Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane, 1st Edition

  • Pramod Thakur
  • Published By: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0128030968
  • ISBN-13: 9780128030967
  • DDC: 622.3385
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This book presents the reader with design systems that will maximize production from worldwide coal bed methane reservoirs. Chapters on hydrofracking, horizontal drilling technology, and production strategies address the challenges of dewatering, low production rates, and high development costs. The 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Global Reserves of Coal Bed Methane and Prominent Coal Basins.
2: Gas Content of Coal and Reserve Estimates.
3: Porosity and Permeability of Coal.
4: Diffusion of Gases From Coal.
5: Pore Pressure and Stress Field in Coal Reservoirs.
6: Fluid Flow in CBM Reservoirs.
7: Fluid Flow in Pipes and Boreholes Contents.
8: Hydraulic Fracking of Coal.
9: Horizontal Drilling in Coal Seams.
10: Coalbed Methane Production From Shallow Coal Reservoirs.
11: Coalbed Methane Production From Medium-Depth Coal Reservoirs.
12: Coalbed Methane Production From Deep Coal Reservoirs.
Appendix 1 Evaluation of Error Function.
Appendix 2 Solutions to Unsteady State Flow Equations Constant Production Rate Infinite Radial System.
Glossary of Terms.