This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the basic properties of coal seam gas reservoirs.
As a result of attending this course participants will have a foundation from which to assess and interpret information as a basis for coal mine gas management, coal seam gas production, design and optimisation.
This course is presented by laboratory gas testing specialists GeoGAS.
Who should attend?
This course is recommended for staff involved in exploration, coal mine gas management and gas utilisation.
Participants typically include:
- Mining Engineers
- Mine Planning Engineers
- Petroleum Engineers
- Technical Services Managers
- Operational staff and service providers
It is also suitable for anyone interested in understanding the fundamentals of coal seam gas management and gas production.
There are no pre-requisite skills required for this course.
At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles of gas reservoir assessment from measurement to analysis and application
- Appreciate the contrasting properties of coal seam gas reservoirs
- Understand key drivers underpinning coal mine gas emission and coal seam gas production
- Understand the principles of designing and implementing a gas testing program
- Estimate gas resource size and uncertainty
- What is coal seam gas - a hazard and a resource?
- History of coal mine gas management and commercial extraction
- Where are coal seam gas reservoirs located?
- Future trends
- Coal formation
- Coal characterisation - rank, grade, type
- Variability in coal
- Effect on coal seam gas reservoirs
Gas Reservoir Geology
- Gas generation, storage and retention
- Gas content in Australian coals
Gas in place
- Proximate analysis and relative density
- Net coal
- Gas content, composition/quality
- Reporting bases
- Gas content gradients and domains
- Gas resource
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- Gas saturation - what is it, how is it calculated, gas sorption isotherm, sensitivity to reservoir conditions/gas type/coal properties, gas desorption pressure, validation, uncertainty
- Workshop - gas saturation and desorption pressure calculation
- Permeability - what is it, absolute permeability, relative permeability, stages of gas desorption/migration, effect of stress, matrix shrinkage, measurement
- The purpose of this module is to present an overview of the practical applications of gas reservoir assessment including some of the following:
- Designing a testing program
- Gas reservoir modelling
- Coal mine gas emission
- Gas drainage and extraction
- Outburst prevention
- Gas production
To register for this course, please download and fill in the appropriate booking form below.