By OGJ editors
– A group led by PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk plans to spud a second coalbed methane well on the Sekayu block in South Sumatra in March 2010.

The new location, to be drilled below 1,500 ft, is 18 km south of the first well, CBM-SE-02. Two coals at 1,074-82 ft sampled in the first well analyzed at 75-85 scf/ton of methane storage capacity and 500 md of permeability, and more samples are being analyzed.

Partners in the venture with Medco are Ephindo Ilthabi CBM Holdings Inc., Batavia Energy Inc., and CBM Asia Development Corp. CBM Asia also has an 18% net working interest in a PSC for CBM on a 76,000-ha block and a 40% net working interest in a 56,500-ha block in the Kutei basin of East Kalimantan.

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