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Coal Mine Methane as a Valuable Energy Source

27 February 2019

Hotel QUBUS, Nadwiślańska Street 6, Cracow, Poland


A full-day-long seminar titled Coal Mine Methane as a Valuable Energy Source was held within the framework of the XXVIII School of Underground Mining organized by the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Science and the Department of the Underground Mining of the AGH University of Science and Technology. 

The seminar was delivered by the International Centre of Excellence on CMM in Poland, the UNECE Group of Experts on CMM, and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI).

It had a form of match-making event between the Colombian stakeholders on the one hand, and the international experts and equipment producing companies on the other.

The first part of the session consisted of presentations by the Colombian regulators and practitioners, as well as the international experts with experience of working on CMM projects in Colombia, describing the local methane-related challenges in the Country.

 

The second part featured presentations by the international experts and equipment producing companies, responding to the needs indicated by the Colombian speakers, and explaining how given issues are addressed in other states.

 

During the event an important agreement on cooperation for implementation of a Polish pre-mine drainage project "Geometan" was signed between the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) and the Polish Mining Group (PGG). The Ceremony was attended by the management of both Companies, as well as by the representatives of the Polish Authorities.

 

Please visit also:

- a page of the School of Underground Mining dedicated to the seminar; and

- a news article related to the event.

Document Title  & SymbolENGFRERUS
Draft Agenda PDF
TitleENGSPAPOL
Background SlidesPDF
Case Study of Colombia
Is There Methane Gas Potential in Colombia? SGC Experience in Estimating CBM resources in the Country
Mr. Marco Rincon, Geologist, Colombian Geological Survey (SGC)  
PDF
Current state of the Colombian Mining Sector and the Strategy for its Future Development
Ms. Gloria Catalina Gheorghe, Mine Safety and Rescue Manager, National Mining Agency (ANM)
PDF
Challenges Faced by Mining Licence Holders due to Methane Emanations during Underground Coal Mining Exploitation; A Case Study of Colombiana de Minerales. 
Ms. Katerine Avila Acero, Operational Manager, Colombiana de Minerales
PDF
Obstacles to Development of the CBM Projects in Colombia Related to the Environmental Concerns of the Local Communities   
Mr. Marco Rincon, Geologist, SGC
PDF
Foreign Experience of Developing CMM Projects in Colombia
Mr. James Marshall, Vice-President, Raven Ridge Resources Inc.
PDF
Security Challenges in Colombian Mines; Overview of Regulations Pertaining to the Mine Safety and Explosion Prevention
Ms. Gloria Catalina Gheorghe, Mine Safety and Rescue Manager, ANM
PDF
International Experience Part I 
Polish Regulatory Framework on CMM/CBM; Estimating CMM Resources and Reserves – Polish Experience
Mr. Jerzy Hadro, Mr. Janusz Jureczka, Upper Silesian Branch, Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PIG-PIB)
PDF
Estimating CMM Resources and Converting them to Reserves – US Experience
Mr. James Marshall, Vice-President, Raven Ridge Resources Inc.
PDF
The Efficiency of Capturing Methane During Mining Exploitation in Polish Conditions
Mr. Marek Borowski, Vice Dean, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, AGH University of Science and Technology
PDF
Polish Mine Safety Regulations Concerning Methane Hazard Prevention 
Mr. Henryk Koptoń, Mr. Arnold Przystolik, GIG - Central Mining Institute 
PDF
Overview of Ventilation Characteristics, Practices, and Regulations in Poland
Mr. Eugeniusz Krause, Mr. Jacek Skiba, Mr. Bartłomiej Jura, GIG - Central Mining Institute
PDF
Hybrid Underground Installation for Energy Processing and Recovering from Ventilation Air Methane Combustion in Mine Workings for Their Further Air Conditioning
Ms. Joanna Łojewska, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University
PDF
Overview of Ventilation Characteristics, Practices, and Regulations in the US
Mr. James Marshall, Vice-President, Raven Ridge Resources Inc.
PDF
Signing of a Cooperation Agreement between PGNiG and PGG for Implementation of the Geo-Metan Project
Geometan Project - Presentation
Mr. Janusz Jureczka, Director, Upper Silesian Branch, PIG-PIB
PDF
International Experience Part II 
Getting it Right: Policies that Provide a Solid Foundation for the Development of CMM/AMM and VAM Projects   
Ms. Meredydd Evans, Senior Staff Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
PDF
The Economics of Successful Project Development   
Mr. Phil Kong, Analyst, Advanced Resources International (ARI)
PDF
Gilowice Project as a First Step to Develop Pre-Mine Drainage Technology in Poland – update on activities, review of the latest results
Mr. Janusz Jureczka, Mr. Jerzy Hadro, Upper Silesian Branch, PIG-PIB
Mr. Łukasz Kroplewski, Vice- President, PGNiG, President, ICE-CMM in Poland
PDF
CBM Gilowice Project – Applied Fracturing Technology, and the Obtained Results 
Mr. Piotr Kasza, Head, Reservoir Stimulation Department, Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute 
Mr. Janusz Jureczka, Director, Upper Silesian Branch, PIG-PIB
Mr. Łukasz Kroplewski, Vice- President, PGNiG, President, ICE-CMM in Poland
PDF
Strategic Role of CMM in Climate Change Mitigation; US Policies Affecting CMM Capture and Use     
Mr. Phil Kong, Analyst, (ARI)
PDF
Presentation of the CMM/CBM Equipment 
Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Science
"New measurement devices for ventilation methane content monitoring"
Mr. Janusz Kruczkowski, Mr. Piotr Ostrogórski 
PDF
Micon
Mr. Stefan Rygulski
PDF
Carboautomatyka S.A.   
Mr. Wojciech Anders, Mr. Tomasz Lic
PDF
EXME Berger Group
Mr. Marcin Krawczyk
PDF
Horus Energia
Mr. Maciej Ziółkowski
PDF