Cortland Eble to give presentations at coal science conference in China
Cortland Eble of the KGS Energy and Minerals Section has been invited to give six lectures at the University of Mining and Technology in Beijing, China, this month. Following the lectures, he will attend the International Conference on Coal Science and Technology and Australia-China Symposium on Energy as an invited speaker and session chair, also at the University of Mining and Technology.
Eble, who earned a Ph.D. in geology from West Virginia University, has been with KGS since 1990, analyzing coal beds and organic-rich petroleum source rocks, studying coalbed methane, and maintaining a coal-quality database available through the KGS website.
His presentations in Beijing will be on various coal and shale topics, including characteristics of metallurgical coal in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field, geochemistry of eastern Kentucky shales, and maturation trends in the Utica Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin.