2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (28–31 October 2007)
Session No. 91 Monday, 29 October 2007
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center: 502

T6. Microbial Origin of Hydrocarbon Gases in Coal Beds and Sedimentary Basins

Donald Klein, Kevin W. Mandernack and Romeo M. Flores, Presiding
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91-11:30 PM NATURAL ABUNDANCE 14C AS A TOOL TO CONSTRAIN SUBSURFACE MICROBIAL METHANOGENSIS AND METHANOTROPHY: SLATER, Greg F.1, MILLS, Christopher T.2, MANDERNACK, Kevin2, and REDDY, Christopher M.3, (1) School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, gslater@mcmaster.ca, (2) Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinios Street, Golden, CO 80401, (3) Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, fMS#4, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1543
91-21:45 PM MOLECULAR, MICROBIAL AND GEOCHEMICAL SIGNATURES OF HYDROCARBON BIODEGRADATION AND METHANOGENESIS IN COALS OF THE POWDER RIVER BASIN: PETSCH, Steven T.1, FORMOLO, Michael J.1, MARTINI, Anna M.2, and NÜSSLEIN, Klaus3, (1) Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, spetsch@geo.umass.edu, (2) Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, (3) Department of Microbiology, Univ of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003
91-32:00 PM CHARACTERIZATION OF THE BACTERIAL AND ARCHAEAL COMMUNITIES IN COALBED METHANE AQUIFERS IN THE WYODAK-ANDERSON COAL ZONE OF THE POWDER RIVER BASIN, WY USING POLAR LIPID ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES: MANDERNACK, Kevin W., Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinios St, Golden, CO 80401, kmandern@mines.edu, SCHMIDT, Raleigh A., Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, FLORES, Romeo M., U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046 MS 939, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, and KLEIN, D.A., Microbiology, Colorado State University, 1682 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 805241682
91-42:15 PM ENRICHMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF METHANOGENIC CONSORTIA FROM COALBED METHANE WELLS IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN: GILCREASE, Patrick C., GREEN, Michael S., and FLANEGAN, Keith C., Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E. Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, Patrick.Gilcrease@sdsmt.edu
91-52:30 PM MICROBIAL METHANOGENESIS IN LABORATORY INCUBATIONS OF SUBSURFACE COALS: HARRIS, Steve H.1, SMITH, Richard L.2, and BARKER, Charles E.1, (1) US Geological Survey, Geologic Discipline, Denver, CO 80225, shharris@usgs.gov, (2) US Geological Survey, Water Resources Discipline, Denver, CO 80303
91-62:45 PM MICROBIAL METHANOGENESIS OF COAL: THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGANIC INTERMEDIATES: OREM, William H.1, VOYTEK, Mary A.2, JONES, Elizabeth J.2, LERCH, Harry E.1, BATES, Anne L.1, CORUM, Margo D.2, BUNNELL, Joseph E.2, HARRIS, Steve H.3, WARWICK, Peter D.1, and CLARK, Arthur C.3, (1) U.S. Geological Survey, National Center, Reston, VA 20192, borem@usgs.gov, (2) U.S. Geological Survey, National Center, Reston, VA 20192, (3) U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO 80225
91-73:00 PM MOLECULAR SEQUENCES DERIVED FROM PALEOCENE FORT UNION FORMATION COALS VS. ASSOCIATED CO-PRODUCED WATERS IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR CBM REGENERATION STRATEGIES: KLEIN, D.A.1, FLORES, R.M.2, HANSON, R.E.3, VENOT, C.N.3, GABBERT, K.3, SCHMIDT, R.A.4, PRUDEN, A.3, and STRICKER, G.D.5, (1) Microbiology, Colorado State University, 1682 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 805241682, dakspk@lamar.colostate.edu, (2) Energy Resources Team, USGS, MS939, Federal Center, Denver, CO 802250046, (3) Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, 1372 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 805231372, (4) Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, (5) Energy Resources Team, USGS, MS 939 Federal Center, Denver, CO 802250046
 3:15 PM Break
91-83:30 PM SOURCE OF HYDROGEN FOR BIOGENIC METHANE PRODUCTION FROM COAL AS REVEALED BY STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS OF COAL ENRICHMENT CULTURES: BUDWILL, Karen, Carbon and Energy Management, Alberta Research Council, 250 Karl Clark Road, Edmonton, AB T6N 1E4, Canada, karenb@arc.ab.ca and MUEHLENBACHS, Karlis, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 ESB, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3
91-93:45 PM MICROBIAL ORIGIN OF WILCOX GROUP GAS IN NORTHERN LOUISIANA: WARWICK, Peter D., U.S. Geol Survey, MS 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192-0001, pwarwick@usgs.gov and MCINTOSH, Jennifer C., Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, and USGS Adjunct Research Geologist, University of Arizona, 1133 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
91-104:00 PM CHEMICAL AND ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF GASES FROM CRETACEOUS COALBEDS AND SHALLOW AQUIFERS IN ALBERTA, CANADA: CHEUNG, Katrina1, KLASSEN, Patrick2, MAYER, Bernhard1, GOODARZI, Fari3, and SANEI, Hamed3, (1) Applied Geochemistry Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada, katrina.cheung@ucalgary.ca, (2) ARC Resources Ltd, Calgary, AB T2N1N4, (3) Environmental Study Group, Geological Survey of Canada, 3303-33rd Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2A7
91-114:15 PM ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF GASES FROM THE HORSE CANYON FORMATION COALS IN ALBERTA, CANADA: TILLEY, Barbera, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada, btilley@ualberta.ca, DUBORD, Marc P., Canadian Plains Business Services, EnCana Corporation, P.O. Box 2850, Calgary, AB T2P 2S5, Canada, and MUEHLENBACHS, Karlis, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 ESB, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3
91-124:30 PM CHEMICAL AND STABLE ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF WATER AND GAS IN THE FORT UNION FORMATION OF THE POWDER RIVER BASIN, WYOMING: EVIDENCE FOR WATER/ROCK INTERACTION AND THE BIOGENIC ORIGIN OF COALBED NATURAL GAS: RICE, Cynthia A.1, FLORES, Romeo M.2, STRICKER, Gary D.2, and ELLIS, Margaret S.2, (1) U.S. Geological Survey, P.O. Box 25046, MS 973, Lakewood, CO 80225, crice@usgs.gov, (2) U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046 MS 939, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225
91-134:45 PM COUPLED HYDROLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF PALEOCENE-EOCENE COAL BEDS, NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO: MCINTOSH, Jennifer1, WARWICK, Peter2, MARTINI, Anna3, and OSBORN, Stephen1, (1) Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, 1133 E James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721, mcintosh@hwr.arizona.edu, (2) U.S. Geological Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, (3) Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002
91-145:00 PM ORIGIN AND DISTRIBUTION OF NATURAL GAS IN UPPER DEVONIAN ORGANIC-RICH SHALES, APPALACHIAN BASIN: OSBORN, Stephen G., Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, 1133 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721, sosborn@hwr.arizona.edu and MCINTOSH, Jennifer, Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, 1133 E James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721
91-155:15 PM METHANOGENIC PATHWAYS IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN: THE GEOLOGIC FACTOR: FLORES, Romeo M.1, STRICKER, Gary D.1, RICE, Cynthia A.2, WARDEN, Augusta3, and ELLIS, Margaret S.1, (1) U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046 MS 939, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, rflores@usgs.gov, (2) U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046 MS 973, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, (3) U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046 MS 977, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225

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