GAS RELATED CONSULTING FOR MINING


We are experienced in all aspects of gas management and consulting relevant to mining, including the determination of outburst thresholds.  CoalBed undertakes due diligence for potential investors and assists mines with strategic studies relevant to gas management.  This includes reservoir assessment and modelling, drilling design, the planning and implementation of gas data acquisition programs, and capture and utilisation studies.


SLIM BOREHOLE SCANNER (SBS)


CoalBed’s SBS tool is the most advanced geotechnical evaluation optical scanner available to the Australian coal industry.  Intrinsically Safe, the SBS tool provides high resolution images of roof or rib strata and is an invaluable addition to the arsenal of the mine geotechnical engineer.  Use of the SBS tool lowers geological risk, increase safety and provides a permanent record of the geotechnical status of the strata at any given time.

 

COAL SEAM GAS / COAL BED METHANE AND UNCONVENTIONAL GAS PROJECT MANAGEMENT


Project management is one of our core services. From project inception to completion the team at CoalBed ensure the delivery of a quality product. We have experience in project management for CSG / CBM and unconventional gas. Our experience extends from the basics of rig management and safety systems, through to stakeholder liaison, legislative and regulatory approvals.

 

COAL MINING, COAL SEAM GAS / COAL BED METHANE AND UNCONVENTIONAL GAS TRAINING


CoalBed are experienced trainers, and have developed courses in Coal Mining, CSG / CBM Fundamentals, CSG / CBM Production and Completions, Coal Mine Methane, and Directional Drilling for a range of clients. We also provide tailored instructional field visits and onsite training.



DIRECTIONAL DRILLING


With skills in directional drilling (SIS) and underground inseam drilling, we have provided specialist services in the design, supervision, management and interpretation of directional drilling (Medium Radius Surface to Inseam, and Underground Inseam) for over 20 years. CoalBed’s founder, Scott Thomson, has written a number of technical papers on this subject and has been at the forefront of technical developments in directional drilling and coal seam gas since the mid 1990’s.

RESERVOIR MODELLING


We have expertise in reservoir modelling and interpretation. Our proficiency draws from years of experience in the practical application of geology, assessment of coal seam gas properties, geotechnical engineering and data processing. We offer a range of specialist services pertinent to production design.


DUE DILIGENCE, ADVICE AND INDEPENDENT EXPERT REPORTS


CoalBed is independent of major coal mining and unconventional gas operators and mainstream testing laboratories. We have extensive experience and skills in the assessment of gas in coal mining and gas plays across a variety of unconventional basins. Our team can provide truly independent due diligence, advice and expert reports.



PRECIOUS METAL GREENFIELD INVESTIGATIONS
Through our subsidiary, Ngami Resources we have been actively engaged in the identification and development of valuable prospective metals in the emerging space of raw materials for battery use.  We have identified Li, Co, Cu and Au prospects in southern Africa for investors and project managed the acquisition of lease areas through the appropriate authorities.  CoalBed and Ngami have worked in southern Africa regularly since the late 1990’s and have well developed site knowledge and local contacts.