Exploration/discoveries

Coalbed Methane Prospects in Indonesia

This paper reviews the efforts to exploit CBM resources in Indonesia, the challenges these efforts have faced, and possible solutions that can make operations more efficient and profitable.

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Fig. 1—Western Indonesian basins.

In 2005, two companies began studying the potential of seismic operations for the Kutai and South Sumatra basins (Fig. 1 above). However, the progress of coalbed-methane (CBM) operations has been slow for several reasons. This paper reviews the efforts to exploit CBM resources in Indonesia, the challenges these efforts have faced, and possible solutions that can make operations more efficient and profitable.

Introduction

Despite the current industry climate, operators in Indonesia continue to pursue CBM production opportunities. The Indonesian government has stipulated in its contracts with these companies that current operations must yield production within a set time frame, highlighting the importance of making such operations cost-effective.

Currently, many methods are available to drill CBM wells.

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