Extractive Energy


28th Colorado Oil Shale Symposium

Program Overview Plenary
Oil Shale and ExxonMobil's Strategy for Unconventional Resources, Raymond G. Charles, Presentation

Update on U. S. Government Actions Around Federal Oil Shale Leasing and Regulatory Programs, Terry O'Connor Presentation

The Place of Oil Shale in Total's Exploration Strategy, Pierre Allix Presentation

An Overview of the Western Energy Corridor Initiative, Thomas Wood, Michael Hagood

Utah Oil Shale Development: Status and Policy Considerations, Laura Nelson Presentation

In Situ Processing
Parametric Controls on the Composition of Oil Generated by In Situ Pyrolysis of Oil Shale, William Meurer Presentation

Shell's In Situ Conversion Process - Factors Affecting the Properties of Produced Shale Oil, Gary Beer Presentation

Shell ICP - Shale Oil Refining, Vijay Nair Presentation

Influence of Water Vapor Pressure on Oil Shale Product Recovery Earl Mattson Presentation

Environmental Issues
Solid Wastes of Oil Shale Processing, Environmental Challenges of Disposal and Use, Uuve Kirso Presentation

Aspects Of Groundwater Modeling In Oil Shale Basins, Paul Quinn Presentation

Environmental Review of Selected Oil Shale Technologies, James Covell Presentation

Successful Test Of A Frozen Ground Barrier To Flow, Bill McKinzie Presentation

In Situ Process Modeling
Heat Conduction Modeling Tools for Screening In Situ Oil Shale Conversion Processes, William A. Symington Presentation

Transport Model of the EGL Oil Shale Process, Henrik Wallman Presentation

Modeling Deformation and Fracturing of Oil Shale Induced by In Situ Fluid Generation, Hai Huang Presentation

Resource characterization and reservoir modeling of oil shale deposits in Uinta Basin, Utah, William Gallin, Milind Deo Presentation

Data Review & Assessment
Re-Evaluation of Utah's Uinta Basin Oil Shale Resource, Michael Vanden Berg Presentation

Common Data Repository Development and Water Resource Assessment for the Piceance Structural Basin, Judith Thomas Presentation

Risk Assessment in the Quality Control of Oil Shale in Estonian Deposit
Sergei Sabanov Presentation

Oil Shale Properties
Log Interpretation Parameters Determined by Analysis of Green River Oil Shale Samples: Initial Steps, Michael Herron Presentation

New and Old Oil shale Deposits in Jordan: Comparative Study, Mohammed Khair Nawasreh

Estimation of Flow Geometry, Swept Volume, and Surface Area from Tracer Tests, Paul Reimus, G. Michael Shook Presentation

Dielectric Properties of Jordanian oil Shales, Mohammad Al-Harahsheh Presentation

Evaluation of Oil Shale Options
Rational Technology for Processing the Oil Shale from different Deposits in the World, Volkov Eduard Presentation

Evaluation Model for Choice of Oil Shale Processing Technology, Alexander Blokhin, Ruslan Salikhov Presentation

Modelling Analysis and Optimization of Oil Shale Processes for Different Oil Shale Deposits, Jimmy Jia Presentation

General Perspectives on Methods of Oil Shale Extraction and R&D needs, Piceance Basin, Colorado, Glen Miller Presentation

Geology & Stratigraphy
Lacustrine Stratigraphic and Stable Isotopic Expression of Overfilled and Balanced-Filled Transitions within the Tipton Member of the Green River Formation, Wyoming, Jennifer C. Walker, Presentation

A study of the Axial arch in northwest Colorado-a barrier between Eocene Lake Uinta and Eocene Lake Gosiute, Ronald Johnson Presentation

The Unified Stratigraphy and Depositional Systems of the Green River Oil Shale in the Piceance and Greater Green River Basins, Colorado and Wyoming Frederick Sarg Presentation

Surface Process Modeling
Mathematical Model For Pyrolysis and Combustion Reactions In An Oil Shale Particle, Karim Ghesmat, Sanjiv Save Presentation

Process Modeling for the Development of Oil Shale Retorting Processes
Rick Sherritt Presentation

Oil Shale Pyrolysis Modeling, Ramesh Sarathi Presentation

Geology & Stratigraphy
Thickness, Compositional and Textural Variability, and Genesis of El-Lajjun Oil Shale, Central Jordan, Hani Alnawafleh Presentation

Characteristics and Genetic Types of Continental Oil Shale, China, Liu Zhaojun Presentation

Processing Alternatives
Process For Converting Oil Shale Into Petroleum, Dwight Zwick Presentation

Radio-Frequency In Situ Heating To Extract Shale Oil, Jack Bridges Presentation

Past, Present, And Pending Intellectual Property For Heating Oil Shale With Electromagnetic Energy, Dwight Kinze Presentation

Discussion of Comprehensive Utilization of Oil Shale Ash, Gan Shuca Presentation

International Programs
Jordan Oil Shale Energy Company (JOSECO): A Vision Towards Oil Shale Commercialization, Munther Bsieso Presentation

Recent development for Chinese Oil Shale activities Shuyuan Li Presentation

Timahdit Oil Shale Deposit Evaluation - Morocco, Mohammed Bencherifa Presentation

Challenge of Oil Shale Exploration in Thailand in the First Phase, Apichart Jeennagool

Applying Hydrous Pyrolysis to In Situ Oil-Shale Retorting, Michael Lewan Presentation

Dissolved Constituents in Water from Hydrous Retort Experiments, Carl Palmer Presentation

The Effect of Demineralization of Jordanian Ellajun Oil Shale on the Oil Yield Obtained by Fisher Assay and Solvent Extraction, Adnan Al-Harahsheh, Mohammad Al-Harahsheh Presentation

Successful Upgrading Of Estonian Shale Oil Via Hydrotreating, Alan Goelzer Presentation

Carbon Management
Unconventional Sources of Fossil Fuel and Carbon Management: India's Perspective, Baleshwar Kumar Presentation

Oil Shale Sourced CO2 Sequestration Options Uinta & Piceance Basins - Utah & Colorado, Marty Gottlob, Kevin Beacom Presentation

Elimination of CO2 Emissions from Plants that Produce Motor Fuels from Oil Shale Ore, Kent E. Hatfield, L. Douglas Smoot Presentation

CO2 Sequestration in Spent Oil Shale Retorts, Alan Burnham Presentation

Company Program Status
Overview of American Shale Oil LLC Progress and Plans Alan Burnham Presentation

Alberta Taciuk Process (ATP) Technology - Recent Developments and Activities, Steven Odut Presentation

Update on the White River Oil Shale Project, Utah, Gary Aho Presentation

Evolution of Studies of Petrochina Company Limited Oil Shale in DaQing Zhixin Ge Presentation

Surface Processing
Estonian Solid Heat Carrier Technology (TSK) as a Development Platform for Oil Shale Processing, Harri Mikk Presentation

Experimental Study of a High Capacity Rotary Kiln for Oil Shale Processing, Ralph L. Coates Presentation

Environmental and Operational Aspects of an Oil Shale Industrial Plant in Brazil
Marcelino Kaizer Presentation

Isothermal and Non-isothermal Kinetic Analyses of Mahogany Oil Shale with TGA, Pankaj Tiwari Presentation

Socioeconomic & Policy Issues
History of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation, Hervey Priddy Presentation

Surface Retorting: Research and Development Efforts to Move beyond the Small-Unit Size Barrier, Larry Southwick Presentation

Optimal Use of Oil Shale in Jordan Considering the Uranium Substance
Musa Resheidat Presentation

The Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research (COSTAR) at the Colorado School of Mines, Jeremy Boak Presentation


27th Colorado Oil Shale Symposium
Department of Interior Perspective on Oil Shale Development, Foster Wade Presentation
Congressional Perspective on Oil Shale , Jared J. Brown Presentation
Re-Establishment of the Oil Shale Association, Gary Aho, Presentation
One Year's Progress in the Chinese Oil Shale Business, Jialin Qian,
Estonian Oilshale Industry Growth 2007-2012: Ongoing Developments and Forecast, Jaanus Purga,
Jordan's Commercial Oil Shale Exploitation Strategy, Munther Besieso,
Oil Shale Occurrences, Grades and Prospects in Israel - Updated Picture, Tsevi Minster, Presentation

Surface Processing

E.G.L. Oil Shale Project Update, Roger Day, Presentation
ExxonMobil's Approach to In Situ Co-Development of Oil Shale and Nahcolite, Jesse
OSEC'S Utah Oil Shale Project, Gary Aho, Presentation

Socioeconomic Impact & Policy

Socioeconomic Impacts of a Commercial Oil Shale Operation in the Piceance Basin, Cathy
Administrative and Legislative Update: The Shifting Requirements for Disposition of Federal Oil Shale Resources, Robert Randall, Presentation
Water and Alternate Energy Development in North America, Paul Petzrick, Presentation
Impacts of an Oil Shale Boom on Local School Districts, Gary Pack, Presentation

In-Situ Processing
Geomechanics of Oil Shale In situ Conversion Process, Sau-Wai Wong, Presentation
Advantages of In Situ Gas Extraction, Kevin Shurtleff, Presentation
Environmental Impact of In Situ Oil Shale Processing, Milind Deo,
The Coupling of Oil Shale Extraction and Regional Hydrologic Models, George Zyvoloski,

Surface and Ground Water

Addressing Water Quality Impacts of Oil Shale Development - Modern Approaches for an Old Problem, Wendy Harrison, Presentation
Field Techniques for Quantifying the Vertical Permeability Characteristics of Oil Shales, Michael Day, Presentation
Groundwater Remediation at an In Situ Oil Shale Test Facility, Green River Basin, Wyoming, James Covell, Presentation

Surface Processing
A New Improved Process for Processing Oil Shale Ore into Motor Ready Fuel Products, Kent E. Hatfield, Presentation
A Process Using Heated and Pressurized Hydrogen in a Fluidized Bed to Produce High Grade Synthetic Crude Oil from Oil Shale, Oil Sands and Bitumen, Martin Karpenski, Presentation
Manufacture of Synthetic Oil and Gas from Natural Low-Grade Mineral Fossil Fuels, Ruslan Salikhov, Presentation
Oil Shale Processing with Plasma, Todd Foret, Presentation

Health & Environmental Risk
Retorted Oil Shale in Estonia: An Environmental Audit, Jaan Habicht, Presentation
Contribution of Major Ions to Toxicity of Oil Shale Leachates to Aquatic Organisms, Joseph Meyer, Presentation
Summary Oil Shale Environmental Issues and Research Needs Workshop, S. Robert Vagnetti, Presentation
Petrosix Environmental Management, Henrique Krahenbuhl Porto Alegre, Presentation

Evaluation of Oil Shale Optionstigraphy

Shale Products - Production, Quality and Market Challenges, Jaanus Purgam, Presentation
Time and Cost to Commercialize an Oil Shale Surface Retorting Technology, Richard Sherritt, Presentation
On the Use of Oil Shale Beyond Production of Oil and Gas, Musa Resheidat, Presentation

Chemistry & Geochemistry

Analytical Determination of Oil Shale Derived Diesel Fuel, Teresa Alleman, Presentation
Comparison of Kinetics for Oil Generation from Oil Shale as Determined by Rock-Eval and Hydrous Pyrolysis, Michael Lewan, Presentation
Characterization of the Late Cretaceous Oil Shale Sequence, Southern Tethys, Negev Israel Inferred from Organic Geochemistry and Stable Isotopes, Aya Schneider-Mor, Presentation
A New Methodology for Determining Oil Shale Reserves, Cole Nelson, Presentation

Geology & Stratigraphy

Sequence Stratigraphy of the Green River Formation - Key to Understanding Controls on Lacustrine Source Rocks, Yuval Bartov, Presentation
Deposition and Diagenesis of Basin-Center Evaporites, Green River Formation, Tim Lowenstein, Presentation
Mineralogical Layering within the Mahogany Zone of the Green River Formation, Giday WoldeGabriel, Presentation
Oil Shale Resource in Mae Sot Basin, Thailand, Apiradee Suwannathong, Presentation

Data Review and Assessment
Obtaining Water Data for Oil Shale Research Using HydroSeek, Brian Gallagher, Presentation
Regional and Local Scale GIS and Surface/Groundwater Models of the Oil Shale Basins, Paul G Quinn, Presentation
Risk Assessment of Pillars Stability for Experimental Mining Blocks in Estonian Oil Shale Mines, Sergei Sabanov, Presentation
Progress on Reassessing Oil Shale of the Green River Formation at the U.S. Geological Survey, Ronald Johnson,

Evaluation of Oil Shale Resources

Utah's Oil Shale Deposits: Stratigraphy and Resource Evaluation, Michael D. Vanden Berg, Presentation
Production of Oil Shale from the Green River Formation in Utah, Chung-Kan Huang, Presentation
The Resources of China's Oil Shale and the Prospect of its Exploitation and Utilization, Renhe Liu, Presentation
Upper Permian Oil Shale Deposits of Northwest China: World's Largest?, Alan Carroll, Presentation

Variable Activation Energy to Model Oil Shale Pyrolysis Kinetics, Omar Al-Ayed, Presentation
Oil Shale Pyrolysis Reaction Model by Solving Ordinary Differential Equation Approach, Shahrul Azman Zainal Abidin,
Multiscale Modeling Applied to Fractured Oil Shale Rock, Rosangela Sviercoski,
Multiscale Modeling of Flow and Solute Transport in the Piceance Basin: Development of Efficient Techniques for Representing Rate-limited Mobilization of Potential Groundwater Contaminants, Christophe Frippiat,

Greenhouse Gases & Carbon Sequestration
Estimate of Carbon Dioxide Production for In Situ Production of Shale Oil from the Green River Formation in Western Colorado, Jeremy Boak, Presentation
Converting Green River Oil Shale to Liquid Fuels with ATP and ICP Technologies: A Life-Cycle Comparison of Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Adam Brandt, Presentation
India's Energy Future and Carbon Management, Baleshwar Kumar, Presentation
A Method of Reducing CO2 Emissions from Surface Oil Shale Retorts, Ralph Coates, Presentation

Oil Shale Properties
Acoustic Signatures and Impedance Microstructure of Oil Shales, Manika Prasad, Presentation
Unique Mineralogy of Oil Shale from the Piceance Basin, Colorado, Marcus Wigand, Presentation
Investigation of the Properties of Products of Oil Shale Decomposition through the Bitumen Stage, Juri Soone, Presentation

U.S. and World Oil Shale Development
Plenary Session on the Potential for Oil Shale Development in the United States, Anton Dammer, Presentation
Overview of Emerging Oil Shale Technologies, Presentation
Oil Shale Development Economics, Presentation
Environmental Aspects of CO2 and Water Management, Presentation
Energy Cost of Producing Energy - Why Thermodyamics Tell Us It Is Time for Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale, Presentation

CO2 Sequestration
Carbon Sequestration in Colorado – for Climate Change Mitigation and Industry Growth, Dag Nummedal Presentation

Coal Bed Methane CO2 Produced Water Treatment

Coalbed Methane Co-Produced Water Project Overview, Lee Landkamer & Dag Nummedal Presentation Annotations

26th Oil Shale Symposium Presentations 2006

U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oil Shale Program, Hugh Guthrie Presentation
A Technical, Legal, and Economic Assessment, Philip Smith Presentation

Chinese Oil Shale Activities, Jialin Qian Presentation

Mature oil shale processing technologies used in Estonia, Jaanus Purga Presentation

Surface Processing

New developments in oil shale technology, Eduard P. Volkov, Presentation

A road not traveled: Development of an improved oil shale retort, Larry M. Southwick Presentation

The comparison of Estonian oil shale thermal treatment processes by BAT criteria, Jüri Soon Presentation

Heating rate effect on shale oil in a fixed bed re­actor, Omar Salim Al-Ayed Presentation

Health & Environmental Risk

Health and environmental risk analysis for oil shale, Lawrence B. Gratt Presentation

Overview on combustion and retorting of Estonian oil shale, environmental concerns and solutions, Uuve Kirso Presentation

Fate of environmentally sensitive elements during oil shale retorting, a review, Thomas Wildeman Presentation

Lessons learned from the oil shale RD&D environmental assessment, Jack Sosebeets Presentation

In-Situ Processing

Shell's in-situ conversion process for oil shale, Harold Vinegar Presentation

ExxonMobil’s Electrofrac™ Process for in-situ oil shale conversion, William A. Symington Presentation

The EGL Oil Shale Process, Paul Lerwick Presentation

Geothermic fuel cells, Marshall T. Savage Presentation

Groundwater Control & Management

Groundwater control and management for oil shale recovery, Jerry Rowe Presentation

Piceance Basin surface water resource assess­ment for oil shale development, Cathy J Wilson Presentation

Can shale oil and water mix? Robert Vagnetti Presentation

Clastic dikes in the Parachute Creek Member, Terry Gulliver Presentation

Oil Shale Properties

Oil shales: Their shear story, Jyoti Behura Presentation

Dielectric properties of oil shale, Jeffery Roberts Presentation

Geochemical characterization of Moroccan Tarfaya Oil Shale, A. Chakor Alami Presentation

The origin of sulfur in shale oils, gases and spent matter as decoded by δ34S monitoring and better knowledge gained on various pyro­lysis driven processes, Zeev Aizenshtatt Presentation

Evaluating oil-shale product yields and compo ­si­tions by hydrous pyrolysis, M. D. Lewan Presentation

Direct characterization of kerogen: Part 1 - XPS and S-XANES Methods, S. R. Kelemen Presentation

In-situ oil-shale recovery, carbon capture and storage, and the importance of large projects, S. Julio Friedmann Presentation

Application of pyrolysis molecular beam mass spectrometer and multivariate analysis to charac­terize oil shale, Eun-Jae Shin Presentation


The Role of lake Levels in oil shale distribution, Yuval Bartov Presentation

The Idaho connection: Drainage capture origin of the Mahogany Zone, Green River Formation, A. R. Carroll Presentation

The Colorado wedge of the Uinta Basin, Paul A. Petzrick Presentation


Simulation of oil shale retorting using the iCON steady state model, Shahrul Abidin Presentation

A simulation-based protocol for evaluating various shale processing options, Kyeongseok Oh Presentation

Evaluation of different in-situ production strat­egy from oil shale using a general purpose thermal simulator, Chung-Kan Huang Presentation

Modeling in-situ shale oil retorting, Jack C. Parker Presentation

Socioeconomic Impact

Results based management for energy in Jordan with reference to the use of oil shale, Musa Resheida Presentation

Technical and economic changes since Black Mon­day, 1982 – their impact upon the shale oil industry, Tom Bruington Presentation
U.S. Department of Energy Oil Shale Task Force, Willard R. Chappell, Presentation

Socioeconomic planning for oil shale - a second chance, Doug Jeavons Presentation

Data Review and Assessment

Oil shale activities at the U.S. Geological Survey, Ronald C. Johnson Presentation

Oil shale development from the perspective of NETL’s Unconventional Oil Resource Repository, Mark W. Smith Presentation
Tell Ertl Oil Shale Repository Project, 2006, Heather Whitehead Presentation

Oil shale occurrences in upper Assam Basin , India: An overview, Srinivasan Raju Presentation


The Elusive Bonanza: oil shale in Colorado - is it possible to "pull the sword from the stone, James R Udall Presentation

Oil shale: History, incentives, and policy, Anthony Andrews Presentation
The changing legal landscape for leasing of Federal oil shale resources, Robert W. Randall Presentation

Socioeconomic tools for oil shale development, Jim Evans Presentation

Evaluation of Oil Shale Options

The thermal solution route to pipelineable synthetic crude oil, Alexander H Rintoul Presentation
Comparison of the acceptability of various oil shale processes, Alan K. Burnham Presentation
Analysis of CO2 Sequestration in the Southwestern U.S., Brian MacPherson

Integration of large scale retorting operations with laboratory testing and analyses, Mark T. Atwood Presentation