SPE: Technology expanding CBNG recovery to new areas

Technological advances for recovering natural gas from coalbeds continue to expand the role this gas plays in meeting the US energy balance, as well as make it more likely that other countries will develop their coalbed gas resources.Coalbed natural gas (CBNG) may contain heavier hydrocarbons such as ethane and propane, and therefore some prefer this term to coalbed methane (CBM), which implies that coalbeds produce only methane.The CBNG industry has had its ups and downs, according to Charles M. Boyer, principal consultant, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, speaking Oct. 7 at a press conference at the Society of Petroleum Engineers' annual conference and exhibition in Denver.Boyer said...

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