• PACE synthetic fuels report, v.26 no.1

      Sinor, Jerry E.; Hobbs, Horace O., Jr.
      The PACE Synthetic Fuels Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, coal, and oil sands, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Sinor synthetic fuels report quarterly, v.4 no.1

      J.E. Sinor Consultants, Inc.
      The Sinor synthetic fuels report quarterly provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, coal, and natural gas, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Sinor synthetic fuels report quarterly, v.8 no.1

      J.E. Sinor Consultants, Inc.
      The Sinor Synthetic Fuels Report Quarterly provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, coal, and natural gas, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Gas combustion retorting, detailed run summary sheet, TRC-1028

      Mobil Oil Corporation
      The United States Bureau of Mines facility at Anvil Points, near Rifle, Colorado, was reactivated starting in May 1964 and was operated during 1965, 1966, and 1967. A research and development program was conducted to investigate the technical feasibility of room-and-pillar mining with explosives, crushing and Gas-Combustion Retorting techniques for oil shale. Mobil Oil Corporation acted as Project Manager for the cooperative industry group at Rifle which included Continental Oil Company, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Pan American Petroleum Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company, and Sinclair Research, Inc. as Participating Parties. The runs recorded from the Gas Combustion No. 3 Retort are part of the Technical Memorandum reported to the Technical Advisory Committee. The primary object of the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center Technical memorandum is to advise authorized personnel employed by the Participating Parties that various activities are in progress or that certain significant data have been obtained within the Research Center. Costs of the Rifle operation were shared equally by the six participants. Each Participating Party was represented by personnel on the technical staff. The Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. acted as lessor-of-record and supplied nontechnical personnel for administrative and logistic support.
    • Synthetic fuels quarterly report, v.15 no.2

      Cameron Engineers, Inc.
      The Synthetic Fuels Quarterly Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, and coal, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Oil shale and related fuels quarterly report, v.3 no.2

      Cameron and Jones, Inc.
      The Synthetic Fuels Quarterly Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, and coal, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Shale oil technical advisory committee, minutes of the fourth meeting

      Mobil Oil Corporation
      A Technical Advisory Committee was formed by Socony Mobil, ESSO Research and Engineering, and Humble Oil and Refining Co. and meetings were arranged to observe details about the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center. Research at Anvil Points was contracted to the Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation. Such Technical Advisory Committee met bimonthly in the offices of the Project Manager in New York City or at such other place designated by the chairman in a notice furnished to members of the Committee. The chairman would promptly call a meeting at any time at the request of the Participating Party. Salaries and expenses of the Technical Advisory Committee were not charged to the research program. Project Manager for the research program is Mobil Oil Corporation, formerly Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. Other companies participating in the program are Humble Oil and Refining Company, Continental Oil Company, Sinclair Research, Inc., Pan American Petroleum Corporation, and Phillips Petroleum Company. Each of these companies shared equally in the cost of the project. In addition, all raw data from the project was submitted to the Bureau of Mines of the Department of Interior under the terms of the contract between Department of the Interior and the Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. The program manager reported to the regular meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee concerning the progress and results of the research program so that the Technical Advisory Committee would be fully advised on the progress of the program. In addition, the program manager would make additional reports to the Technical Advisory Committee as were necessary to acquaint them of the completion of any significant phase of the research program. The Technical Advisory Committee would then have the responsibility of providing technical advice and recommendations to the Project Manager based upon its continuing review of the program conducted. The Committee would have the right, by unanimous vote, to direct changes, modifications, reductions or expansions of the research program and was binding upon all parties.
    • Gas combustion retorting, detailed run summary sheet of retort no. 3 runs C1033

      Mobil Oil Corporation
      The United States Bureau of Mines facility at Anvil Points, near Rifle, Colorado, was reactivated starting in May 1964 and was operated during 1965, 1966, and 1967. A research and development program was conducted to investigate the technical feasibility of room-and-pillar mining with explosives, crushing and Gas-Combustion Retorting techniques for oil shale. Mobil Oil Corporation acted as Project Manager for the cooperative industry group at Rifle which included Continental Oil Company, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Pan American Petroleum Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company, and Sinclair Research, Inc. as Participating Parties. The runs recorded from the Gas Combustion No. 3 Retort are part of the Technical Memorandum reported to the Technical Advisory Committee. The primary object of the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center Technical memorandum is to advise authorized personnel employed by the Participating Parties that various activities are in progress or that certain significant data have been obtained within the Research Center. Costs of the Rifle operation were shared equally by the six participants. Each Participating Party was represented by personnel on the technical staff. The Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. acted as lessor-of-record and supplied nontechnical personnel for administrative and logistic support.
    • Shale oil technical advisory committee, minutes of the twelfth meeting

      Mobil Oil Corporation
      A Technical Advisory Committee was formed by Socony Mobil, ESSO Research and Engineering, and Humble Oil and Refining Co. and meetings were arranged to observe details about the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center. Research at Anvil Points was contracted to the Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation. Such Technical Advisory Committee met bimonthly in the offices of the Project Manager in New York City or at such other place designated by the chairman in a notice furnished to members of the Committee. The chairman would promptly call a meeting at any time at the request of the Participating Party. Salaries and expenses of the Technical Advisory Committee were not charged to the research program. Project Manager for the research program is Mobil Oil Corporation, formerly Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. Other companies participating in the program are Humble Oil and Refining Company, Continental Oil Company, Sinclair Research, Inc., Pan American Petroleum Corporation, and Phillips Petroleum Company. Each of these companies shared equally in the cost of the project. In addition, all raw data from the project was submitted to the Bureau of Mines of the Department of Interior under the terms of the contract between Department of the Interior and the Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. The program manager reported to the regular meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee concerning the progress and results of the research program so that the Technical Advisory Committee would be fully advised on the progress of the program. In addition, the program manager would make additional reports to the Technical Advisory Committee as were necessary to acquaint them of the completion of any significant phase of the research program. The Technical Advisory Committee would then have the responsibility of providing technical advice and recommendations to the Project Manager based upon its continuing review of the program conducted. The Committee would have the right, by unanimous vote, to direct changes, modifications, reductions or expansions of the research program and was binding upon all parties.
    • Synthetic fuels quarterly report, v.6 no.4

      Cameron and Jones, Inc.
      The Synthetic Fuels Quarterly Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, and coal, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • PACE synthetic fuels report, v.21 no.1

      Sinor, Jerry E.; Gist, Ronald L.
      The PACE Synthetic Fuels Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, coal, and oil sands, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Twenty-third oil shale symposium proceedings

      Gary, James H.; Colorado School of Mines
      The following is a partial foreward by James H. Gary, Director of Symposia and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining: The 23rd Oil Shale Symposium was made possible by the support of the U.S. Department of Energy and those authors and their companies who provided the papers and made the presentations at the Symposium. Although there were fewer papers than in the past years, the quality of the presentations was excellent and the material covered was very valuable to those attending. The attendance was better than that for the 22nd Oil Shale Symposium even though there has been no renewal of interest in alternate liquid fuels by the U.S. The United States has become increasingly dependent upon imported crude oils and, during 1989, imports averaged over 46% of the total crude demand. Also, U.S. crude oil reserves fell for the 19th straight year. In spite of these trends, the low prices and easy availability of crude oils have prevented the reawakening of interest for a synthetic fuels program and the reopening of research and development programs in the fuels and energy industry.
    • Gas combustion retorting, detailed run summary sheet of retort no. 3 runs C1037-7

      Mobil Oil Corporation
      The United States Bureau of Mines facility at Anvil Points, near Rifle, Colorado, was reactivated starting in May 1964 and was operated during 1965, 1966, and 1967. A research and development program was conducted to investigate the technical feasibility of room-and-pillar mining with explosives, crushing and Gas-Combustion Retorting techniques for oil shale. Mobil Oil Corporation acted as Project Manager for the cooperative industry group at Rifle which included Continental Oil Company, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Pan American Petroleum Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company, and Sinclair Research, Inc. as Participating Parties. The runs recorded from the Gas Combustion No. 3 Retort are part of the Technical Memorandum reported to the Technical Advisory Committee. The primary object of the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center Technical memorandum is to advise authorized personnel employed by the Participating Parties that various activities are in progress or that certain significant data have been obtained within the Research Center. Costs of the Rifle operation were shared equally by the six participants. Each Participating Party was represented by personnel on the technical staff. The Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. acted as lessor-of-record and supplied nontechnical personnel for administrative and logistic support.
    • Synthetic fuels quarterly report, v.8 no.1

      Cameron Engineers
      The Synthetic Fuels Quarterly Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, and coal, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Performing of retort no. 3 while charging 1/4 to 2 1/2 inch shale

      Mobil Oil Corporation
      The United States Bureau of Mines facility at Anvil Points, near Rifle, Colorado, was reactivated starting in May 1964 and was operated during 1965, 1966, and 1967. A research and development program was conducted to investigate the technical feasibility of room-and-pillar mining with explosives, crushing and Gas-Combustion Retorting techniques for oil shale. Mobil Oil Corporation acted as Project Manager for the cooperative industry group at Rifle which included Continental Oil Company, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Pan American Petroleum Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company, and Sinclair Research, Inc. as Participating Parties. The runs recorded from the Gas Combustion No. 3 Retort are part of the Technical Memorandum reported to the Technical Advisory Committee. The primary object of the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center Technical memorandum is to advise authorized personnel employed by the Participating Parties that various activities are in progress or that certain significant data have been obtained within the Research Center. Costs of the Rifle operation were shared equally by the six participants. Each Participating Party was represented by personnel on the technical staff. The Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. acted as lessor-of-record and supplied nontechnical personnel for administrative and logistic support.
    • Shale Country, v.1 no.9, September 1975

      Shale Country is provided as a public service by the leaders of the oil-shale industry. Published monthly as a source of information for those interested in industry developments, Shale Country is made available to shale-area residents without charge through various community outlets.
    • Chemical examination of the organic matter in oil shales, A

      McKee, Ralph H.; Goodwin, Ralph T.; Colorado School of Mines
      Samples of oil shale from DeBeque (Colo.) were examined by a microscope at a magnification of 50 diameters. Thin sections showed clear quartz grains, dense black grains of pyrite coalesced to form irregular masses, mixed clay substances, sericitic products, and carbonates. Oil shales were treated with sulfur dioxide, selenium oxychloride, sulfuryl chloride, and chlorine gas. Oven-dried oil shale from DeBeque (Colo.) of 40- to 60-mesh per inch size was extracted with various solvents in a Sohxlet-type apparatus. Only part of the kerogen of the shale could be extracted by solvents, and the material extracted did not appear to be an oil and only resembled oil when subjected to destructive distillation. Samples of raw oil shale and pyrolyzed shale from Grand Valley (Colo.) were heated side by side under the same conditions. The extent to which the temperature of the raw shale became higher or lower than the ''spent'' shale in the various pyrolytic stages was determined. The oil shale showed an endothermic reaction from 350 to about 400/sup 0/C followed by an exothermic change from 395 to 420/sup 0/C. Except for small variations, the reaction was still exothermic up to about 500/sup 0/C, and it became markedly exothermic above this temperature. These results indicated that the organic content of the shale consists of a mixture of substances. Redistillation of the intermediate product obtained by vacuum retorting of oil shale increased the content of saturates 27 percent.
    • Cameron synthetic fuels report, v.18 no.1

      Culberson, S. Frank; Baker, John D.; PACE Company Consultants & Engineers, Inc.
      The Cameron Synthetic Fuels Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, coal, and oil sands, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • PACE synthetic fuels report, v.27 no.4

      Sinor, Jerry E.; Hobbs, Horace O., Jr.; PACE Company Consultants & Engineers, Inc.
      The PACE Synthetic Fuels Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, coal, and oil sands, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.
    • Synthetic fuels quarterly report, v.5 no.3

      Cameron and Jones, Inc.
      The Synthetic Fuels Quarterly Report provides summary articles on the status of development of synthetic fuels from oil shale, oil sand, and coal, as well as issues of general interest to the synthetic fuels technical community.