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.


Geological Considerations for the Economic Evaluation of Turkish Oil Shale Deposits and Their Combustion-Pyrolysis Behavior
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (Informa UK Limited, 2010-01-01)
The oil shale deposits in Turkey are widely distributed in middle and western Anatolia. Turkish oil shales are of Palaeocene-Eocene and middle upper Miocene age. Current reserves of oil shales are approximately 2,220 million tons (total reserve) and mainly are located in Himmetoglu, Seyitomer, Beypazari, and Hatildag deposits. Some petrological, geochemical, Fisher Assay, and fluidized combustion tests are performed for these oil shale fields, and it was concluded that Himmetoglu oil shale is the most appro...
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Iscan, A. G.; Kök, Mustafa Verşan; Bagci, A. S. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2007-06-01)
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Rzazade, Rahim; Karahanoğlu, Nurkan; Department of Geological Engineering (2013)
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Occurrence of organic matter-rich deposits (Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous) from Qalikuh locality, Zagros Basin, South–West of Iran: A possible oil shale resource
Rasouli, Ali; Shekarifard, Ali; Jalali Farahani, Farhang; Kök, Mustafa Verşan; Daryabandeh, Manouchehr; Rashidi, Mehrab (Elsevier BV, 2015-4)
Organic-rich deposits of Qalikuh locality, Zagros Basin, Southwest of Iran are unconventional hydrocarbon resources considered as an oil shale, which is hosted within a carbonate succession with the age range of Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous. Leco carbon, Rock-Eval VI and modified Fischer Assay analysis were performed on some outcrop samples of these resources to investigate the occurrence of oil shale. In the studied samples, mean total organic carbon (TOC) is 17.3 wt.% and the average of petroleum g...
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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: