Modeling and Forecasting of Coal Bed Methane Reservoir from Raniganj Coalfield, India

Deepak Singh Panwar, Ram Chandra Chaurasia, Vinod Kumar Saxena, Ajay Kumar Singh
2022 Methane  
Demand for a cleaner source of energy is increasing in India. In the search for alternate energy sources, coal bed methane gas receives considerable attention for its potential as a good energy source. During the coalification process, methane gas is captured in the coal seams and later released during coal mining operations. Coal bed methane separation is crucial for both economic benefit and methane emission reduction. The methane production from seams is an efficient way to reduce greenhouse
more » ... emissions and provide a safe mining operation environment. In India, the production of coal bed methane on a commercial scale has been recently observed. In the present paper, an attempt is made to understand and establish a 3-D excavation of coal bed methane from reservoir simulation (COMET3) for Gondwana coal seams in the Sitarampur block of the Raniganj coalfield in India. The simulation study was carried out for a period of 25 years for the recovery of methane from the reservoir. It is observed from the simulation study that 372 million cubic meters CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions can be prevented by the extraction of methane with space and time. The fracture gas concentration increases with time, and it is observed that fractures are fully saturated with gas in 3000 days.
doi:10.3390/methane1040019 fatcat:xmscjspisnhx3c6kromfmcur4i