INTERNATIONAL COALBED & SHALE GAS SYMPOSIUM May 19-23, 2008 Bryant Conference Center The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA Pre-Symposium Short Courses, May 19 & 20, 2008 RPSEA Forum May 21, 2008 Symposium Technical Sessions, May 21 & 22, 2008 Post-Symposium Field Trips, May 23, 2008 ABOUT THE PROGRAM WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The very first Coalbed Methane Symposium was held on the campus Through its broad selection of short courses, technical sessions and field of The University of Alabama in November 1987. Forty papers were trips, the 2008 Symposium extends valuable professional development presented at the ‘87 meeting. Now, 20 years later, the 2008 Symposium and networking opportunities in technology and business for: is proud to serve and continue its mission dedicated to the international advancement of the science and technology of unconventional methane • Consultants • Government Agencies gas extraction and utilization. • Engineers • Hydrologists The focus of this symposium is on accurate delineation and efficient • Entrepreneurs • Land Managers recovery of both mine-related and stand-alone coalbed methane • Equipment Sales • Legal/Regulatory Personnel resources worldwide. While the majority of the papers presented relate Representatives • Mine Operators to coalbed methane, this meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for • Exploration Managers • Researchers interdisciplinary examination of diverse technologies concerning coalbed • Geologists • Technical Support methane and shale gas. • Geoscientists Representatives TABLE OF CONTENTS Registration Check In, Exhibits.. ......................................................................................................................................................... ......2 Sponsors...........................................................................................................................................................................................3 & 8 Program Summary .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Welcome and Reception/Social Events .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Concurrent Short Courses .................................................................................................................................................................... 4-6 Concurrent Technical Sessions ............................................................................................................................................................. 6-8 Concurrent Field Trips ............................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Field Trip Map ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Symposium Executive Committee/Abstract Reviewers .............................................................................................................................11 General Information............................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Proceedings Order Form .........................................................................................................................................................................11 Registration Form .................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Registration Check In Exhibits Bryant Conference Center - Main Lobby Tuesday, May 20..........5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008 Wednesday, May 21.....7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 22........7:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 For information regarding exhibits or 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. sponsor opportunities, please call Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Penny Williamson at (205) 348-3014; fax (205) 348-9276; or email 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org 2 2008 PROGRAM SUMMARY Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 Short Course #1 Short Course #1 RPSEA Forum Technical Concurrent (Continues) and Technical Sessions Field Trips Short Course #2 Sessions MORNING Short Course #3 Short Course #4 Short Course #5 Short Course #1 Short Course #1 Technical Technical Field Trip # 1 AFTERNOON (Continues) (Continues) Sessions Sessions (Continues) Short Course #2 (Continue) (Continue) Field Trip # 2 ends Short Course #3 Short Course #4 Short Course #5 EVENING Welcome and Social Hour Reception SOCIAL EVENTS! WELCOME AND RECEPTION Tuesday Evening, May 20 LUNCHES Sellers Auditorium Wednesday, May 21, Buffet lunch at Four Points Hotel, hosted by Halliburton Energy Services, Tyler, TX 5:30-6 p.m. Welcome Charles Willis, Symposium Chair, President and Thursday, May 22, Barbecue lunch, hosted by GeoMet, Inc., General Manager, Black Warrior Methane Corp., Birmingham, AL Brookwood, AL; Charles Karr, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, The University of Alabama; Berry H. “Nick” Tew Jr., Ph.D., State Geologist and Oil & Gas Supervisor, Geological Survey of SPECIAL THANKS! Alabama; Sponsor of mugs Richard A. Gates, District Manager, TICORA GeoSciences, Inc., Arvada, CO District 11, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Sponsor of handy tote bags U.S. Department of Labor; Universal Well Site Solutions, Fort Collins, CO Carolyn C. Dahl, Ed.D., Dean, College of Continuing Studies, The University of Alabama Sponsor of golf balls and hand wipes Petron Resources, LP, Frisco, TX 6-8:30 p.m. Reception Special Thanks to the Reception Sponsor Coalbed Methane Association of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Entertainment Sponsored by Norris Rods, Houston, TX 3 CONCURRENT SHORT COURSES MAY 19 & 20, 2008 Monday & Tuesday, May 19 & 20, 2008 Tuesday, May 20, 2008 SHORT COURSE# 1 SHORT COURSE # 2 Coalbed Methane Exploration Strategies: Shale Gas Evaluation Hydrogeologic Controls Critical for Exploration, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Development, and Resource Assessment Fee: $295/person 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Limit: 50 Fee: $595/person Limit: 50 About the Course This one-day short course will acquaint the participants with the methodology About the Course used to characterize potential shale gas reservoirs. A comprehensive set The purpose of this two-part short course will be to allow geologists, hydrologists, of laboratory evaluation procedures have been implemented to characterize geophysicists, petroleum engineers and exploration managers to become familiar the geological, petrophysical and geomechanical properties of shales. This with the fundamentals as well as the latest technology applied coalbed methane information is used to develop a core calibrated log model and recommend exploration and resource development, both in the United States and worldwide. a stimulation strategy. The laboratory characterization procedures will be The course will emphasize the geologic and hydrologic controls on coalbed methane examined and the variations observed in different shale targets in North exploration and resource development: tectonic and structural setting, natural America will be discussed. fractures, coal depositional environments, coal rank, gas content, hydrodynamics, and permeability. Discussions of the hydrogeologic controls on production will be followed by the application of the basin-scale producibility and exploration model in defining coalbed methane fairways and sweet spots. Methods used for calculating and Who Should Attend Engineers, geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and exploration assessing coalbed methane resources will also be described. Updated information on managers selected major coal-bearing basins in the United States and a review of international coalbed methane opportunities will be provided. For hands-on experience, the course will include revised exercises Course Outline to illustrate the decision-making process as basin evaluation proceeds from regional • Geological characterization of cored gas shales in terms of depositional screening, to targeting fairways and sweet spots for coalbed methane exploration and facies, environment of deposition, and rock types. development. New exercises will allow the participants to actively apply the exploration • Characterization and classification of gas shales in terms of their lithology, model to frontier basins or regions that have only limited data. Handout material mineralogy, clay content, clay types, and pore structure including macro- includes hard copies of the PowerPoint slide presentations and exercises. and micro-fractures. • Measurement of the various petrophysical properties such as porosity, permeability, grain density, and saturations (i.e. water saturation, gas Who Should Attend saturation, mobile oil saturation, gas filled porosity and clay-bound water). Geologists, hydrologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, exploration • Measurement and characterization of the organic content of gas shales managers, leaseholders, managers, domestic and international government in terms of total organic content (TOC), Rock Eval pyrolysis, and vitrinite agencies reflectance (Ro). • Determine the gas desorption associated with kerogen and adsorption isotherm for gas storage capacity as a function of reservoir pressure. Course Outline – Part I • Core-log calibration of open-hole logs for the development of petrophysical The Coalbed Methane Producibility and Exploration Model models to determine gas shale properties. • Welcome and Introduction • Measurement of the key geomechanical properties that are required • Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane Exploration and Development for optimizing fracture designs and/or horizontal wells such as Young’s • Introduction of the Coalbed Methane Exploration Model Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, Bulk Modulus, fluid leak-off coefficient, fracture • Coal Occurrence and Depositional Setting Applied to Exploration and conductivity, horizontal stress, and proppant embedment. Development • Measurement of fluid interactions in various gas shale lithologies. • Structural Setting and Cleat Genesis • Integration of the core data with well logs, fracture stimulation techniques, • Application of Burial History and Coalification to Coalbed Methane and production test results to aid in the evaluation and exploitation of gas Producibility shale reservoirs. • Compositional Variability and Origins of Coal Gases Course Outline – Part II About the Instructors Michael “Mike” Conway, Ph.D., is President of Stim-Lab, Inc., a division Defining Exploration Fairways and Sweet Spots of Core Laboratories located in Duncan, Oklahoma and has 30 years of • Welcome and Introduction experience in the evaluation of all aspects of hydraulic fracturing in low • Review of the Coalbed Methane Exploration Model permeability and unconventional reservoirs. After receiving in PhD in organic • Hydrogeologic Factors Affecting Gas Content in Coal Beds chemistry, he worked for 10 years in Halliburton Services Research Center. At • Introduction to Hydrogeology and Permeability Stim-Lab, Mike manages the laboratory testing of fracturing fluids, additives • Application of Hydrogeology to Coalbed Methane Exploration and proppants used in hydraulic fracturing. He also consults on stimulation • Determination of Coal and Coalbed Methane Resources treatment design and conducts completion engineering studies in tight gas, • Review of International and U.S. Coalbed Methane activity and CBM and gas shale reservoirs. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum opportunities Engineers. Randall S. “Randy” Miller is President of Integrated Reservoir Solutions, About the Instructor a division of Core Laboratories located in Houston, Texas. Randall Miller received his B.A. in Chemistry and Geology from the University of California at Andrew R. Scott, has more than 15 years of coalbed methane experience and has San Diego and pursued graduate studies at Scripps Institute of Oceanography published more than 70 senior author papers and abstracts on various aspects of and the University of Houston. He has 25 years of experience in the analysis coalbed methane exploration and development. He has participated in numerous and evaluation of reservoirs both domestically and internationally. He has coalbed methane workshops and short courses in the United States as well as conducted and directed over 50 joint industry projects including a Regional internationally, and has received more than a dozen awards for his research efforts. Study of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Reservoirs, Reservoir Prediction in Prior to starting Altuda Geological Consulting and Altuda Energy Corporation, Mr. Deep Shelf Sandstones Gulf of Mexico, Tight Gas Sands of North America Scott held a position of Research Associate at the Bureau of Economic Geology, - Reservoir Characterization and Fracture Stimulation Optimization and Gas the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked on a wide variety of research Shales-Reservoir Characterization and Production Properties. His special projects and served as Program Director of Domestic Energy Research and Texas interests are integrating geology, petrophysics, stimulation and production Regional Director of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. Mr. Scott recently analysis for optimizing the exploitation of unconventional reservoirs. He is served as President of the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Petroleum Geologists. Houston Geological Society 4 Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Tuesday, May 20, 2008 SHORT COURSE # 3 SHORT COURSE # 4 Numerical Modeling and Reservoir Simulation for Coalbed Methane Well Completions and Sorbed Gas Reservoirs Production: Field Data, Best Practices, New 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aspects Fee: $295/person 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Limit: 30 Fee: $295/person Limit: 30 About the Course About the Course This one-day short-course will cover the basic concepts and practical application This one-day short course will acquaint the participants with established of numerical modeling and reservoir simulation for sorbed gas reservoirs - coalbed and more recent observations and ideas in regard to coalbed methane well methane and gas shales. The course will review the theories of gas storage and completions and production. The course will include a summary and comparison flow, and how they are numerically represented in simulation models. The practical of coalbed methane well completions that have been used in different fields. application of both dual-porosity and triple-porosity models will be covered, as will Production and cost data from different fields have been analyzed also. Horizontal permeability modeling and multi-component gas sorption/diffusion. In addition, wells are riding high and may be the future. Although there are still lively issues, the utility of geostatistical methods for reservoir characterization will be presented, we will offer a summary of best practices. as well as evolutionary strategy methods for optimized history-matching. Finally, the application of integrated Monte-Carlo and reservoir simulation for probabilistic production forecasting will be covered, and how these results can be used for sensitivity analysis. The concepts and methods presented will be demonstrated Course Outline through a variety of actual field examples that include single vertical production Horizontal Wellbore Stability wells, multi-well and multi-seam field developments, multi-branch horizontal wells, • Predicting drilling stability: underbalance or not? and enhanced recovery projects using CO2 and/or N2 injection. • Results for different coal ranks and depths • Production stability: hole collapse and solids production • Best practices to avoid fines production Who Should Attend • Application to horizontal wells in the field This course is designed for anyone who performs or relies upon numerical modeling and reservoir simulation for project decision-making. Well Completion Types • Horizontal wells and multilaterals: advantage over vertical wells • Effect of length and skin factor on production Course Outline • Underreamed OH vertical wells • Theory of gas storage and fluid flow • Cavity completions: work in San Juan and Bowen basins • Differences and applications of dual- vs. triple-porosity models • Hydraulic fracturing: 10 best practices • Enhanced coalbed methane recovery and multi-component sorption/diffusion • New stimulations for tight coals <1 md • Dynamic permeability models • Application of geostatistical methods Industry Survey of CBM Fields • Optimized history-matching for model calibration • Production comparison from different fields • Integrated reservoir/Monte-Carlo simulation for probabilistic performance forecasting • Effects of completion on production • Parameter sensitivity analysis • Costs of production compared • Case studies • Formula to benchmark your production against industry range About the Instructors Permeability in Coal: the Key to Success Scott Reeves is the Executive Vice President of Advanced Resources • Permeability in commercial plays International, Inc., a research and consulting firm specializing in non-conventional • How to find permeability gas, enhanced oil recovery and carbon sequestration. He provides technical • Perm increases with matrix shrinkage: latest lab and field data consulting and advisory services to clientele throughout the world, and performs • How to create permeability through shear failure research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, industry consortia and • The future of coalbed methane others. Scott has published over 150 articles, papers and consulting reports. He was a 2002/2003 SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery. Scott received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Duke University. About the Instructor Ian Palmer is a consultant in coalbed methane, sand prediction, hydraulic George Koperna is a Project Manager with Advanced Resources International, fracturing, shear stimulation, and general geomechanics. He was most recently a Inc. in Arlington, Virginia. He possesses over twelve years of experience providing Geomechanics Specialist with BP in Houston. Before that he worked for Amoco, a broad range of engineering design, field supervision and technical analysis for NIPER, University of Arizona, Oral Roberts University, and Los Alamos National work related to desorption-controlled reservoirs, such as coal and organic shale. Laboratories. Ian has evaluated completions in CBM plays internationally as He has a strong understanding of reservoir simulation and evaluative modeling, well as in USA and Canada. He is an originator and principal of a consortium of which have been employed in history matching efforts and predictive simulations companies investigating stimulation of low-perm formations (sands, shales, and for the production of coalbed methane and shale-gas as well as for enhanced coals). He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2001-02. He is a partner with coalbed methane recovery. He has presented several short courses on coalbed Higgs-Palmer Technologies and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. methane technology. George received his BS and MS degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University. Dr. Reinaldo Gonzalez, an applied mathematician with more than 15 years’ experience in the oil industry and over 20 years of academic experience, is a Senior Consultant with Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI) in Houston, Texas. Prior to working for ARI, Dr. Gonzalez was an independent consultant for the Venezuelan national oil company (PdVSA) and an Associated Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). His experience includes reservoir characterization, geostatistics, and the application of advanced mathematical solutions to oil industry problems. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the “Universidad Simon Bolivar” and a PhD in Mathematics from UCV. 5 Tuesday, May 20, 2008 The 2008 International Coalbed SHORT COURSE # 5 & Shale Gas Symposium TECHNICAL SESSIONS Artificial Lift 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Rast A) Fee: $50/person; No Charge if attending the Technical PROGRAM Sessions May 21, 2008 Limit: 40 7:00-8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Exhibits (Sellers Aud.) Breakfast hosted by Pense Bros. Drilling Co., Inc., About the Course Fredericktown, MO This short course will provide participants with information about an Artificial Lift System: any system deployed that helps maintain a reduced producing bottom-hole pressure with the objective of initiating and/or improving WEDNESDAY MORNING productionof reservoir fluids from the well. Maintaining the required flowing bottom-holepressure is the basis for the design and installation of these TECHNICAL SESSIONS & RPSEA FORUM systems and sucker rodpumps, gas lift, hydraulic pumps, plunger lift, and electrical submersible pumpsuse a range of operating principles to accomplish PRESIDER: Charles Willis, President and General Manager, this objective. Representativesof each presenting company will make a 1 Black Warrior Methane Corp., Brookwood, AL hour and 15-minute presentation tobe followed by 15 minutes of Q&A time with company representatives. There will be a total of three presentations and 8:15-8:45 a.m. participants will alternate at the conclusion of each session ultimately covering Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), each presentation. the Energy Policy Act Mike Ming, President of RPSEA Who Should Attend Operations Managers, This course is designed for Petroleum Engineers, 8:45-9:15 a.m. Key Paper Well-Servicing Personnel, Purchasing Managers, and Technical Managers. 0808 Gas Shale Potential of Alabama Jack C. Pashin, Geological Survey of Alabama Course Outline 9:15-9:35 a.m. • Harbison-Fischer: Down-hole Rod Pumps: Trouble Shooting - Randy 0828 DeWerff Gas Shale Stimulation • Lufkin: Pumping Units - David Doyle, PE - Operation & Troubleshooting ; P.E. Clark, Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Automation - Andy Cordova Alabama • Norris: Sucker Rods: Failure Analysis - RusselI D. Stevens 9:35-10:05 a.m. Sponsored by: Harbison-Fisher, Houston, TX; Lufkin Automation, Houston, 0814 TX; and Norris Sucker Rods, Houston, TX Current and Evolving Issues Pertaining to Produced Water and the Ongoing Development of Coal Bed Methane J. D. Arthur and B. G. Langhus, ALL Consulting About the Instructors 10:05-10:20 a.m. Break Russell D. Stevens has served in various sales/technical capacities during his 23 year tenure with Norris. In 2006, Stevens was promoted to the position sponsored by Schlumberger Technology of Manager of Technical Services where he is responsible for coordinating and Company, Cottondale, AL directing all technical service activities including rod string designs, failure analysis, technical papers and presentations, and technical training seminars. 10:20-11:15 a.m. Stevens is a member of the AESC, SPE, NACE, ASM, and serves as a member Presentations about Research/Technology Needs in Coalbed of the API Committee 1, Subcommittee 11, Field Operating Equipment Task Methane and Shale Gas Group. Presenters include Denise Cox, Michael Conway, George Koperna, Randall Randy De Werff is Eastern Regional Manager (eastern half of North America) Miller, Ian Palmer, Andrew Scott with Harbison-Fischer located in Fort Worth, Texas. Randy has been with Har- bison-Fischer for 22 years, with the past three years spent in the home office; 11:30-12:30 a.m. Buffet Lunch previous seven years in Illinois as District Manager for northeast; and prior at Four Points Hotel, sponsored by Halliburton to that 12 years as sales representative in Michigan and Ontario. His Career Energy Services, Tyler, TX began 25 years ago in the supply business in Kansas and Oklahoma. Randy is originally from Ellinwood, Kansas 12:30-1:30 p.m. Panel and Group Discussion: Critical Research Needs for David Doyle, PE, is Chief Engineer with Lufkin Industries, Oilfield Division. He is a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University in Mechanical Engineering (BSME); Development of Gas Shale and Coalbed Methane Resources and has 7 years’ experience in artificial lift - all with Lufkin’s pumping unit de- Michael Conway, Denise Cox, Randall Miller, Ian Palmer, Jack Pashin, sign engineering group. Andrew Scott 6 PROGRAM PROGRAM May 21, 2008 May 22, 2008 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THURSDAY MORNING TECHNICAL SESSIONS TECHNICAL SESSIONS 1:30-2:00 p.m. 8:00-8:30 a.m. Key Paper 0802 0820 Climate Change and Global Warming Minimizing the Cost of CO2 Storage in Coal Seams: An Economic John R. Christy, Professor and Director, Earth System Science Center, Evaluation of C02 Sequestration in Low Permeability Coal Field NSSTC, University of Alabama at Huntsville with Limited Storage Capacity R. Sander and G. Allinson, Petroleum Engineering, The University of New 8:30-9:00 a.m. South Wales, Australia; and J. Esterle, CSIRO Exploration and Mining, 0811 Australia Role of Natural Fractures in Shear Stimulation: a New Paradigm? I. D. Palmer, Higgs-Palmer Technologies; J. Cameron and Z. 2:00-2:30 p.m. Moschovidis, PCM Technical, Inc.; and J. Ponce, BP America Inc. 0803 Geologic Controls on Gas Flow Pathways in Coal Seams E. Kinnon and J. Esterle, The University of Queensland, CO2CRC, Australia 9:00-9:30 a.m. 0812 2:30-2:45 p.m. Break Coalbed Methane Potential of the Paleocene Fort Union Coals in sponsored by Core Laboratories, the Antelope Arch, South-Central, Wyoming Denver, CO T. Gentzis, G. Hampton III, and G. Murrie, Petron Resources, L.P. 2:45-3:15 p.m. 0804 9:30-9:45 a.m. Break An Integrated Reservoir Characterization, Geostatistical Analysis, sponsored by Harbison-Fischer, Inc., Optimized History-Matching and Performance Forecasting Study Fort Worth, TX of the 9-Section, 30-Well Pump Canyon CO2-ECBM/Sequestration Demonstration Site, San Juan Basin, New Mexico 9:45-10:15 a.m. A.Y. Oudinot, K.C. Schepers, R.J. Gonzales and S.R. Reeves, Advanced 0813 Resources International, Inc. The Steele/Niobrara Shales in Wyoming: Could they become a major unconventional gas play in the U.S. Rockies? 3:15-3:45 p.m. T. Gentzis, G. Murrie and G. Hampton III, Petron Resources, L.P. 0805 Measurement of Gas Sorption Rate with Different Rank and 10:15-10:45 a.m. Particle Size Coals 0815 N. Sakimoto and S. Shimada, The University of Tokyo; M. Kaiho, O. Green House Gas Emission Transactions and CBM/CMM Yamada and J. Yasuda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science B. G. Langhus and J. D. Arthur, ALL Consulting and Technology 10:45-11:15 a.m. 3:45-4:15 p.m. 0826 0806 Justification of Optimum Permitted Exploration of Working Coal Horizontal Drilling Techniques in Alabama’s Floyd Shale Face Related to Coal Seam Gas Content J. Lightfoot and W. Shedd, Scientific Drilling L.A. Puchcov, S.V. Slastunov, G.G. Karkashadze and K.S. Kolilov Coauthors: C. Willis and E. Hutchens, Black Warrior Methane (Moscow State Mining University, Russia) Corporation 11:15-11:45 a.m. 4:15-4:45 p.m. 0824 0807 Creating Carbon Credits as an Additional Revenue Source from Recent Coalbed Methane Exploration in the Galilee Basin, Australia Coalbed and Coal Mine Methane Projects J. R. Holland, J. K. Applegate – J. R. Holland & Associates, Inc.; M. Bocking M.S. Castillo, Element Markets, LLC – Bocking Associates CBM Pty Ltd; C. G. Smith and K. Murray – Galilee Energy Ltd 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Barbecue Lunch sponsored by GeoMet, Inc., 4:45 p.m. Announcements Birmingham, AL 7 May 22, 2008 THURSDAY AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSIONS 1:00-1:30 p.m. 0822 Basic Coal Mining Operations and Terminology R. M. Katz, Jim Walter Resources, Inc. 1:30-2:00 p.m. 0816 Siting, Design, Construction and Reclamation of Coalbed Natural Gas (CBNG) Impoundments B. G. Langhus. J. Crissup, J. D. Arthur, and B. Bohm, ALL Consulting Sponsors 2:00-2:30 p.m. The University of Alabama 0817 College of Continuing Studies Surface Monitoring at the SECARB Black Warrior Test Site, College of Engineering Tuscaloosa County, Alabama M. R. McIntyre and J.C. Pashin, Geological Survey of Alabama; Advanced Resources International, Inc. A. Dayan, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama; R. A. Esposito, Southern Company; and B. Strazisar, NETL, U.S. Dept. of Black Warrior Methane Corp. Energy Coalbed Methane Association of Alabama, Inc. 2:30-2:45 p.m. Break Core Laboratories 2:45-3:15 p.m. Geological Survey of Alabama 0818 Description and Status of the Coal-Seq Consortium GeoMet, Inc. S. Reeves, Advanced Resources International; S. Harpalani, South Illinois University; and K. Gasem, Oklahoma State University Halliburton Energy Services 3:15-3:45 p.m. Harbison-Fischer 0819 Technical and Economic Evaluation of Undersaturated Coalbed Lufkin Industries Methane Reservoirs Norris Rods F. Carlson, Yates Petroleum Corporation; C. Hartman and J. Obluda, TICORA Geosciences, Inc. Pathfinder Energy Services 3:45-4:15 p.m. Pense Bros. Drilling Co., Inc. 0821 Discrete Fracture Network Models of the SECARB Carbon Petron Resources, LP Sequestration Test Site, Deerlick Creek Field, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama Schlumberger Technology Company G. Jin and J. C. Pashin, Geological Survey of Alabama TAM International, Inc. 4:15-4:45 p.m. 0823 TICORA Geosciences, Inc. Preliminary Investigation and Research on CBM Development in Republic of Korea Universal Well Site Solutions Byoung-Woo Yum, Dong-Chan Koh, Seho Hwang, Taehee Kim, and Kyung- Seok Ko, Groundwater & Geothermal Resources Division, KIGAM; Hee- Jae Koh and Suk-Whan Park, Geology & Geoinformation Division, KIGAM NOTE OF APPRECIATION The 2008 International Coalbed Methane 4:45-5:15 p.m. Symposium Executive Planning Committee thanks all 0827 contributing authors for their interest and participation in Best Practices for Obtaining Quality Permeability Data with this program and each presenter for making special efforts CBM Matrix Injection-Falloff Testing Gary Rodvelt, Halliburton, and Randy Oestreich, A-Strike Consulting to join us on site to present the papers. Many presenting authors are loyal supporters of this program, and our 5:15-5:45 p.m. Adjournment / Evaluations / Exhibits Down heartfelt appreciation is extended to them. We personally thank and acknowledge the abstract reviewers for volunteering their time to review and evaluate each abstract. We extend our sincere appreciation to all Symposium sponsors and exhibiting organizations for their support and interest in this continuing education program. 8 Friday, May 23, 2008 Friday, May 23, 2008 CONCURRENT TRIP 2 FIELD TRIPS 1 & 2 With coalbed methane resources of 10 to 20 tcf, Alabama is the birthplace of the Coalbed Methane Operations in Brookwood modern coalbed methane industry and remains a world leader with nearly 5,000 Coal Fields wells drilled and more than 3,000 wells producing in 20 fields (see map). Three 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. field trips have been designed for participants to have the opportunity to examine Fee: $100/person (includes lunch) coalbed methane operations as well as reservoir geology. Limit: 45 Field trip one is to the Cahaba coal field and will feature excellent exposures that elucidate the geology of coalbed methane reservoirs. The second trip is to the This trip features coalbed methane operations run by one of the most successful Brookwood coalbed methane field and will feature opportunities to view active and pioneering companies producing gas in the Black Warrior Basin. Black Warrior “stand alone” and mine degasification operations in the Black Warrior Basin. Methane Corp. was founded in 1981 and produces gas in the Brookwood field in Field trip three is to a coalbed methane field under development in northern concert with the underground mining operations of Jim Walter Resources Tuscaloosa county. Incorporated. IMPORTANT NOTICES Tour participants will be able to observe degasification activities that enable • Field trips leave from and return to the Bryant production of extremely high-quality metallurgical coal from four of the deepest Conference Center vertical-shaft coal mines in North America. Here, innovative approaches to • Transportation (12-passenger vans) is provided by coal degasification, including horizontal drilling and gob drilling, are routinely The University of Alabama employed. • No private vehicles will be allowed • Lunch is provided for all field trip participants Trip Leaders: Charles Willis, President and General Manager, Black Warrior Methane Corp., Brookwood, AL; and Richard Katz, Mining Engineer, Jim Walter Resources, Inc., Brookwood, AL For more information regarding Field Trips, please call Lynn Crenshaw at (205) 348-2494; fax (205) 348-9276. FIELD TRIP MAP TRIP 1 Map–Compliments of Alabama Geological Survey Geology of the Cahaba Coal Field 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $100/person (includes lunch) Limit: 45 The Cahaba coal field is the southernmost coal field of the Appalachian foreland thrust belt and contains a coalbed methane resource of nearly 2 trillion cubic feet. Gas has been produced from coal in the Gurnee Field, where more than 550 wells were permitted. Coal and coalbed methane resources are in the Lower Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation, which was deposited in a spectrum of environments, including braided streams, deltas, and tidal sand banks. Pottsville strata were folded and faulted during the Pennsylvanian-Permian Alleghanian orogeny, resulting in complex fracture patterns and reservoir geometries that may be characteristic of foreland thrust belts around the globe. Participants will have the opportunity to see exposures of coal-bearing strata in the Cahaba coal field that contain an array of sedimentologic, biologic, and tectonic structures. Presentations and discussions will include not only the depositional, tectonic, and thermal history of the coal field, but will also focus on ways in which the geologic framework influences coalbed methane production. Participants Alabama Coalbed Methane Fields will receive a detailed guidebook containing a road log, stop descriptions, and colected papers on the geology, coal resources, and coalbed methane potential of the Cahaba coalfield. Trip Leaders: Dr. Jack C. Pashin, Chief, Energy and Minerals Section; and Richard E. Carroll, Coal Geologist, Geological Survey of Alabama Visit the Geological Survey of Alabama’s Website at: http://www.gsa.state.al.us 9 GENERAL INFORMATION PARKING From I-20/59, take the McFarland Boulevard/US 82 exit and proceed north to the University Boulevard interchange. Exit and turn right. Stay on University Boulevard REGISTRATION FEES down the hill and turn left on Second Avenue. Open parking will be on your left, Monday & Tuesday, May 19 & 20, 2008 Short Course Fees: The two-day the Bryant Conference Center complex on your right. In addition to the parking lot short course fee is: Course #1 $595/person, and each one-day short course fee is on Second Avenue, you may also park in the Coleman Coliseum Parking Lot, the $295/person for attendance at either Course # 2, 3, or 4. The fee to attend Short Bryant Drive Parking Lot, and the new Soccer Field Parking Lot adjacent to University Course # 5 is $50/person. Fees include course materials, refreshment breaks Boulevard. You will be able to ride a Green Route bus from either of these lots to and daily luncheon. It does not include lodging or travel expenses which are the Second Avenue at the Bryant Conference Center. responsibility of the participant. Group discounts are available to organizations registering 3 or more from same company to attend same Short Course. GETTING AROUND Wednesday & Thursday, May 21 & 22, 2008 Symposium General See map to the Bryant Conference Center online at Technical Sessions Fee: The general registration fee of $315/person covers www.bcc.ua.edu/general.html; and lodging information at www.visiting.ua.edu. the Tuesday evening welcome/reception, technical sessions, refreshment breaks, CLIMATE two luncheons, and a copy of the Proceedings. This fee does not include lodging Tuscaloosa enjoys a mild climate. During the month of May, temperatures usually expense or attendance in the short courses or field trips. range from nighttime lows of 50oF (10o Celsius) to daytime highs of 80oF (27o Celsius). A reduced fee of $280/person is available for organizations registering 3 or more participants for attendance on May 21 & 22. To qualify for this discounted AIRLINE SERVICE fee, please remit completed registration forms simultaneously. The Birmingham Airport (205) 592-8127, is serviced by many major airlines University students are encouraged to register at a fee of $50/person. This (toll free): fee includes attendance at the technical sessions, breaks and luncheons as well • American Airlines, 1-800-433-7300 • Northwest Airlines, 1-800-225-2525 as the Proceedings CD. • Continental, 1-800-525-0280 • TWA, 1-800-221-2000 Friday, May 23, 2008, Field Trip Fees: The $100/person fee for each field • Delta Air Lines, 1-800-221-1212 • United Airlines, 1-800-241-6522 trip includes a field trip guidebook (if applicable), transportation, liquid refreshments GROUND TRANSPORTATION and lunch. Group discounts do not apply. The Birmingham Airport is a one-hour drive from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Prepayment of all registration fees via check or credit card is requested. MasterCard, Automobile rental agencies in the Birmingham area are: VISA, Discover and American Express credit cards are accepted. Checks must • Avis Birmingham Airport • National Car Rental Interrent be drawn on a U.S.A. bank and should be made payable to The University of (205) 592-8901 1-800-227-7368 Alabama. • Budget rent a car • Payless Car Rental 1-800-527-0700 1-800-729-5377 LATE/ON-SITE REGISTRATION Budget Birmingham Airport Payless Birmingham Airport If you must register after May 2, 2008, please fax your completed registration (205) 322-3596 (205) 978-9031 form to (205) 348-6614, or register online at www.coalbed.ua.edu. Enrollment • Enterprise Rent a Car Automobile rental agencies in the is limited in some events, and registrations will be processed on a first-come, 1-800-325-8007 Tuscaloosa area: first-served basis. Enterprise Birmingham Airport Enterprise Pre-registration is encouraged for program planning purposes; however on-site (205) 591-1927 (205) 349-4446 walk-in registration is available, but allow for extra time on site during processing. • Hertz 1-800-654-3131 worldwide Hertz (205) 759-5204 Please have all necessary information already entered on the Registration Form Hertz Birmingham Airport U-Save Auto Rental prior to your arrival at the Bryant Conference Center. (205) 591-6090 (205) 349-2510 CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS AND TAX DEDUCTION SHUTTLE SERVICE If you must cancel, a full refund may be granted up to May 2, 2008. After that TO-FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT - TUSCALOOSA date, an administrative fee equal to 25% of the registration fee—minimum $25—will be charged against your refund. Refunds cannot be made after the program has Executive Shuttle Network LLC: phone (205) 702-4566 begun, but a substitute participant may be designated. http://eshuttle.net Notice to international participants: Refunds will be made at prevailing weekly average exchange rates; therefore, the amount refunded may be either more or Birmingham Door to Door, LLC: phone (205) 591-5550; less than that paid. toll-free 1-888-349-1544 The University of Alabama reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine http://birminghamdoortodoor.com sections; to limit registration; and to change instructors. U.S. Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for most SPECIAL MESSAGE CENTER educational expenses (registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to A message board will be available in the Conference Center. You may leave messages maintain or improve professional skills. during the Symposium at the Bryant Center 205-348-8600; fax 205-348-0222. LOCATION and LODGING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS (PDH) CREDIT The 2008 International Coalbed & Shale Gas Symposium will be held in the Courses and technical sessions as advertised in this brochure may be applied Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul Bryant Drive, on The University of Alabama toward the continuing education requirement for registered Professional Engineers, campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa is located approximately 60 miles Geologists, and Land Surveyors. Contact your state’s licensing board for information southwest of Birmingham via Interstate 59/20 (see map for location at pertaining to rules for specific course appropriateness concerning your license www.bcc.ua.edu/general.html). status. Lodging recommendations are as follows: (when making reservations, please be sure to mention this program) See lodging information online at visiting.ua.edu. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS On site— Hotel Capstone (formerly the Sheraton Four Points Hotel), 320 Paul Upon payment of a $10 fee, participants will receive a certificate which identifies the Bryant Drive, phone 1-800-477-2262; fax (205) 759-9314 number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded in recognition of completion 3/4 mile from campus—Hampton Inn, 600 Harper Lee Drive, phone of short courses and technical sessions. (205) 553-9800 or 1-800-426-7866; fax (205) 553-0082 Symposium 1.8 1-Day Short Course .7 3+ miles from campus—Best Western Park Plaza Motor Inn, 3801 McFarland 2-Day Short Course 1.4 Boulevard East, phone/fax (205) 556-9690; toll-free 1-800-528-1234; Courtyard by Marriott, 4115 Courtney Drive, phone (205) 750-8384; Fairfield Inn by Marriott, FURTHER INFORMATION 4101 Courtney Drive, (205) 366-0900; Holiday Inn Express (205) 464-4000; For more information, call Donna Keene, Associate Director, PD&CS Quality Inn (Exit 73) 1-800-424-6423; Sleep Inn (located at I-20 & I-59 Exit 76) (205) 348-6513, e-mail email@example.com; Nova Hodo, (205) 348-3029, (205) 556-5696 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax inquiries to (205) 348-9276. VISIT OUR WEBSITES http://www.pdcs.ccs.ua.edu/ or http://coalbed.ua.edu 10 PROCEEDINGS ORDER FORM E-mail Order email@example.com PROCEEDINGS On-site Pickup During Symposium [ ] _____ additional copies @ $60 each. All papers presented in the May 21 & 22, 2008, technical sessions will be For Pickup After the Symposium [ ] _____ copies @ $75 each. made available on a Proceedings Compact Disc available at the opening Airmailed to U.S.A., Canada or Mexico Address; or Surface Mail to Other of the Symposium. This is included in the registration fee. Countries [ ] _____ copies @ $90 each. Additional CD’s (limited supply) will be available on site during the Airmail to Countries Outside the U.S. [ ] _____ copies @ $125 each. Symposium or, by mail delivery after the program at the rates quoted below. For extra(s) or special orders, complete and return this form before Past ICBM Symposium Proceedings Available @ $50 each. May 2, 2008. Requests are processed in order as received. Mail orders will not be mailed until June 2, 2008, to insure ample supply for program [ ] 2007, May 21-25 (CD) [ ] 2001, May 14-18 (bound, softback) attendees. Rates are subject to change. [ ] 2006, May 22-26 (CD) [ ] 1999, May 3-7 (bound, softback) [ ] 2005, May 16-20 (CD) For Mail Orders, Send Completed Form to: [ ] 2004, May 3-7 (CD) ATT: Nova Hodo [ ] 2003, May 5-9 (CD) The 2008 International Coalbed & Shale Gas Symposium Method of Payment: College of Continuing Studies/PD&CS [ ] I am enclosing a check in the total amount of $________ The University of Alabama made payable to THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. Box 870388 (Checks must be drawn on a U.S.A. bank.) Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0388 [ ] Charge $________ to my credit card. Telephone Order [ ] MasterCard [ ] VISA [ ] Discover [ ] American Express 205-348-3029 or 205-348-6222 _ Card # _____________________Expiration Date_______ __ FAX Order Authorizing Signature_____________________________ __ 205-348-9276 The 2008 International Coalbed & Shale Gas Symposium EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Charles Willis Charles D. Haynes, Ph.D. Jack C. Pashin, Ph.D. SYMPOSIUM CHAIR 2008 Professor, (retired) Head, Energy and Minerals Section President & General Manager Civil Engineering, The University of Alabama Geological Survey of Alabama Black Warrior Methane Corp. Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa, AL Brookwood, AL J. Read Holland, Ph.D. Scott Reeves President Malcolm Bocking J.R. Holland & Associates, Inc. Executive Vice President Principal, Geologist Tuscaloosa, AL Advanced Resources International, Inc. Bocking Associates CBM Pty, LTD Houston, TX Castle Hill NSW, Australia George G. Karkashadze Professor John S. Richardson Charles M. Boyer, II Moscow State Mining University, Vice President Principal Consultant Unconventional Moscow, Russia Acquisitions & Engineering Reservoirs Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services Energen Resources Corporation, an Pittsburgh, PA Donna Keene Energen Company Associate Director Birmingham, AL Charles W. Byrer Professional Development & Conference Project Manager (retired) Services College of Continuing Studies Berry H. “Nick” Tew, Jr., Ph.D. National Energy Technology Laboratory The University of Alabama State Geologist and Director U.S. Department of Energy Tuscaloosa, AL Geological Survey of Alabama Supervisor, Morgantown, WV State Oil & Gas Board Dennis Lathem Tuscaloosa, AL Denise M. Cox Executive Director Storm Energy Coalbed Methane Association of Alabama Rhonda Tinsley Golden, CO Birmingham, AL Senior Geologist Southern Company Services Peter E. Clark, Ph.D. Phillip G. Malone Birmingham, AL Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Vice President College of Engineering, The University of Alabama GeoMet, Inc. Douglas R. Wight Tuscaloosa, AL Birmingham, AL CEO/President Petron Resources, L.P. Richard A. Esposito Eddie Martin Frisco, TX Senior Engineering Geologist Surface Operations Coordinator Southern Company Services Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Company Shinji Yamaguchi, Dr. Eng. Birmingham, AL North River Mine Associate Professor Berry, AL Petroleum and Geothermal Engineening Richard A. Gates Dept. of Earth Science and Technology District Manager, District II Morgan “Mike” Mosser Mine Safety and Health Administration Project Manager Akita University, Japan U.S. Dept. of Labor National Energy Technology Laboratory Birmingham, AL U.S. Department of Energy Morgantown, WV 11 The University of Alabama Nonprofit Organization College of Continuing Studies U.S. Postage Paid Box 870388 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0388 Material Please Rush - Dated The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. Registration Form All amounts are in U.S. dollars. Registration Code 050038 Concurrent Short Courses One registration per panel; for group registrations, please duplicate this form. [ ] This confirms my telephone registration. May 19 & 20, 2008 [ ] Dr. [ ] Mr. [ ] Ms. [ ] Mrs. [ ] This confirms my on-line registration. [ ] #1 CBM Exploration Strategies: Hydrogeologic Controls Critical for Exploration, Development and Resource Assessment _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ $595/person for two-day workshop on May 19 & 20; Name First Last M. I. Program #05-0006 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] $535/person (reflects discount for Preference on Nametag Social Security # (For Records Only) organizations registering 3 or more) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] #2 Shale Gas Evaluation Company/Organization Name Company Phone Company Fax $295/person for one-day workshop on May 20, 2008; Program # 05-0007 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] $265/person (reflects discount for Personal Business Phone Personal Business Fax organizations registering 3 or more) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] #3 Numerical Modeling and Reservoir E-mail address Job Title Simulation for Sorbed Gas Reservoirs $295/person for one-day workshop on May 20; _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Firm/Organization Size Approving Manager Program #050008 [ ] $265/person (reflects discount for _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ organizations registering 3 or more) Confirmation Mailing Address [ ] #4 Coalbed Methane Well Completions and _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Production City State ZIP $295/person for one-day workshop on May 20; Program #050009 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] $265/person (reflects discount for Billing Mailing Address Attn: organizations registering 3 or more) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address [ ] #5 Artificial Lift $50/person for one-day workshop on May 20; _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ $0 if attending the Symposium City State ZIP Program #050040 METHOD OF FEE PAYMENT [ ] Enclosed is a check in the total amount of $___________made payable to THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. (Checks must be drawn Symposium, May 21 & 22, 2008 on a U.S.A. bank.) [ ] General Registration Fee @ $315/person; Program #050010 [ ] Charge fee $____________to my [ ] personal [ ] business credit card: [ ] Group Discount Fee @ $280/person [ ] MasterCard [ ] VISA [ ] Discover [ ] American Express (3 or more from same company, please register Card #_________________________________________________________________ Exp.Date_______________________ simultaneously) [ ] $175/person, 1-day pass Authorizing Signature_____________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] Wednesday, May 21 [ ] Thursday, May 22 The University of Alabama is committed to following the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make your request for accommodation by April [ ] Student Registration @ $50/person 21, 2008 by stating your request here:___________________________________________________________________________ Institution:_____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Graduation date: __________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Concurrent Field Trips, May 23, 2008 FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER [ ] Cahaba Coal Field @ $100/person [limit 45] Mail form and fee to: Phone in registration to: [ ] Brookwood Coal Field Trip @ $100/person Registration Services (205) 348-3000 [limit 45] College of Continuing Studies toll-free # 1-866-432-2015 The University of Alabama On-line registration CEU Certificate(s) @ $10 each (optional) for: Box 870388 FAX registration form to: is available via the [ ] 2-Day Short Course (1.4 CEUs) (205) 348-6614 website: Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0388 www.coalbed.ua.edu [ ] 1-Day Short Course (.7 CEUs) [ ] 2-day Symposium (1.8 CEUs) FAX, phone-in and on-line registrations must have credit card number and information.
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