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A 27-frame Powerpoint presentation assembled by the Utah Geological Survey for the May 2007 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of GSA. The presentation contains an evaluation of Utah's resource potential, extraction methods, type logs, and main exploration areas.
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Gamma-ray logs are a standard tool in hydrocarbon and minerals exploration. Few people know that there are also portable gamma-ray spectrometers available which allow field-based gamma measurements. Main fields of application in sedimentology are (1) approximation of organic content of marine black shales based on the uranium content, (2) apatite concentration of phosphorites based on the uranium content, and (3) approximation of the general shale mineralogy based on Th/K crossplots.

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The Silurian "hot shale" is the most important Palaeozoic hydrocarbon source rock in North Africa and Arabia. The film gives an easily digestible, comprehensive overview of the characteristics and origin of this prominent black shale unit in Libya. The current knowledge of the subject is presented in animated graphics, combined with outcrop video footage from the western margin of the SW Libyan Murzuq Basin. Controlling mechanisms such as sea-level, palaeorelief and climate are discussed. A predictive depositional model is proposed that distinguishes a lower from an upper hot shale. ... More →
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Prepared by Jeremy Boak of Colorado School of Mines and John Dyni of the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Geographical representation of oil shale reources. See Part I as well.
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Oil-shale deposits are in many parts of the world. They range in age from Cambrian to Tertiary and were formed in a variety of marine, continental, and lacustrine depositional environments. The largest known deposit is in the Green River Formation in the western United States; it contains an estimated 213 billion tons of in-situ shale oil (about 1.5 trillion U.S. barrels). Total resources of a selected group of oil shale deposits in 33 countries are estimated at 409 billion tons of in-situ shale oil, which is equivalent to 2.8 trillion U.S. barrels of shale oil. These amounts are very conserva... More →
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The discovery of shale deposits in Texas, and other states, could very well be the beginning of another oil boom in the United States that can be monumental in helping the country reduce its dependence on imported foreign oil. The largest shale deposits of the world are here in the US, making it a potential goldmine. In the Green River Formation of Utah, etc., shale oil deposits are estimated to be 1.2 to 1.8 trillion barrels, almost five times the reserves of Saudi Arabia. Though not all of it is recoverable, even if only 25% were, it could help the US meet its rising energy demands. With nat... More →
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