The company ethos is based on a holistic understanding of subsurface processes, a proven record of accomplishment, and the practical application of these skills to create value for our clients, leading to increased prosperity and well-being for all. CoalBed recognises the important role of natural gas in the energy mix that will lead us to a renewable future. Our role is to use a lifetime of knowledge of coal, coal seam gas and geological processes to assist a smooth transition to a less carbon intensive future. We take pride in our company’s integrity, and aim to be perceived as an ‘honest broker’ on all matters pertaining to coal seam gas characterisation and assessment.
CoalBed Energy Consultants (CoalBed) extends the work of CoalBed Concepts (formed in 1998) under a restructured and more streamlined business model. The company are independent consultants involved in the resource and energy sectors, with specialist skills in reservoir assessment, Coal Seam Gas (CSG) characterisation, fugitive emission assessment and reporting, geology and exploration, due diligence and project development.
CoalBed was formed in January 1998 to provide geological services, business development and project management skills and technology to the Australian and international coal seam resource industry, with a strong emphasis on coal seam gas and coal mine methane. The company provides services in reservoir characterisation, exploration management, prospect evaluation, due diligence, geology, geotechnical engineering and geophysics. CoalBed has worked extensively in all of the developing Australian CSG basins for a large range of clients. CoalBed Energy Consultants also includes in its client list all of the major coal mine operators in Australia, and key related service and technology providers in drilling and gas control. CoalBed has actively participated in business development and technology transfer projects in Australia, New Zealand, North America, China, India, Mongolia, Indonesia, Brazil and South Africa.
CoalBed are now truly international in outlook, and one of the leading private independent companies in Australia specialising in CSG and gas associated with mining operations (Coal Mine Methane). In recent years CoalBed has been at the forefront in assessing fugitive emissions from mining operations to satisfy the requirements of the Nation Greenhouse Energy Reporting (NGER) Act, CoalBed is currently acting as independent Estimators (for NGER reporting purposes) for our major mining clients.
The company is increasingly involved with external training, and seeks to develop and enhance professional standards for the resource and energy industries. The company has specialist skills in professional development, and run regular industry courses to individuals or groups through requested in-house training, or via packaged training modules associated with the IIR Informa Group in Australia. CoalBed is also presenting regular CSG related courses for clients in Asia.
CoalBed is at the forefront of coal gas characterisation issues in anticipation of global trends that support intelligent stewardship of our vital hydrocarbon resources.