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Shale oil

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has extensive technology, know-how and relevant experience for the extraction and processing of products from oil shale:

  • Technology and equipment for shale mining and ore preparation
  • Alberta Taciuk Process (ATP) is above ground dry thermal retorting technology for extracting oil from oil sands, oil shale
  • Energy and environmental optimisation of oil shale retorting
  • Processing and upgrading of syncrude

Process Description

Since 2010, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has operated a competence centre for oil shale technology in Calgary, following the takeover over the knowhow and staff of UMATAC Industrial Processes Inc., Calgary, a subsidiary of the AECOM Technology Corporation.

UMATAC had developed innovative technology, the Alberta Taciuk Process (ATP), for extracting hydrocarbons from oil shale or oil sand. As one of the leading engineering specialists on the cement and minerals sectors, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions satisfies stringent market requirements with regard to productivity and operating economy. One key factor is a high degree of plant automation using the own-name range of process monitoring, control, regulation and optimisation systems, as well as systems for ensuring constant product quality.

Fushun Mining Group

Fushun Mining Group

China (Completion 2010)

Capacity: ATP retort kiln provided by TK Polysius

8.28m dia x 62.5m long 235tph capacity

Southern Pacific Petroleum

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Southern Pacific Petroleum

Gladstone, Australia (Completion 2002)

Scope of Services: improvement study

Study to improve energy an environmental performance of oil shale retorting process.

Southern Pacific Petroleum

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Southern Pacific Petroleum

Gladstone, Australia (Completion 1999)

ATP retort kiln provided by TK Polysius

From 2000 to 2004 the plant produced over 1.5 million barrels of shale oil

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