COALBED GAS-1 HUNT FOR QUALITY BASINS GOES ABROAD
Vello A. Kuuskraa, Charles M. Boyer II, Jonathan A Kelafant Advanced Resources Inc. Arlington, Va. Spurred on by the success of the U.S. coalbed gas industry, a worldwide hunt for the next San Juan-type coalbed gas basin is under way. This search is taking both major and independent exploration companies from Australia to Zimbabwe. The goal is to find high quality coal basins and areas that not only contain large volumes of gas in place but also have the potential for high gas production rates.