Conference Topics

Evaluation of the unconventional resources including shale gas, shale oil, coal bed methane, and gas hydrate

Coal geology, resources, and utilization

Toxic/Valuable trace elements and minerals in coal and coal ash

Petroleum geology, coal and organic petrology, and geochemistry

New techniques and applications

Technical Sessions

Coal: geology, technology and the future

Shale gas and oil shale: geology, geochemistry, and technology

Coal bed methane: geology, technology and the future

Elements and minerals in coal and coal by-products: environmental concerns and valuable-metal utilization

Conventional oil and gas: geology, organic geochemistry, and petrology