Computer-implemented Coalbed Methane Data Base.
Lascola-JC; Hyman-DM; Diamond-WP
Chap 29 in Proc 1st SME-AIME Conf Morgantown West Virginia, 1983 Aug; :251-257
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, has established a computer-implemented coalbed methane data base containing data representing over 2,000 coal samples from approximately 250 coalbeds located in 17 states and 1 Canadian province. Space for approximately 130 sample characteristics is reserved for each sample record and is divided for access efficiency into three separate physical files. A software package was written to provide a user-friendly environment in which the three files can be manipulated simultaneously. These files can be used interactively in datatrieve 11, a commercially available sorting, retrieval, and report-writing software package, or in any Fortran- compatible system for statistical analysis. The data base was established for coalbed methane research in response to the health and safety needs of the mining industry. Possible applications of the data base include mine planning related to the occurrence of gas, as well as delineating areas of resource recovery and utilization.
Chap. 29 in Proc. 1st SME-AIME Conf., Morgantown, West Virginia, August 1-3, 1983, PP. 251-257