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A new project in Turkey: Hasanlar (Bolu, Western Anatolia) bituminous shale deposit and its synthethic crude oil potential
Ilker Senguler*1, Abdurrahman Murat1, Ferudun Alp Ugur1, Murat Yukunc1
1General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey, Turkey, 2Turkish Coal Enterprises, Turkey, 3Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Turkey, 4General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey, Turkey
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  8. Resource Evaluation  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
A Simple Kinetic Model of Oil Generation, Vaporization, and Degradation
Alan Burnham
Stanford University, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  9. Pyrolysis  -  10:10 - 11:50 AM
A thermoplasticity model for oil shale
Shabnam Semnani*1, Joshua White2, Alan Burnham3, David Camp2
1Stanford University, USA, 2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, 3American Shale Oil, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  3. Modeling  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
An Overview of the Cold Extraction Method Applied to Jordan Oil Shale
Musa Resheidat
JUST, Jordan
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Analysis of Retorted Water Produced from Partial Combustion of Sultani Oil Shale
Omar Al-Ayed
Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  8. Resource Evaluation  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Aspects Of Groundwater Flow And 3D Geologic Models In The Oil Shale Basins, Jordan
Paul G Quinn*1, Omar Al-Ayed2
1Ambet, USA, 2Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Aspects Of Groundwater Flow And 3D Geologic Models In The Tarfaya Basin, Morroco
Paul G Quinn*1, Zouhair Taleb2
1Ambet, USA, 2Onhym, Morocco
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Characterization of type I source rock by pore-scale simulations
Cyprien Soulaine*1, Alexandre Lapene1,2, Yifan Wang1, Nicola Castelletto1, Hamdi Tchelepi1
1Stanford University, USA, 2Total Exploration Production Oil Shale, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Comments from the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) on Oil Shale Development in Utah
John Andrews
State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  1. Opening Plenary  -  8:00 - 9:30 AM
Comparison of Mineral Occurrences in the Piceance and Uinta Basins of the Eocene Green River Formation
Justin Birdwell*, Ronald Johnson, Tracey Mercier, Michael Brownfield
U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  5. Chemistry and Geochemistry  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Deer and Elk Habitat Improvement Research Program at Red Leaf Resources Seep Ridge Site
Miles Haberg*1, James Patten2
1Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, Habitat Program, USA, 2Red Leaf Resources, Inc., USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  8. Resource Evaluation  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Design, construction, process, and production efficiency implications of shale bed void fraction for the Red leaf Resources Ecoshale Process
James Patten
Red Leaf Resources Inc., USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  4. Surface Processing  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Detailed characterization of laminated oil shale and source rocks using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and infrared microscopy
Kathryn Washburn*1, Justin Birdwell2
1Ingrain Inc., USA, 2U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Direct convective heating with recycled pyrolysis gasses in the Ecoshale process and potential implications for design, construction, and production efficiencies
Eric Chabal*1, James Patten2
1Red Leaf Resources, Inc, secoded from Total, USA, 2Red Leaf Resources, Inc., USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  9. Pyrolysis  -  10:10 - 11:50 AM
Effect of original minerals on the pyrolysis of oil shale kerogen
Jian Shi
China University of Petroleum, China
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Effects of porous media characteristics on heat transfer phenomena in rubblized shale beds
Tom Plikas
Hatch Ltd, Canada
Monday, October 5, 2015:  3. Modeling  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
Enefit American Oil Utah Project Update
Rikki Hrenko-Browning
Enefit American Oil, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  12. Closing Plenary and U.S. Updates  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Evolution of the lower Tertiary Elko Formation, an oil shale and potential petroleum resource play in northeastern Nevada
Ronald Johnson*, Justin Birdwell
U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  7. Geology and Stratigraphy  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Experimental Apparatus for Investigation of direct Convective Heating with Recycled Pyrolysis Gasses
Jerald Wiser
RedLeaf Resources, Inc, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  9. Pyrolysis  -  10:10 - 11:50 AM
Finite Element Analysis Of Cryogenic Liquid Temperature And Flow Rate On The Underground Temperature Field
Huanan Liu*, DaJun Zhao, Wei Guo, Chen Chen, Qiang Li, Mingyi Guo
JiLin University, China
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Geological and organic geochemical investigation of newly discovered Eskisehir-Alpu Basin (Turkey) bituminous marls
Ilker Senguler1, Reyhan Kara Gulbay*2, Sadettin Korkmaz3
1General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey, Turkey, 2Karadeniz Technical University Department of Geological Engineering, Turkey, 3Karadeniz Technical University Department of Geological Engineering, Turkey
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  7. Geology and Stratigraphy  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Geophysical alterations and groundwater flow implications of in situ and ex situ conversion of oil shale in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, with applications for other oil shale basins via groundwater and 3D geologic computer models
Paul G Quinn*1, Jillian L Goldfarb2, Ami Vyas3
1Ambet, USA, 2Boston University, USA, 3Boston University, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Geothermic Fuel Cells for in situ oil shale processing
Neal Sullivan*1, Buddy Haun1, Gladys Anyenya1, Rick Kerr2, Joseph Bonadies2, Mark Wall3
1Colorado School of Mines, USA, 2Delphi Powertrain Systems, USA, 3IEP Technology, Inc., USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  2. In-situ Processing  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
Gladstone New Fuels Project: Update of status and progress
John Parsons
QER Pty Ltd, Australia
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  11. International Updates 2  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Hydrologic Characterization of the Southeastern Extent of the Birds-nest Aquifer, Uintah County, Utah
Ryan Clerico
Enefit American Oil, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  7. Geology and Stratigraphy  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Irati Energy development of the oil shale resources near Curitiba, Brazil
Karen Payrazyan
Irati Energy, Canada
Monday, October 5, 2015:  6. International Updates 1  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Jordan Oil Shale Company Production Pilot: Jordan Field Experiment – 2015 Update
Mariela Araujo1, Tom Fowler*1, Jack Emmen1, Thomas Meijssen2
1Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., USA, USA, 2Jordan Oil Shale Company, B.V., Jordan
Monday, October 5, 2015:  6. International Updates 1  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Jordan’s oil shale development projects: Current status & way forward
Hazem Al-Ramini
Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Jordan
Monday, October 5, 2015:  6. International Updates 1  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Lt. Governor's Welcome to Utah
Spencer Cox
State of Utah, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  1. Opening Plenary  -  8:00 - 9:30 AM
Multiscale Characterization of Geological Properties of Green River Oil Shale
Yashar Mehmani*, Alan Burnham, Hamdi Tchelepi
Stanford University, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  5. Chemistry and Geochemistry  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
New Development of Chinese oil shale activities
Yue Ma*, Shuyuan Li, Jialin Qian
China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  11. International Updates 2  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Occurrence of Rare Earths in Green River Oil Shale
Alan Burnham*1, Jeremy Boak2
1American Shale Oil LLC, USA, 2Colorado School of Mines, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  5. Chemistry and Geochemistry  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Oil Shale: Treasure Trove or Pandora’s Box?
Ron Stites*1, Yuan Ming Lee1,2, Matthew James1,2
1Stites and Associates, LLC, USA, 2Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Monday, October 5, 2015:  1. Opening Plenary  -  8:00 - 9:30 AM
Optimizing reactor parameters to achieve higher process pield in an ex-situ oil shale process
Hassan Golpour, Anand Alembath*, Joseph Smith
Missouri University of Science and Technolgy, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  4. Surface Processing  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Perspectives in Energy Development: Utah Oil Sands
Mark Compton
Utah Mining Association, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  10. Panel Discussions  -  10:10 - 11:50 AM
Pore-Scale X-ray Micro-CT imaging and analysis of oil shales
Tarik Saif*, Kamaljit Singh, Branko Bijeljic, Martin Blunt
Imperial College, UK
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Qualification of high-power-density mineral-insulated electric heater cables
Alan Burnham*1, Chet Sandberg2, Keith Thomas3, Vincent Reiling1, John Faull1, Lee Bourgeois4, Jeremy Huffman1, Leonard Switzer1
1American Shale Oil LLC, USA, 2CL Sandberg & Associates, USA, 3MC AAA LDT, UK, 4PSPC LLC, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  2. In-situ Processing  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
Recovery of Oil and Gas from Oil Shale through In Situ Pyrolysis Using Radio Frequency Heating
Preston Grounds*, Jack Young, Robert Gardner
Highland Light Management, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Red Leaf Resources acceleration of improvements for Ecoshale technology
Adolph Lechtenberger
Red Leaf Resources Inc., USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  12. Closing Plenary and U.S. Updates  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Red Leaf Resources licensing program
Alex Bocock
Red Leaf Resources, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  6. International Updates 1  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Relationship between particle size distribution and void fraction in rubblized oil shale beds
James Bunger
Red Leaf Resources, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  3. Modeling  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
Research and Application of Technology to Improve the Permeability of Maoming Oil Shale in China
Qiulian Long1, Yuanping Gao*1, Jianzheng Su1, Bue Wang2, Jiayuan He1
1Petroleum Exploration and Production Research Institute of SINOPEC, China, 2SINOPEC, China
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Douglas Creek Member in the Green River Formation, Main Canyon, Uinta Basin, Utah
Gall Ryan*, Birgenheier Lauren
University of Utah, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  7. Geology and Stratigraphy  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Some potential long-term effects of oil and gas development on water and oil shale resources, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Glen Miller
None, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  8. Resource Evaluation  -  8:00 - 9:40 AM
Start-Up and Operating Experience of the 3 Petroter Oil Shale Processing Plants in 2010-2015
Jaanus Purga
VKG, Estonia
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  11. International Updates 2  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Status of the Oil Shale Industry in 2015
Jeremy Boak
University of Oklahoma, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  12. Closing Plenary and U.S. Updates  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
Status Update of Enefit Activities in Estonia
Indrek Aarna
Eesti Energia, Estonia
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  11. International Updates 2  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Study of pyrolysis technology of Nong’an oil shale in-situ process and the numerical simulation
Pengfei Jiang*, Youhong Sun, Wei Guo, Qiang Li, Sunhua Deng
Construction Engineering College,Jilin University, China
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Study on numerical simulation of in-situ processing of Maoming oil shale
Jianzheng Su1, Youping Wang*1, Yiwei Wang1, Xianglong Meng1, Bue Wang2
1Petroleum Exploration and Production Research Institute of SINOPEC, China, 2SINOPEC, China
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Surface Qualification System for Downhole Heaters
Vincent Reiling*1, John Faull1, Andre Papineau1, Rodney LaFollette1, Len Switzer1, Vincent Saubestre1,2
1American Shale Oil, LLC, USA, 2TOTAL E&P USA, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  2. In-situ Processing  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
The change of the permeability of oil shale during the extraction by sub-critical water
Li He*, Sunhua Deng, Youhong Sun, Wei Guo
College of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, China
Monday, October 5, 2015:  Poster session and Symposium Reception  -  5:00 - 7:00 PM
The CHESS Process: Environment Friendly, Low Cost Shale Oil Recovery
Thomas H. Fletcher*1, Carlos Adams2
1Brigham Young University, USA, 2Energy Recovery Technology, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  4. Surface Processing  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
The Cost of In Situ Oil Shale Development
Jonathan Wilkey*, Jennifer Spinti, Terry Ring, Michal Hradisky, Kerry Kelly
Institute for Clean and Secure Energy at the University of Utah, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  2. In-situ Processing  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
The oil shale industry's fortunes in an era of dramatic – and puzzling! – change
Patty Limerick
Center of the American West, University of Colorado, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  12. Closing Plenary and U.S. Updates  -  3:10 - 4:50 PM
The Regulatory Roadmap: Policies and Procedures Facing Utah Oil Shale Development
Selma Sierra
Utah State University, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  10. Panel Discussions  -  10:10 - 11:50 AM
Thermo-hydro-mechanics of Oil Shale within the AD-GPRS Simulator Framework
Timur Garipov1, Joshua White2, Nicola Castelletto*1, Alexandre Lapene3,1, Hamdi Tchelepi1
1Stanford University, USA, 2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, 3Total Exploration Production Oil Shale, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  3. Modeling  -  10:00 - 11:40 AM
Using 13-C NMR Chemical Structure Data to Model Oil Shale Pyrolysis for Green River and Estonian Oil Shale
Thomas H. Fletcher*1, Ronald J Pugmire2
1Brigham Young University, USA, 2University of Utah, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  5. Chemistry and Geochemistry  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Value Added Processing
Steven Odut*, Yanxin (Ian) Xu
UMATAC Industrial Processes, Canada
Monday, October 5, 2015:  4. Surface Processing  -  1:00 - 2:40 PM
Visualization Of Porosity Evolution Of Oil-Shale Pyrolysis Using X-ray Computed Tomography
Guenther Glatz*, Louis Castanier, Anthony R. Kovscek
Stanford University, USA
Tuesday, October 6, 2015:  9. Pyrolysis  -  10:10 - 11:50 AM
Welcome to Salt Lake City
Laura Nelson
Governor's Office of Energy Development, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  1. Opening Plenary  -  8:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome to the 35th Oil Shale Symposium and Remembrance of Jim Gary
Jerry Boak
Oklahoma Geological Survey, USA
Monday, October 5, 2015:  1. Opening Plenary  -  8:00 - 9:30 AM