Make plans to attend an AAPG GTW to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 12-13 February 2015. Brisbane is the centre of the world’s first CBM-LNG projects amounting to over $60 billion of investment. These developments include a wide variety of geology, production and water management practices across the Permian Bowen Basin and Cretaceous Surat Basin Coals. Almost 40 tcf of 2P reserves are now under development (increased almost 10 fold in under 8 years) with over 6,500 wells drilled to date, rising to 25,000 by 2025.
The aim of the workshop is to provide an initial overview of CBM opportunities in the Asia Pacific and to share and examine recent technological advancements in geological understanding and in key engineering practices which are emerging from around the region.
The workshop program will comprise 5 main sessions.
Who should attend?
Geoscientists, petroleum and well engineering professionals engaged in CBM/CSG exploration, appraisal, development and production for coal bed methane; researchers and academics in coal geology and hydro-geology, production technologists and reservoir modellers.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available. Check back for more information.
Wednesday 11th February; subject to the level of interest:-
It is intended to hold a field excursion to either a mine site or Coal Seam Gas (CSG/CBM) producing field in the Surat Basin.
The University of Queensland in conjunction with Dr Ray Johnson, may offer a one day course “CBM Stimulation- What Every Geoscientist Should Know about Fracturing Design, Execution, and Evaluation for CBM reservoirs!”
Course Outline: The course is intended for geoscientists involved in CBM exploration, appraisal and development or for other professionals transitioning to CBM having experience in other formations. The course would cover:
- Geomechanics in CSG/CBM reservoirs and key data collection
- Permeability systems in CSG/CBM reservoirs
- Inputs required for successful hydraulic fracture modelling and planning
- Strategies and equipment required for implementation
- Limitations and uses of current hydraulic fracturing diagnostics and evaluation techniques.
- Review of integrated case studies from a team perspective (e.g., geologist, production technologist, reservoir engineer)