In The Western United States

Committee on Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Development and Produced Water in the Western United States Board on Earth Sciences and Resources THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, D.C. www.nap.edu THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National...

Coalbed Methane Produced Water In The Western Us

And associated methane in the Raton Basin derive from the late Cretaceous Vermejo and Raton formations, which overlie the Trinidad Sandstone, a basinwide marine sandstone (Figure 2.6). The Vermejo Formation was deposited as a collection of channel, lagoon, coastal swamp and delta plain deposits and the Raton Formation was deposited on a continental alluvial plain as a collection of channel, overbank, and swamp deposits. Numerous thin coalbeds in the Vermejo and Raton formations cannot be...

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CBM produced water in the Raton-New Mexico, San Juan, Piceance, and Uinta Basins is almost exclusively reinjected into deep, geologic formations, as a means of disposal (Table 4.1). This approach is used in these basins because of the characteristically high FIGURE Proportional representation of CBM produced water management strategies in the Wyoming and Montana portions of the Powder River Basin. The total amount of water produced in the Wyoming Powder River Basin from CBM extraction in 2008...

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Tribal Management of Coalbed Methane Development and Produced Water Coalbed methane CBM development on tribal lands is governed by the Omnibus Indian Mineral Leasing Act of 1938 and the Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982 see Chapter 3 . In a manner similar to that used elsewhere in the report, tribal approaches to CBM production and produced water management were examined in areas where tribal CBM production activity is greatest and or concerns over CBM produced water are most marked in the...