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Coal Bed Methane: From A to Z

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:

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Coal fundamentals
    • Coal type
    • Coal grade
    • Coal rank
    • Chemistry of coal
    • Thermogenic vs Biogenic gas
  • Coal fractures
  • Coal identification
  • Gas measurements
    • Gas content
    • Gas saturation
    • Coal density
  • Coalbed reservoirs
  • Production and completion methods
  • Appraisal and pilot wells
  • Geomechanical aspects and well stability
  • Water production and administration
  • Coal analogs
  • Exploratory and global geologic framework
  • Practical examples from around the world
    • Environmental aspects
    • Data Gathering / Measurements
    • Estimation of gas volumes and profiles
    • Practical exercises

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Instructor: James R. Weaver