Journal article

The influence of CO2 saturation time on the coal gas flow: Fractured bituminous coal

Xiaogang Zhang, Ranjith Pathegama Gamage, MSA Perera, A Haque, AS Ranathunga

FUEL | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019


The permeability reduction due to the coal matrix swelling induced by the adsorption of CO2 is the major concern during enhanced coalbed methane recovery (ECBM) as well as CO2 sequestration in coal reservoir. Many problems arise in the context of this process regarding the coal permeability variations, and very few studies have been made with consideration of long-term CO2 saturations on gas flow behaviour alterations. The main objective of this study is therefore to examine the influence of both subcritical and supercritical CO2 flooding durations on N2 and CO2 permeability variation of naturally fractured low volatile bituminous coal under various tri-axial conditions. Five CO2 flooding du..

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