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oil shale

[′ȯil ‚shāl]
(geology)
A finely layered brown or black shale that contains kerogen and from which liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons can be distilled. Also known as kerogen shale.
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The distribution of the Jimusaer oil shale mining area is shown in Figure 1b.
30 samples of other rocks collected from between the oil shale layers was determined by optical microscopic observation using polarized light.
Due to high efficiency and low pollution, oil shale in-situ mining technology attracts people attention.
Crack structure has great influence on oil shale permeability.
321 to 325) authorized $30 million over five years for "the construction and operation of demonstration plants to produce synthetic liquid fuels from coal, oil shales, agricultural and forestry products, and other substances, in order to aid the prosecution of the war, to conserve and increase the oil resources of the Nation, and for other purposes." The act also authorized the Interior Secretary to construct, maintain, and operate plants producing synthetic liquid fuel from coal, oil shale, and agricultural and forestry products.
The carbon number distributions of regular steranes ([C.sub.27]-[C.sub.29]) in different oil shale layers show different characteristics; the carbon number distribution is [C.sub.27] > [C.sub.29] > [C.sub.28] (normal "L"-type) in layer 2 oil shales, and is dominated by [C.sub.27] steranes (Fig.
In the past few years, researchers have investigated the mechanical properties of oil shale before or after pyrolysis, and obtained some promising results.
Analysis of the pyrolysis characteristics of oil shales based on TG- FTIR method.
The in-situ oil shale recovery requires hot injection wells to directly heat the ore body.
Before being reserved for US Navy ships by the Taft administration, oil shale was used for road construction, adhesives, medicine, and decoration back in the time of the Greeks and Romans.
An agreement with an Estonian-Malaysian consortium Enefit will construct a 460-megawatt (MW) oil shale power plant within the next four years, in what will be the first electricity station utilising the alternative energy resource in the region.
Oil shale, as a humic sludge substance, has not only some basic properties of coal but also unique properties of its own.