News - Items filtered by date: January 2015
Write on Saturday, 31 January 2015 Published in News

Dear SPE members and oil and gas professionals!

Another SPE Moscow section monthly meeting took place on January, 20.

Mike Zuber, Technical Advisor from Schlumberger in Asia Area, presented 'Tight Coalbed Methane A Giant Worldwide Resource: How do we Produce it? (Challenges and Solutions)'.

Write on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 Published in Meetings

The development of coalbed methane (CBM) has been limited to moderate- to high-permeability reservoirs (>1 md).  However, a significant resource of natural gas exists within low-permeability coals (<1 md).  Worldwide CBM resources are estimated to range from 3,500-7,000 Tcf, and EIA estimates >800 Tcf are technically recoverable.  As of 2010, however, only 60-70 Tcf of CBM reserves were proved.  Vast CBM resources are untapped.