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Generation of oil in rocks by shearing pressures; I, The problems-methods of determining the soluble organic content of soil shales

James Edwin Hawley
Generation of oil in rocks by shearing pressures; I, The problems-methods of determining the soluble organic content of soil shales
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (April 1929) 13 (4): 303-328

Abstract

A series of papers of which this is the first presents the results and some conclusions regarding the generation of oil in rocks by shearing pressures. In this first paper attention is confined to the method of determining the soluble organic content of oil shales. Many problems were encountered in this phase of the work, both in the preparation of shales for extraction, actual extraction, and drying the extracts to eliminate the solvents, and in determining the effects of catalysts on extraction. Interesting discoveries include the fact that oxidation renders some of the insoluble organic matter soluble, and that shales which have been subjected to high shearing pressures give an extract with more volatile hydrocarbons than shales not sheared. A few conclusions are drawn regarding the origin of oil shales and the nature of their organic matter. These are opposed to the theory that oil shales are shales containing inspissated petroleum.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 13
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Generation of oil in rocks by shearing pressures; I, The problems-methods of determining the soluble organic content of soil shales
Author(s): Hawley, James Edwin
Pages: 303-328
Published: 192904
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-007881
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 1 fig.
Source Note: II, Effect of shearing pressures on oil shales and oil-bearing rocks: Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull., pp. 329-365, 8 figs., April 1929; III, Further effects of high shearing pressures on oil shales: Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull., pp. 451-481, 3 figs., April 1930.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1939
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