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Title: Unconventional Energy Resources: 2015 Review

This paper includes 10 summaries for energy resource commodities including coal and unconventional resources, and an analysis of energy economics and technology prepared by committees of the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Unconventional energy resources, as used in this report, are those energy resources that do not occur in discrete oil or gas reservoirs held in structural or stratigraphic traps in sedimentary basins. Such resources include coalbed methane, oil shale, U and Th deposits and associated rare earth elements of industrial interest, geothermal, gas shale and liquids, tight gas sands, gas hydrates, and bitumen and heavy oil. Current U.S. and global research and development activities are summarized for each unconventional energy resource commodity in the topical sections of this report, followed by analysis of unconventional energy economics and technology.
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22469683
Resource Type:
Journal Article
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Journal Name: Natural Resources Research (New York, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 International Association for Mathematical Geosciences; Article Copyright (c) 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York (Outside USA); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BITUMENS; COAL; COAL DEPOSITS; DEPOSITS; ECONOMICS; GAS HYDRATES; METHANE; MINERALS; OIL SHALES; OILS; PETROLEUM; RARE EARTHS; REVIEWS; SEDIMENTARY BASINS; THORIUM; URANIUM