Coal-bed methane potential of the Wind River Indian Reservation

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Energy and Mineral Resources , [Washington, D.C.?]
Natural gas -- Geology -- Wyoming -- Wind River Indian Reservation., Wind River Indian Reservation (
Other titlesCoal bed methane potential of the Wind River Indian Reservation
Statementedited by Stephen A. Manydeeds.
ContributionsManydeeds, Stephen A., United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Division of Energy and Mineral Resources
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Shoshone and Arapaho tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation --A study of the Basal Mesaverde Sandstone as a guide for coalbed methane exploration, Wind Indian River Reservation, Wyoming / David Tabet --Stratigraphy and structure of coal bearing formations in the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming / William R.

Keefer and Ronald C.

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Johnson --A preliminary evaluation of coalbed methane resources of the Wind River restoration. found only in the deep parts of the Wind River Basin, and they are not high enough in quality (based on normal Tertiary coal quality) to warrant development of large underground mines.

However, thermogenic and biogenic gases from the Fort Union coal in the deep and shallow parts of the basin may serve as potential coal-bed methane resources. Coal Bed Methane: From Prospect to Pipeline is the proceedings of the 25th anniversary of the North American Coal Bed Methane Forum.

It provides the latest advancements in the production of coal bed methane covering a variety of topics, from exploration to gas processing, for commercial utilization. Coal bed methane (CBM) is thus becoming an important energy source next to natural gas.

However, location of commercial viable sources is expensive and time consuming and, therefore, research efforts are being made to predict the extent of CBM available in a given location from other known by: 7.

Coal-Bed Methane: Potential and Concerns Figure 1. Major coal fields of the conterminous United States. The Wasatch Plateau and the Powder River Basin are producing coal-bed methane and are being studied by the USGS.

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U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey USGS Fact Sheet FS––00 October Stable Dewatering stage production stage Decline. development of the coal bed methane (CBM) gas and the development of ordinary natural gas drilling are seri-ous threats to all the wilderness areas because of air pollution.

The tribes have expressed their concerns about this energy development in Wyoming, and on the Wind River Reservation.

The tribes have asked Devon Oil Company to complete a comprehen-File Size: KB. Wind River Basin. Wind River Reservation. Owl Creek Mountains. Legend. level. Structure contours are. drawn on top of the Permian sea.

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Owl Creek. Park City Formation except. Mountains. where noted. Datum is meansea level Precambrian rock. sea level sea. Paleozoic and. About the Author(s) Barry Ryan is a coal and coalbed methane specialist with the Oil and Gas Emerging Opportunities and Geosciences Branch of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he has worked for 14 years.

He is responsible for technical aspects of coal geology and coalbed methane geology in the province. Previously, Barry was employed by Crowsnest. Gas consumption in India has grown at an annual rate of 10% from – To meet an increase in gas demand, India needs to develop unconventional gas resources like coal bed methane (CBM) and.

Fire Accidents in Coal Mines are mainly due to Coalbed Methane, and Lignite deposits which undergo spontaneous combustion. Coalbed Methane in India. With one of the largest proven coal reserves, and one of the largest coal producer in the world, India holds significant prospects for commercial recovery of coalbed methane.

Coal Bed Methane (CBM) We have successfully forayed into CBM Exploration sector since the year by bagging two CBM Blocks within India under CBM-III round of Open Competitive Bidding procedure carried out by Government Of India.

Coalbed methane (CBM) is an emerging clean coal technology in India to extract in-situ entrapped methane of coal beds. Methane is a greenhouse and a calorific valuable gas providing an energy.

Coalbed methane (CBM or coal-bed methane), coalbed gas, coal seam gas (CSG), or coal-mine methane (CMM) is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent decades it has become an important source of energy in United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries.

The term refers to methane adsorbed into the solid matrix of the coal. The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation is home to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Located in southeastern Montana, the reservation is aboutacres in size18 and lies adjacent to the Tongue River, a tributary of the Yellowstone River The Wind River Reservation, located in southwestern Wyoming, is home to both the Eastern Shoshone and.

production of coal bed methane. However, in order to fully develop India's CBM potential, delineation of prospective CBM blocks is necessary. There are other measures like provision of technical training, promotion of research and development, and transfer of CBM development technologies that can further the growth of the sector.

Oil,gas firms ask for regulatory clarity on coal bed methane areas. The issue of single operatorship has surfaced as coal and oil ministries are locked in a turf war on the mining rights to be granted to the operators. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Office of Water (T) Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC EPAR Coal-bed Methane Show Within the Wind River Indian Reservation Enhances Gas Prospects in Deeper Portions of the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. BARKER, CHARLES E., RONALD C.

JOHNSON, MARK J. PAWLEWICZ, BONNIE L. CRYSDALE, and ARTHUR C. The Powder River coal bed methane projects are estimated to contain 61% of Wyoming’s coal bed methane resources. Coal bed methane reserves in the state of Wyoming are estimated at tcf, which alone is over 3 tcf more than traditional dry natural gas estimates for the state of tcf8.

Production of coal bed methane in Wyoming was. Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane presents the reader with design systems that will maximize production from worldwide coal bed methane reservoirs.

Authored by an expert in the field with more than 40 years of’ experience, the author starts with much needed introductory basics on gas content and diffusion of gas in coal, crucial for anyone in the mining and Price: $ Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is an unconventional form of natural gas found in coal deposits or coal seams.

CMB is formed during the process of coalification, the transformation of plant material into coal [1]. It is considered a valuable energy resource with reserves and production having grown nearly every year since Varied methods of.

Currently, the Wind River Indian Reservation contains about square provide the bulk of the future petroleum potential. (after Johnson and Rice, ). Figure WR - Stratigraphic column for Wind River Reservation Wind River Reservation Wind River.

where water is removed from coalbeds, allowing methane to rise to the surface. Dewatering results in the coproduction of both methane and * Second-year student, University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Robert J. Duffy, Political Mobilization, Venue Change, and the Coal Bed Methane Conflict in Montana and Wyoming, 45 : Mallory J. Irwinsky.

For a time, coal-bed methane was responsible for making the Powder River Basin the largest producing natural gas field in the state, at more than 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day. During the early s, coal-bed methane was the only big gas play in the state—a godsend for a mineral revenue-dependent state that had endured a long dry spell.

Coal Bed Methane: From Prospect to Pipeline is the proceedings of the 25 th anniversary of the North American Coal Bed Methane Forum. It provides the latest advancements in the production of coal bed methane covering a variety of topics, from exploration to gas processing, for commercial utilization.4/5(1).

Handbook on Coal Bed Methane Produced Water: Management and Beneficial Use Alternatives July Prepared by: ALL Consulting Tulsa, OklahomaFile Size: 8MB. Coal bed methane pumpage affects the flow to the nearby rivers with total river flux dropping by almost half at its most extreme.

The flow to Hanging Woman Creek decreases from m 3 /s discharging to the river to almost m 3 /s being drawn from it (Fig. 17).Cited by: Coal bed methane, a well documented hazard in coal mines, is also a potential energy source.

In Colorado, an estimated resource of TCF may exist in the Green River, Raton Mesa, San Juan River, and Uinta coal regions. Methane content for minable coalbeds ranges from 0 to near cubic feet of gas per ton of coal.

Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Coalbed Methane (CBM), an unconventional source of natural gas is now considered as an alternative source for augmenting India’s energy resource.

India has the fifth largest proven coal reserves in the world and thus holds significant prospects for. Abstract. This guidebook is the first of its kind: A focused look at coal-bed methane in a large Rocky Mountain Laramide basin. The papers in this volume cover every aspect of coal-bed methane in the San Juan Basin, including: The geology, environments of deposition, and geometry of the coal beds that contain the resource; the origin and migration history of the gas; basin-wide resource.

What is coalbed methane? Methane, CH 4, is a naturally occurring gas; it is the major component (95 percent) of natural can be produced in a variety of ways. For example, methane is produced during the natural coalification process, when organic matter such as trees or .Coalbed methane (CBM) development on tribal lands is governed by the Omnibus Indian Mineral Leasing Act of and the Indian Mineral Development Act of (see Chapter 3).In a manner similar to that used elsewhere in the report, tribal approaches to CBM production and produced water management were examined in areas where tribal CBM production activity is greatest and/or .Most coal has some methane (the main component of natural gas) trapped inside it.

This methane is produced during the coal formation process and gets trapped on the surface of the coal in tiny pores and fractures.1 Many coalbeds also contain large amounts of water; the pressure from this water keeps the methane in place.

Coalbed methane is extracted by pumping out the water.