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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.033

EXPERIMENTAL EQUIPMENT FOR ENHANCED METHANE PRODUCTION BASED ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING CONTROL

A. Patutin, T. Shilova, S. Serdyukov
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 249-252 pp

ABSTRACT
The paper deals with an experimental model of borehole equipment designed for directional hydraulic fracturing in order to obtain additional methane flow into degassing wells during coal mining. Hydraulic fracturing is one of the most effective methods to increase the permeability of the coal seam due to the formation of new paths for gas filtration. Special attention should be paid to the direction of crack propagation during fracking. The main components of the system, including a special module that allows to control the development of the initial crack are presented. The hydraulic test results showed that designed equipment meets the main requirements and can be used during coal bed methane production.

Keywords: borehole equipment, degassing, hydraulic fracturing control, coal bed methane