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Title: Methane recovery from coalbeds project. Technology test projects: evaluation of candidate projects

Abstract

Of the twelve methane recovery projects which were evaluated, eight have sufficient information for evaluation and a fair ranking. Three of the other four had concepts which did not offer any features not found in the eight ranked projects. One project, BEK Industries, had a novel idea which made use of methane or other waste gas to provide space heating for hydroponic gardening. This use, while novel, would not use significant amounts of the methane available and was not considered for funding by this project, other agencies are probably more suited to pursue this project. The four projects recommended for further pursuit were selected by TRW on the basis of potential technology gains, economics, transferability of generated data, and on the potential for evolving widely used concepts. The selected projects are: Occidental Research/Island Creek Coal - horizontal boreholes in advance of mining; Bethlehem Mines - vertical wells in advance of mining; Waynesburg College - multiple completion technology projects; and Pennsylvania Energy Resources - multiple completion, multiple wells in anthracite. The major features of these projects are described briefly.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
TRW Systems Group, McLean, VA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6244619
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6244619
Report Number(s):
METC-8089-T4
DOE Contract Number:  
EW-78-C-21-8089
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 03 NATURAL GAS; COAL DEPOSITS; DEGASSING; METHANE; RECOVERY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ECONOMICS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; ALKANES; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; FLUIDS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HYDROCARBONS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RESOURCES 012000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Mining; 030100 -- Natural Gas-- Reserves-- (-1989)

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Not Available. Methane recovery from coalbeds project. Technology test projects: evaluation of candidate projects. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
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abstractNote = {Of the twelve methane recovery projects which were evaluated, eight have sufficient information for evaluation and a fair ranking. Three of the other four had concepts which did not offer any features not found in the eight ranked projects. One project, BEK Industries, had a novel idea which made use of methane or other waste gas to provide space heating for hydroponic gardening. This use, while novel, would not use significant amounts of the methane available and was not considered for funding by this project, other agencies are probably more suited to pursue this project. The four projects recommended for further pursuit were selected by TRW on the basis of potential technology gains, economics, transferability of generated data, and on the potential for evolving widely used concepts. The selected projects are: Occidental Research/Island Creek Coal - horizontal boreholes in advance of mining; Bethlehem Mines - vertical wells in advance of mining; Waynesburg College - multiple completion technology projects; and Pennsylvania Energy Resources - multiple completion, multiple wells in anthracite. The major features of these projects are described briefly.},
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