Naphthenic jet fuel produced from an Australian marine oil shale

L. C. Stephenson*, A. Muradian, C. J R Fookes, A. R. Atkins, B. D. Batts

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CSR Limited holds title to an Authority to Prospect covering the Cretaceous Julia Creek oil shale deposit, located in Queensland, Australia, approximately 600 km inland from the eastern seaboard. The shale is of marine origin, having been deposited as an anaerobic sediment in a restricted epicontinental sea. The oil has several deleterious characteristics which necessitate its upgrading at higher severity than is conventional at existing refineries. Pilot plant studies were carried out to simulate refinery process options. During these investigations, the authors were successful in the first Australian production of shale-drived jet and diesel synfuels which met all specifications. In this paper the authors present details of the jet fuel production and describe its unusual naphthenic character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-599
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes


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