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CSG Overview & Understanding Reserves
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CSG Overview & Understanding Reserves

1-Day Training Course: THE Essential Industry Introduction to CSG. Build your confidence & understanding of the key components & technical language of the CSG industry & the data, procedures, risks & methodologies required to book CSG reserves

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Examine the fundamentals coal geology, petrology, core analysis, gas content and behaviours
  • Understand the basic components of a CSG project and data requirements to evaluate CSG projects
  • Understand gas volumetrics and calculate in place gas volumes
  • Assess the economic impact of a successful data collection program
    Learn the requirements for a successful CSG pilot project and the potential impact on reserves of a successful pilot
  • Comprehend the differences between resources and reserves and the requirements to move resources to reserves
  • Identify the requirements and obligations for reporting reserves
  • Discover a basic overview of project economics, cost of production, price of gas and margins

Who will benefit

  • Petroleum engineers and geologists who wish to understand the differences between conventional and CSG projects
  • Potential investors in CSG projects
  • CSG managers who wish to understand the reserve process, reserve bookings and risk in CSG
  • Anyone wishing to establish a basic understanding of CSG

About the Course

This course is designed to assist individuals throughout the financial, coal and petroleum industries understand CSG. The course will cover the entire CSG project spectrum, intended to provide an introduction to those who are new to the CSG industry yet show relevant case histories for those currently working on ongoing CSG projects.

It will also provide detailed information to experienced CSG managers who are trying to optimise reserve bookings. The CSG industry, due to the nature of coal, is much more variable than the conventional oil and gas industry. The course will illustrate the similarities and differences and how to manage the risk for CSG projects.


“Every practical, straightforward explanation of theory and reality”
General Manager Engineering, Clough

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Course Outline

1-Day Intensive Course Outline cont.

CSG production

  • Overview of the CSG production process
  • Comparison to conventional production
  • What are the similarities to conventional petroleum?
  • Are there economies of scale?

CSG resources

  • Exploration fundamentals
  • Defining and acquiring exploration permits
  • Evaluation of data and appraisals
  • Resource maximisation vs data acquisition and $ spent

CSG reserves

  • Making the important distinction between resources and reserves
  • Communicating resource/reserve differences
  • Determination of reserves
  • Reporting reserve calculations

CSG pilot project optimisation

  • Undertaking reserve optimisation
  • The importance of proper planning and a systematic approach

CSG definitions and regulations

  • Quality and composition standards and definitions
  • Examining certification body differences

CSG economics

  • Examining CSG contracts structures and methodologies
  • Optimisation of CSG resources and reserves
  • Basic overview of project economics, cost of production, price of gas and margins
  • Connecting to power grids and associated infrastructure needed
  • What next? Where are the emerging cost efficiencies to make

Is CSG an even more reliable supply source ?

Wrap up and discussion

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Sushil Kunwar
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