346 The Science of Oil Shale

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Thursday, 9 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 342AD

Alicia Sánchez and John Kaszuba
8:00 AM
Thermal Properties of Green River Oil Shales
Janusz Grebowicz, University of Houston-Downtown
8:15 AM
Chemotaxonomy of Oil Shales
Alison N. Olcott, University of Kansas; Craig P. Marshall, University of Sydney
8:30 AM
Correlation between chemical structures of kerogen and thermal maturity investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy
Jingdong Mao, Old Dominion University; Xiaowen Fang, Iowa State University; Arndt Schimmelmann, Indiana University; Maria Mastalerz; Ling Xu, James Madison University; Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Iowa State University
8:45 AM
A New Parameter to Predict Successful Oil Shale Retorting
Craig P. Marshall, The University of Sydney; Alison N. Olcott, University of Kansas
9:00 AM
Lacustrine Reconstruction of Green River Oil Shale Cyclicity: Characterization and Understanding Variations In Oil-Yields
Stan C. Teerman, Chevron; Al G. Fischer, University of Southern California; Alessandro Grippo, California State University, Northridge
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Controls on Oil Shale Deposition in the Green River Formation
Thomas F. Bristow, University of California, Riverside; Martin Kennedy, University of California, Riverside; Keith Morrison, University of California, Riverside
9:45 AM
Mechanistic Control of Organic Matter Preservation Governed by Mineral Surface Area in Laboratory and Natural Samples from the Eocene Green River Formation
Keith D. Morrison, University of Califronia Riverside; Martin Kennedy, University of California, Riverside; Tom Bristow, University of California, Riverside
10:00 AM
Modeling Tools Available for Estimating Ecotoxicity of Oil Shale Constituents
Aaron Redman, HydroQual; Joy McGrath, HydroQual; Thomas Parkerton, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences; Undine Kipka, University of Delaware; Dominic Di Toro, University of Delaware
10:15 AM
Back to Basics: The Importance of the Carbonate Buffer in Multi-Phase (CO2-H2O) Water-Rock Systems - Critical Considerations for Predictions, Experiments and Field Applications
Dennis L. Newell, Los Alamos National Laboratory; John Kaszuba, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hari Viswanathan, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Alicia Sánchez, Chevron Energy Technology Co; Lynn Mazzoleni, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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