Seeking ways to diminish Egypt’s dependency on foreign oil imports, we
had to look for the obvious resources to exploit. Oil shale is one of Egypt’s
resources that are left abandoned and not used. This project is aiming at
introducing both experimental analysis for oil shale in Egypt and the best
production technique for it. This study is about experimentally analyzing
different samples of potential oil shale fields in Egypt. Samples that are
analyzed in this project are from two locations in Egypt: Quseir-Safaga and Abu-Tartur Western Desert, and they are compared to
one of the best oil shale fields in the world, which is from Green River
Formation Colorado. The experiments were done using AUC lab retort to
experimentally determine the critical temperature that will lead to the maximum
production using sudden and gradual change in temperatures, which turned out to
be sudden change at 500°C. Thereafter, the degree of API gravity was calculated for each run. Then
the oil samples were determined for impurities and liquid chromatography
results in the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. Part two of the study
plan has been included to determine the ultimate ways of producing efficiently,
ecologically and economically.
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