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Reserves Evaluations / EVAL-07 / 3 days

Evaluation of Coal Bed Methane Properties

Scott Pennell P.Eng.

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Alec Kovaltchouk P.Geo.

Vice President, Geoscience



This 3-day course includes a full life cycle description of the formation, production, evaluation
and future of coal bed methane (CBM) reservoirs.


  • Nature of coal and CBM
  • Drilling technology
  • Completions and stimulations
  • Surface facilities
  • Formation evaluation
  • CBM resources and reserves calculation
  • GIP calculation method
  • Production
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Enhanced recovery (ECBM)
  • Project economics
  • Environmental considerations
  • Future of CBM
  • Case studies

Designed for

The material covered in this introductory course is designed for CBM investors and financial professionals, as well as new engineering and geoscience professionals who are working on CBM reservoirs.