Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Research report series (University of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center) ; 28


306 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm

"July 2002"--Cover

Proceedings of a conference held April 4-5, 2002

Listed as no. 28 in the Research Report Series on the NRLC Recent Publications list

Includes bibliographical references


Coalbed methane development in the Intermountain West : a primer / Gary Bryner -- Coalbed methane development in the Intermountain West : case studies. Coalbed methane in the San Juan Basin of Colorado and New Mexico / Catherine Cullicott, Carolyn Dunmire, Jerry Brown, Chris Calwell ; Coalbed methane development in Wyoming's Powder River Basin / Diana Hulme -- Keynote address / Rebecca Watson -- Keynote address / John Watts

SESSION I : BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: An overview of CBM exploration and production / Steve de Albuquerque -- Coalbed methane in the Intermountain West : yesterday, today and tomorrow / Matthew R. Silverman -- The hydrology of coalbed methane reservoirs and the interplay of gas, water, and coal in CBM production / Leslie Nogaret -- Federal, state, and local regulatory framework for permitting of CBM development / Kate Zimmerman -- CBM and public wildlands : how much and at what cost? / Pete Morton, Chris Weller, Janice Thompson -- Powder River Basin coalbed methane financial model / W. Thomas Goerold -- Waste or wasted? : rethinking the regulation of coalbed methane byproduct water in the Rocky Mountains / Thomas F. Darin

SESSION II : THE SAN JUAN BASIN: Overview of CBM issues in the San Juan Basin / Catherine Cullicott -- Best CBM drilling, completion, production technologies, and management practices / Dennis Carlton -- CMB development and water issues / Dave Brown -- CBM development on the Southern Ute Reservation / Bob Zahradnik -- CBM development from the county perspective / Josh Joswick -- Impacts of CBM development on communities / Gwen Lachelt -- CBM development on public lands / Walt Brown --

SESSION III : THE POWDER RIVER BASIN: Overview of CBM issues in the Powder River Basin / Diana Hulme -- The geology and production characteristics of the Powder River and other CBM basins in Wyoming / Lance Cook -- A review of CBM development in the Powder River and other Wyoming basins / Don Likwartz -- CBM water management : challenges, solutions, and opportunities / Mike Day -- Developing CBM in the Powder River Basin / William T. Brown, Jr. -- CBM development from the perspective of Wyoming counties / Mickey Steward -- Air quality and CBM development / Bob Yuhnke -- CBM development, ranching, and agriculture / Nancy Sorenson, Jill Morrison -- BLM environmental analysis and CBM development on federal lands / Richard Zander

SESSION IV : CONCLUDING COMMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS / Ayn Schmit, Michael Reisner, Mark Pearson, Peter Dea, Marl Sexton