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GasTips-Spring2005.pdf

GasTIPS ® Items of Interest 02 Editors’ Comments 33 Events Calendar, Briefs and Contacts Spring 2005 • Volume 11 • Number 2 TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS IN NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING A Publication of Gas Technology Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy and Hart Energy Publishing, LP Enhancing Microbial Gas from Unconventional Reservoirs Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have formed a research partnership to examine methanogenesis in sedimentary basins. Funding from the National Science Foundation, the Gas Technology Institute/RPSEA and industry partners has allowed this group to develop a multifaceted study on gas from the Michigan Basin and Forest City Basin, drawing from tools common to aqueous, isotope and organic geochemistry as well as environmental and molecular microbiology. High Temperature Electronics— One Key to Deep Gas Resources Large resources of unconventional gas are locked up in tight-gas sands, shales and coalbed methane throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Rocky Mountains, Texas, Oklahoma and Appalachian Basin, but to obtain this resource, there are a number of hurdles to overcome.