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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Saint Francis University Great day sharing the mission of NACBMF with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students at Saint Francis University. ElizaBeth De Maagd of De Maagd Consulting and Dir. of University Relations of the NACBMF and Joanne Reilly, Consultant and Board ...
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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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Board member Spotlight

Gary Rodvelt
Halliburton Energy Services

Gary Rodvelt is a Sr. Technical Services Advisor – Reservoir with Halliburton Energy Services in Charleston, WV, a position he has had since September of 1999. Prior to that, he was an Account Leader in sales for WV and KY for 4 years. He has more than 30 years experience in the petroleum industry, including 3 years as a Technical Advisor in the Illinois basin, and 20 years in the Mid-Continent area with positions in sales, stimulation design, and operations.

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Bi-Annual Conferences

Spring 2017 Session

The North American Coalbed Methane Forum would like to thank the attendees, speakers, universities and sponsors (Enervest, CONSOL) and those who helped to support our event (Halliburton and YPE Pittsburgh).

You made our April annual event at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, PA a true success!

Thank you, NACBMF Board Members