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1 Underground coal thermal treatment research at the University of Utah2011-03-23underground coal; thermal treatment research; University of Utah; underground coal pyrolysis; SNG yeilds; UCTT6th Annual International Conference & Workshop on Underground Coal Gasification, 23rd - 24th March 2011
2 Integrated sedimentary and geochemical investigation of core form the upper Green River Formation lacustrine deposits, Uinta Basin, Utah2010-04-12upper Green River formation; lacustrine deposits; geochemical investigation; lithofacies; faciesDescription of the upper Green River Formation has been largely based on outcrop exposures, but this core-based investigation provides newly detailed subsurface data that can be used to examine basin-wide lithologic and geochemical variability of he Parachute Creek Member of the upper Green River Fo...
3 Structural characterization of Green River oil shale core segments and the kerogen isolated from these segments2011-09-18structural characterization; Green River oil shale; oil shale core segments; kerogen; chemical structure of oil shale and kerogen; QEMScanThe goal is to obtain information about chemical structure of oil shale and its kerogen. This includes chemical characterization of the shale, the isolated kerogen, and the products of pyrolysis of both the shale and kerogen, and provides data for validation of modeling component of the project (lat...
4 2012 Uintah Basin winter ozone study2012-05-15Uintah Basin; winter ozone; wintertime ozone formation; episodic ozone formation; high wintertime ozoneThis is a presentation given at the 2012 University of Utah Unconventional Fuels Conference.
5 2012 Unconventional fuels conference introduction2012-05-15unconventional fuels; computational simulation and pilot-scale experiment; unconventional resources; emissions minimization; CO2 regulation; CO2 coal researchPresentation given at the 2012 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
6 Policy analysis of the Canadian oil sands experience2011-03-10policy analysis; Canadian oil sands experience; oil sands; federal oil sands resources; oil sands development; unconventional fuelsThe presentation goes over analyzing the relevance of the Canadian experience to U. S. oil sands development. This report focuses on federal oil sands resources, specifically potential development in the STSA's. No Current development on federal lands, despite leasing authorization under the Combine...
7 Unconventional Fuels Conference: Oil shale and oil sands development in the western U. S. - Agenda2013-05-07unconventional fuels; oil shale development; oil sands development; agendaPresentation given at the 2013 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
8 Wild lands and wilderness - Implications for Utah's unconventional fuels industry2011-05-17unconventional fuels industry; order 3310; maintain wilderness resource inventories; BLM; FLPMA; land managementPresentation given at the 2011 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
9 2011 Unconventional Fuels Conference - Welcome/opening remarks2011-05-17unconventional fuels; opening remarks; coal; oil shale; power generation; transportational fuel infrastructures; carbon capture; agendaPresentation given at the 2011 University of Utah Unconventional Fuels Conference.
10 QEMSCAN analysis of Green River Formation oil shale samples, Skyline 16 core, eastern Uinta basin, UT2014QEMSCAN; oil shale; Green River Formation; Skyline 16 core; minerologyConclusions in the presentations: 1. QEMscan analysis reveals mineralogic textures dominated by dolomite, illite, and calcite. 2. A few interpretations are made in regards to the documented compositional results generated automatically by the QEMscan: "Background" is assumed to reflect organic matt...
11 STAR-CCM+ simulations of in-situ thermal treatment of oil shale2013-03in-situ thermal treatment; oil shale; shale oil/gas; oil shale formationsPresentation given at the STAR Global Conference on March 13, 2013.
12 Utah's 10 Year Energy Plan2012-05-15Governor Gary R. Herbert; energy initiatives; strategic energy plan; energy development; responsible energy resource developmentPresentation given at the 2012 Unconventional Fuels Conference, on May 15.
13 Welcome and Introduction: 2009 Western U.S. Oil Sands Conference2009-02-27oil sands industry; industrial combustion; gasification technology research; CO2 capture technologies; coal; OxyFuel Combustion; chemical looping; gasification; oil shale/sandsSummary of challenges facing U.S. oil sands industry and the role of the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy at the University of Utah in addressing those challenges, presented at the 2009 Western U.S. Oil Sands Conference by Philip Smith, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Director...
14 Evaluation of well spacing and arrangement for in-situ thermal treatment of oil shale using HPC simulation tools2014-10well spacing; in-situ thermal treatment; oil shale; HPC simulation tools; oil shale resources; oil sands resources; basin scale simulation; liquid fuel productionThe mission of this presentation is to pursue research that improves industry's ability to utilize the vast energy stored in oil shale and oil sands resources with minimal environmental impact. Three main research areas looked at are: 1. Basin scale simulation of environmental and economic impacts o...
15 A market assessment of heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale resources2011-03-10unconventional fuels; market assessment; developing domestic heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale resources; preliminary infrastructure needsA presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011.
16 Subtask 3.2: Flameless oxy-gas process heaters for efficient CO2 capture2011-03-11Oxy-gas process heaters; efficient CO2 capture; oxy-gas combustionThis is a presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting in March 10-11, 2011.
17 Subtask 6.1: Engineering process models for economic impact analysis2011-03-10engineering process models; economic impact analysis; domestic heavy oil; developing domestic heavy oil/sands/shale resourcesA presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011. In the project objectives, the purpose of assessment is to "Examine limiting factors to the development of domestic heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale resources. Identify poli...
18 Subtask 4.3: Multiscale thermal processing of oil shale2011-03-10thermal processing; oil shale; oil shale treatment; thermal treatment
19 Subtask 4.4: Effect of oil shale processing on water composition2011-03-10oil shale processing; water composition; unconventional fuels; oil shale; oil sands; oil shale developmentA presentation at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011. The overall goal is to asses aquifers in the Uinta Basin to determine where saline water (produced along with conventional petroleum development) can be disposed without harming fresh...
20 Subtask 4.5: Pore scale analysis of oil shale/sands pyrolysis2011-03-10pore scale analysis; oil shale pyrolysis; oil sands pyrolysis; x-ray CT; pore network structure; flow simulation; LB methodA presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011.
21 Opportunities for oxy-firing to reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels2011-03-10GHG; oxy-firing; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; transportation fuel emissions; CO2 analysis; oil sandsThe outline covers in this presentation covers: GHGs and the transportation fuel cycle. Motivation for reducing GHG emissions. Use of oxy-firing for CO2 capture in refining of conventional fuel. Use of oxy-firing for extraction and upgrading of oil sands. GHG emissions from other scenarios Would oxy...
22 Subtask 4.6: Kerogen/asphaltene/mineral matrix: Structure and interactions2011-03-10DOE review meeting; mineral matrix; recover organic material from oil shale/sandsA presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011.
23 Development of HPC-based simulations tool for in situ thermal processing of oil shale/sandsHPC-based simulations tool; in situ thermal processing; oil shale; oil sands; commercial production of oil shale; ecoshale in-capsule processA presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011.
24 DOE project review: Subtask 4.2 (B): Examination of in situ production models2011-03-11DOE project review; in situ production models; oil shale; unconventional fuels; oil sands; geomechanics; general reservoir simulation toolA presentation given at the Unconventional Fuels from Oil Shale and Oil Sands Project Review Meeting on March 10-11, 2011. The objectives of the presentation is the examination of in-situ production methods, different in-situ production method options, rigorous energy and carbon balances, exploratio...
25 Recovery of bitumen from oil-impregnated sandstone deposits of Utah1975-11potential oil; bitumen; oil-impregnated sandstone (tar sand) deposits; tar sands; bitumen recoveryUtah contains at least 26 billion barrels of potential oil as bitumen in oil-impregnated sandstone (tar sand) deposits. As shown in this paper, these tar sands are significantly different in physical and chemical properties from commercially developed Canadian tar sands. These differences prevent di...
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