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2007 Unconventional Resources

Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coalbeds

Subcontractor: Colorado School of Mines

Principal Investigator: Junko Munakata-Marr
Project Number Project Status
07122-14 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
Participants
The University of Wyoming; U.S. Geological Survey; Pioneer Natural Resources; Pinnacle Gas Resources; Coleman Oil and Gas; Ciris Energy
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 12, 2008 June 12, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,246,740.00 $864,333.00 $382,407.00
Project Objectives

The project objective was to investigate microbial agents and their ability to convert coal into methane under in-situ conditions. The types of microbes, conversion rates and conditions for optimum methane generation were assessed.

Report

File Name File Type Date
Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coal Beds Project Management Plan 11/08
Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially GenerateTechnology Status Assessmentd Methane in Coal Beds Technology Status Assessment 11/08
Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coal Beds Final Report 06/12