E3S Web Conf.
Volume 280, 2021Second International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2021)
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|Published online||30 June 2021|
Relation between basic coal seam parameters and their gas saturation for Dobrudzha coal field, NE Bulgaria
1 University of Mining and Geology «St. Ivan Rilski», Faculty of Geology and Exploration, 1 Prof. Boyan Kamenov Str., Sofia, Bulgaria
2 National University «Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic», Department of Oil and Gas Engineering and Technology, 24 Pershotravneva Ave., Poltava, 36011, Ukraine
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One of the main natural gas contained in the coal seams is methane. Most of it is adsorbed on the surface of the coal matrix, another is in free state in different in size and morphology pore spaces or dissolved gas in the waters that associate with the coal seams. The form of presence and the degree of gas saturation depends on the rank of the carbonization process, the petrophysical and physicochemical parameters of the environment. Methane in coal seams is accepted to be categorized as an unconventional energy resource. From this point of view, it is of interest in the Dobrudzha coal basin, located in the North-eastern part of Bulgaria. The specific geological conditions of the basin, the limited study, the presence of a thick covering aquifer make it difficult to extract coal by traditional methods. This requires the use of non-popular for the country methods for energy extraction and establishing relation between the basic parameters of coal seams and their gas saturation. The existing geological-geophysical, drilling and laboratory information is combined in a detailed petrophysical model, which extends over the best presented and studied coal seam (m5) from the field. The basic parameters that reflect the amount of adsorbed gas and are the subject of study are the content of moisture, carbon, ash and the degree of carbonization, expressed by the vitrinite and its reflectance.
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