Posts Tagged ‘oil shale’

Shell JOSCO to start Jordan Oil Shale Development Phase-2

Shell – Estonian Eesti Energia – Karak International Oil to explore and develop Jordan oil shale resources The Jordan Oil Shale Company (JOSCO), a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, the Estonia company Eesti Energia (Enefit) and Karak International Oil (Karak) from the UK–based Jordan Energy and Mining Ltd, are now moving […]

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Jordan counts on oil shale and Shell technology to reduce energy bill

Jordan retains world fourth largest oil shale reserves If Jordan falls short of conventional oil and gas resources to sustain its economical development, it appears to hold the world fourth largest oil shale reserves after USA, China and Russia. According to actual estimations, Jordan reserves of unconventional oil in the […]

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ExxonMobil to acquire Celtic Exploration in western Canada

ExxonMobil steps in liquids-rich Montney shale acreage October 2012, ExxonMobil announced to acquire the Canadian company Celtic Exploration (Celtic) for the amount of $3.15 billion. ExxonMobil has already a strong presence in Canada since the 1940s in beginning with offshore exploration and production  in Nova Scotia with the Sable project and […]

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ConocoPhillips in brief

The E&P company of choice for all stakeholders by pioneering a new standard of excellence Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips is present in almost 30 countries. Until listing separately Phillips 66 on May 1st 2012, ConocoPhillips was the third largest integrated energy company in USA and the fifth largest refiner in the world. […]

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EOR

Definition EOR is the acronym of enhanced oil recovery and refers to all the ultimate technologies to compensate the natural depletion of the oil and gas fields Comments In developing a new oil and gas field, the natural pressure of the reservoir is at its maximum. For the oil fields, […]

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Morocco to boost offshore exploration and oil shale development

Cairn, San Leon, Genel increase footprint in Morocco On the same week, Cairn Energy (Cairn) announced to sign a Farm-in Agreement for offshore exploration and production while San Leon Energy (San Leon) extended its oil shale onshore acreage, both in Morocco. These moves reflects the potential of resources and the […]

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Oil shale

Definition Oil shale refers to solid hydrocarbon (kerogen) rock resulting from a decomposed organic matter still at solid state, in a sedimentary rock unit. The oil shale may also be called black shale. Oil shale and shale oil must not be confused as they do not mean the same thing since shale oil designates […]

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Recoverable Reserves

Definition Recoverable reserves are defined as the proportion of resources, here oil and gas, that can be technically, economically and legally possible to extract. The recoverable reserves may also be called proven reserves. Comments The recoverable reserves may be far different from the total resources called total Petroleum Initially-In-Place (PIIP). This Petroleum Initially-In-Place (PIIP) is an […]

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Tight oil

Definition Tight oil refers to the light crude oil trapped in shale, limestone and sandstone formations characterized by very low porosity and permeability. Tight oil is normally a light crude oil found in the sedimentary formations that may also be called light tight oil (LTO) or tight shale oil or […]

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