Geological considerations for the economic evaluation of oil shale deposits in Turkey

Şener, Mehmet
Şengüler, Ilker
Kök, Mustafa Verşan
Geological information is given on four oil shale fields in middle and western Anatolia: Himmetoǧlu, Seyitömer, Beypazari{dotless} and Hati{dotless}ldaǧ. Some petrological, geochemical, Fischer assay and fluidized bed combustion test results for the oil shales are also presented. As a result of economic evaluation, it was concluded that Himmetoǧlu oil shale is the most appropriate for domestic and industrial utilization.


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M. Şener, I. Şengüler, and M. V. Kök, “Geological considerations for the economic evaluation of oil shale deposits in Turkey,” Fuel, pp. 999–1003, 1995, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: