India eyes coalbed methane to supplement gas supply, but much more study needed

India's developing economy implies a spur in demand for new sources of energy, and coalbed methane is being pursued to supplement the gas supply and partially cover demand.New projections indicate a huge coal resource on the order of 636 billion tonnes in Gondwana and Tertiary age. The majority of the Gondwana coal resource lies at shallow (mineable) depths, and the resource that may be available for CBM exploration lies predominantly in the 'inferred' and 'indicated' categories.The production profile of Gondwana coals is typical of any CBM well. The coal reservoir, however, is heterogeneous due to its banded nature and lithotype, while the permeabilities encountered s...

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