Oil shale also known as kerogen shale, is an organic rich fine-grained' grained sedimentary rock containing a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale oil, crude oil occurring naturally in shale can be produced.
Revisions to the original extent of the Devonian Shale-Middle and Upper Paleozoic Total Petroleum System By Catherine B. Enomoto, William A. Rouse, Michael H. Trippi, and Debra K. Higley Open-File Report 2016–1018 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey.
Contents. Abstract. Introduction. Time classification. Time-stratigraphic classification. Rock-stratigraphic classification. Acknowledgments. Precambrian rocks. Rice Formation. ... Maquoketa Shale. Undifferentiated Silurian and Devonian "Hunton Group" Chimneyhill Dolomite. Undifferentiated Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian. Chattanooga Shale.
Oil shale is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons can be produced, called shale oil (not to be confused with tight oil ...
Shale gas is mostly composed of methane. Methane is 'natural gas' and is the gas used to generate electricity and for domestic heating and cooking. Shale gas is produced using technologies developed since the 1980s that enable gas to be recovered from rocks (mostly shale) which were previously considered to be unsuitable for extracting gas.
inent aon Shale Gas: Insights into the UK market 1 UK Shale Gas – breaking new ground Foreword The role shale gas could play in the UK's energy mix has been hotly debated in parliament, the media and in our local communities.
One of the byproducts of shale gas exploration is the opening up of deep underground shale deposits to "tight oil" or shale oil production. By 2035, shale oil production could "boost the world economy by up to $2.7 trillion, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report says.
How is Shale Gas Produced? Shale gas formations are " unconventional " reservoirs – i.e., reservoirs of low " permeability ." Permeability refers to the capacity of a porous, sediment, soil – or rock in this case – to transmit a fluid.
Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States. Resource categories When considering the market implications of abundant shale resources, it is important to distinguish between a
Dry Shale Member--The Dry was defined as a formation by Moore (1936a, p. 236), although it had first been recognized and named in a stratigraphic section by Moore, Elias, and Newell (1934). In 1956 Moore and Mudge (p. 2275) classified the Dry as the middle member of the Stotler Limestone.