The collapse culminated in Exxon's 1982 closure of the Colony Oil Shale project in Parachute, which threw 2,500 people out of work. Founded in the 1900s, Parachute was the site of one of the most devastating and quickest busts ever seen. On May 2, 1982, Exxon pulled the plug on the Colony Shale Oil Project, since remembered as PARACHUTE – Dick Brammer has seen oil shale come and seen it go. The area manager for Unocal’s oil shale operation on the East Fork of Parachute Creek, Brammer was around during what he calls “the mad rush” of the 1970s, overseeing Unocal’s mammoth 70-square-mile oil-shale-production property north of Parachute. Unocal Parachute Creek property. Creek section of the Green River geologic formation. The shale in the first zone being mined has an average yield of 38 gallons ( ~ 145 l) of shale oil per ton. The potentially recoverable shale oil on Unocal property is estimated to be 3.3 billion barrels.
demic to oil shale. Brittonia 39: 412-416. 1987.-Penstemon debilis, collected near Parachute on Mount Callahan in western Colorado, is described and illus-.
3 May 2012 Colorado's second coronavirus death reported in Weld County If Parachute was the epicenter of the oil shale boom, then O'Leary's Saloon Unocal began construction of its oil shale mining and retorting project north of Parachute, Colorado, along Parachute Creek in January 1981. The project. J.H. Duir, R.F. Deering, H.R. JacksonNew Developments in Oil Shale Retorting by Union Oil Co. API Refining Dept., 42nd Midyear Meeting, Update of Alternate 2 May 1982 Donna GrayGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado Contrary to what the oil companies that invested in oil shale production Only one company, Unocal, which also had a processing plant in Parachute, hung on until 1991 when
Fifteen miles from Parachute, the Paraho Development Co. has produced shale oil from the U.S. Naval Oil Shale Reserve since 1974 under a contract with the Pentagon. Paraho will build a 30,000
19 Jul 2012 and Exxon strode into western Colorado as the developer of oil shale. Exxon established “man camps” up Parachute Creek for workers on 4 Mar 2002 another crack at producing petroleum from oil shale in northwestern Colorado's Piceance Basin, but local towns such as Parachute are wary, 12 Dec 2014 Then there is Parachute, Colorado, on the western slope of the Rocky On May 2, 1982, Exxon pulled the plug on the Colony Shale Oil Project 3 May 2012 Colorado's second coronavirus death reported in Weld County If Parachute was the epicenter of the oil shale boom, then O'Leary's Saloon Unocal began construction of its oil shale mining and retorting project north of Parachute, Colorado, along Parachute Creek in January 1981. The project.
Home / Oil Shale / Project Summaries: Stress Measurements / Colony Mine—Parachute, Colorado, USA ExxonMobil—Upstream Research Company Since 2007, AAI has mobilized drilling equipment to the Upstream Research Company’s (URC) Colony Mine ten times for a variety of tasks.
13 Jul 2008 It's just a matter of when," say Roy McClung, mayor of Parachute, Colorado, a community in the heart of oil shale country. "Should all the stuff 15 Oct 2010 This time will be different, an Exxon spokesman told the Colorado “If oil shale development continues, then folks up here want a school teachers in Denver, who quit to move to Parachute during the height of the boom. 16 Feb 1982 Parachute, Colo. For nearly 80 years, Colorado oil shale has been the pot of black gold at the end of the rainbow. There's certainly lots of it. Battlement Mesa located in Garfield County, Colorado, is home to the 1980's by Exxon Corporation for their Colony Oil Shale Project developing oil shale. of Battlement Mesa Partners, the Oil and Gas Committee, Parachute/Battlement (The white mountains are oil shale mountains.) Put in: Exit I-70 at Parachute and travel east on the frontage road on the north side of the river until you reach
1916 USGS estimates 40 B Bbls of shale oil in Green River formation in CO, WY, 1961 Unocal shuts down Parachute Creek “Union A” retort after 18 months
The mine from which shale is being extracted at Parachute Creek for retorting by the Colony Development Co. and the strati- graphy of the oil shale deposits are Douglas Creek arch in western Colorado and eastern Utah separates the Uinta and Oil shale in the Parachute Creek Member is a kerogenous dolomicrite
23 Jan 2020 Several companies drilled at least 200 oil shale exploration wells in the Uinta union oil of california parachute creek plant in colorado project