Hatch has unique strengths in the extraction and processing of oil shales, which includes expertise gained from projects in the metals, mining, power, and oil and gas sectors. Hatch is conversant with developed and undeveloped shale retorting technologies and can assist in selecting appropriate technologies and configurations.
Hatch’s downstream oil and gas team offers a full suite of services for the extraction and processing of oil shales. Our capabilities and expertise extend beyond processing to include:
- Ore processing
- Materials handling
- Shale retorts: stationary and rotating
- Gas handling and hydrocarbon processing
- Oil upgrading and refining
- Offsites and utilities
- Power integration and generation
- Water treatment
- Process design and equipment sizing
- Environmental assessments
- Feasibility studies
- Detailed engineering, procurement and construction management.
Hatch engineers have extensive refinery, heavy oil processing, retort design, and material handling experience and expertise in relevant technologies.