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1/1/1981 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines has completed an underground degasification project in which an underground piping system was used to transport methane from the coalbed to the surface. In a 10-month period four horizontal holes were drilled to an average depth of 1...
1/1/1980 - Reports of InvestigationsThe use of vertical surface degasification boreholes with bleeder systems and the use of a timbered bleeder system to degasify gob areas were studied by the Bureau of Mines. This report describes three gob degasification studies conducted in the Pittsbu...
1/1/1980 - Information CircularsReviews underground methane drainage programs being conducted in various coalbeds. Equipment used in drainage programs such as drills, underground pipelines, and methane monitoring systems is described.
Drainage of Methane From the Overlying Pocahontas No. 4 Coalbed From Workings in the Pocahontas No. 3 CoalbedThe Bureau of Mines conducted an experimental degasification project in Island Creek Coal Company Virginia Pocahontas No. 5 Mine. Methane from the overlying Pocahontas No. 4 Coalbed was entering mine workings in the Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed through frac...
The Bureau of Mines is cooperating with the U.S. Department of Energy in a directional degasification project at the Emerald Mine near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. This project is designed to combine the highly successful underground horizontal degasificat...
The Bureau of Mines developed data on the methane content of the Hartshorne coalbed, Haskell and Le Flore Counties, Oklahoma. The methane content is calculated to be between 1.1 and 1.5 trillion cubic feet. Methane increases with depth, but the rate of ...
Seven degasification wells have been completed in the Pittsburgh coalbed at the New Emerald Mine near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The Bureau of Mines performed stimulation treatments on five of the wells.
The Bureau of Mines examined the wellbore of a vertical gas drainage well in the Mary Lee coalbed to determine the results of specific completion procedures in coal. A jet-slotting tool was used to cut four vertical slots through the casing about 1 ft b...
Discusses research to determine the effectiveness of long holes in degasifying an area of the upper split of the lower Sunnyside coalbed at Kaiser SteelCompany Sunnyside No. 1 mine. These holes were drilled from the two outside entries of a section that...
Directionally Controlled Drilling To Horizontally Intercept Selected Strata, Upper Freeport Coalbed, Greene County, Pa.1/1/1977 - Reports of InvestigationsA 3-inch pilot hole was directionally drilled to intercept the Freeport coalbed horizon horizontally at Mather, Pennsylvania, as part of a Bureau of Mines degasification project. The original concept was to continue the horizontal drilling into the coal...