Chapter Seven

Properties of Shale Oil

Abstract

Shale oil is unconventional oil, which is produced from oil shale pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution [1]. Generally, the term oil shale is given to any type of sedimentary rock that contains solid bituminous materials (called kerogen) that are released from petroleum-like liquids when the rock is heated in the chemical process of pyrolysis [2].

Keywords

Extraction; Formations; Kerogen; Oil; Pyrolysis; Sedimentary rock; Shale oil; Shale; Unconventional

1. Introduction

Shale oil is unconventional oil, which is produced from oil shale pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution [1]. Generally, the term oil shale is given to any type of sedimentary rock that contains solid bituminous materials ...

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