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Analytical results from samples collected during coal-bed methane exploration drilling in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

Open-File Report 2006-1213

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Abstract

In 2001, and 2002, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS), through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Devon SFS Operating, Inc. (Devon), participated in an exploratory drilling and coring program for coal-bed methane in north-central Louisiana. The USGS and LGS collected 25 coal core and cuttings samples from two coal-bed methane test wells that were drilled in west-central Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. The purpose of this report is to provide the results of the analytical program conducted on the USGS/LGS samples. The data generated from this project are summarized in various topical sections that include: 1. molecular and isotopic data from coal gas samples; 2. results of low-temperature ashing and X-ray analysis; 3. palynological data; 4. down-hole temperature data; 5. detailed core descriptions and selected core photographs; 6. coal physical and chemical analytical data; 7. coal gas desorption results; 8. methane and carbon dioxide coal sorption data; 9. coal petrographic results; and 10. geophysical logs.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Analytical results from samples collected during coal-bed methane exploration drilling in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1213
Edition:
Revised and reprinted 2006, Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
vi, 520 p.
Number of Pages:
526
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y