American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO), a federal oil shale research, development and demonstration lease holder, today announced the formation of its Technical Advisory Board composed of seven distinguished scientific researchers. The Board will advise AMSO on technical challenges associated with producing shale oil. AMSO is a joint venture of IDT Corporation and Total.
The Board is chaired by Dr. Larry W. Lake. Dr. Lake is a professor at, and the former Chairman of, the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering department at the Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.
Other members of AMSO's Technical Advisory Board announced today are:
"Each member of AMSO's Technical Advisory Board is a leader in his chosen field, and we are delighted by their participation in this effort," said Claude Pupkin, President of AMSO. "The Board will consult with and counsel our in-house technical team as we tackle the crucial environmental and technical challenges of oil shale development including the development of carbon sequestration and groundwater conservation technologies."
"Oil shale is one of the world’s greatest untapped energy resources," said Howard Jonas, Chairman of AMSO and IDT Corporation. "We are able to bring some of the brightest minds in the country to work on this effort because they understand both the strategic importance of the resource as well as the necessity to develop oil shale utilizing environmentally appropriate technologies."
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