Producing Natural Gas from Coal 

Producing Natural Gas from Coal
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
Publication Date: 09/01/2003

After nearly two decades, there is renewed interest in drilling coalbed methane wells. As gas markets evolve and technologies advance, new areas of activity have emerged around the world. Coalbed reservoirs are unusual; their properties and behavior vary significantly on both regional and local scales. In this article, we examine what makes these reservoirs so different from other gas reservoirs and evaluate the methods used by operators and service providers to better understand and exploit this unconventional resource.

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