Water and coal, placed together by nature to help support an anaerobic environment capable of sustained gas production for hundreds of years. Armed with this knowledge, we can correct the damage done by traditional Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operations and farm Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG) the way nature intended, without disrupting our environment.

Natural Gas

Original Gas In Place (OGIP) is the reason CBM well operations were begun by major companies on a commercial level.  While some of the wells on our lease area are depleted from the standpoint of “traditional” operational standards, many of our wells are fairly young and are capable of producing large quantities of CBNG before rejuvenation processes would become the next practical step in the Methane “Farming” cycle.

Water

Traditionally seen only as a barrier to the free flow of natural gas from a well bore, the water comprising the naturally occurring methanogenic bacteria’s habitat would be drained from the well. This water would be surface dumped or delivered to a targeted injection well to “dispose” of it. CBNG “Farming” realizes the value of re-introducing this water back into a produced well bore to re-establish the anaerobic environment for the native bacteria to re-populate the coal seam and begin once again producing methane. Water management is one of the most important elements behind continuous CBNG production.

Nutrient

Nutrients in the form of amino acids, derived from common foodstuffs such as fruit(s), provide the food stock to help regenerate the multiple bacterial colonies. Our patented blend of nutrients is delivered to the native bacteria along with the water to not only re-establish the environment for the bacteria to repopulate the coal but also serves to provide ample sustenance so that the colonies will thrive and reproduce more quickly. This simple and natural process accelerates the production of CBNG to levels viable for commercial production. Multiple helper bacteria are supported by this process enabling the methanogenic bacteria to produce CBNG.

Coal

Consuming the fine particulate matter on the surface areas of the coal seam serves as the main food stock of the actual methanogenic bacteria whereby they convert the carbon atom within the coal particulate to gaseous form. This process is extremely efficient and produces 300.3% more energy than burning the coal after mining it from the earth. The amount of coal reserves available in the United States is the largest in the world. We own 25,000 acres of CBM lease area in the Powder River Basin which could help not only satisfy our domestic fuel needs but also provide us the ability to export natural gas to other countries.

Infrastructure

Traditional gas production techniques would involve investing literally millions of dollars into not only the drilling of the wells but also creating the infrastructure to support these wells.  When the wells ran out of gas they would be “Plugged and Abandoned” along with the miles upon miles of gas piping, water piping, electrical lines, and well head equipment that was invested into the field to make it commercially functional. Well rejuvenation through CBNG farming means a continued and ongoing use of these multi-million dollar infrastructures. Langley Energy’s infrastructure spans 17 x 9 miles.