Prototype oil shale leasing program, oil shale tract C-b (C-20341)

detailed development plan decision document : summarizing and documenting the development plan review process by Geological Survey (U.S.). Area Oil Shale Supervisor"s Office

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    Other titlesOil shale tract C-b: decision document on the detailed development plan.
    Statement completed by technical staff, Area Oil Shale Office, U.S.G.S., Conservation Division
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BLM RD&D Lease Paper 4 Final 04/29/12 A. American Shale Oil LLC (Formerly EGL Oil Shale LLC) 1. Original Plans Resource: On Decem , BLM issued a RD&D lease to EGL Oil Shale LLC to test the use of an in-situ retorting technology in a foot-thick section of . TABLE 1 Result of Oil Shale Lease Sales as of October 1, Tract Colorado C-a Utah U-a Utah U-b Wyoming W-a Wyoming W-b Date of Sale January 8, Winning Bid $,, Colorado C-b Febru $,, Ma April 9, J $ 75,, $ 45,, Company Standard of Indian Gulf Oil. nounced it will lease up to four new tracts under the Prototype Program and will begin preparations for a new permanent leasing program. dustries. While there is reason to believe that the methods can be made to work, they have not been tested in commercial-scale oil shale plants because none exist. The potential leaching of waste disposal. Prototype Oil Shale Lease Tract U-a, White River Shale Project: Preliminary Development Plan, Partial Exploration Plan discussion draft, Environmental Baseline Data collection and Monitoring Program quarterly reports, Nos.

  Shale oil refers to hydrocarbons that are trapped in formations of shale rock. Fracking is a process that oil companies use to drill down into the layers of shale and open up the rock formations. DATA SOURCES This manual focuses on the plans that have emerged over the past few years for the development of Federal Lease Tract C-b. The operation of the tract is monitored under the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program through the U.S. Department of .   The Department of the Interior's elaborate statement on the environmental impact tO be expected from oil shale mining does not—and should not—prescribe a headlong rush to lease .   The BLM opted for a staged program to ensure that lessons learned during the /74 Oil Shale Prototype program are diligently applied to achieve desirable results. The Oil Shale Prototype program initiated a full commercial operation before the economic viability of the technologies of the time could be determined.

shale development at the one million barrel per day level of operations will require up to 80, acres over a year period for mining, processing, waste disposal, utility corridors, urban needs and Environmental Statement for the Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program, U.S. Department of Interior, Volume I, page 6. The US Bureau of Land Management published final regulations on Nov. 17 to establish a commercial oil shale development program on public lands in three western states. Lease sales probably will. It is necessary to heat the kerogen to temperatures near °F to cause the kerogen to decompose and give a liquid shale oil, gases and carbon as products. The organic content of the Western shales is about 14 percent by weight and, upon pyrolysis, yields from 25 to 40 gallons of oil per ton of rock.   Properties of Oil-Shale Distillates Compared with Benchmark Crude Oils [degrees] API % Sulfur OTA Reported Oil-Shale Distillates Properties (a) Shell ICP Oil-Shale Distillate (b) 34 Oil Tech Oil-Shale Distillate (c) 30 no report West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (d) 40 NYMEX Deliverable Grade Sweet Crude Oil

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Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Oil shale tract C-b development monitoring report Item Preview remove-circle U.S. Department of the Interior prototype oil shale leasing program Library has: Reports 1 - 7, issued January - January A draft oil shale tract C-b book impact statement (EPA No.

D) assesses the impacts of proposed offtract disposal of waste materials associated with an open pit mine on a prototype oil shale lease tract.

The offtract lease would include facilities for retorting, upgrading, power generation, and product. Oil shale tract C-b development monitoring report Item Preview remove-circle U.S.

Department of the Interior prototype oil shale leasing program January Notes. Some content may be lost due to the text printed on the edge of the book. Addeddate Call number TNC64 C no.6 v.2 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark.

The leasing program for commercial-scale oil production on public lands in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming was analyzed. It was designed to provide information for determining whether million barrel oil shale reserves can be developed at acceptable economic and environmental costs. Topics discussed include the economic impacts on the three states, shale oil capital, operating and resource.

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Department of the Interior prototype oil shale leasing program Library has: Reports 1 - 7, issued January - January. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Oil shale tract C-b: environmental monitoring report Item Preview U.S.

Department of the Interior prototype oil shale leasing program 07/15/ (v), 01/ (v), 07/15/ (v), 01/ (v This volume discusses the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program that began in when the U.S. Department of the Interior sold leases to four tracts in the oil shale regions of Colorado and Utah, A prior leasing attempt in is also described because it provides an historical perspective about the imperatives that have encouraged the development of Federal oil shale lands by private.

due on the oil shale leases,the attempt to add two more lease tracts supposedly for in situ development to the prototype program, land trades that have been proposed, sub-sidy programs that have been proposed, and off-site dumping.

DOI has not accepted the definition of the Prototype Program as an R&D project, and. The current Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Interior, was initiated in Program planning and environmental evaluation efforts by various government interagency and industry groups culminated in preparation of a draft environmental impact statement in PB - C-b Shale Oil Venture, CY - [Grand Junction, Colo.]: PY - N1 - At head of title: U.S.

Department of the Interior Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program. Some later reports titled: Tract C-b quarterly data report. AU - C-b Shale Oil Project.

KW - Colorado KW - Environmental aspects KW - Environmental monitoring. Federal prototype oil shale tract C-a offtract lease. [Meeker, Colo.]: U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, White River Resource Area, Craig District, [] (OCoLC) Alternative: Environmental monitoring report: Oil shale tract C-b By.

C-b Shale Oil Project. Type. Journal Material. Published material. Publication info [Grand Junction, Colo.]:Cathedral Bluffs Shale Oil Co., Notes: At head of title: U.S.

Department of the Interior prototype oil shale leasing program. vo&*s i and if expansion of' the federal oil shale leasing program is 4 considered at same future time, the secretary of the interior will carefully examine nmental impact which has resulted from the prototype program and the probable impact of an expanded pro- gram.

Although the United States has large resources of shale oil, several decades of development effort have yet to result in a viable industry.

Because bo. Sec Morton announces prototype leasing program to begin private commercial development of oil shale deposits on Fed land in Rocky Mts, calling plan. Mon. "Final environmental statement for the prototype oil shale leasing program.

Volume II. Energy alternatives. [Consideration of Mbpd oil shale program and alternatives, including untapped sources of petroleum and natural gas, increased imports, and greater utilization of coal, nuclear energy, hydroelectric power, and geothermal energy, as well as other potential sources]".

42 A H/story and Analysts of the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leas/rig Program Problems on Colorado Tract C-a Inthe Department of the Interior (DOI) indicated that tract C-a appeared amenable to open pit mining because of the relatively thin overburden covering the oil.

For several reasons, the federal approach to oil shale leasing cannot be based on the approach used to lease other energy resources—such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas—that occur on federal lands.

First, as discussed above, there is no prior commercial experience that is relevant to the development of the rich U.S. oil shale resources. A History and Analysis of the Federal Prototype Shale leasing program without a stated time frame.

’ It is likely that construction of an AGR facility will not begin on tract C-b until after the commercial-size MIS retorts have been operated for a few years. If setbacks occur on either tract, dem-onstration of aboveground processing meth.

Infour leases were issued in the oil shale prototype leasing program. During the oil shale prototype program there were expectations of an economic boom in western Colorado which never materialized. The oil shale industry collapsed on May 2.

Tract C-b was leased for $ million by a consortium of companies that included Atlantic Richfield (Arco), Ashland Oil, Shell Oil, and TOSCO.

In Utah, the U-a tract went to a partnership of Sun Oil and Phillips Petroleum for $ million, and U-b was let to the White River Shale Oil Corporation. Mr. Morton approved a prototype commercial leasing program for six tracts of Federal shale land of 5, acres each, with two tracts each in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, The first lease.

According to the Oil and Gas Journal, an oil industry publication, 99, cubic yards of raw shale and processed shale would have to be moved daily to prod barrels of oil.

include commercial oil shale leasing, and the associated Record of Decision to amend the RMPs was released in Novembertogether with final commercial leasing regulations. Specifically, access to federal lands for oil shale leasing will include approximately 2 million acres in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.

However, as part of a settlement. The Rio Blanco Shale Oil Company is a general partnership of Gulf Oil Corporation and Standard Oil Company (Indiana), formed to develop the oil shale resource on a acre tract leased from the Department of the Interior in as part of Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program.

This interval includes the Mahogany zone, which is the thickest and richest oil-shale unit with the greatest economic potential for extraction of oil. One core is from Naval Oil Shale Reserve No. 2, another is from Federal Prototype Oil Shale Lease Tract Ua, and more» the third is from an area nominated for a possible federal oil-shale in.

Final environmental statement for the prototype oil shale leasing program. Volume I. Regional impacts of oil shale development. [Assessment of state of oil shale technology; description of regional impact of oil shale industry development at rate of 1, bpd by ].

United States: N. p., Web. doi/ program. Surprisingly high bids were received for Federal tracts C-a and C-b (Colorado) and U-a and U-b (Utah) and these tracts were leased to industry in under provisions of the prototype oil-shale leasing program.

The Atlantic Richfield Company (now Arco Oil and Gas Company) Core Hole 2B Federal (fig. 1) was drilled to evaluate oil shale. Shell applied for three parcels under the BLM’s research and development leasing program.

“Seventy to 80 percent of the oil shale (in the Piceance Basin) is on federal land, said Jill Davis, spokeswoman for Shell. Shell’s land is near the western lip of the basin, she said. The richest resource is in the center of the basin, owned by the BLM. 3. The District Court did not enter formal, written findings and conclusions.

The Court did, however, render a detailed oral bench ruling properly identifying the primary concern as " the sufficiency of an environmental impact statement prepared in connection with the prototype oil shale leasing program, a program which has a goal of developing commercial oil shale technology by private.

For the right to try to develop an economic way of getting oil out of thick shale‐like layers under a 5,acre tract in northwest Colorado, two companies — the Standard Oil Company (Indiana.Renewed enthusiasm for oil shale appeared in the mids resulting in increasing pressure from industry and state governments for new Federal oil shale leasing.

Planning for the Prototype Program coincided with the national upswing in environmental concern and passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in