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32nd Annual Oil Shale Symposium

Table of Contents

 

Monday Afternoon, October 15, 2012

Session 1: Opening Plenary

Session 2: Plenary Session and Panel Discussion

Tuesday Morning, October 16, 2012

Session 3: Resource Evaluation

Session 4: Oil Shale Processing

Session 5: Oil Shale Development Issues

Session 6: Pyrolysis

Tuesday Afternoon, October 16, 2012

Session 7: Geology & Stratigraphy

Session 8: Modeling

Session 9: Shale Oil Processing

Session 10: Oil Shale Properties

Wednesday Morning, October 17, 2012

Session 11: History & Future of Oil Shale Development

Session 12: Environmental Issues

Session 13: Jordanian Oil Shale Projects & Research

Session 14: Environmental Issues Panel Discussion

Wednesday Afternoon, October 17, 2012

Session 15: International Oil Shale Projects

Session 16: U.S. Oil Shale Projects

Session 17: Poster Session, October 15-17, 2012

Index of Authors

Sponsors


Monday, October 15, 2012

Session 1: Opening Plenary

Chairs: Dag Nummedal, Jeremy Boak

1.1 Welcome and Introduction to the 32nd Oil Shale Symposium

Jeremy Boak

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
1.2 Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines

Dag Nummedal

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
1.3 Status and plans for the U.S. Department of Interior program for development of oil shale and oil sands

Mitchell Leverette

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
1.4 Utah's pragamatic development plan for oil shale and other energy resources

Samantha Julian

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
1.5 Oil shale leasing policy--what are we really waiting for?

Jeremy Boak

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
1.6 The Maybe Boom Generation: Planning for the socioeconomic impacts of oil shale development

Jason Hanson, Patty Limerick, Ryan Rebhan

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 2: Plenary Session and Panel Discussion

Chairs: Jason Hanson, Justin Birdwell

2.1 Panel discussion on the state of the U.S. and global oil shale development: Introductory Comments

Mitchell Leverette, Samantha Julian, Mike King, Gary Aho, David Abelson, Jeremy Boak, Harri Mikk

Abstract     Paper      Presentation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Session 3: Resource Evaluation

Chairs: Ronald Johnson, Tom Fowler

3.1 Oil Shale grade distributions in the Eocene Green River Formation, Piceance, Uinta and Greater Green River Basins

Justin Birdwell, Ronald Johnson, Tracey Mercier, Michael Brownfield

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
3.2 Geology, resource estimation & characterization of the Stuart oil shale deposit: When are there enough data?

Graham Pope, Paul Garrad

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
3.3 Oil Shale potential and prospects in Israel - an update

Tsevi Minster, Thomas Sladek

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
3.4 Progress in Characterizing Jordan's In Situ Oil Shale Resource

Richard Terres, Wasfi Omari, Ibrahim Al Najjar

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 4: Oil Shale Processing

Chairs: Indrek Aarna, Scott Nguyen

4.1 Oil shale power generation developments in Estonia

Raine Pajo

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
4.2 Oxidation of oil shale by flowing molten salts

Scott V. Nguyen, Mark H. Anderson, Paul W. Brooks, Myron Kuhlman

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
4.3 De-risking actions for the industrialization of the Ecoshale™ Process

James Patten, Shawn Packard, Pierre Allix, Olivier Garnier, Tom Plikas, Hamid Ghorbani

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
4.4 Sub-critical water extraction of bitumen from Huadian oil shale lumps

Sunhua Deng, Zhijun Wang, Yan Gao, Yumin Zhang, Hongyan Wang

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 5: Oil Shale Development Issues

Chairs: Richard Sherritt, Jimmy Jia

5.1 Adaptation and Scale-up of the Enefit technology

Richard Sherritt, Agnes von Garnier, Hermann Sieger, Taavi Lauringson, Alo Kelder

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
5.2 Oil Shale technology cost review for project planning

Jimmy Jia

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
5.3 Addressing commercialization challenges for an ex-situ oil shale process by addressing critical mechanical and operational issues

Joseph Smith, Hassan Golpour, Robert Jackson, L.D. Smoot

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
5.4 Oil shale benefication considerations

Sergei Sabanov

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 6: Pyrolysis

Chairs: Michael Lewan, Alan Burnham

6.1 Experimental study of Green River Formation oil shale pyrolysis

Tuong Van Le Doan, Andrew Pomerantz, Robert Kleinberg, Alan Burnham, Pierre Allix

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
6.2 Pyrolysis of Type -IIS kerogen from the Shfela basin in Israel

Scott V. Nguyen, Itay J. Reznik, Harold J. Vinegar

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
6.3 Insights into the maturation process from physical and chemical analysis of partially pyrolyzed Green River Formation oil shale

Andrew Pomerantz, Tuong Van Le Doan, Robert Kleinberg, Alan Burnham, Pierre Allix

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
6.4 Kinetic modeling of kerogen thermal cracking during in situ pyrolysis process: Influence of organic matter source

Francoise Behar, Pierre Allix

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Session 7: Geology & Stratigraphy

Chairs: Michael Vanden Berg, Michael Brownfield

7.1 Development and evolution of the saline depocenter of Eocene Lake Uinta, Piceance Basin, western Colorado

Ronald Johnson, Michael Brownfield

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
7.2 Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Green River Formation, eastern Uinta Basin, Utah

Morgan Rosenberg, Lauren Birgenheier, Michael Vanden Berg

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
7.3 Fossilized nanobacteriaforms from the Green River Formation: Ancient life forms or just a product of calcium carbonate precipitation?

Glenn Mason

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
7.4 Controls on the distribution of organic matter in lacustrine deposits of the Eocene Green River Formation eastern Utah and western Colorado

Ronald Johnson, Justin Birdwell, Tracey Mercier, Michael Brownfield

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 8: Modeling

Chairs: Andreas Wirtz, William Symington

8.1 Dynamic simulation of the ENEFIT280 process

Andreas Wirtz, Andreas Orth, Eugen Weissenburger

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
8.2 Numerical modeling of in situ heating of oil shale

Nazish Hoda, Chen Fang, Rajesh Pawar, Sharad Kelkar

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
8.3 Preliminary application of an oil shale basin retorting simulation

Matthew Minnick, Wendy Zhou

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
8.4 Numerical modeling of oil shale geomechanical behavior during ExxonMobil's in situ oil shale conversion process

Chen Fang, Michael Lin, Nazish Hoda

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 9: Shale oil Processing

Chairs: Gerald Daub, Alan Goelzer

9.1 Recent Shale oil upgrading results using molten sodium

John Gordon

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
9.2 Hydrotreating of shale oil

Xun Tang, Shuyuan Li, Hang Yu

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
9.3 Processing options for shale oil upgrading

Ujjal Mukherjee, Elsa Wang, Arun Arora, Marvin Greene

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
9.4 Hydrotreating shale oil generated from the pyrolysis of Type-IIS kerogen

Scott V. Nguyen, Harold J. Vinegar

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 10: Oil Shale Properties

Chairs: Earl Mattson, Kathryn Washburn

10.1 Resistivity measurements of oil shale cores as a function of temperature

Earl Mattson, Roelof Versteeg

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
10.2 Enhancement of petrophysical properties of a bituminous chalk during thermal conversion

Scott V. Nguyen, Itay J. Reznik, Harold J. Vinegar, Ksenia Bisnovat, Yosef H. Hatzor, Shimon Feinstein

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
10.3 Characterization of raw and spent oil shale using low field NMR relaxometry

Kathryn Washburn, Justin Birdwell

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
10.4 Mechanistic modeling of pre-pyrolysis fracturing of oil shale due to thermal stress

Hai Huang, Thomas Wood, Carl Palmer, Michael Lin, Chen Fang, William Meurer, Nazish Hoda

Abstract     Paper      Presentation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Session 11: History & Future of Oil Shale Development

Chairs: Glenn Vawter, Gary Aho

11.1 Using the Tell Ertl Oil Shale Repository to bring historical focus to today's efforts

Julie Carmen

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
11.2 Oil shale history revisited

Arnold Mackley, Alan Burnham, Roger Day, Glenn Vawter

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
11.3 Oil Shales of the World 2.0: A web-based revision in honor of Paul Russell

Jeremy Boak, Julie Carmen, Kevin Doran

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
11.4 Re-assessment of shale oil & gas resource potential of Indian sedimentary basins

Baleshwar Kumar

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 12: Environmental Issues

Chairs: Tõnis Meriste, Judith Thomas

12.1 Environmental impacts of oil shale mining and processing in the past, today and the future

Tõnis Meriste

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
12.2 SO2 adsorption onto zeolitic tuff and it thermal regeneration

Mohammad Al-Harahsheh, Marwan Batiha, Kamel Batiha, Reyad Shawabked, Adnah Al-Harahsheh, Khalid Tarawneh

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
12.3 Monitoring water quality of shallow aquifers in areas of energy development, Piceance Basin, Northwestern, Colorado

Judith Thomas, Peter McMahon

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
12.4 Development and testing of oil shale ash large scale reuse options

Tõnis Meriste

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 13: Jordanian Oil Shale Projects & Research

Chairs: Omar Al-Ayed, Chris Morgan

13.1 Kinetic parameter estimation for oil shale and its extracted kerogen from El Lajjun oil shale

Omar Al-Ayed

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
13.2 Preliminary study of a newly discovered subsurface oil shale deposit in southern Jordan

Hani Alnawafleh, Khalid Tarawneh, Ali Ghannam, Lutfi Abu-Sa'ad

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
13.3 Oil shale project progress in Jordan

Chris Morgan, John Fraser

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
13.4 Oil shale investment opportunity, An-Nadiya Deposit in Jordan

Jamal Alali

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 14: Environmental Issues Panel Discussion

Chairs: Jeremy Boak, Steven Odut

14.1 Reducing greenhouse gas intensity from thermal processing of oil shale using the Alberta Taciuk Process (ATP) by managing carbonate decomposition

Daniel Melo, Michael Jacob, Steven Odut

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
14.2 A second look at water use for in situ shale oil production

Jeremy Boak

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
14.3 Panel discussion on the environmental issues related to oil shale development

Jeremy Boak, Steven Odut, Tõnis Meriste, Judith Thomas

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Session 15: International Oil Shale Projects

Chairs: Alo Kelder, Ian Henderson

15.1 Progress update on QER's Technology Demonstration Plant in Australia

Ian Henderson Justin Bilyeu

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
15.2 Enefit oil shale projects in Jordan – status overview

Andres Anijalg

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
15.3 Construction and start-up of Enefit-280 shale oil plant in Estonia

Priit Ploompuu

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
15.4 Current status of Chinese oil shale business

Xun Tang, Shuyuan Li, Jialin Qian

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 16: U.S. Oil Shale Projects

Chairs: Rikki Hrenko, Pierre Allix

16.1 Enefit American Oil progress update

Rikki Hrenko

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
16.2 Challenges and solutions for shale oil upgrading

Don Ackelson

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
16.3 Initial results from the AMSO RD&D pilot test program

Alan Burnham, Roger Day, Leonard Switzer, Jr., James McConaghy, Michal Hradisky, Daniel Coates, Philip Smith, John Foulkes, Douglas La Brecque, Pierre Allix, Henrik Wallman

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
16.4 Shell East RD&D Pilot Update

Pat Janicek, Harry Posey, Tony Schroeder, Gerald Dash, Bartie Brae

Abstract     Paper      Presentation
 

Session 17: Poster Session

17.1 Upgrading Estonian shale oil bituminous fractions

Hans Luik, Lea Luik, Julia Krasulina, Hella Riisalu

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.2 Liquefaction of oil shale in solvent media

Hans Luik, Lea Luik, Galina Sharayeva, Hella Riisalu

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.3 Solvent extraction of Jordanian oil shale, kinetics and thermodynamic study

Feras Fraige, Hani Al-Nawafleh, Laila Al-Khatib

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.4 New approach for kinetic modeling of El Lajjun oil shale extracted kerogen

Mohammad Al-Shannag

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.5 Thermodynamics and kinetic analysis of oil shale pyrolysis using iso-conversional methods

Zaid Al-Anber

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.6 Effect of chemical demineralization on organic matter in Chinese Huadian oil shale

Xin Ru, Zhiqiang Cheng, Mengzhu Liu, Dawei Ding, Junfeng Li

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.7 Characterization of shale oil fractions by ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry

Justin Birdwell, A. Rum Sim, YunJu Cho, Sunghwan Kim

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.8 Similarities between Green River oil shale (Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, USA) and Cayirhan oil shale (Beypazari, Ankara, Turkey)

Ilker Senguler

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.9 Research of H2S and COS release during oil shale retorting

Hong Qin, Qing Wang, Jingru Bai, Hongpeng Liu, Chunxia Jia

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.10 The environmental consequences for the utilization of oil shale products using the Aerobic Combustion Process

Tayel El-Hasan

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.11 Monitoring waste water releases from oil and gas plants and refineries by simultaneous absorbance spectra and fluorescence excitation-emission mapping

Adam Gilmore, Michael Oweimrin

Abstract     Paper     Poster
17.12 Nuclear-renewables-oil shale hybrid energy system

Thomas Wood, Charles Forsberg, Mike McKellar

Abstract     Paper     Poster

 

Author Index

 First Name  Last Name  Session Number
AbelsonDavid2.1
Abu-Sa'adLutfi13.2
AckelsonDon16.2
AhoGary2.1
Al NajjarIbrahim3.4
AlaliJamal13.4
Al-AnberZaid17.5
Al-AyedOmar13.1
Al-HarahshehAdnah12.2
Al-HarahshehMohammad12.2
Al-KhatibLaila17.3
AllixPierre4.3   6.1   6.3   6.4   16.3
AlnawaflehHani13.2
Al-NawaflehHani17.3
Al-ShannagMohammad17.4
AndersonMark H.4.2
AnijalgAndres15.2
AroraArun9.3
BaiJingru17.9
BatihaKamel12.2
BatihaMarwan12.2
BeharFrancoise6.4
BilyeuJustin15.1
BirdwellJustin3.1   7.4   10.3   17.7
BirgenheierLauren7.2
BisnovatKsenia10.2
BoakJeremy1.1   1.5   2.1   11.3   14.2   14.3
BraeBartie16.4
BrooksPaul W.4.2
BrownfieldMichael3.1   7.1   7.4
BurnhamAlan6.1   6.3   11.2   16.3
CarmenJulie11.1   11.3
ChengZhiqiang17.6
ChoYunJu17.7
CoatesDaniel16.3
DashGerald16.4
DayRoger11.2   16.3
DengSunhua4.4
DingDawei17.6
DoranKevin11.3
El-HasanTayel17.10
FangChen8.2   8.4   10.4
FeinsteinShimon10.2
ForsbergCharles17.12
FoulkesJohn16.3
FraigeFeras17.3
FraserJohn13.3
GaoYan4.4
GarnierOlivier4.3
GarradPaul3.2
GhannamAli13.2
GhorbaniHamid4.3
GilmoreAdam17.11
GolpourHassan5.3
GordonJohn9.1
GreeneMarvin9.3
HatzorYosef H. 10.2
HansonJason1.6
HendersonIan15.1
HodaNazish8.2   8.4   10.4
HradiskyMichal16.3
HrenkoRikki16.1
HuangHai10.4
JacksonRobert5.3
JacobMichael14.1
JanicekPat16.4
JiaChunxia17.9
JiaJimmy5.2
JohnsonRonald3.1   7.1   7.4
JulianSamantha1.4   2.1
KelderAlo5.1
KelkarSharad8.2
KimSunghwan17.7
KingMike2.1
KleinbergRobert6.1   6.3
KrasulinaJulia17.1
KuhlmanMyron4.2
KumarBaleshwar11.4
La BrecqueDouglas16.3
LauringsonTaavi5.1
LeveretteMitchell1.3   2.1
LiJunfeng17.6
LiShuyuan9.2   15.4
LimerickPatty1.6
LinMichael8.4   10.4
LiuHongpeng17.9
LiuMengzhu17.6
LuikHans17.1   17.2
LuikLea17.1   17.2
MackleyArnold11.2
MasonGlenn7.3
MattsonEarl10.1
McConaghyJames16.3
McKellarMike17.12
McMahonPeter12.3
MeloDaniel14.1
MercierTracey3.1   7.4
MeristeTonis12.1   12.4   14.3
MeurerWilliam10.4
MikkHarri2.1
MinnickMatthew8.3
MinsterTsevi3.3
MorganChris13.3
MukherjeeUjjal9.3
NguyenScott V4.2   6.2   9.4   10.2
NummedalDag1.2
OdutSteven14.1   14.3
OmariWasfi3.4
OrthAndreas8.1
OweimrinMichael17.11
PackardShawn4.3
PajoRaine4.1
PalmerCarl10.4
PattenJames4.3
PawarRajesh8.2
PlikasTom4.3
PloompuuPriit15.3
PomerantzAndrew6.1   6.3
PopeGraham3.2
PoseyHarry16.4
QianJialin15.4
QinHong17.9
RebhanRyan1.6
ReznikItay J.6.2   10.2
RiisaluHella17.1   17.2
RosenbergMorgan7.2
RuXin17.6
SabanovSergei5.4
SchroederTony16.4
SengulerIlker17.8
SharayevaGalina17.2
ShawabkedReyad12.2
SherrittRichard5.1
SiegerHermann5.1
SimA. Rum17.7
SladekThomas3.3
SmithJoseph5.3
SmithPhilip16.3
SmootL.D.5.3
Switzer Jr.Leonard16.3
TangXun9.2   15.4
TarawnehKhalid12.2   13.2
TerresRichard3.4
ThomasJudith12.3   14.3
Van Le DoanTuong6.1   6.3
Vanden BergMichael7.2
VawterGlenn11.2
VersteegRoelof10.1
VinegarHarold J.6.2   9.4   10.2
von GarnierAgnes5.1
WallmanHenrik16.3
WangElsa9.3
WangHongyan4.4
WangQing17.9
WangZhijun4.4
WashburnKathryn10.3
WeissenburgerEugen8.1
WirtzAndreas8.1
WoodThomas10.4   17.12
YuHang9.2
 
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