2 edition of analysis of baseline data from federally leased oil shale tracts in Colorado and Utah found in the catalog.
analysis of baseline data from federally leased oil shale tracts in Colorado and Utah
M. A. Wolf
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, DOI offered three Colorado lease tracts to private industry. No acceptable bids were received, and the leasing program was termi-nated. Although it failed, the lease offering triggered a series of actions that led to the current Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program. Many of . Oil Shale Key Facts: • Oil Shale Industry Has Never Functioned At a Profitable Level, Would Likely Be Subsidized By the Federal Government. • According to the Department of Energy Oil Shale Industry Would Require 31 Square Miles Per Million Gallons of Oil Production. • Commercial Industry Operating to Produce an Average of Million.
By Angela Franklin and Andy LeMieux. Pursuant to the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of (“ Reform Act”), when operating on federal lands, an adequate bond (or other financial assurance) must be posted (1) before commencement of any surface disturbing activities related to drilling to ensure reclamation of lands and waters adversely affected by oil and gas operations. Although the oil shale industry is still in its commercial infancy, it has a long history of government support that continues today. The Bureau of Land Management recently issued two new research, development, and demonstration leases and new federal regulations for commercial leases and royalty rates are expected any day.
Oil and GasThe BLM manages the Federal government’s onshore oil and gas program with the goals of facilitating safe and responsible energy development while providing a fair return for the American more about the BLM's Oil and Gas Program. Groundwater Quality Monitoring of Western Oil Shale Development: Monitoring Program Development (EPA/) This report presents the development of a preliminary design of a groundwater quality monitoring program for oil shale operations, such as proposed for Federal Prototype Lease Tracts U-a and U-b in eastern Utah.
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Technical Report: Analysis of baseline data from federally leased oil shale tracts in Colorado and Utah. Analysis of baseline data from federally leased oil shale tracts in Colorado and Utah.
Full Record. Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program environmental baseline data collection and monitoring program quarterly report. Tracts U-a and U-b, Utah / VTN Colorado by VTN Colorado, Inc; White River Shale ProjectPages: Analysis of baseline data from federally leased oil shale tracts in Colorado and Utah Technical Report Wolf, M A Data acquired by lessees of three federally leased oil shale tracts in Colorado and Utah were analyzed in an effort to develop additional information which would be useful in guiding development of those extensive resources.
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 indus- try.
Final environmental baseline report: Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program: tracts U-a and U-b, Utah: White River Shale Project Item PreviewPages: Partial exploration plan, environmental baseline data collection and monitoring element (revised biology resources program): Federal Oil Shale Prototype Leasing Program, Tracts U-a and U-b, Utah by VTN Colorado.
Partial exploration plan, environmental baseline data collection and monitering element: Federal Oil Shale Prototype Leasing Program, Tracts U-a and U-b, Utah Item Preview remove-circle. Full text of "First year environmental baseline report: Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program: tracts U-a and U-b, Utah: White River Shale Project" See other formats.
Overview: environmental baseline monitoring program, Tracts U-a and U-b. Full Record; Other Related Research; Abstract.
Studies were undertaken on the two tracts, U-a and U-b, currently being developed jointly in Utah and known as the White River Shale Project. Results of investigations on the physiography, soils, and geology, as well as water. Oil shale has been facetiously branded “the fuel of the future”, because up until the 21st century, folks would claim, “when the price of oil reaches $ per barrel (usually about 50% higher than whatever the price currently was), oil shale will be economic.”.
The leases on public land are for research and development of technology to tap the oil locked in shale under northwest Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The companies showing progress could.
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. Oil shale data for the Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado is available as USGS Data Series and can be downloaded using the links below.
This geodatabase is a digital reproduction of three legacy USGS oil shale publications-- MF (Pitman and Johnson, ), MF (Pitman, ), and OC (Pitman and others, ). Assessment of oil shale technologies. Volume II: a history and analysis of the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program.
Is oil shale economically viable. Even the federal government doesn’t know. A close review of economic data reveals that potential economic benefits of oil shale are are far different than what proponents claim. The federal government has a poor understanding of the economic and socioeconomic impacts of commercial oil shale development.
6 Tracts of Federal Land Picked for Oil Shale Lease. May 1, There are two tracts each in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, selected for a lease. Western U.S. Oil Shale • Oil shale is a ne-grained sedimentary rock containing a solid material (kerogen) that converts to liquid oil when heated.
Oil shale deposits exist in 37 countries globally, but the largest and highest quality oil shale deposits are in sparsely populated areas of Colorado, Utah. Technical Report: Prototype oil shale leasing program, Colorado Tract C-a, preliminary development plan. [Prototype oil shale leasing program.
Colorado Tract C-a, preliminary development plan including sections on environmental baseline studies; environmental monitoring; special environmental studies; engineering and development; oil shale mining; oil shale retorting and shale oil. Domestic Oil Shale Resources Primary oil shale resources in the U.S.
are in the Green River Formation in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. 72 % of this oil shale resource is on Federal lands. U.S. oil shale resources total trillion barrels of oil (> 50% of world resources).
Green River Formation is estimated to contain 75% of total U.S. in-place. At about the same time the BLM offered Research, Development and Demonstration (R,D&D) oil shale leases in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.
Twenty companies sought the acre leases. Four companies satisfied LM’s criteria and were awarded six year leases in – one in Utah and five in Colorado.
changes on the oil shale tracts that may be caused by oil shale development. The study methods and technologies found to be effective on these tracts will be used on future lease tracts should the Secretary of the Interior decide to expand the Federal oil shale leasing program.
9 • ••• •. Notwithstanding the analysis, there are some concerns that cause the BLM to revisit the issue. On the one hand, the Federal lands open for oil shale leasing in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming have, in many locations, vast quantities of oil shale per surface acre.Leasing of Federal • Richest/most abundant deposits on Federal lands • Normal leasing approach of BLM will not work—eg Lands Normal leasing approach of BLM will not work e.g., too many near-neighbor problems • Must address public/private sector equity issues Water • 3 barrels of water needed for each barrel of shale oil Consumption.