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Hydro-splitting of coal seams for their effective degassing preparation through underground wells

The article is devoted to the issues of improving the complex technology of coal seam degassing based on its hydrodynamic treatment. The possible modes of implementation of the introduction of working fluid into the coal seam in the process of its injection through wells drilled from preparatory workings and specially sealed to a certain depth, which ensures minimization of breaks of working fluid into the mine. Studies have been carried out to optimize the main parameters of hydrodynamic effects. Rational values of the effective well length and injection volume are established. The expediency of achieving significant rates of injection of the working agent into the formation for the disclosure of natural systems of cracks in it is shown. The directions of increasing the efficiency of formation degassing are investigated. The effectiveness of the integrated reservoir degassing technology was evaluated based on the factors of increasing methane production from underground reservoir degassing wells drilled into the zone of influence of underground hydraulic fracturing wells, and the total methane removal over the entire period of reservoir degassing. The efficiency of improved technology of hydraulic fracturing in underground mining for factors reducing downtime pollution control equipment, gazoobilnosti stope and the productivity of coal mining in zones of intensive integrated reservoir degassing.

Keywords: reservoir degassing, improved integrated technology, improvement of hydrodynamic impact on the coal seam, effective parameters of underground hydraulic fracturing, mechanism for reducing the methane content of mine workings, methane production and removal, reducing gas content, blocking methane, increasing the residual gas content, methods of gas release intensification, technical and economic assessment of the developed technology.
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Slastunov S.V., Ponizov A.V., Sadov A.P., Khautiev A.M.-B. Hydro-splitting of coal seams for their effective degassing preparation through underground wells. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(6-1):15-25. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-61-0-15-25.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2020
Page number: 15-25
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.817.47
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-61-0-15-25
Article receipt date: 11.03.2020
Date of review receipt: 06.04.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.05.2020
About authors:

Slastunov S.V.1, prof., Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor of the Department of safety and ecology of mining production, e-mail:;
Ponizov A.V.2, Director of the mine. V.D. Yalevsky, e-mail:;
Sadov A.P.2, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Director of the methane degassing and utilization Department, e-mail:;
Khautiev A.M.-B.2, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), engineer-technologist of methane degassing and utilization Department, e-mail:
1 National university of science and technology «MISIS», Russia.
2 SUEK-Kuzbass company, Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia.


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