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Mabeka Ndongala , Descamps Fanny , Gonze Nicolas , Vandycke Sara , Tshibangu Katshidikaya , "Collecting and organizing geological and mining data of the abandoned Monceau-Fontaine coal mine in order to assess geological resources" in Geologica Belgica, Leuven, Belgique, 2018

  • Codes CREF : Exploitation des mines et carrières (DI2320)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Génie Minier (F408)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Belgium has a long history of coal mining and gob gas drainage, and especially in the Hainaut province. The closure of collieries during the late seventies and early eighties in the Charleroi region was the result of economic reasons rather than depletion of resources. Nowadays, independence in energetic supply for countries becomes an issue. Particularly in Belgium, a new interest is rising for abandoned coalmines as they may represent potential energetic resources for the future, even though these resources are criticized because of their impact on climate change. Modern software tools are under development since few decades to assess as accurately as possible geological resources. Such assessment requires high quality data for the geology (e.g., a wide range of borehole logs, cross-sections, geological maps, outcrop descriptions, etc.) as well as chemical, petrophysical and physico-mechanical parameters of coals in order to estimate residual gas reserves.