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Title: Ignition technique for an in situ oil shale retort

Abstract

A generally flat combustion zone is formed across the entire horizontal cross-section of a fragmented permeable mass of formation particles formed in an in situ oil shale retort. The flat combustion zone is formed by either sequentially igniting regions of the surface of the fragmented permeable mass at successively lower elevations or by igniting the entire surface of the fragmented permeable mass and controlling the rate of advance of various portions of the combustion zone.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Golden, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Occidental Oil Shale, Inc. (Grand Junction, CO)
OSTI Identifier:
864531
Patent Number(s):
4378841
Assignee:
Occidental Oil Shale, Inc. (Grand Junction, CO) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC20-78LC10036
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ignition; technique; situ; oil; shale; retort; flat; combustion; zone; formed; entire; horizontal; cross-section; fragmented; permeable; mass; formation; particles; sequentially; igniting; regions; surface; successively; elevations; controlling; rate; advance; various; portions; permeable mass; formation particles; fragmented permeable; situ oil; shale retort; combustion zone; oil shale; entire surface; various portions; particles formed; articles formed; flat combustion; horizontal cross-section; /166/299/

Citation Formats

Cha, Chang Y. Ignition technique for an in situ oil shale retort. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Cha, Chang Y. Ignition technique for an in situ oil shale retort. United States.
Cha, Chang Y. Sat . "Ignition technique for an in situ oil shale retort". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864531.
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abstractNote = {A generally flat combustion zone is formed across the entire horizontal cross-section of a fragmented permeable mass of formation particles formed in an in situ oil shale retort. The flat combustion zone is formed by either sequentially igniting regions of the surface of the fragmented permeable mass at successively lower elevations or by igniting the entire surface of the fragmented permeable mass and controlling the rate of advance of various portions of the combustion zone.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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