World Petroleum Council Guide to Unconventional Oil

World Petroleum Council Guide to Unconventional Oil

  • The third in a special series of Guides produced for the World Petroleum Council (WPC) as a definitive source of reference on the most pressing matters affecting global energy markets.
  • 80 pages, softback, A5 sized
  • November 2013
  • English
Contents
Message from the Director General
WPC Vision, Mission, Values and Principles
WPC overview
Introduction to unconventional oils
By Mark Blacklock
Shale oil and tight oil overview and environmental issues
By Georgia Lewis
Shale oil and tight oil global round-up
Oil sands
By Wishart Robson
Upgrading in oil sands production
By Mike Ashar
Case study: The Canadian Long Lake Project
By John Birdgeneau
The Oil Sands Leadership Initiative
By Dr Vincent Saubestre
Heavy oil and extra-heavy oil
By Georgia Lewis
Case study: Residue decarbonisation for heavy oil
By Jigeng Liang and Yuzhen Zhang
Case study: In-situ upgrading
By Dr Stephen Larter and Dr Pedro Pereira-Almao
Case study: A new process for heavy oil upgrading
By Alberto Delbianco, Salvatore Meli, Lorenzo Tagliabue and Nicoletta Panariti
Gas-to-liquids
By Mark Blacklock
Case study: Shell’s evolution in GTL technology
By Niels Fabricus
Coal-to-liquids
By Georgia Lewis
Glossary
Acknowledgements

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