Kansas CBM well flow rates correlate to coal gas content

From 2001 to 2005, Quest Resource Corp. developed a set of procedures to collect, desorb, and calculate the gas contents for coal and carbonaceous shales using air rotary drill cuttings in eastern Kansas.These procedures are fast, inexpensive, and reliable; and they can be easily completed by staff geologists in the field and in the lab. The resulting gas content data were used to make exploratory and well completion decisions in eastern Kansas.The coal gas content data obtained from the desorption of air rotary drill cuttings were compared to the well production data. A direct correlation exists between the coal gas content and the average daily well production. In most cases, the higher...

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