2007 Unconventional Resources

Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coalbeds

Subcontractor: Colorado School of Mines

Principal Investigator: Junko Munakata-Marr
Project Number Project Status
07122-14 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
Participants
The University of Wyoming; U.S. Geological Survey; Pioneer Natural Resources; Pinnacle Gas Resources; Coleman Oil and Gas; Ciris Energy
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 12, 2008 June 12, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,246,740.00 $864,333.00 $382,407.00
Project Objectives

The project objective is to investigate microbial agents and their ability to convert coal into methane under in-situ conditions. The types of microbes, conversion rates and conditions for optimum methane generation will be assessed.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 350.7 KB
Project Website: Environmental Science & Engineering - Colorado School of Mines - Highlighted Research Projects
Reports
File Type Date
Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coal Beds ( 148.6 KB ) Project Management Plan 11/08
Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coal Beds ( 57.2 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 11/08
Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coal Beds ( 1.2 MB ) Final Report 06/12
Presentations
Title: Comprehensive Investigation of Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Coal Bed Methane - 04/09 ( 1.9 MB )