Shale Oil Production Processes


  • James Speight, Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal, Energy Sources. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

Shale Oil represents a huge additional global fossil fuel resource.  However, extracting oil from the shale is no simple task; much still needs to be understood to make the process more cost-effective to increase economic flow rates. Clear and rigorous, Oil Shale Production Process will prove useful for those scientists and engineers already engaged in fossil fuel science and technology as well as scientists, non-scientists, engineers, and non-engineers who wish to gain a general overview or update of the science and technology of fossil fuels. Not only does the book discuss the production processes but also provides methods which should reduce environmental footprint by properly addressing: surface mining and extraction processes, in situ conversion process and hydrotreatment.
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Operations engineers, Production engineers, Geologists and Research and development engineers


Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-401721-4

Table of Contents

1. Chemical Nature of Oil Shale
2. Surface Mining and Retorting
3. Indirect Retorting
4. Direct Retorting
5. In Situ Retorting
6. In Situ Conversion Process
7. Surface Mining and Extraction Processes
8. In Situ Processes
9. Hydrotreatment for Shale Oil