Coal Seam Gas Engineering - PTRL6032

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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  • Introduction to coal seam gas (CSG), resources, coal petrology.
  • Theory of adsorption, LangMuir theorem, isotherm construction, CBM reservoir analysis-reserve estimates.
  • Depth effects on permeability, Klinkenberg, Shrinkage, and Stress Effects on Permeability.
  • CBM reservoir simulation and reserve estimation.
  • Water Composition as Permeability Indicator, Relative Permeability, Butt and Cleat Permeabilities.
  • Decline curve analysis.
  • Drilling, Completion and stimulation (Hydraulic fracturing).
  • Production operations.
  • Economics of CBM recovery.
  • CBM Legislation.


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