Video microscopy of methane gas production from CBM coals

Brian LaReau, John Pope, Daniel Buttry, Robert Lamarre, Bret Noecker, Steven MacDonald, Neil Van Lieu

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Abstract

This invention relates a method and apparatus for studying the desorption of gases from coals using optical microscopy. Such desorption reveals the ways in which production of gas from coal occurs under various completion and production scenarios. It can also reveal the efficacy of various stimulation and enhancement methods. The invention discloses methods and apparatus that enable simulation of coalbed reservoirs in a laboratory, and teaches how correlating various analytical techniques with said microscopy can allow researchers to readily evaluate coalbed reservoir properties and production factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Technology Symposium 2007
Pages170-172
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety of Petroleum Engineers Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Technology Symposium 2007 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2007Apr 18 2007

Publication series

NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Technology Symposium 2007

Other

OtherSociety of Petroleum Engineers Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Technology Symposium 2007
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period4/16/074/18/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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LaReau, B., Pope, J., Buttry, D., Lamarre, R., Noecker, B., MacDonald, S., & Van Lieu, N. (2007). Video microscopy of methane gas production from CBM coals. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Technology Symposium 2007 (pp. 170-172). (Society of Petroleum Engineers - Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Technology Symposium 2007).