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Title: Getty: producing oil from diatomite

Abstract

Getty Oil Company has developed unconventional oil production techniques which will yield oil from diatomaceous earth. They propose to mine oil-saturated diatomite using open-pit mining methods. Getty's diatomite deposit in the McKittrick field of California is unique because it is cocoa brown and saturated with crude oil. It is classified also as a tightly packed deposit, and oil cannot be extracted by conventional oil field methods.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5393194
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Pacific Oil World; ()
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 74:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; CALIFORNIA; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; DIATOMACEOUS EARTH; SURFACE MINING; OIL SATURATION; PETROLEUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION IX; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; MINING; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; SATURATION; USA; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Zublin, L. Getty: producing oil from diatomite. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Zublin, L. Getty: producing oil from diatomite. United States.
Zublin, L. Thu . "Getty: producing oil from diatomite". United States.
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abstractNote = {Getty Oil Company has developed unconventional oil production techniques which will yield oil from diatomaceous earth. They propose to mine oil-saturated diatomite using open-pit mining methods. Getty's diatomite deposit in the McKittrick field of California is unique because it is cocoa brown and saturated with crude oil. It is classified also as a tightly packed deposit, and oil cannot be extracted by conventional oil field methods.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5393194}, journal = {Pacific Oil World; ()},
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volume = 74:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
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