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These bibliographic references have been compiled as a TSOP project, and organic petrologists have found the references to be useful in their work. They should be available at university or geological research center libraries. They are not available from TSOP, except for those listed on our Publications page, or as part of the TSOP Newsletter.
ALL Consulting, 2003, Handbook on coal bed methane produced water: management and beneficial use alternatives: Coal bed methane resources and produced water management, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, CD. (http://www.all-llc.com/CBM/BU/index.htm)
American Oil & Gas Reporter, 2006, PAW grapples with coalbed gas water: American Oil & Gas Reporter, v. 49, no.8, p. 125-126.
Anna, L.O., 2003, Groundwater flow associated with coalbed gas production, Ferron Sandstone, east-central Utah: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 56, p. 69-95.
Anonymous, 2010, Produced water seen as beneficial use: American Oil & Gas Reporter, v. 53, no. 12, p. 126-129.
Arthur, D., B. Langhus, and V. Rawn-Schatzinger, 2003, Coalbed natural gas resources and produced water management: GasTIPS, v. 9, no. 3, p. 20-24. (part 1 of 3)
Atlas, R., and J.H. Wendell, 2008, Low-power capacitive deionization method shows promise for treating coalbed methane produced water: World Oil, v. 229, no. 4, p. 231-234.
Boysen, J.E., and D.B. Boysen, 2003, Selected coal bed methane produced water management strategies and associated technical and economic issues (abstract): AAPG Annual Convention Official Program, v. 12, p. A19.
Brinck, E.L., J.I. Drever, and C.D. Frost, 2008, The geochemical evolution of water coproduced with coalbed natural gas in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Environmental Geosciences, v. 15, no. 4, p. 153-171.
Campbell, C., 2008, State of the basin: A brief summary of the current legal and academic interest in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: RMAG Outcrop, v. 57, no. 9, p. 6, 17, 27-29.
Cheung, K., H. Sanei, P. Klassen, B. Mayer, and F. Goodarzi, 2009, Produced fluids and shallow groundwater in coalbed methane (CBM) producing regions of Alberta, Canada: Trace element and rare earth element geochemistry: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 77, p. 338-349.
Cheung, K., P. Klassen, B. Mayer, F. Goodarzi, and R. Aravena, 2010, Major ion and isotope geochemistry of fluids and gases from coalbed methane and shallow groundwater wells in Alberta, Canada: Applied Geochemistry, v. 25, p. 1307-1329.
Colmenares, L.B., and M.D. Zoback, 2007, Hydraulic fracturing and wellbore completion of coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Implications for water and gas production: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, p. 51-67.
Cox, D.O., 1993, Coal-seam water production and disposal, San Juan Basin: Quarterly Review of Methane from Coal Seams Technology, v. 11, p. 26-30.
Dabbous, M.K., A.A. Reznik, J.J. Taber, and P.F.Fulton, 1992, The permeability of coal to gas and water, in Coalbed methane: Society of Petroleum Engineers, Reprint Series 35, p. 46-55.
Daly, D.J., and G. Mesing, 1993, Gas industry-related produced-water demographics: Quarterly Review of Methane from Coal Seams Technology, v. 11, no. 2, p. 3-5.
Dennis, R., 2007, Ion exchange helps CBM producers handle water: Oil & Gas Journal, v. 105.2, p. 41-43.
Frost, C.D., B.N. Pearson, K.M. Ogle, E.L. Heffern, and R.M. Lyman, 2002, Sr isotope tracing of aquifer interactions in an area of accelerating coal-bed methane production, Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Geology, v. 30, p. 923-926. (water)
Godec, M., T. Van Leeuwen, and V.A. Kuuskraa, 2007, Unconventional gas—5. Rising drilling, stimulation costs pressure economics: Oil & Gas Journal, v. 105.39, p. 45-51.
Hathaway, D.L., 2006, Water and coal in the San Juan Basin: RMAG Outcrop, v. 55, no. 8, p. 1, 6-7.
Jackson, R.E., and K.J. Reddy, 2007, Trace element chemistry of coal bed natural gas produced water in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 41, p. 5953-5959.
Jangbarwala, J., 2008, Custom-designed process treats CBM produced water: Oil & Gas Journal, v. 106.25, p. 64-67.
Kinnon, E.C.P., S.D. Golding, C.J. Boreham, K.A. Baublys, and J.S. Esterle, 2010, Stable isotope and water quality analysis of coal bed methane production waters and gases from the Bowen Basin, Australia: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 82, p. 219-231.
Klein, D.A., R.M. Flores, C. Venot, K. Gabbert, R. Schmidt, G.D. Stricker, A. Pruden, and K. Mandernack, 2008, Molecular sequences derived from Paleocene Fort Union Formation coals vs. associated produced waters: Implications for CBM regeneration: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 76, p. 3-13.
Langhus, B.G., D. Arthur, J. Halvorson, and T. Richmond, 2002, Managing coal bed methane produced waters to minimize present costs and environmental liabilities (abstract): AAPG Annual Convention Official Program, v. 11, p. A99.
Lawrence, A.W., 1993, Coalbed methane produced-water treatment and disposal options: Quarterly Review of Methane from Coal Seams Technology, v. 11, no. 2, p. 6-17.
McLaughlin, J.F., C.D. Frost, and S. Sharma, 2011, Geochemical analysis of Atlantic Rim water, Carbon County, Wyoming: new applications for characterizing coalbed natural gas reservoirs: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, p. 191-217.
O’Niel, P.E., S.C. Harris, M.F. Mettee, T.E. Shepard, and S.W. McGregor, 1993, Surface discharge of wastewaters from the production of methane from coal seams in Alabama, the Cedar Cove model: Alabama Geological Survey Bulletin 155, 259 p.
Orem, W.H., C.A. Tatu, H.E. Lerch, C.A. Rice, T.T. Bartos, A.L. Bates, S. Tewalt, and M.D. Corum, 2007, Organic compounds in produced waters from coalbed natural gas wells in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA: Applied Geochemistry, v. 22, p. 2240-2256.
Peterson, E.B., and N.M. Peterson, 2002, Selected annotated references on water handling, environmental, and land-use aspects of coalbed methane development: Victoria, B.C., B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, 109 p. (http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/dl/Oilgas/pub/CBM_Biblio.pdf)
Petzet, A., 2007, Water issues overshadow Powder River coal gas play: Oil & Gas Journal, v. 105.4, p. 30-36.
Rawn-Schatzinger, V., D. Arthur, and B. Langhus, 2003, Coalbed natural gas produced water: water rights and treatment technologies: GasTIPS, v. 9, no. 4, p. 13-18. (part 2 of 3)
Rawn-Schatzinger, V., D. Arthur, and B. Langhus, 2004, Coalbed natural gas resources: beneficial use alternatives: GasTIPS, v. 10, no. 1, p. 9-14. (part 3 of 3)
Rice, C.A., and V. Nuccio, 2000, Water produced with coal-bed methane: U.S. Geological Survey, Fact Sheet FS-156-00, 2 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/products/books/factsheet/2000.html)
Rice, C.A., M.S. Ellis, and J.H. Bullock, Jr., 2000, Water co-produced with coalbed methane in the Powder River basin, Wyoming: preliminary compositional data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-372, 18 p. (http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/energy/CBmethane/OF00-372/index.html)
Rice, C.A., T.T. Bartos, and M.S. Ellis, 2002, Chemical and isotopic composition of water in the Fort Union and Wasatch Formations of the Powder River basin, Wyoming and Montana: implications for coalbed methane development, in S.D. Schwochow and V.F. Nuccio, eds., Coalbed methane of North America, II: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, p. 53-70.
Rice, C.A., 2003, Production waters associated with the Ferron coalbed methane fields, central Utah: chemical and isotopic composition and volumes: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 56, p. 141-169.
Schwochow, S.D., and S.H. Stevens, eds., 1993, Coal-seam water: production, treatment, and disposal: Quarterly Review of Methane from Coal Seams Technology, v. 11, no. 2, p. 1-31.
Scott, A.R., H.S. nance, and M.Z. Beltran, 1997, Heterogeneity of water and coal gas production in the northern San Juan basin, Colorado and New Mexico: International Coalbed Methane Symposium, Paper 9739, 11 p.
Snow, N., 2010, Studying CBM water: Oil & Gas Journal, v. 108.30, p. 29.
Snyder, G.T., W.C. Riese, S. Franks, U. Fehn, W.L. Pelzmann, A.W. Gorody, and J.E. Moran, 2003, Origin and history of waters associated with coalbed methane: 129I, 36Cl, and stable isotope results from the Fruitland Formation, CO and NM: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 67, p. 4529-4544.
Triolo, M., D.O. Ogbe, and A.S. Lawal, 2000, Considerations for water disposal and management in the development of coalbed methane resources in rural Alaska: Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, v. 39, p. 41-47.
Van Voast, W.A., 2003, Geochemical signature of formation waters associated with coalbed methane: AAPG Bulletin, v. 87, p. 667-676.
Veil, J.A., M.G. Puder, D. Elcock, and R.J. Redweik, Jr., 2004, A white paper describing produced water from production of crude oil, natural gas, and coal bed methane: U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Contract W-31-109-Eng-38, 79 p.
Welch, J., 2009, Reverse osmosis treatment of CBM produced water continues to evolve: Oil & Gas Journal, v. 107.37, p. 45-50.
Yerramilli, S.S., and R. Yerrmailli, 2008, Water management in CBM reservoirs: Hart’s E&P, v. 81, no. 6, p. 80-81.
Zhou, Z., C.J. Ballentine, R. Kipfer, M. Schoell, and S. Thibodeaux, 2005, Noble gas tracing of groundwater/coalbed methane interaction in the San Juan Basin, USA: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 69, p. 5413-5428.