China: Ordos basin coalbed methane wells spudded

Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Ltd., Sydney, has spudded the first two coalbed methane wells on the Linxing production sharing contract area in the Ordos basin in China.

The work follows completion of a $100 million strategic partnership between Sino Gas and MIE Holdings Corp. LXSG-05 and LXSG-09 are to take 45 days to complete and core, and a 170 line-km seismic program is well advanced.

Sino Gas, MIE Holdings, China National Petroleum Corp., and China United CBM Corp. hold interests in the Sanjiaobei and Linxing PSCs which total 3,000 sq km in Shanxi Province in the Ordos basin.

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