Oil Shales

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Petroleum - Reservoirs - Unconventional Oil Reservoirs
... See also Unconventional oil, Oil sands, and Oil shale reserves Oil-eating bacteria biodegrade oil that has escaped to the surface ... Oil sands are reservoirs of partially biodegraded oil still in the process of escaping and being biodegraded, but they contain so much migrating oil that, although most of it has escaped ... The lighter fractions of the crude oil are destroyed first, resulting in reservoirs containing an extremely heavy form of crude oil, called crude bitumen in Canada, or extra-heavy crude oil in Venezuela ...
Oil Shale Geology - Composition
... As a sapropel fuel, oil shale differs from humus fuels in its lower content of organic matter ... to carbon of about 1.5 – approximately the same as that of crude oil and four to five times higher than coals ... The organic matter in oil shales forms a complex macromolecular structure which is insoluble in common organic solvents ...
Oil Shale - Geology
... Oil shale, an organic-rich sedimentary rock, belongs to the group of sapropel fuels ... Oil shales vary considerably in their mineral content, chemical composition, age, type of kerogen, and depositional history and not all oil shales would necessarily be classified as shales in the strict sense ... Oil shale differs from bitumen-impregnated rocks (oil sands and petroleum reservoir rocks), humic coals and carbonaceous shale ...
Peak Uranium - Uranium Supply - Unconventional Resources - Oil Shales
... Some oil shales contain uranium as a byproduct ... Between 1946 and 1952, a marine type of Dictyonema shale was used for uranium production in Sillamäe, Estonia, and between 1950 and 1989 alum shale was ...

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