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North American Coalbed Methane Forum

Topic of Discussion: US Natural Gas Environmental Profile: How Does CBM Compare?

Presented by Timothy J. Skone, P.E., DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane

This book presents the reader with design systems that will maximize production from worldwide coal bed methane reservoirs. With more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Pramod Thakur, President of NACBMF, is an expert in the field. The author starts with much needed introductory basics on gas content and diffusion of gas in coal, crucial for anyone in the mining and natural gas industries.

Going a step further, chapters on hydrofracking, horizontal drilling technology, and production strategies address the challenges of dewatering, low production rates, and high development costs. This book systematically addresses all three zones of production levels, shallow coal, medium depth coal, and deep coal with coverage on gas extraction and production from a depth of 500 feet to upwards of 10,000 feet, strategies which cannot be found in any other reference book.

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ElizaBeth De Maagd
De Maagd Consulting

In 2010, with encouragement from colleagues in the O & G industry, ElizaBeth De Maagd started De Maagd Consulting to address the need for "fact based" research in the energy industry. She felt by utilizing her strengths in public relations, she would be able to spread the truth about scientific research on an international platform and share the importance of linking all energies together to benefit global production. With her background in business development, she also felt a passion to coach companies that were looking to conduct business within the energy sector.

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Bi-Annual Conferences

NACBMF Spring Forum Date Confirmed

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the North American Coalbed Methane Forum's "One Day NACBMF Spring Seminar" to be held on April 18, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, PA.


This year we are once again offering online registration and payment through EventBrite. The early bird registration deadline is April 13, 2018.

In our following newsletters and Eblasts, we will be highlighting speakers as well as topics of discussion. If you would like to sponsor the event or provide a scholarship for student(s) to attend, please reach out to our public relations department at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ElizaBeth De Maagd at 412.389.8467.