional terms synonymous with tar sand are bituminous sandstone, oil.

Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every /5(16).

Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon.

This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every /5(24). Oil shale and tar sands. New York: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Ward Smith; Mark Trevor Atwood.

New Sources of Oil & Gas: Gases from Coal, Liquid Fuels from Coal, Shale Tar Sands, and Heavy Oil Sources is a collection of papers that covers various concerns in exploiting alternative sources of oil and gas.

Another tar sands scam. In Utah the false “hope” of billions of barrels of oil in tar sands and oil shale rocks is the real gold mine for a sleezy few. Consqently many companies have come and gone in the continuous pursuit of tar sands and oil shale “billions” in the remote Tavaputs Plateau of Eastern Utah.

Tar sands are said to yield as much as one barrel for about every two tons processed. Those who believe there is a lot more oil out there than 1–3 trillion barrels are basing their estimates partly on what could be gotten from oil shale and tar sands.

An estimated 3 trillion barrels of oil exist in oil shales and about the same in tar sands. The Department of Energy's oil shale R, D, & D program: an overview / Arthur M. Hartstein and Brian M. Harney --Computer simulation of explosive fracture of oil shale / Thomas F.

Adams --Fracturing of oil shale by treatment with liquid sulfur dioxide / D.F. Burow and R.K. Sharma --Chemistry of shale oil cracking / A.K. Burnham --Hydrogen. On Sept. 4th, Utah Tar Sands Resistance interrupted the Uintah Basin Energy Summit, a yearly conference where tar sands and oil shale speculators are exalted and anyone “not excited” about the destruction of the Book Cliffs is shut out and silenced.

The emissions from the average tar sands operation are up to 15% higher than in standard crude oil processing procedures. This increase is due to the depth of the oil in tar sands and the separation process that is required to separate the bitumen from the other components.

Dependence on tar sands may just prolong the inevitable. [1] North American Oil Sands: History of Development, Prospects for the Future: Marc Humphries, Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, Order Code RL, 27 pages, [2] About Tar Sands: Oil Shale and Tar Sands Program Environmental Impact Statement Website, U.S.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bytar sands and heavy-oil fields should providebbl/day of oil. Alberta's known deposits of tar sands and heavy oil could ultimately support more» plants, each with a capacity ofbbl/day, producing a combined 3 million bbl/day of crude oil.

With cutbacks emerging in all sectors within oil, the potential deaths of tar sands and U.S. shale operations could spell long-term disaster on a global scaleAuthor: Kurt Cobb. Currently, a few oil sands companies are in various stages of commercial development within the Asphalt Ridge deposit near Vernal, the PR Springs deposit in southern Uintah County, and the Sunnyside deposit in the Book Cliffs east of Price.

Survey Notes Article. Taking another look at Utah’s tar sand resources from Survey Notes, January IN THE MAGAZINE we printed a quote from Little Black Lies, the forthcoming book by Jeff Gailus, on using the terms tar sands or oil sands.

Here is a full excerpt from the book that expands on the complicated history of the seemingly interchangeable terms. The oil industry and the Alberta and federal. The black shales and limestones have been considered as sources for shale oil via Fischer Assay and pyrolysis analysis.

These shales are potential source units for the oils reservoired in the overlying Pennsylvanian Tyler Formation sands located 50 mi (80 km) to the east of the Fergus County Heath sediment studied. The untapped reserves of oil shale and tar sands (also called oil sands) in the Green River Formation of the Colorado River basin surpass the reserves of conventional oil in Saudi Arabia.

More than half of the total bitumen deposits in the United States are located in the State of Utah, totaling over 30 billion barrels of oil in the form of tar. The reserves of oil shale and tar sands (OSTS) in the Green River Formation of the Colorado River basin surpass the reserves of conventional oil in Saudi Arabia.

The OSTS reserves in eastern Utah are being targeted for strip mining because the ore bodies are very near the surface. The book provides a comprehensive survey of methods for processing oil shales and tar sands based on U.S. patent literature. Detailed technical information on most processes patented since is given; some methods for which patents were issued prior to are included.

Oil shale retorting processes using gas combustion and solid heat transfer media are described. BNP Paribas is to stop doing business with companies whose primary activity involves oil and gas extracted from shale deposits or tar sands in one of the most aggressive steps so far by an Author: David Keohane.

Shale oil is guesstimated as approximately half as efficient to produce as oil from tar sands. American oil shales are also located in arid areas which are more ecologically sensitive than the tar sand areas of Canada.

Excellent PowerPoint presentation on shale oils from On the presentation is the remarkably frank admission.

Shale Oil and Gas Handbook: Theory, Technologies, and Challenges provides users with information on how shale oil and gas exploration has revolutionized today’s energy industry. As activity has boomed and job growth continues to increase, training in this area for new and experienced engineers is essential.

the development of oil shale, tar sands, and other strategic unconventional fuels, for research and commercial development, should be conducted in an environmentally sound manner, using practices that minimize impacts; and.

Download a PDF of "Summary of Research and Information Needs for the Management of Selected Onshore Energy Minerals" by the National Research Council for free. Oil Shale, Tar Sands, Arctic Oil and Gas, and Uranium () Read Online. A PDF is a digital representation of the print book, so while it can be loaded into most e-reader.

Oil Shale and Tar Sands The United States holds more than half the world’s oil shale, a fine-grained sedimentary rock containing organic matter from which petroleum products may be distilled. Although it has long been seen as a potential source of secure, reliable, and affordable energy, the technology to produce oil from oil shale in.

Tar Sands also reveals how Canada's new status as a petrostate has jeopardized its democracy. His 12 steps to energy sanity should be required reading for every citizen.

—Georgia Straight () In his recent book Tar Sands Nikiforuk lands a knockout blow on the kissers of the oil industry, oil-friendly bureaucrats, and petrol 4/5(29). Forrestal Building Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC   Alberta’s copious bitumen deposits let Canada claim the world’s third-largest recoverable reserves of crude oil.

More tar sands crude. Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics. A developer has abandoned a nine-year effort to extend mining, sparing Justin Trudeau a choice between energy interests and.

Oil Shale It’s important to distinguish between oil sands and oil shale. Both are present in the Uinta Basin, but of the two, oil shale is by far more plentiful.

The US Geological Survey estimates that, if fully exploited, there is enough oil shale in the basin to yield trillion barrels of oil. And the exports are set to rocket.

Bythe demand for light condensate to feed the tar sands is predicted to be overbarrels per day. If it wasn’t for the severe local impacts of fracking, it would be sadly ironic that America is trading its relatively low carbon oil for Canada’s high carbon tar.

Oil Shale. Not to be confused with shale oil, which is oil produced via horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing, oil shale must be heated to high temperatures to convert the organic matter (kerogen) into usable oil.

Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of mud containing clays and silt-size particles of other minerals. Summary of Research and Information Needs for the Management of Selected Onshore Energy Minerals: Oil Shale, Tar Sands, Arctic Oil and Gas, and Uranium Get This Book MyNAP members save 10% online.

Login or Register to save. Facts about Oil Shale and Tar Sands Development in Utah and Other Western States Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ž Ž The Energy Policy Act of directed the BLM to analyze the environmental, economic, and social impacts of a new commercial leasing program for oil shale and tar sands resources in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Environmental activists chained themselves to heavy equipment Monday to protest improvements to a road they say will open Utah's rugged Book Cliffs. A Market Assessment of Oil Shale and Oil Sands Development Scenarios in Utah's Uinta Basin Prepared by the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy The University of Utah.

Executive Summary The enormous size of U.S. oil shale and oil sands resources, and Utah resources in particular, is well-known. Recent analyses by the United States Geologi -File Size: KB. Last Rush for the Wild West exposes how impending tar sands and oil shale strip mining would destroy massive, pristine landscapes in Utah and devastate the already imperiled Colorado River watershed.

The foreign corporation behind America’s very first tar sands strip mine is gearing up and claiming they will begin to produce fuel in early Geological Overview of Oil Shale. Canadian tar sand. leasing program permitting the extraction of oil shale and oil sands on federal lands inin. The Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming contains the largest oil shale deposits in the world.

Oil shale, despite the name, does not actually contain oil, but rather a type of organic matter called kerogen, a precursor of oil that is converted to a type of crude oil when heated to about – ° C. “The proposed tar sands and oil shale mines in Utah threaten nearly 40 million people who rely on the precious Colorado River System for their life and livelihood,” said Emily Stock of Moab, a seventh-generation Utahn and an organizer with the group Canyon Country Rising Tide, which opposes oil and tar sands development.

This PEIS examines alternatives for making BLM-administered lands available for application for future commercial leasing of both oil shale and tar sands resources. The study area for the oil shale resources includes the most geologically prospective resources of the Green River Formation located in the Piceance, Uinta, Green River and Washakie Pages: Alberta Tar Sands Network.

K likes. A group to find out about the devastating impacts to land, water, climate, health, Treaty tar sands are having and some of the resistance to itFollowers: K.