Geokinetics in situ shale oil recovery project. Third annual report, 1979

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Objective is to develop a true in situ process for recovering shale oil using a fire front moving in a horizontal direction. The project is being conductd at a field site located 70 miles south of Vernal, Utah. During 1979, five retorts were blasted. Four of these were small retorts (approx. 7000 tons), designed to collect data for improving the blast method. The fifth retort was a prototype of a full-sized retort measuring approximately 200 ft on each side. Two retorts, blasted the previous year, were burned, and a third retort was ignited near the end of the year. A ... continued below

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Hutchinson, D.L. May 1, 1980.

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Objective is to develop a true in situ process for recovering shale oil using a fire front moving in a horizontal direction. The project is being conductd at a field site located 70 miles south of Vernal, Utah. During 1979, five retorts were blasted. Four of these were small retorts (approx. 7000 tons), designed to collect data for improving the blast method. The fifth retort was a prototype of a full-sized retort measuring approximately 200 ft on each side. Two retorts, blasted the previous year, were burned, and a third retort was ignited near the end of the year. A total of 5170 bbl of oil was produced during the year.

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  • Report No.: DOE/LETC/10787-43
  • Grant Number: FC20-78LC10787
  • DOI: 10.2172/5365346 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5365346
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1070751

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Hutchinson, D.L. Geokinetics in situ shale oil recovery project. Third annual report, 1979, report, May 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1070751/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.