This course explores the history of unconventional gas exploration and the development of the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and shale gas industry. The geology of these reservoirs, drilling and completion practices are discussed. Additionally, the projected future development of unconventional gas is discussed along with regulatory and environmental considerations.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the exploration, drilling and production of CBM and shale gas
- Describe the types of unconventional gas
- Describe coal geology
- Discuss drilling and completion methods for CBM and shale gas
- Discuss environmental and regulatory considerations and future development