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ker·o·gen

 (kĕr′ə-jən)
n.
A fossilized material in shale and other sedimentary rock that yields oil upon heating.

[Greek kēros, wax + -gen.]
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kerogen

(ˈkɛrədʒən)
n
(Minerals) the solid organic material found in some rocks, such as oil shales, that produces hydrocarbons similar to petroleum when heated
[C20: from Greek kēro(s) wax + -gen]
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ker•o•gen

(ˈkɛr ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
the bituminous matter in oil shale from which shale oil is obtained by heating and distillation.
[1905–10; < Greek kēró(s) wax + -gen]
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Hurricane Energy insisted yesterday it had the "continued support" of investor Kerogen despite the privateequity firm selling about a quarter of its shares in the oil company.
The source rock quality, Kerogen type, Level of maturity and expulsion/migration of hydrocarbons is determined by data plots of different geochemical parameters.
Kerogen (organic matter) is finely dispersed within the inorganic matrix, which can adsorb and store free gas simultaneously.
Shale oil is kerogen produced by pyrolysis or thermal dissolution.
The silt and clay became shale, and the layers of dead plankton became an organic compound named kerogen. Kerogen then may possibly transition into crude oil or gas.
The company on 20 September 2016 received approximately USD957,000 as payment from Kerogen Florida Energy Company LP for the sixth year of its eight-year oil exploration lease and related drilling penalty on an estimated 15,152 acres in Hendry County, Florida.
Summons' team quickly estimated the same ratio, first using Raman spectroscopy to generate spectra of the various kerogen samples, then using their new method to interpret the peaks in each spectrum.
Hurricane Energy finds new investor LONDON: Hurricane Energy has found a new investor in private equity fund manager Kerogen Capital which is injecting 44.1 million pounds ($62 million) into the company for a nearly 30 per cent stake, showing some rare appetite in oil deals amid weak prices.
Oil shale is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale oil can be produced.
Oil shale, also known as kerogen shale, is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale oil (not to be confused with tight oil-crude oil occurring naturally in shales) can be produced.