Coalbed Methane in Wyoming

Black Diamond Energy, Inc.

Coalbed methane (CH4) is a natural gas and valuable energy resource that occurs in coal beds. This site, hosted by an energy development corporation, explains the geology and stratigraphy of Wyoming in the context of the formation of coalbed methane and its occurrence in Wyoming. Maps, cross sections, stratigraphic columns and fence diagrams are provided to explain Cretaceous and Tertiary coalbed methane-plays in Wyoming.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , GeoscienceGeologyEconomic Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Petroleum/Coal Geology, , GeoscienceGeologySedimentary GeologyStratigraphyLithostratigraphy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps
Climate Literacy Principles: Complex Interactions:Carbon Cycle, Sun Drives Earth System:Fossil Fuel Formation, Human Activities and Change:Burning Fossil Fuels
Focus on the Cretaceous: Stratigraphy, Economic Resources
Topics: Earth surface, Time/Earth History
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science