Investigation of the Geokinetics horizontal in situ oil shale retorting process. Quarterly report, January-March 1980

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Retort No. 18 produced 3479 barrels of oil during the quarter for a total of 4528 barrels to date. Chromatographic analyses of Retort No. 18 shale oil by the GKI analytical laboratory indicated variation in the oil from the wells near the air-in end and from the air-out end of the retort. Shale oil has been blended with Altamont crude (the Roosevelt refinery's normal feedstock); the distillation, API gravity, pour point, flash point, Naptha and Cat Gas were not affected by the shale oil. The diesel off the crude unit changed from water white to yellow, however, and a fine ... continued below

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Hutchinson, D.L. May 1, 1980.

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Retort No. 18 produced 3479 barrels of oil during the quarter for a total of 4528 barrels to date. Chromatographic analyses of Retort No. 18 shale oil by the GKI analytical laboratory indicated variation in the oil from the wells near the air-in end and from the air-out end of the retort. Shale oil has been blended with Altamont crude (the Roosevelt refinery's normal feedstock); the distillation, API gravity, pour point, flash point, Naptha and Cat Gas were not affected by the shale oil. The diesel off the crude unit changed from water white to yellow, however, and a fine grayish-brown precipitate formed. Re-entry drilling was performed on Retorts No. 21, No. 22, and No. 23 during the quarter; tracer tests were run by Sandia Laboratories on Retorts No. 19, No. 21, No. 22, and No. 23. Blasthole drilling began on Retort No. 25.

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  • Report No.: DOE/LETC/10787-44
  • Grant Number: FC20-78LC10787
  • DOI: 10.2172/5382413 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1068201

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Hutchinson, D.L. Investigation of the Geokinetics horizontal in situ oil shale retorting process. Quarterly report, January-March 1980, report, May 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1068201/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.