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Using vertical boreholes to remove methane from the Mary Lee coalbed, Warrior Basin, Alabama - a case study.

Authors
Lambert-SW; Trevits-MA
Source
Second International Mine Ventilation Congress, November 4-8, 1979, Reno, NV. P Mousset-Jones, ed., New York: American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc., 1980 Oct; :265-274
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20028079
Abstract
One of the primary interests of the United States Department of Energy's Mine Planning Division is to fully develop avenues of technical research which potentially offer positive effects on coal mine productivity. One such area of research involves the removal of methane gas from unmined portions of coalbeds through vertical wells drilled from surface locations. As coalbed methane content is reduced, less gas is available for flow into the mine, and consequently ventilation requirements are decreased and/or coal extraction rates increase. Another attractive aspect of the veritcal borehole drainage method is that it presents an opportunity to recover and utilize significant quantitites of methane gas, which would otherwise be wasted to the atmosphere.
Keywords
Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Case-studies; Coal-mining; Gases; Surface-mining; Mining-industry; Mine-gases
CAS No.
74-82-8
Publication Date
19801001
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Mousset-Jones-P
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0895202719
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Second International Mine Ventilation Congress, November 4-8, 1979, Reno, NV
State
PA
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