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Unconventional Energy Resources: 2017 Review

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Energy Minerals DivisionEmail author
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Abstract

This review presents six summaries for energy resource commodities including coal and unconventional resources, and an analysis of energy economics and technology for the different commodities, as prepared by the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Unconventional energy resources, as defined in this report, are those energy resources that do not occur in discrete oil or gas reservoirs held within stratigraphic and/or structural traps of sedimentary basins. As defined, such energy resources include coal, coalbed methane (CBM), tight gas and liquids, bitumen and heavy oil, uranium (U), thorium (Th), and associated rare earth elements of interest to industry, and geothermal. Current North American and global research and development activities are summarized for each of the unconventional energy resource commodities in separate topical sections of this report.

Keywords

Coal Coalbed methane Tight gas and liquids Bitumen Heavy oil Uranium Thorium Rare earth elements Geothermal Energy economics and technology Unconventional energy resources 

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