Hard-extracted reserves, unconventional hydrocarbon sources
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Yakutseni V.P.
Article # 3_2013 submitted on 11/28/2012 displayed on website on 01/16/2013
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pdf  Some aspects of oil shale - finding kerogen to generate oil*
*The article is presented in two languages, English and Russian.
Oil demand is predicted to continue to increase despite the high price of oil. The lagging supply increased the prices for oil and gas and a definitive oil replacement has still not been found. Huge oil shale resources discovered in the world, if developed, may increase petroleum supplies. Developing of oil shale needs the availability of low cost production; the greatest risks facing oil shale developing are higher production expenses and lower oil prices. There are several technologies for producing oil from kerogen bearing oil shale, by pyrolysis (heating, retorting). Oil shale is still technologically difficult and expensive to produce and the major impediment is cost. Developing oil shale accumulations means to face huge challenges, but an efficient oil shale development can be accomplished and an acceptable oil shale industry based on new technologies can be built nowadays.

Key words: shale, continuous accumulation, oil shale, shale oil, total organic carbon, Rock-Eval, reserves estimation, Fischer assay, mining and retorting, in situ retorting and extraction, in capsule extraction.
article citation Morariu D., Averyanova O.Yu. Nekotorye aspekty neftenosnosti slantsev: ponyatiynaya baza, vozmozhnosti otsenki i poisk tekhnologiy izvlecheniya nefti [Some aspects of oil shale - finding kerogen to generate oil]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/9/3_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/3_2013
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