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1907, 2018

Dragon Shale set to disrupt the Oil Shale industry

By |July 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 awarded a grant by USTAR, the Utah State Technology and Research initiative, Dragon is now moving its bench scale process to this next stage of testing. With this process Dragon will produce high value products from Kerogen Oil obtained from Oil Shale, disrupting existing Kerogen Oil industries. The most abundant deposits of Oil shale, a type of sedimentary rock rich in organic compounds, are found in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Upon processing, the shale can be made to release these compounds as a mixture referred to as Kerogen Oil. One of the richest sources of Kerogen Oil is found in the Mahogany Zone of the Uintah Basin. Estimates place reserves ...

607, 2018

First steel cut for conversion device

By |July 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 parts. These drawings were transferred to Weldco in a

806, 2018

Dragon Shale attends congressional hearing supporting NOSA oil shale position

By |June 8th, 2018|

On June 1, 2018, the National Oil Shale Association (NOSA) was one of seven parties to testify before a U. S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals. The title of the hearing was “Natural Gas and Oil Shale of the Piceance Basin” and it was held at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado. Representing the Subcommittee were Chairman Representative Rob

2205, 2018

Two new interns for Dragon Shale

By |May 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 include on-going development of the principal conversion and separation unit.

405, 2018

Dragon Shale awarded USTAR TAP grant

By |May 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 seen as an

2809, 2017

USTAR TAP proposal accepted for consideration

By |September 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 product and intellectual property development.  The results of this work will

3005, 2017

Dragon Shale joins NOSA

By |May 30th, 2017|

Dragon Shale continues to develop its technology and know-how for commercial processing of oil shale (kerogen oil) and remains primarily a technology, development and management company.  As such we continue to review and evaluate all applicable published technologies and work with inventors to review and help improve their new technologies.  We develop our own technologies and partner with others as

2803, 2017

Utah Governors Energy Summit

By |March 28th, 2017|

Dragon Shale looks forward to seeing you at the Utah Governors Annual Energy Summit http://governorsenergysummit.com/ in Salt Lake City on May 3 and 4 this year. We look forward to meeting again with our oil shale friends and making new friends at this years summit. As stated on the Governor’s Energy Summit web Site web site, we have found

2403, 2017

Agreement with Brendan Daley

By |March 24th, 2017|

Dragon Shale is pleased to announce the execution of an agreement with BD Capital Limited for securing finance for our first Joint Venture project in Utah.  This project will produce approximately 7,500 bbl/day of high value products derived from a rich oil shale deposit in the Mahogany Zone of the Uintah basin. Brendan is an experienced independent professional in the

501, 2017

In Memorium

By |January 5th, 2017|

Gene Schmelzer

In Memoriam

Our dear colleague, friend, advisor and a great engineer has died unexpectedly. Those who knew him will recall his personal energy, joy in living and working in a global industry and having an impact on people and projects around the world. We will miss his positive

1207, 2016

Process Development Discussions

By |July 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.

Ettanet has followed closely their technology development and envisions it to

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