Coal bed

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(Geol.) a layer or stratum of mineral coal.

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HCCL said, "The company now wishes to diversify its business by venturing into coal bed methane gas production.
com)-- Under the purview of energy, coal bed methane primarily refers to the natural gas or methane recovery from un-mined coal seams and adjacent sandstones.
Speaking at Federal Urdu University, he said Sindh had authorized a Canadian company to develop coal bed methane resources - getting methane from un-mined coal seams - under Thar Coal Methane Project.
Production of coal bed methane requires development of special technologies, it is a complex process consisting in "fragmentation" (creating fractured zones) of coal beds by hydraulic and pneumatic methods with use of water, acids, surface-active substances, pulp, using hydraulic fracturing, pumping special solutions into the well [1-3]; in the US, new technology of methane extraction from undeveloped coal beds have been developed (Enhanced CoalBed Methane--ECBM), consisting of injecting C[O.
Natural gas company GeoMet Inc (OTCQB:GMET) (NASDAQ:GMETP) said on Thursday that it plans to market substantially all of its coal bed methane interests located in the Appalachia Basin in McDowell, Wyoming, Raleigh, Barbour and Taylor Counties of West Virginia and Buchanan County Virginia.
said Friday it will invest around C$600 million (50 billion yen) in a project to produce coal bed methane, material for natural gas, in the Canadian province of Alberta.
The contract has been signed by Far East Energy Bermuda and China United Coal Bed Methane Corporation.
Sydney, Australia, April 7, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Global coal bed methane (CBM) company Dart Energy Limited (ASX:DTE) is pleased to announce the independent assessment of a significant resource for its Australian portfolio of coal bed methane licences.
Chinese oil major PetroChina plans to boost annual coal bed methane gas (CBMG) output 12-fold to 4 billion cubic metres (bcm) by 2015 from 0.
The report says: "The purpose of the appraisal borehole is to assess the potential of coal in the Wrexham area to contain Coal Bed Methane (CBM).
ENERGY RESOURCE-9 March 2009-More Coal Bed Methane Operators Want to Test Water-Saving Technology from Big Cat Energy(C)2009 JeraOne - http://www.
Without the use of nitrogen, which prevents each coal bed from swelling and thus reducing the room for absorbing the greenhouse gas, the amount absorbed drops by half.