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Shale Oil and Gas Handbook by Alireza Bahadori, Sohrab Zendehboudi

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Chapter Eight

Production Methods in Shale Oil Reservoirs

Abstract

This chapter covers important aspects in regard to oil shale production. First a brief introduction and history discusses the discovery of the many different methods and where they came from. The major production methods for shale oil production are described and explained in detail. A critical analysis was completed to give an overview to the many advantages and disadvantages associated with oil shale including the effects of rock properties, the governing equations for modeling, and the limitations for oil shale. The environmental impact and issues that have caused a major public opposition is discussed in detail regarding surface mining and in situ production methods. Finally, ...

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