Development of an Adaptive Coal Seam Gas Brine Management Strategy
Coal seam gas (CSG) is a natural gas consisting primarily of methane extracted from underground coal seams. CSG "production water" contains varying levels of salts. CSG water management focuses on the beneficial use of CSG water and the beneficial uses of salt.
GoldSim was used to develop an adaptive coal seam gas brine management strategy for the collection (sizing of brine contaminant ponds) and proper management of brine/salt for ultimate disposal/sequestration or beneficial use.