Prospectivity analysis of oil shales in Kazakhstan; pp. 269–280Full article in PDF format | 10.3176/oil.2020.4.01
Oil shales in Kazakhstan have been studied, to some degree, but have not reached the operational stage. The aim of this study is to conduct a prospectivity analysis of oil shales in Kazakhstan. For this, data on oil shales from over 12 deposits located in the country are used. Based on the analysis, relationships between the ash content and calorific value, as well as oil content and calorific value of oil shales were determined. Prospectivity analysis criteria taking into account the type and quality of oil shales, and mineable reserve tonnages and depth of excavation are proposed. The results of this study may be useful for the estimation of the quality characteristics of oil shales in order to consider their utilization area.
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