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1/1/1986 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines conducted studies to compare the effectiveness of the cross-measure borehole system with that of surface gob holes on two successively mined retreating longwalls in the Lower Kittanning coalbed. Only the cross-measure system was in o...
Investigation of Similarities Between Methane Drainage Potential of Utah's Sunnyside Coalbed and Eastern U.S. Coalbeds1/1/1986 - Reports of InvestigationsAn investigation of the effectiveness of methane drainage in the lower Sunnyside coalbed at Kaiser Steel Corp. Sunnyside No. 1 Mine in Utah. Most previous attempts to drain methane gas using long horizontal holes were conducted in the eastern coal provi...
1/1/1986 - Information CircularsThe goal of this research was to evaluate the integrity of existing shutoff valves and actuators used under high-temperature conditions in the Bureau of Mines' horizontal borehole methane drainage pipeline system and to determine system improvements.
1/1/1985 - Reports of InvestigationsThe cross-measure borehole technique is an effective method of controlling methane liberated by fracturing the roof strata in longwall gobs where overburden is less than 750 ft (229 m). About 71 pct of the methane produced by longwall mining in the Lowe...
1/1/1985 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines and United States Steel Corp. are conducting a joint project to monitor formation pressures at a large (23-well) coalbed gas drainage field near Oak Grove, Alabama. Three monitor holes were drilled in late 1981, and pressure monitori...
1/1/1983 - Reports of InvestigationsThe cross-measure borehole technique is being studied as an alternative to the use of surface gob boreholes as a means of controlling methane in gobs during longwall mining. Small-diameter holes are drilled from underground locations into strata overlyi...
The Bureau of Mines is developing underground gob gas drainage as an alternate means of methane control for U.S. longwalls. Holes are drilled into the roof over the panel and on retreating longwalls, towards the working face from a location inby the fac...
The Bureau of Mines has developed several techniques for draining methane from coalbeds in advance of mining. Drilling long horizontal holes from an underground location is one such technique, which was successfully demonstrated in the Pittsburgh and Su...
Three long horizontal holes were drilled from a directionally drilled surface hole at the Emerald Mine near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The purpose was to adapt the technique of directional drilling for use in draining methane from coalbeds.
The Bureau of Mines conducted research to degasify a virgin block of coal in the Beckley coalbed using long horizontal holes drilled in an array from the bottom of a ventilation air shaft. Eight horizontal holes and an in situ pressure hole were drilled...