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In Situ Retorting of Oil Shale--results of Two Field Experiments.

Authors
Burwell-EL; Sterner-TE; Carpenter-HC
Source
NTIS: PB 224 602 :41 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009055
Abstract
Application of the in situ recovery process to oil shale was tested during two field experiments near Rock Springs, Wyoming. The results of these tests demonstrate that a self-sustaining combustion zone can be created in an oil shale body, that this zone can be moved through the oil shale, and that the process will produce shale oil. Evaluation of the combustion process by monitoring produced fluids for physical and chemical properties and volumes is described. The material and energy balance obtained is compared with a second evaluation based on extensive coring of the test area after the test was terminated. Several side results of the research are noted such as ground surface heating by underground burning and production of low- to medium-btu gas during retorting. Work done in cooperation with the University of Wyoming.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-224602
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
RI 7783
NIOSH Division
LERC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 224 602
State
WY;
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