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Title: Methods and apparatus for measurement of a dimensional characteristic and methods of predictive modeling related thereto

Abstract

A method of optically determining a change in magnitude of at least one dimensional characteristic of a sample in response to a selected chamber environment. A magnitude of at least one dimension of the at least one sample may be optically determined subsequent to altering the at least one environmental condition within the chamber. A maximum change in dimension of the at least one sample may be predicted. A dimensional measurement apparatus for indicating a change in at least one dimension of at least one sample. The dimensional measurement apparatus may include a housing with a chamber configured for accommodating pressure changes and an optical perception device for measuring a dimension of at least one sample disposed in the chamber. Methods of simulating injection of a gas into a subterranean formation, injecting gas into a subterranean formation, and producing methane from a coal bed are also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Littleton, CO
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909429
Patent Number(s):
7,224,475
Application Number:
10/835,761
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) IDO
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Robertson, Eric P, and Christiansen, Richard L. Methods and apparatus for measurement of a dimensional characteristic and methods of predictive modeling related thereto. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Robertson, Eric P, & Christiansen, Richard L. Methods and apparatus for measurement of a dimensional characteristic and methods of predictive modeling related thereto. United States.
Robertson, Eric P, and Christiansen, Richard L. Tue . "Methods and apparatus for measurement of a dimensional characteristic and methods of predictive modeling related thereto". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909429.
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