TATA STEEL: Methane Capture and Utilization

Coal Sector
Field data indicate that a coal fire burning in the Jharia field in Jharkhand, India is affected by an up dip flowing methane through the coal seam. Capturing this methane down dip of the fire can have multiple benefits. First, it will likely help control the current fire. Second, the captured methane can be converted into useful forms such as electricity, compressed natural gas, and/or heat for local consumption. Koveva is collecting field data and will begin modeling the methane flow to determine optimal well locations to capture up dip flowing methane.