Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery with CO2 Sequestration
Engineering Honours Degree, 2006
University of Adelaide
Anthropogenic CO2 emission has been identified as the major contributor to the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere that can potentially lead to global climate change.
Injecting carbon dioxide into deep unmineable coalbeds is a potential method to reduce CO2 emission to the atmosphere and store it permanently underground. At the same time, to keep up with the industrial demand for energy, CO2 injection into coalbeds would also help to enhance coalbed methane production, a cleaner source of energy. Production of methane would also recover the cost for CO2 capturing and sequestration.
This project is a research on the theories, current developments, achievements and viability of this newly introduced technology of CO2-ECBM. The research includes a number of industrial recommendations and key parameters that influence performance. A screening software is used to demonstrate feasibility screening in potential coalbed fields.