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Coalbed Methane Development Studies

Coalbed Methane (CBM) ranks as one of the world’s largest sources of natural gas. While CBM has the potential to be a highly valuable asset in many locations throughout the world, currently only Australia, China, and the United States are conducting significant and focused exploitation of these resources. Efficiently developing these resources requires the expertise to make accurate assessments of each property. The Netherland Sewell CBM team has that expertise. We have worked with most of the top CBM operators in almost every major producing CBM basin in the world.

To talk to one of our Coalbed Methane experts please call either Dan Paul Smith in our Dallas office at 214-969-5401 or Danny Simmons in our Houston office at 713-654-4950, or click here for an on-line option.

We understand that it is imperative to honor all of the CBM project data, and to understand the relationship between the properties of the coal and the development strategy. Choosing a consultant with this understanding can prevent unforeseen problems. Each year, NSAI personnel work thousands of man-hours evaluating CBM properties worldwide.

Our scope of work generally includes:

  • Geologic assessment of the coal seams’ structure, thickness, and quality
  • Geologic model construction
  • Performance assessments of historical production
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Interpretation of Langmuir isotherm test
  • Comparison of performance to volumetric analysis
  • Independent reserves and resources assessments, including economics
  • Planning, design, implementation, and appraisal of development programs
  • CBM training classes and seminars
NSAI is chosen by more companies to evaluate more CBM properties than any other petroleum consulting firm. Some of our worldwide clients are listed below:

Alberta Energy Corporation
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Anglo Coal Pty Ltd
Arrow Energy N.L.
Asian American Gas, Inc.
Australia Pacific LNG
Australian Gas Light Company
Battalion Resources, LLC
BHP Billiton
Bill Barrett Corporation
Blue Energy Limited
Carbon Creek Energy
Comet Ridge Limited
ConocoPhillips
CONSOL Energy
Constellation Energy Partners
Dart Energy, Ltd
Double Eagle Petroleum Company
Eastern Star Gas Limited
EnCana Corporation
Ephindo Energy Pte. Ltd
Exxaro (Kumba) Resources
Far East Energy Corporation

Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd.
Greka China, Ltd
Icon Energy Limited
Marathon Oil Company
Origin Energy Ltd
Pangaea Resources Pty Ltd
Pemex Exploración y Producción
Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.
QGC – A BG Group business
Quicksilver Resources
Reliance Resources Inc.
Santos Ltd
Senex Energy Limited
Shell Oil Company
St. Mary Land & Exploration Company
Summit Gas Resources, Inc.
Sydney Gas Limited
TLOU Energy
Trident Exploration Corp.
WPX Energy, Inc.
Yates Petroleum Corporation