The company’s technology relies on microorganisms that already exist underground, which are stimulated to consume coal and emit methane. The process may enable extraction of natural gas in more areas and others previously thought to be tapped out, Short said.
Does TE still own coalbed-methane wells in Alabama? I worked there for several years in the CBM boom days, 1985-1993. I am amazed that the technology developments in horizontal drill have not been applied in the Black Warrior Basin. I suspect a look with new eyes is in order. Surely there are spots yet to be exploited, such as beneath the Warrior River and beneath the city of Tuscaloosa.