Coalbed methane resource map, Gilson bed, Book Cliffs coal field, Utah (OFR-176D)
By: A. C. Keith, J. S. Hand, and A. D Smith
A general resource estimate map showing the location of drill core samples and the resultant methane contents in the Gilson bed. The samples were collected by the Utah Geological and Mineral Survey independently and as part of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.
The generalized resource boundary is based upon a four-mile radius of influence. Local sampling experience in the Book Cliffs supports the use of this four-mile radius. With the addition of future methane information, this radius of influence should be recalculated. The designation of a favorable recovery area displays the interpretation of the coal bed methane graph. This area should yield the greatest methane recovery.
Plates: 1 pl.
Location: Carbon and Emery Counties
Media Type: Paper Map