Recovery & use of CBM & CMM not only contributes substantially to the protection of the global environment, but also yields financial rewards….

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:

  • Karl H Schultz, Team Leader, Coalbed Methane Programs, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Shri Santosh Gangwar, Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India
  • Dr Zdenek Venera, Director of Department of Geology, Ministry of Environment Czech Republic
  • Sun Maoyuan, Vice President, China United Coalbed Methane Co. Ltd
  • Raymond C Pilcher, President, Raven Ridge Resources Incorporated
  • John Garratt, CEO, Octagon Energy
  • Edward L Lasseter Jr, Director of Planning, StrataGas
  • Neil Cohn, Greenhouse Gas Broker & Director of Business Development, Natsource
  • Dr Pawel Krgystolik, Drector Experimental Mine Barbara of the CMI, Central Mining Institute Poland
  • Petro Sporer, Managing Director, G.A.S. Energietechnik
  • Chris Harris, Director of Commodity Finance, Enron

Benefits of Attending:

  • Hear from a panel of international experts, who are shaping the future of CMM & CBM
  • Learn how the technological changes are driving the future of CMM & CBM in key markets
  • Position your company for maximum success within the CMM & CBM field
  • Discuss the opportunities being presented by the CMM & CBM industry
  • Benefit from the panels expertise to take advantage of the changes sweeping the CBM & CMM market, from regulation through to public awareness, your success depends on your attendance

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Andrew W Cox

Dr Andrew W Cox, Editor, UK Coal Review


Karl H.Schultz

Karl H.Schultz, Team Leader, Coalbed Methane Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Global CMM & CBM resources & activity
  • Ventilation Air Methane : the largest CMM market
  • Analysing of emerging technologies & markets
  • New investment opportunities
  • Challenges with regards to the development of new CMM & CBM projects
  • 9:40 CMM and CBM Production: Technology and the Environment

    Raymond C Pilcher

    Raymond C Pilcher, President, Raven Ridge Resources Incorporated

  • Impact of increased production on the global environment
  • Post mining recovery of methane coupled with carbon sequestration
  • Recovery, before, during and after mining
  • Impact of increased production of CMM and CBM development on the local environment
  • Developing gassy coal resources- the improving economics of recovering CMM and CBM
  • 10:20 CMM & CBM IN USA

    John A Hoppe

    John A Hoppe, President & CEO, Design Fuels Corporation

  • Increase in the demand for conventional natural gas
  • US CBM activity at all time high
  • Favouring of the government regulations
  • Having additional pipeline access to US markets
  • Regional geological studies for CBM are being completed for industry
  • Opportunities of CBM & CMM in Ukraine & Republic of Georgia
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CMM & CBM Development Opportunities

    Marshall S Miller

    Marshall S Miller, CEO & Chairman, Marshall Miller & Associates

  • Demand & expectations for natural gas & CBM in the US & Canada
  • Assessing infrastructure & labour needs of the producing industries
  • Taking another look at the Arkoma & Appalachian Basins
  • Overview of the Canadian CBM activity
  • Impact of the U.S. energy policy,electric power markets & Kyoto issues
  • 12:00 Steps in conserving CMM & CBM projects

    R.Clark Butts

    R.Clark Butts, President, BCCK Engineering

  • The review of the impacts of CMM & CBM development
  • Review of the energy market
  • Environmental Impact on the development of the project
  • A review of the guidelines for the running of an effective CBM project
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 CMM & CBM IN UK

    John Garratt

    John Garratt, Chief Executive, Octagon Energy

  • Review of domestic legislation, licensing and regulatory basis for CBM projects
  • Production and commercial issues
  • Investment opportunities in CBM projects
  • 14:10 An overview of CMM & CBM in UK

    Edward L. Lasseter Jr.

    Edward L. Lasseter Jr., Director of Planning, StrataGas

  • Changes in the UK CBM market since 1991
  • Applying new thinking on gas content measurements to evaluation of old data
  • Addressing public concerns in the planning process
  • Tailoring the pilot project to suit the data
  • Environmental benefits of CBM projects developed in advance of underground coal mining
  • Economic factors affecting project commercially
  • 14:50 Resources and Research needs for CMM & CBM in UK

    Neil S Jones

    Neil S Jones, Geologist, British Geological Survey

  • Location of UK coalbed methane resources
  • Translating these resources into reserves
  • Experience of coalbed methane in the UK
  • Cost issues in UK CBM
  • Research needs
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CMM & CBM prospecting in the UK

    Andrew C Mann, Processing & Interpretation Manager, IMC Geophysics

    Andrew C Mann, Processing & Interpretation Manager, IMC Geophysics, , Keith Whitworth, Project Manager, IMC Consulting Engineers/ Laura Jackson, Director, Black Mountain

  • Methods of assessing CMM reserves
  • CMM well designs- discussion on the problems
  • CBM prospects- what factors for success
  • CBM well sites- choosing sites of enhanced permeability
  • 16:10 An overview of Gas Emissions from UK Mine working

    Robin Burrell

    Robin Burrell, Principal Gas Consultant, IMC Consulting Engineers

  • Analysing of the emissions
  • Gas emissions from abandon mines
  • Gas emissions from active mines
  • 16:40 Carbon Finance: An overview of both UK and International perspectives

    Justin Guest

    Justin Guest, Carbon Management Consultant, EcoSecurities

  • The experiences of structuring a UK incentive bid, negotiation with Government and regulatory hurdles
  • Structuring projects into the UK ETS
  • Experiences of trading in the UK- the sellers perspective and the issues involved for them (legal, insurance etc)
  • International perspectives
    Developing projects overseas (JI and CDM)
  • The project and investment cycles
  • Impact of carbon on project financing (case studies) and risk profiles
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Andrew W Cox

    Dr Andrew W Cox, Editor, UK Coal Review


    Shri Santosh Gangwar

    Shri Santosh Gangwar, Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India

  • Exploring and developing coalbed methane in India
  • The new challenges
  • Development of new coalbed sites in India, opportunities for investment
  • Review of the domestic legislation what investing companies need to consider
  • Indian governments position on coalbed exploration.
  • 10:20 CMM and CBM market developments in |China

    Sun Maoyuan

    Sun Maoyuan, Vice President, China United Coalbed Methane Corporation (CUCBM)

  • Analysing of energy technologies
  • New technology innovation
  • Investment opportunities
  • Future of these projects, with regards to power generation
  • Related regulations and government policies

    Nicola Steen

    Nicola Steen, VP Transactions, CO2e.com

  • The emerging greenhouse gas market: an incentive to project development
  • Coalbed methane versus coalmine methane
  • Economic sensitivity of coalmine methane projects to the greenhouse gas market
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reductions verification
  • Marketing options for coalmine methane projects
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 How Methane reductions can be traded successfully

    Neil Cohn

    Neil Cohn, Greenhouse Gas Broker & Director of Business Development, Natsource

  • Greenhouse gas reductions - a new revenue stream
  • Current state of the GHG market
  • Motivations of early participants
  • Creating a tradable product from GHG reductions
  • Maximizing GHG reduction revenue
  • The effect of the compliance programs including the UK, EU & Kyoto Protocol
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    Dr Zdenek Venera

    Dr Zdenek Venera, Director of Department of Geology, Ministry of Environment Czech Republic

  • Exploration aims
  • Geological setting
  • Methods & techniques
  • Results of hydraulic fracturing
  • CBM potential in the Czech part of the Upper Silesian Basin
  • Technological, economic and legal conditions for CBM exploitation in the CR
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 Overview of Coalbed Methane Resources in Poland

    Dr Pawel Krzystolik

    Dr Pawel Krzystolik, Director Experimental Mine Barbara of the CMI, Central Mining Institute Poland

  • The review of the resources in development of CBM projects
  • Prospects & futures.
  • Infrastructure & investment opportunities
  • Environmental legilations
  • 14:10 Current status of power generation form CBM in Germany

    Petro Sporer

    Petro Sporer, Managing Director, G.A.S. Energietechnik

  • Project realisation: from gas exploration to green power
  • Practical experience in CBM operations
  • Future perspectives of utilising low caloric CBM from operating mines
  • Project development in a changing environment
  • 14:40 Challenges in planning, developing and financing of coalbed projects in Germany

    Achim Woersdoerfer

    Achim Woersdoerfer, General Manager, A-TECH

  • Analysing of energy technologies
  • Policies and resources availability
  • Prospect for the future developments of coalbed methane projects
  • Related regulations and government policies
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea


    Chris Harris

    Chris Harris, Director of Commodity Finance, Enron

  • Equity vs Debt
  • Showcare transaction
  • Reserved risk
  • Embedded generation- outsource or develop in house
  • Federal & state initiatives - potential upside
  • 16:20 CO2 enhancement of CBM production

    Clemens Backhaus

    Clemens Backhaus, Head of Department, Fraunhofer UMSICHT

  • Role of non-CO2 greenhouse gases in climate change
  • Uncertainty of emission inventories and verification of emissions
  • Policies for NCGGs
  • Global Warming Potential
  • Economic aspects
  • 16:50 The application of TFFR technology

    Ake Kallstrand

    Ake Kallstrand, Manager R&D, MEGTEC Systems

  • An overview of TFFR ( Thermal flow reversal reactor) technology
  • VAM (Ventilation air methane)- a energy resource
  • The safety aspect of ventilation air treatment
  • Operation experience from a TFFR demonstration system for VAM
  • Economical opportunities by utilise VAM by TFFR Technology
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Review of the project cycle in CMM & CBM process

    Review of the project cycle in CMM & CBM process

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