Megascopic lithologic studies of coals in the Powder River basin in Wyoming and in adjacent basins in Wyoming and North Dakota

Open-File Report 2010-1114
Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office Reservoir Management Group
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Abstract

Between 1999 and 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigated coalbed methane (CBM) resources in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin. The study also included the CBM resources in the North Dakota portion of the Williston Basin of North Dakota and the Wyoming portion of the Green River Basin of Wyoming. This project involved the cooperation of the State Office, Reservoir Management Group (RMG) of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Casper, Wyo., and 16 independent gas operators in the Powder River, Williston, and Green River Basins. The USGS and BLM entered into agreements with these CBM operators to supply samples for the USGS to analyze and provide the RMG with rapid, timely results of total gas desorbed, coal quality, and high-pressure methane adsorption isotherm data. This program resulted in the collection of 963 cored coal samples from 37 core holes. This report presents megascopic lithologic descriptive data collected from canister samples extracted from the 37 wells cored for this project.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Megascopic lithologic studies of coals in the Powder River basin in Wyoming and in adjacent basins in Wyoming and North Dakota
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2010-1114
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101114
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: iv, 17 p.; Appendices
Time Range Start 1999-01-01
Time Range End 2007-12-31
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y