Colorado School of Mines
Colorado Energy Research Institute
30th Oil Shale Symposium
October 18-22, 2010

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The Colorado School of Mines (CSM), along with the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI), will host the 30th Oil Shale Symposium at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines Campus. 

The Symposium will review development of oil shale resources worldwide, including research & development, impact analysis, regulatory framework, and project & program status. 

The Symposium will consist of a broad overview session on Monday afternoon (October 18th), two days of technical sessions in many different program areas (see list) on Tuesday and Wednesday (October 19-20), and an optional field trip Thursday and Friday (October 21-22). 

The deadline for submission of abstracts will be July 2, 2010.

Papers are being solicited in the following categories:  

Surface Processing

National Programs

In-situ Processing

Socioeconomic Impact and Policy

Oil Shale Properties

Resource Evaluation

Chemistry and Geochemistry

Assessment of Oil Shale Options

Geology and Stratigraphy

Groundwater Control & Management


Health & Environmental Risk

Data Management & Assessment

Carbon Management

Other subject areas will also be considered as the program is developed.

CD of the Proceedings of the 2010 Oil Shale Symposium will be available in the Spring of 2011. Please check back then. Do not use the link below as this is ONLY for the 2009 symposium

To purchase a CD of the Proceedings of the 2009 Oil Shale Symposium ONLY, click the link below, then:

  • Click on "Purchase Event Material" and follow the prompts. 
  • In the "Select the Event" box, select "29th Oil Shale Symposium."
  • In the description box, enter  "2009 Oil Shale CD". 

The price is $50 USD per CD. 
Complete the process as prompted.

Click here to order ONLY the 2009 Oil Shale Proceedings CD