A Computer-implemented Data Base for Coalbed Methane Resource Characterization and Research.
Diamond WP; Hyman DM; Lascola JC
J Petrol Technol SPE/AIME 1984 May; 36(5):846-848
The Bureau of Mines has obtained gas content data on more than 1,500 coal samples from approximately 250 coalbeds in 17 states. A computer-implemented coalbed methane data base was established to respond more efficiently to health, safety, and mine-planning related data requests from the coal industry and to the resource characterization needs of those interested in using coalbed methane. The system also will be used for coalbed methane research, including multivariate statistical analysis of the physical, chemical, and geologic province factors influencng the methane generation and storage capacity of coal, with the ultimate goal of developing an indrect method of estimating the gas content of coalbeds.
J. Petrol. Technol., SPE/AIME V. 36, No. 5, May 1984, PP. 846-848