September Distinguished Lecturer: Tight Coalbed Methane A Giant Worldwide Resource
The development of coalbed methane (CBM) has been limited to moderate- to high-permeability
Because of the coal depositional process, and the nature of gas storage and transport mechanisms, a
Horizontal drilling and enhanced CBM techniques have been successful in recovering gas from tight coals, but with limited commercial success to-date. Better understanding of coal geology and Geomechanics will lead to identification of sweet spots that can be successfully developed. Advancements in horizontal drilling technology and potentially, ECBM technology, will reduce development costs and facilitate commercial development. R&D is required to advance these technologies.
2014 SPE Ball
The social event of the oil and gas year held at the prestigious Government House Perth, tickets are strictly limited so don't miss out!