Coal Bed Methane: From A to Z

Duration:   Three days

Course description: This introductory course on Coal Bed Methane (CBM) covers a variety of topics. At the end of the course, attendees will have a general understanding of different aspects of CBM exploration and production. The course is designed for technical and managerial staff members who need to develop a broad understanding of CBM.

Program content:

1. Introduction
2. History
3. Coal fundamentals
     a. Coal type
     b. Coal grade
     c. Coal rank
     d. Chemistry of coal
     e. Thermogenic vs Biogenic gas
4. Coal fractures
5. Coal identification
6. Gas measurements
     a. Gas content
     b. Gas saturation
     c. Coal density
7. Coalbed reservoirs
8. Production and completion methods
9. Appraisal and pilot wells
10. Geomechanical aspects and well stability
11. Water production and administration
12. Coal analogs
13. Exploratory and global geologic framework
14. Practical examples from around the world
       a. Environmental aspects
       b. Data Gathering / Measurements
       c. Estimation of gas volumes and profiles
       d. Practical exercises

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