CBM (Coal Bed Methane) Assessment – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

CBM (Coal Bed Methane) Assessment – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

We were commissioned to undertake a study to assess the geological conditions beneath parts of the City of Stoke-on-Trent with respect to methane content. The study is to assist with the possible application of a Petroleum Exploration Development License (PEDL) application extraction of CBM.

We were required to carry out work which included; interpreting the geology of the Staffordshire (Potteries) Coalfield, with the use of British Geological Survey information including Borehole logs, shaft sections, geological memoirs and geological maps; assessing the extent of coal mining activities in the Stoke-on-Trent area using abandonment mine plans from the Coal Authority and evaluating potential development sites. Additionally we estimated the remaining in-situ coal as well as the in-situ gas content within the Stoke-on-Trent city council boundary.