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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Selected Bibliography of Appalachian Coalbed Methane
Paul C. Lyons 1 and Robert T. Ryder 1
Open-File Report 95-572
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards and strati graphic nomenclature.
1 U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 22092
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF APPALACHIAN COALBED METHANE
Compiled by Paul C. Lyons and Robert T. Ryder, U. S. Geological Survey,
M.S. 956 National Center, Reston, Virginia 22092
U. S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 95-572
This selected bibliography of Appalachian coalbed methane was developed under the Energy Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. It is intended to assist local, state, and governmental officials, private organizations, and the public-at-large in their planning for the exploration and development of Appalachian coalbed gas, an unconventional source of natural gas. The bibliography includes information on coalbed gas production, economic potential of coalbed gas, coal resources, thermal history, geologic framework, coal chemistry, coal-mine methane control and ventilation, coal experimental work, and also legal constraints affecting the development of coalbed methane. The bibliography focuses on the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia and Ohio, but also includes information on other Appalachian states as well. In most of these states, there is very limited to moderate coalbed gas production. It is probable that national coalbed gas production will become an increasingly important energy resource well into the next century, which will reduce our dependence upon environmentally sensitive fossil fuels such as coal, conventional oil and gas sources, and on foreign petroleum.
Adams, M.A., 1984, Geologic overview, coal resources, and potential methane recovery from coalbeds of the central Appalachian basin, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, in Rightmire, C.T., Eddy, G.E, and Kirr, J.N., Coalbed methane resources of the United States: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology Series, no. 17, p. 45-71.
Adams, M.A., Hewitt, J.L., and Malone, R.D., 1982, Coalbed methane potential of the Appalachians: Unconventional Gas Recovery Syimosium, (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 16-18,1982), Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Enginerrs (AIME), Dallas, Proceedings, p. 125-134.
Adams, M.A., Eddy, G.E., Hewitt, J.L.,Kirr, J.N., and Rightmire, C.T., 1984, Geologic overview, coal resources, and potential methane recovery from coal beds of the Northern Appalachian coal basin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, and Kentucky, in Rightmire, C.T., Eddy, G.E., and Kirr, J.N., Coalbed methane resources of the United States: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology Series, no. 17, p. 15-43.
Attanasi, E.D. and Rice, D.D., 1995, Economics and coalbed gas in the 1995 National Assessment of U.S. oil and gas resources: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 95-75A, 22 p.
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Bell, G.J. and Jones, A.M., 1989 Variation of mechanical strength vith rank of gassy coals: 1989 Coalbed Methane Symposium (Tuscaloosa, AL, April 17-10, 1989), Paper No. 8924, p. 65-74.
Bell, G.J., Jones, A.M., and Morales, R.H., 1988, Spalling and the development of a hydraulic fracturing strategy for coal: Gas Research Institute Report GRI-88/0349, 142 p.
Belt, E.S., and Lyons, P.C., 1989, A thrust-ridge paleodepositional model for the Upper Freeport coal bed and associated clastic facies, Upp°.r Potomac coal field, Appalachian basin, U.S.A., in Lyons, P. C. and Alpern, B., eds., Peat and coal: Origin, facies, and depositional models, Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 293-328.
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Botoman, G., and Stith, D.A., 1978, Analyses of Ohio coals: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Circular 47, 148 p.
Botoman, G., and Stith, D.A.,1983, Analyses of Ohio coals, 1977-1978: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Circular 50, 54 p.
Botoman, G., and Stith, D.A.,1986, Analyses of Ohio coals, 1979-1980: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Circular 52, 26 p.
Botoman, G., and Stith, D.A.,1988, Analyses of Ohio coals, 1982-1984: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Circular 55, 17 p.
Boyer, C.M., and Kelafant, J.R., 1988, Geologic assessment of natural gas from coal seams in the central Appalachian basin: Chicago, Illinois, Gas Research Institute Report GRI-88/0302, 97 p.
Bragg, L. J., 1995, Coal quality data bases status report: U. S. Geological Survey Administrative Report, lip.
Bryer, C.W., Malone, R.D., and Hunt, A.E., 1982, Preliminary resource assissment of coalbed methane in the U.S.: Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, SPE/DOE 19799, p. 99-116.
Bryer, C.W., Covatch, G.L., and Mroz, T.H., 1984, Production potential for coalbed methane in U.S. basins: SPE/DOE/GRI Unconventional Gas Recovery Symposium (Pittsburgh, PA, May 13, 1984), Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Paper, p. 15-28.
Bryer, C.W., Mroz, T.H., and Covatach, G.L., 1987, Coalbed methane production potential in U.S. basins: Journal of Petroleum Technology, v. 39, p. 821-834.
Carlton, R.W., 1989, Coal-bed analyses: Ash and sulfur: Ohio Geology Newsletter, Spring 1989, p. 3-4.
Cervik, J., and Sainato, A., 1988, Water infusion of coalbeds for methane control, in Deul, M., and Kirn, A.G., Methane control research: Summary of results, 1964-80: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 687, p. 141-149.
Cervik, J., Sainato, A., and Deul, M., 1977, Water infusion of coalbeds for methane and dust control: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 8241, 27 p.
Cetinbass, A., Vinson, R.P., Cervik, J., and Zabetakis, M.G., 1974, Methane and dust controls for longwalls: Pocahontas No.3 coalbed, Grundy, Va.: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 7849, 16 p.
Chyi, L.L., Barnett, R.G., Burford, A.E., Quick, T.J., and Gray, R.J., 1987, Coalification patterns of the Pittsburgh coal: Their origin and bearing on hydrocarbon maturation: International Journal of Corl Geology, v. 7, p. 69-83.
Collins, S.L., 1992, Chemistry and reflectance of eastern Kentucky coal related to fracture-controlled diagenetic fluid migration [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 24, no. 7, p. A202.
Colton, G.W., Perry, W.J., and MacKenzie, J.D., 1981, Joint patterns in coal, black shale, gray shale and mudrocks, and limestone and dolomite in the Appalachian basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 81-837, 4 maps, scale 1:1,000,000.
Couchet, M.L., 1978, Resources of the Pittsburgh (No. 8) coal in tH Belmont field, Ohio: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 105, 12 p., 4 pis.
Couchot, M.L., Crowell, D.L., Van Horn, R. G., and Struble, R.A., 1980, Investigation of the deep coal resources of portions of Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, Noble, and Washington Counties, Ohio: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 116, 49 p., 3 pis.
Counts, R.A., 1989, Legal aspects of coalbed methane: 1989 Coalbed Methane Symposium, Proceedings, (Tuscaloosa, AL) p. 29-31.
Cross, A.T., 1952, The Geology of Pittsburgh coal-Stratigraphy, petrology, origin and composition, and geologic interpretation of mining problems: Second Conference on the Origin and Constitution of Coal (Crystals Cliffs, Nova Scotia, June, 1952), Proceedings, p. 32-99.
Cross, A.T. and Schemel, M.P., 1956, Economic resources of the Chio River Valley in West Virginia: West Virginia Geological Survey, Publication V-22b, Pt. 2, 129 p.
Currens, J.C., Bragg, L.J., and Hower, J.C., 1987, Analysis of coal samples from the Hazard District, Kentucky (Breathitt, Knox, Leslie, and Perry Counties and parts of Letcher and Harlan Counties): Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular No. 19, 301 p.
Currens, J.C., Bragg, L.J., and Hower, J.C., 1987, Analysis of coal samples from the Big Sandy District, Kentucky (Floyd, Johnson, Morton, and Pike Counties): Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular No. 20, 421 P-
Currens, J.C., Bragg, L.J., and Hower, J.C., 1987, Analysis of coal samples from the southwestern district, Kentucky (Clay, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, McCreary, Owsley, Whitley, and parts of Bell, Clinton, Estill, Madison, Pulaski, Rockcastle, and Wayne Counties): Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular No. 21, 338 p.
Damberger, H., 1974, Coalification patterns of Pennsylvanian coal basins of the eastern United states, in Dutcher, R.R., Hacquebard, P.A., Scl opf, J.M., and Si