Microwave shale oil recovery

Dec 7, 2016 Shale oil is essentially liquid oil locked up in rock that's found in deep formations and requires hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for it to flow freely  Jun 21, 2018 Shale Boom 2.0 Before the widespread use of hydraulic fracturing as a means of domestic oil production, it's easy to understand the dilemma 

Oil shale must be heated to get oil out of it. Producers would microwave oil shale formations with a beam as powerful as 500 household microwave ovens, cooking the kerogen and releasing the oil. It also would turn the water found naturally in the deposits to steam, which would help push the oil to the wellbore. The effect of microwave irradiation on the recovery of three different oil shale samples was studied. To enhance the microwave efficiency, three different iron powders (Fe, Fe2O3, and FeCl3) and their three different doses (0.1, 0.5, and 1% by weight, each) were added to the samples as microwave receptors. In this paper, a fully coupled electromagnetic-thermal reservoir model have been developed to investigate the impact of thermal stimulation on shale gas recovery. Several factors such as microwave frequency, have been investigated to assess their impact on the effectiveness of thermal stimulation. In this proposed model, Non-Darcy flow effect is considered in the mathematical formulation of shale gas system. Microwave heating has been particular chosen as the heat source. Microwave fracking is an oil production technology developed by QMast LLC and announced in 2017 as a new way to harvest petroleum units from oil shale. Scientists and oil companies alike believe that microwave fracking could be “the next big thing” since hydraulic fracturing became widely used, which presents some exciting possibilities for the national energy markets. The technology for producing oil from oil shale is based on pyrolysis of the rock. Applied heat breaks the various chemical bonds of the kerogen macromolecules, liberating small molecules of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons as well as nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen compounds. Energy companies and petroleum researchers have been working on a variety of unconventional technologies such as microwave and radio frequency (RF) energies to recover oil and gas from oil shale and oil sands.

Jun 21, 2018 Shale Boom 2.0 Before the widespread use of hydraulic fracturing as a means of domestic oil production, it's easy to understand the dilemma 

Mar 7, 2019 Abstract The microstructure of oil shale plays a vital role in the seepage and production of shale oil and gas and can be modified by microwave  Oct 5, 2016 The idea of using microwaves to get to the fossil fuels hiding in shale be put to wide-scale use as a fossil fuel extraction method: because it  Oct 4, 2016 And yet this microwave extraction technology comes at a time when the Producers would microwave oil shale formations with a beam as  Jun 20, 2018 FHT can significantly enhance oil and gas recovery. been reported on microwave heating enhanced shale gas recovery (MWH-EGR), a fully  The effect of microwave irradiation on the recovery of three different oil shale samples was studied. To enhance the microwave efficiency, three different iron  Shale oil is a crude oil that's trapped within layers of shale rock. It's produced by fracturing the rock and extracting the oil.

Mar 7, 2019 Abstract The microstructure of oil shale plays a vital role in the seepage and production of shale oil and gas and can be modified by microwave 

Already, microwave applications in oil sands bitumen and shale oil production and in petroleum upgrading are gaining considerable interest in recent years. Mar 4, 2015 Keywords: extraction, microwave, oil shale, shale oil, solvent. 1. Introduction. It is well established that the world today is mostly dependent on  After adding 5% NaH2PO3, the unit power consumption of shale oil increases al 2011 CO2 supercritical fluid extraction of Jordanian oil shale utilizing different   The use of microwave fracking is of value in the extraction of oil shale. Conventional rigs are able to effectively retrieve shale oil but they're not as effective when it  Water Needs for Oil Shale Production. Alternative electromagnetic heating methods include microwave heating, radio-frequency (RF) heating or. The benefits include the ability to keep oil production within our borders, smaller Conventional fracking rigs are already able to effectively retrieve shale oil but 

The effect of microwave irradiation on the recovery of three different oil shale samples was studied. To enhance the microwave efficiency, three different iron 

Oct 5, 2016 The idea of using microwaves to get to the fossil fuels hiding in shale be put to wide-scale use as a fossil fuel extraction method: because it  Oct 4, 2016 And yet this microwave extraction technology comes at a time when the Producers would microwave oil shale formations with a beam as  Jun 20, 2018 FHT can significantly enhance oil and gas recovery. been reported on microwave heating enhanced shale gas recovery (MWH-EGR), a fully  The effect of microwave irradiation on the recovery of three different oil shale samples was studied. To enhance the microwave efficiency, three different iron 

Microwave fracking is an oil production technology developed by QMast LLC and announced in 2017 as a new way to harvest petroleum units from oil shale. Scientists and oil companies alike believe that microwave fracking could be “the next big thing” since hydraulic fracturing became widely used, which presents some exciting possibilities for the national energy markets.

The effect of microwave irradiation on the recovery of three different oil shale samples was studied. To enhance the microwave efficiency, three different iron powders (Fe, Fe2O3, and FeCl3) and their three different doses (0.1, 0.5, and 1% by weight, each) were added to the samples as microwave receptors. In this paper, a fully coupled electromagnetic-thermal reservoir model have been developed to investigate the impact of thermal stimulation on shale gas recovery. Several factors such as microwave frequency, have been investigated to assess their impact on the effectiveness of thermal stimulation. In this proposed model, Non-Darcy flow effect is considered in the mathematical formulation of shale gas system. Microwave heating has been particular chosen as the heat source. Microwave fracking is an oil production technology developed by QMast LLC and announced in 2017 as a new way to harvest petroleum units from oil shale. Scientists and oil companies alike believe that microwave fracking could be “the next big thing” since hydraulic fracturing became widely used, which presents some exciting possibilities for the national energy markets. The technology for producing oil from oil shale is based on pyrolysis of the rock. Applied heat breaks the various chemical bonds of the kerogen macromolecules, liberating small molecules of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons as well as nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen compounds. Energy companies and petroleum researchers have been working on a variety of unconventional technologies such as microwave and radio frequency (RF) energies to recover oil and gas from oil shale and oil sands. Something else does work on oil shale, though, and that’s microwaves. Oil shale, unlike shale oil, is not oil per se; it’s a solid organic material accumulation in shale rocks.

Shale oil is a crude oil that's trapped within layers of shale rock. It's produced by fracturing the rock and extracting the oil. Already, microwave applications in oil sands bitumen and shale oil production and in petroleum upgrading are gaining considerable interest in recent years. Mar 4, 2015 Keywords: extraction, microwave, oil shale, shale oil, solvent. 1. Introduction. It is well established that the world today is mostly dependent on