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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.]

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]

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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Oil shale, one kind of unconventional oil and gas resources, is a fine-grained sedimentary rock containing a large amount of kerogen which can be converted into shale oil, combustible gases and shale char through retorting processes [1, 2].
Corresponding updates have been made to the Relationship Deed dated 18 April 2016 between the Company and its largest shareholder, Kerogen Investments No.
Shale oil is kerogen produced by pyrolysis or thermal dissolution.
Kerogen then may possibly transition into crude oil or gas.
Rock-Eval pyrolysis indicates that the Kerogen type III is present in all the samples which mainly generates 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.
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.
Liquids other than crude and lease condensate --including natural gas plant liquids (NGPL), biofuels, coal-to-liquids (CTL), gas-to-liquids (GTL), kerogen (oil shale), and refinery gain--supply a relatively small portion of total world petroleum and other liquid fuels, accounting for about 14% of the total in 2010.
While the environmental impact of the process of converting Kerogen contained in the rock to oil, via a complex heat and