Methane is produced by micro-organisms that consume organic matter in the coal that is penetrated by the well bore.
When water is pumped out, the remaining methane is extracted, but, in the absence of water, the bacteria cannot survive so there is no future production. Thus, the rapid production decline begins until the well eventually produces very little to no gas at all.
With Nutech's patented technology, the methane is captured with no damage to the micro-organisms which will continue to produce the gas indefinitely.
A stable, environmentally friendly method of "harvesting" methane will result in methane becoming a renewable resource.
The principle operation of this invention is a method for separating gas and water within a well bore to produce substantially water free gas.
The remedy to the many industry problems that the tool offers is that no water ever reaches the surface!
Abandoned wells can be placed back into economically viable production with the use of this device
The device has over 14,000 hours of documented, commercial field testing of producing gas without a single drop of water leaving the well bore.
THE DEVICE IS CURRENTLY DEPLOYED AND PRODUCING GAS COMMERCIALLY IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN OF WYOMING
Coal Bed Methane Diffusion Production Process eliminates:
All environmental water liabilities for the producer.
Monthly operating costs related to pumping, water disposal and maintenance of
Costs associated with initial construction of storage pits.
Bonding costs related to state and federal agencies for storage pits.