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The future environmental and health impacts of coal

In the United States, coal consumption in the last 12 years has declined from 1,045,140 million short tons in 2007 to 539,420 million short tons in 2019, a decrease of almost 50%. During that period...

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Coal as an energy source and its impacts on human health

Attempts to secure more energy, food, and infrastructure leave a trail of environmental contamination and human health hazards. Coal is a fossil fuel and nonrenewable energy source that is combusted...

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InSAR as a tool for monitoring hydropower projects: A review

This paper provides a review of using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), a microwave remote sensing technique, for deformation monitoring of hydroelectric power projects, a critical infrastructure...

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Environmental degradation through mining for energy resources: The case of the shrinking Laguna Santa Rosa wetland in the Atacama Region of Chile

As the world strives to replace fossil fuels with clean energy – reflected by global surge in the number of electric vehicles – the environmental impact of mining all the lithium (Li) needed to enable...

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Geochemical, mineralogical, and petrological characteristics of the Cretaceous coal from the middle Benue Trough Basin, Nigeria: Implication for coal depositional environments

The Benue Trough Basin (BTB) of Nigeria is geologically and geo-morphologically subdivided into upper, middle, and lower segments. The BTB is the subject of geological research due to its rich coal...

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Meteorite impact craters as hotspots for mineral resources and energy fuels: A global review

The ever-increasing recovery rate of natural resources from terrestrial impact craters over the last few decades across the globe offers new avenues for further exploration of mineral and hydrocarbon...

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Toxicological effects of mining hazard elements

Mining plays a prominent role in the economy worldwide since human efforts have been more concentrated in extraction than recycling of natural resources. Ores composed of various minerals vary according...

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Discharge water temperature assessment of thermal power plant using remote sensing techniques

Thermal power plants are generally constructed near to sea coast to meet their requirement of cooling water. The warm water discharge from the thermal power plant is one of the major environmental concerns...

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Effect evaluation of shale types on hydrocarbon potential using well logs and crossplot approach, Halewah oilfield, Sab'atayn Basin, Yemen

Log-analysts typically distinguish three types of shale distribution in clastic reservoirs, that is, laminated, dispersed and structural distribution, which tend to influence the effective porosity...

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Exploration breakthrough and its significance of Gulong lacustrine shale oil in the Songliao Basin, Northeastern China

Lacustrine shale oil resources are abundant in many petroliferous basins in China. The shale oil formations are characterized by low API gravity, high viscosity, poor mobility, high clay content, low...

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Mapping of oil-source faults in reservoir–cap rock combinations without a source rock

Oil and gas exploration near faults in shallow strata is investigated in this study based on an analysis of oil-source faults in reservoir–cap rock combinations without a source rock. The oil-source...

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Bulk petroleum geochemistry of shales from the onshore Rio del Rey Basin, Cameroon

Petroleum production in the Rio del Rey Basin, which is an extension of the Niger Delta of Nigeria into Cameroon, has been limited to the Tertiary offshore portion since the late 1970s. Owing to declining...

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Reconnaissance investigation of geothermal resources in parts of the Middle Benue Trough, Nigeria using remote sensing and geophysical methods

In Nigeria, the basement complex and the sedimentary basins house many thermal springs which are physical manifestations of geothermal energy. However, there are difficulties in accessing the sustainability...

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Technological advancement and industrialization path of Sinopec in carbon capture, utilization and storage, China

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology is an important means to effectively reduce carbon emissions from fossil energy combustion and industrial processes. With the crisis of climate...

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IBIS-FM radar as a tool for monitoring hill slopes during excavations in hydropower projects: A case study from Bhutan Himalayas

Excavation is common in the construction of hydropower projects. Monitoring for both stable and unstable slopes is a pressing requirement during progressive excavations with or without cut-slope support...

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Petrophysical characterization and 3D seismic interpretation of reservoirs of the Agbada Formation in the “BARIS field”, onshore Niger Delta basin, Nigeria

In this study, we present an integrated approach in characterizing the structural framework, identify and evaluate the petrophysical properties as well as the hydrocarbon in place of potential reservoirs...

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GIS based integration of multi-spectral remote sensing and morphostructural analysis for delineating potential areas of hydrocarbon exploration in Western Vindhyan Basin, India

The Chambal Valley forms the western part of the Proterozoic Vindhyan Basin that has been less studied and poorly explored from the hydrocarbon perspective than its eastern counterpart—the Son Valley...

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A review of commercial development of continental shale oil in China

Continental shale oil is an important strategic supplement to the sustainable development of petroleum industry in China. Based on the thermal maturity of organic matter, most shale oil in China is...

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Sedimentary facies and textural characteristics of Cretaceous sandstones in the southern Bida Basin, Nigeria: Implication for reservoir potential and depositional environment

A study of sedimentary facies, mineral and textural characteristics of sections of conglomerates/pebbles and sandstone facies found within the Lokoja and Patti Formations in southern Bida Basin, Nigeria,...

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Prediction of pore volume compressibility by a new non-linear equation in carbonate reservoirs

Pore volume compressibility is an essential parameter in reservoir studies, as it plays a major role in recovery mechanisms. Over the past decades, many attempts have been made to establish a link between...

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Spectroscopy framework and review of characterization of energy resource sites

Site characterization and rapid reliable identification of energy resources play a key role for future efficient energy production. Over the last several decades, many laboratory and in-situ techniques...

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Geochemistry and hydrocarbon source rock potential of shales from the Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup, central India

With increase in shale gas exploration, inorganic and organic geochemical investigations of shale have become extremely important. Here, we explore the six argillaceous (shale) intervals (Arangi, Koldaha,...

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Advances in sediment geochemistry and chemostratigraphy for reservoir characterization

Sedimentary sequences preserve the records of changes in major controls of sedimentation namely, tectonics, climate, relative sea level and sediment production and preservation. The potential to characterize...

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Quality evaluation of glutenite reservoirs of intergranular - secondary dissolution pore type using a quantitative method

Glutenite (coarse-grained clastic) reservoirs of intergranular–secondary dissolution pore type are dominated by residual intergranular pores and secondary dissolution pores, and characterized by low...

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The Pliocene-Recent Euphrates river system: Sediment facies and architecture as an analogue for subsurface reservoirs

The Tigris-Euphrates is a continental-scale fluvial system, around 2800 km in length, which drains over 1 million km2 of SW Asia. The system originated in the Late Miocene and developed into the principal...

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