Coal Bed Methane-CO2 Sequestration
|August 29, 2012||Filled under Com II||
The WG was created in Porto (1998) based on a proposal by Paul Lyons (U.S. Geological Survey) with the aim of identifying possible contributions of organic petrology to coalbed methane studies. At the 2001 Copenhagen meeting Lila Gurba became co-convener to look after petrographic aspects and application of coal petrology in CBM exploration. In 2003 the scope was enlarged to include applications to CO2 sequestration.
At the 1999 meeting in Bucharest, past convener Peter Crosdale proposed isotherm standardization as a first step in gas adsorption studies and later (2000, Rio de Janeiro) presented preliminary data from three laboratories on two coals. In ensuing years the focus of the WG was on determining a common procedure and protocol to measure gas adsorption capacities. Some results were presented at the 2007 ICCP Meeting in Victoria, Canada.