NRW Experts' Report

In close cooperation with the consortium partner FUMINCO wrote parts of the “Experts’ Report including a risk study for the exploration and production of natural gas from unconventional deposits in North Rhine-Westphalia and the impact on the ecosystem especially the public drinking water supply”.

In the field of the exploration and production technology for Coalbed Methane and Shale Gas, FUMINCO applied the long-time experience amongst other things from the R&D Project “CBM Münsterland” to the experts’ report. Within the scope of the experts’ report following topics of the production technics were described in detail:

  • Drilling Technics (description of the facilities, infrastructure)
  • Drilling Concept
  • Orientation and geometry of a well (Well Design)
  • Casing and Completion of a well
  • Stimulation Technics
  • Drainage Technics