Global Trends of Unconventional CBM Gas Science Information

비전통 석탄층 메탄가스 학술정보 분석

  • 조진동 (한국과학기술정보연구원 ReSEAT 프로그램) ;
  • 김종헌 (한국과학기술정보연구원 기술정보분석센터)
  • Received : 2013.06.07
  • Accepted : 2013.08.04
  • Published : 2013.08.28


Methane burns more clearly than any other fossil fuels. Coalbed methane(CBM) is natural gas contained in coal beds. This gas is usually producted from coal that is either too deep or too poor-quality to be mined commercially. While global coalbed methane resource estimates are rough, they indicate between 84 and 377tcm, which compares with proven natural gas reserves of 180tcm. Coalbed methane resources are currently only produced on a major scale in the United States, Canada, Australia and China. In this study, we analysed total 109 published papers for the CBM during the 1990~2012 periods by the programs of 'web of science'. The results of analysis, the CBM study led by the United States, the follow India and Australia. In subject area(web of sciences), Energy Fuels is 57, Engineering 58 and Geology 41 papers, respectively.


fossil fuels;Coalbed methane(CBM);natural gas;Coalbed methane resources;Energy Fuels


Supported by : 한국과학기술정보연구원(KISTI)


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