GSI technology overview
GSI's technology stands out in a class of new oil shale production methods called in-situ processing technologies. Within the class of in-situ production technologies, GSI's patented process has several unique features that promise an environmental and economical breakthrough for recovering oil and gas from oil shale and tar sands deposits.
Single well design
The single well design is used in which a heat distributing inlet conduit is inserted into a gas effluent outlet conduit.
Gas flow management
Our gas flow management system ensures control of oxygen content and movement of effluent gases towards the outlet conduit.
The GSI process is not limited to extracting products only from the “Mahogany Zone” but allows for recovery from the entire well cross-section, making possible cost-effective recovery from many areas not useable by other processes. The GSI heating and recovery systems are also well suited for product recovery from oil sands deposits.
Condenser and treatment system
Our condenser and treatment system safely separates the various grades of oil products and associated lighter gases (hydrogen, methane, propane, butane etc.) above ground.
The GSI process post-recovery leaves behind a unique sub-surface environment in the form of a large surface area of charred pores that adsorb high amounts of carbon dioxide for sequestration purposes.