OVERSIMPLIFICATIONS CAN LEAD TO FAULTY COALBED GAS RESERVOIR ANALYSIS
Jeffrey R. Levine Consultant Tuscaloosa, Ala. Proper characterization of coalbed gas reservoirs needs to include analyses that account for the complexity and variability of coals. Commonly used compositional characterization methods such as proximate analysis which are geared more or less specifically to certain technologies (e.g. coke making) are inadequate for complete coalbed reservoir characterization.