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2 10, 2018

Dragon Shale cross flow retort produces its first kerogen oil

By |2018-10-02T08:41:10-07:00October 2nd, 2018|

Following a rapid build and test phase Dragon’s prototype cross flow design produces kerogen oil from oil shale  VERNAL, Utah, October 02, 2018: Dragon Shale LLC (Dragon), having been awarded a grant by USTAR (the Utah Science Technology And Research initiative) has now successfully completed its first milestone, production of ...

19 07, 2018

Dragon Shale set to disrupt the Oil Shale industry

By |2018-07-19T08:06:34-07:00July 19th, 2018|

For over one hundred years industry has repeatedly tried and failed to capitalize on one of America’s largest natural resources, Dragon Shale intends a radical new approach. VERNAL, Utah, July 19, 2018: Dragon Shale LLC (Dragon) begins construction of a new Oil Shale conversion and separation pilot plant. Having been ...

6 07, 2018

First steel cut for conversion device

By |2018-07-18T16:14:37-07:00July 6th, 2018|

As Dragon moves to the next stage of development and testing of its proposed Oil Shale conversion and separation process first steel has been cut for the pilot scale cross flow pyrolysis unit. After initial design approval, Sami and Cameron took lead in producing AutoCAD drawings for the units component ...

22 05, 2018

Two new interns for Dragon Shale

By |2018-07-18T16:19:20-07:00May 22nd, 2018|

Two Petroleum Engineering undergraduates, Sami Khan from the University of Houston and Cameron Giometti from Penn State University have joined Dragon Shale for a summer internship. During the next four months they will be assisting with the construction, testing and operation of new pilot plant facilities. Critically this work will ...

4 05, 2018

Dragon Shale awarded USTAR TAP grant

By |2018-07-19T05:32:30-07:00May 4th, 2018|

Dragon Shale is delighted to announce that is has been successful in its application for a USTAR TAP grant. USTAR, the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative is a state funded program aimed at accelerating development of technologies that will bring economic benefits to Utah. Oil shale has long been ...

28 09, 2017

USTAR TAP proposal accepted for consideration

By |2018-06-08T15:36:23-07:00September 28th, 2017|

Dragon Shale is pleased to announce that USTAR TAP has confirmed acceptance of our letter of intent for submission of a proposal for further development of our oil shale process. The proposal seeks $260,000 to enable retort development, production of test quantities of kerogen oil, in depth analysis of the ...

12 07, 2016

Process Development Discussions

By |2018-07-07T05:00:18-07:00July 12th, 2016|

DRAGON SHALE LLC (Dragon Shale) has been advised by ETTANET LLC (Ettanet) that BLUE ENSIGN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (BLE) is in discussion with a major Japanese engineering corporation whereby BLE believe an engagement could present a unique and pertinent opportunity for progressing the development of their new oil shale conversion technology. ...

5 10, 2015

35th Oil Symposium, Salt Lake City

By |2016-07-12T02:14:02-07:00October 5th, 2015|

Ron and his two interns successfully delivered their research this past weekend at the 35th Oil Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over ten weeks worth of research into Utah's vast oil shale resources was performed by SALLC as part of the Ettanet/SALLC/Blue Ensign summer intern project. The team traveled ...

30 06, 2015

Road Trip 2015

By |2018-07-15T08:33:22-07:00June 30th, 2015|

Ron and all six of the interns from this summers project managed by Ettanet, SALLC and Blue Ensign took to the road this past week. This wasn't an ordinary trip out to the country with a little sightseeing. The group toured across eastern Utah, western Colorado and souterhn Wyoming. The principal purpose ...

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