Unconventional oil
Unconventional oil is petroleum produced or extracted using techniques other than the conventional (oil well) method. Oil industries and governments across the globe are investing in unconventional oi...
This Could be the End for Big Oil
Stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel… Enough fuel, in fact, to power the entire globe for over 36,000 years. It’s poised to decimate Big Oil’s obscene p...
Uncovering The Secrets Of Ice That Burns
Methane hydrates can be seen as a potential energy source or as a dangerous source of methane - a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than CO2. With the help of a supercomputer and an interdis...
A Game-Changer For The Global Oil Market
Shale technology is a game-changer for the global oil market. Today, this new technology has been developed mostly in the U.S. And, over the past five years, shale oil production in the U.S. has incre...
Audi Have Successfully Made Diesel Fuel From Carbon Dioxide And Water
German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources. And the crystal clear 'e-diesel' is already bein...
Heavy crude oil
Heavy crude oil or extra heavy crude oil is oil that is highly viscous, and cannot easily flow to production wells under normal reservoir conditions.(Mai) It is referred to as "heavy" because its dens...
Oil sands
Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.Oil sand is either loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occ...
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Cold heavy oil production with sand
Cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) is a technique for extracting difficult heavy crude oil where sand is used as a means enhancing the productivity of the oil well. CHOPS is now used as a "qu...
Oil shale
Oil shale, also known as kerogen shale, is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale ...
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Shale oil extraction
Shale oil extraction is an industrial process for unconventional oil production. This process converts kerogen in oil shale into shale oil by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution. The re...
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Oil shale reserves
Oil shale reserves refers to oil shale resources that are economically recoverable under current economic conditions and technological abilities. Oil shale deposits range from small presently economic...
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Shale gas
Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and i...
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Synthetic fuel
Synthetic fuel or synfuel is a liquid fuel, or sometimes gaseous fuel, obtained from syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, in which the syngas was derived from gasification of solid feeds...
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This Could be the End for Big Oil
Stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel… Enough fuel, in fact, to power the entire globe for over 36,000 years. It’s poised to decimate Big Oil’s obscene p...
Methane clathrate
Methane clathrate (CH4·5.75H2O), also called methane hydrate, hydromethane, methane ice, fire ice, natural gas hydrate, or gas hydrate, is a solid clathrate compound (more specifically, a clathrate hy...
Methane clathrate - Wikipedia
A Game-Changer For The Global Oil Market
Shale technology is a game-changer for the global oil market. Today, this new technology has been developed mostly in the U.S. And, over the past five years, shale oil production in the U.S. has incre...
Oil shale gas
Oil shale gas is a synthetic gas mixture (syngas) produced by oil shale pyrolysis. Although often referred to as shale gas, it differs from the natural gas produced from shale, which is also known as ...
Fuel oil
Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for th...
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Tidewater (marketing)
Tidewater is a term used by industries and governments to refer to access to ocean ports with international marine services for import and export of commodities. For export, the commodities can be shi...
Synthetic fuels in the United States
Synthetic fuels in the United States is an issue of rising importance due the crude oil prices, and geopolitical and economic considerations.
Synthetic production of liquid fuels (i.e., gasoline a...
Shale gas in Romania
Shale gas in Romania has been prospected, licenses were given to several companies, but no exploitation has yet started. The current government led by Victor Ponta supports extraction of shale gas thr...
Synthetic Liquid Fuels Program
The Synthetic Liquid Fuels Program was a program run by the United States Bureau of Mines to create the technology to produce synthetic fuel from coal and oil shale. It was initiated in 1944 during Wo...
Shale oil
Shale oil is an unconventional oil produced from oil shale rock fragments by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution. These processes convert the organic matter within the rock (kerogen) int...
Shale oil - Wikipedia
Coalbed methane in the United States
The 2011 production of coalbed methane in the United States was 1.76 trillion cubic feet (TCF), 7.3 percent of all US dry gas production that year. The 2011 production was down from the peak of 1.97 ...
Coalbed methane in the United States - Wikipedia
Shale gas in Canada
Recent discoveries of shale gas in Canada have caused a sharp increase in estimated recoverable natural gas in Canada. There are a number of prospective shale gas deposits in various stages of explor...
Shale gas in Canada - Wikipedia
Kim reformer
The Kim reformer is a type of syngas plant invented by Dr. Kim, Hyun Yong. It is a high temperature furnace (as shown in figure 1), filled with steam and/or carbon dioxide gas and maintaining a therma...
Kim reformer - Wikipedia
Coalbed methane
Coalbed methane (CBM or coal-bed methane), coalbed gas, coal seam gas (CSG), or coal-mine methane (CMM) is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent decades it has become an important ...
Coalbed methane - Wikipedia
Energy policy of Venezuela
Venezuela has the largest conventional oil reserves and the second-largest natural gas reserves in the Western Hemisphere. In addition Venezuela has non-conventional oil deposits (extra-heavy crude oi...