Coal and Coalbed Gas

Fueling the Future

Author: Romeo M. Flores

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123972817

Category: Science

Page: 720

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Bridging the gap in expertise between coal and coalbed gas, subfields in which opportunities for cross training have been nonexistent, Coal and Coalbed Gas sets the standard for publishing in these areas. This book treats coal and coalbed gas as mutually inclusive commodities in terms of their interrelated origin, accumulation, composition, distribution, generation, and development, providing a balanced understanding of this energy mix. Currently considered a non-renewable energy resource, coalbed gas, or coalbed methane, is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent years, countries have begun to seek and exploit coal for its clean gas energy in an effort to alleviate environmental issues that come with coal use, making a book on this topic particularly timely. This volume takes into account processes of coalification, gasification, and storage and reservoir characterization and evaluation and looks at water management and environmental impacts as well. Covers environmental issues in the development of coalbed gas Includes case studies, field guides and data, examples, and analytical procedures from previous studies and investigations Accessible by a large multidisciplinary market by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic

Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering

Author: John Seidle

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593700016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

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"This straightforward introduction to coalbed methane gives insight and detail to industry professionals involved with this unique energy resource. Author John Seidle reviews global and U.S. coals and coalbed methane resources, takes the reader through the fundamentals of coal and its importance to coal gas production, and finishes with a discussion of the calculation of probabilistic coalbed methane reserves and pilot philosophy." "In this long-awaited book, Seidle also examines coal deposits as reservoirs, discusses the physics of gas storage in coal and its production, and covers basic equations of mass balance and production rates, negative decline, simulation of coal gas recovery, and enhanced coalbed methane recovery."--Back cover.

Coal Bed Methane

From Prospect to Pipeline

Author: Pramod Thakur,Steve Schatzel,Kashy Aminian

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128010894

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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Coal Bed Methane: From Prospect to Pipeline is the proceedings of the 25th anniversary of the North American Coal Bed Methane Forum. It provides the latest advancements in the production of coal bed methane covering a variety of topics, from exploration to gas processing, for commercial utilization. Additionally, it presents the origin of gas in coal, reservoir engineering, control of methane in coal mines, production techniques, water management, and gas processing. The vast coal resources in the United States continue to produce tremendous amounts of natural gas, contributing to a diverse range energy assets. Following a rapid advancement and subsequent plateau in technological developments, this book captures the full life cycle of a well and offers petroleum geologists and engineers a single source of a broad range of coal bed methane applications. This book addresses crucial technical topics, including exploration and evaluation of coal bed reservoirs; hydraulic fracturing of CBM wells; coal seam degasification; and production engineering and processing, among others. It also covers legal issues, permitting, and economic analysis of CBM projects. Edited by a team of coal bed methane experts from industry, academia and government who have more than 75 years of combined experience in the field Authored by well-recognized members of the gas and coal industry, universities, US government departments, such as the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) More than 200 figures, photographs, and illustrations aid in the understanding of the fundamental concepts Presents the full scope of improvements in US energy independence, coal mine safety, and greenhouse gas emissions

Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane

Author: Pramod Thakur

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128030968

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane presents the reader with design systems that will maximize production from worldwide coal bed methane reservoirs. Authored by an expert in the field with more than 40 years of’ experience, the author starts with much needed introductory basics on gas content and diffusion of gas in coal, crucial for anyone in the mining and natural gas industries. Going a step further, chapters on hydrofracking, horizontal drilling technology, and production strategies address the challenges of dewatering, low production rates, and high development costs. This book systematically addresses all three zones of production levels, shallow coal, medium depth coal, and deep coal with coverage on gas extraction and production from a depth of 500 feet to upwards of 10,000 feet, strategies which cannot be found in any other reference book. In addition, valuable content on deep coal seams with content on enhanced recovery, a discussion on CO2 flooding, infra-red heating and even in-situ combustion of degassed coal, giving engineers a greater understanding on how today’s shale activities can aid in enhancing production of coal bed for future natural gas production. Delivers how to recover and degas deeper coal seams while lowering development costs Addresses both sorption process and irreducible fraction of gas in coal, with examples based on the author’s 40 plus years of direct experience Explains how the same techniques used for production from deep shale activity can produce gas from deep coal seems with the help of enhanced recovery, leading to increased gas production

Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores Mining

Author: Volodymyr Bondarenko,Iryna Kovalevs'ka,Kostiantyn Ganushevych

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138026999

Category: Science

Page: 534

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Presenting new technologies in underground coal extraction, with special attention to mine galleries support and maintenance, load mechanism of "massif-support system-safety system" systems, analysis of face equipment for thin coal seams mining and substantiation of rational stoping parameters. Advanced surface mining technologies of coal and ore are discussed in an original form, stability calculations of internal dumps and open-cut faces are presented, as well as examination of land surface subsidence using modern methods of calculation experiments. Special attention is given to the complex mining of mineral resources, such as: iron ore, coal deposits with drilling advance degassing wells, methane extraction from coal and anthropogenic deposits, heat receipt from mine water with help of thermal pumps. The unique geological conditions for mining in Poland and the Ukraine require a new technological approach for mining thin and very thin coal seams with thickness of 1 meter and less, using selective coal extraction methods, leaving rock behind in the mine. Relevant technological solutions are discussed in this volume. Further, technological process control during coal seams underground gasification is described together with pressure-temperature conditions of gas hydrates formation from gaseous mixtures of various content. Substantiation is also given to gas hydrates extraction technologies development and 21st century new pulse technologies of well drilling and a temperature mode of a rock-cutting tool and equipment with cryogenic-gravel filters is examined. Gas extraction processes located in flooded deposits with uniform and macroheterogeneous collectors are presented with the description of an effective methodology of two-subbench technology of ore deposits extraction.

Coalbed methane

principles and practice

Author: Rudy E. Rogers

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130163530

Category: Science

Page: 345

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Coalbed Methane in India

Opportunities, Issues and Challenges for Recovery and Utilization

Author: Ajay Kumar Singh,Partha Narayan Hajra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319664654

Category: Science

Page: 98

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This book offers a first-of-its-kind, standalone review of coalbed methane (CBM) in India, covering all the major technical and policy aspects. As an authoritative text on CBM in India, it addresses the essential geological, engineering and policy issues. The Coalbed Methane industry is a rapidly developing sector in Indian energy supply. The book presents the characteristics of coal beds in India’s Damodar and Son river valleys, which influence the commercial viability of CBM in the regions, as well as a study of the gas contents of the country’s major coalfields. The book begins with a brief review of methane emissions from Indian coal mines and the current coalbed methane situation in the country. Its unique features include a coalfield-by-coalfield technical assessment of CBM throughout India. Policy matters are addressed, including the National Exploration Licencing Policy (NELP) of the Indian Government Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which is vital to an overall understanding of CBM development in the country. The scope and depth of its book’s coverage will benefit students, practising engineers, researchers and policy-makers.

Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014), May 22-23, 2014, Beijing, China.

Author: Fangli Zheng

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 131575228X

Category: Nature

Page: 442

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The 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of ICBAEE 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy. This conference provided opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. The program consisted of invited sessions and technical workshops and discussions with eminent speakers, and contributions to this proceedings volume cover a wide range of topics in Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy.

Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery Finalized to Carbon Dioxide Storage

Author: Ronny Pini

Publisher: Sudwestdeutscher Verlag Fur Hochschulschriften AG

ISBN: 9783838114774

Category:

Page: 272

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The recovery of coal bed methane can be enhanced by injecting carbon dioxide in the coal seam at supercritical conditions. Through an in situ adsorption/desorption process the displaced methane is produced and the adsorbed carbon dioxide is permanently stored. This process is called Enhanced Coal Bed Methane recovery (ECBM) and it is a technique under investigation as a possible approach to the geological storage of carbon dioxide in a carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) system. ECBM recovery is not yet a mature technology, in spite of the growing number of pilot and eld tests worldwide that have shown its potential and highlighted its diffculties. The problems encountered are largely due to the heterogeneous nature of coal and its complex interaction with gases. The aim of this thesis was to develop experimental and modeling tools that are able to provide a comprehensive characterization of coal required first to understand the mechanisms acting during the process of injection and storage and secondly to assess its potential for an ECBM operation.

Water for Energy and Fuel Production

Author: Yatish T. Shah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482216183

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Water, in all its forms, may be the key to an environmentally friendly energy economy. Water is free, there is plenty of it, plus it carries what is generally believed to be the best long-term source of green energy—hydrogen. Water for Energy and Fuel Production explores the many roles of water in the energy and fuel industry. The text not only discusses water’s use as a direct source of energy and fuel—such as hydrogen from water dissociation, methane from water-based clathrate molecules, hydroelectric dams, and hydrokinetic energy from tidal waves, off-shore undercurrents, and inland waterways—but also: Describes water’s benign application in the production of oil, gas, coal, uranium, biomass, and other raw fuels, and as an energy carrier in the form of hot water and steam Examines water’s role as a reactant, reaction medium, and catalyst—as well as steam’s role as a reactant—for the conversion of raw fuels to synthetic fuels Explains how supercritical water can be used to convert fossil- and bio-based feedstock to synthetic fuels in the presence and absence of a catalyst Employing illustrative case studies and commercial examples, Water for Energy and Fuel Production demonstrates the versatility of water as a provider of energy and fuel, conveying the message that as energy demand and environmental concerns grow, so should our vigilance in pursuing the role of water in the energy landscape.

Final Report of the 105(b) Economic and Policy Analysis

Alternative Overall Procedures for the Exploration, Development, Production, Transportation and Distribution of the Petroleum Resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Energy policy

Page: 145

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Oil and Gas Law

Author: Howard R. Williams,Charles J. Meyers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural gas

Page: N.A

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Manual of oil and gas terms

annotated manual of legal, engineering and tax words and phrases

Author: Howard R. Williams,Charles J. Meyers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780820518213

Category: Law

Page: 1232

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The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada

Author: John Bishop Ballem

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802093507

Category: Law

Page: 462

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Long recognized as the standard work on the topic, The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada discusses the legal document that determines the process by which a freehold mineral owner may grant oil companies the right to search for and produce minerals. Subjected to ongoing litigation and governmental regulation, the Lease continues to evolve as the body of common law surrounding it grows and develops. The substances covered by the Lease are unique in that their occurrence is uncertain until discovery, and they are capable of moving from place to place within a reservoir. These qualities have led to the development of new legal concepts, basically creating a separate and distinct branch of the law. This fourth edition of The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada guides the reader through the complexities of the Lease and the legal issues attached to it. John Bishop Ballem brings the text up to date on recent developments, including changes and additions to the terms of the Lease, the effect of recent court decisions, and the growth of coal bed methane as an energy source. Of particular interest is his examination of what takes place following a Lease's involuntary termination. Ballem deals with specific examples of this situation, detailing its consequences for both individual mineral owners and companies, as well as for future judicial pronouncements. The fourth edition of The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada is indispensable for mineral owners, oil companies, land agents, lawyers, and legal institutions.

Advanced Mine Ventilation

Respirable Coal Dust, Combustible Gas and Mine Fire Control

Author: Pramod Thakur

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780081004579

Category:

Page: 250

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Underground coal mining involves a higher safety risk than open-cast (surface) mining, so worker health and safety is a key concern in this industry. Great progress has been made in the past fifty years in key areas such as the reduction of dust-related diseases in mine workers, methane control, explosion prevention and mine fire control. Efforts are also ongoing to further advance the implementation of the safest available mining practices. Written by an expert with over forty years' experience in the field, this book provides an authoritative review of proven technologies and practices in one convenient volume. After an introductory part on mine environment control, different sections of the book address the essential topics of respirable dust control, methane control and mine fire prevention and control. Reviews the three inter-related topics of respirable dust, gas and fire control in underground coal mines in one convenient volume Offers practical guidelines for the development and implementation of appropriate control strategies in underground coal mines Draws on the author's forty years of experience in the coal industry