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Coal Systems Analysis

Coal Systems Analysis

Coal is an important and required energy source for today's world. Current rates of world coal consumption are projected to continue at approximately the same (or greater) levels well into the twenty-first century. This collection of papers provides an introduction to the concept of coal systems analysis and contains examples of how coal systems analysis can be used to understand, characterize, and evaluate coal and coal gas resources. Coal systems analysis incorporates the various disciplines of coal geology to provide a complete characterization of the resource.


1. Coal systems analysis: A new approach to the understanding of coal formation, coal quality and environmental considerations, and coal as a source rock for hydrocarbons Peter D. Warwick 2. Appalachian coal assessment: Defining the coal systems of the Appalachian Basin Robert C. Milici 3. Subtle structural influences on coal thickness and distribution: Examples from the Lower Broas-Stockton coal (Middle Pennsylvanian), Eastern Kentucky Coal Field, USA Stephen F. Greb, Cortland F. Eble, and J.C. Hower 4. Palynology in coal systems analysis ? The key to floras, climate, and stratigraphy of coal-forming environments Douglas J. Nichols 5. A comparison of late Paleocene and late Eocene lignite depositional systems using palynology, upper Wilcox and upper Jackson Groups, east-central Texas Jennifer M.K. O'Keefe, Recep H. Sancay, Anne L. Raymond, and Thomas E. Yancey 6. New insights on the hydrocarbon system of the Fruitland Formation coal beds, northern San Juan Basin, Colorado and New Mexico, USA W.C. Riese, William L. Pelzmann, and Glen T. Snyder

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