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Oil Yields and Characteristics of Green River Formation Oil Shales At Wosco Ex-1, Uintah County, Utah.

Authors
Smith-JW; Trudell-LG; Robb-WA
Source
NTIS: PB 213 950 :145 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008944
Abstract
Detailed oil yield, lithologic, and mineral distribution data are presented for core and drill-cutting samples from the Western Oil Shale Corp. Project Utah Ex-1 Corehole (WOSCO-Ex-1), drilled to sample a deeply buried oil-shale sequence in the Green River Formation of Utah's Uinta Basin. Drilling of this corehole was part of the evaluation of this site for possible oil-shale development by nuclear explosion. Sections sufficiently thick for nuclear development average 15 gallons per ton or less and consist predominantly of low-grade shales. Some properties of low-grade shales may be advantageous to a nuclear experiment by facilitating breakage, fracture development, and in situ retorting. The formation correlates precisely with the well-studied oil shales 25 miles east near the Colorado border. A 235-foot mineralized section containing nahcolite, shortite, and searlesite whose bottom lies 300 feet above the mahogany zone is described. Work done in cooperation with the University of Wyoming.
Publication Date
19720101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB-213950
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
RI 7693
NIOSH Division
LERC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 213 950
State
CO; UT; WY;
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