Jan 27

Coalbed Methane and Ground Water – Competing Resources?


Presentation by Ralf Topper, Colorado Geological Survey

AWRA Colorado Section – January 27, 2009

Ralf Topper gave a presentation on coalbed methane and ground water at the AWRA Colorado Section monthly meeting for January.  The talk included discussion of the processes used to extract coalbed methane.  He also described the issues associated with the beneficial use of production water, including water quality and regulations affecting the produced water.  Ralf discussed current coalbed methane operations in Wyoming and Colorado.  Please see Ralf’s presentation (attached) for complete details of the talk.

CBM-Produced Water

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