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A GIS-based evaluation of coalbed gas potential of the Seelyville Coal in Indiana. Final report to the United States Geological Survey (2002)

Order Number: OFS02-05
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Format: paper and digital report

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Drobniak, Agnieszka, Mastalerz, Maria, Rupp, J.A., Eaton, N.K.,  2002,  A GIS-based evaluation of coalbed gas potential of the Seelyville Coal in Indiana. Final report to the United States Geological Survey: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 02-05, 30 p., 16 fig.

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Also in CD for $35.00. CD-ROM contains added information including an Access database of all public information used to create the report.



ABSTRACT: The Seelyville Coal Member of the Linton Formation in Indiana contains potentially 1.5 to 3.0 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas as coalbed methane. The gas content determined by canister adsorption technique ranges from 15.4 to 182.2 standard cubic feet (scf)/ton (dry, ash free-daf). Gas content calculated using Kim formula is significantly higher than that measured directly and ranges from 24.5 to 333.5 scf/ton (daf). The controls on gas content distribution are complex and cannot be explained by coal rank alone. Ash content and the lithology of the overlying strata, as well as other factors, influence this distribution.


Keywords: Linton Formation, Seelyville Coal Member, methane, gas, cbm, Pennsylvanian, energy resources, Carbondale Group, GIS, coalbed methane

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