Glossary

C1 = methane CH4

C2 = ethane C2H6

C3 = propane C3H8

nC4 = butane C4H10

iC4 = iso-butane C4H10

C5 = all forms of pentane C5H12

C6 = all forms of hexane C6H14

H2S = sour gas or Hydrogen Sulphide

NEBC = North Eastern British Columbia

BC-NGA = British Columbia Natural Gas Atlas (a joint project between University of Victoria and Geosciences BC)

BF-SEOS = Biogeochemistry Facility at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

MEM = British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines (occ. “and Petroleum Resources”)

BCOGC or OGC = British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission

MC = molecular composition of natural gas

ISO = stable carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios of natural gas

COTS = Commercial Off The Shelf software

WA# = OGC designated well approval number

VT = vertical well profiles

HZ = horizontal well profiles

SCVF = Surface Casing Vent Flow

ppm = parts per million

δ13C = stable isotope ratio of carbon

δ2H = stable isotope ratio of hydrogen

δ2H-C1 = stable isotope ratio of hydrogen only in methane

‰ = per mille

BR = Bernard Ratio = C1/(C2+C3)

Dryness = ratio of C1/(C1+C2+C3+nC4+iC4+C5)

WCSB = Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

KIE = Kinetic Isotope Effect

CBM = Coalbed Methane

LNG = Liquified Natural Gas

Biogenic = products formed from organic matter

Microbial = gas created by microbial processes from organic matter

Thermogenic = gas created by temperature and pressure from organic matter

GC-FID = Gas chromatograph with Thermal Conductivity Detector

GC-IRMS = Gas chromatograph with online-coupled Combustion/Reduction and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer

GC-ITMS = Gas chromatograph with Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer

GC-TCD = Gas chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector

IRMS = Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer

SOP = Standard Operating Procedure (sampling and laboratory protocols)

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Last Modified: September 19 2020 17:06:41.