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Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Coal Subcommittee Meeting and Coal Mine Methane Workshop

Coal Mines

3–4 June 2015

Location: Bogotá, Colombia, Colombia

Organizer: Global Methane Initiative (GMI), Colombia Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) of Colombia, and the National Mining Agency of Colombia

Contact: Monica Shimamura, Felicia Ruiz
     Email: Shimamura.monica@epa.gov, Ruiz.felicia@epa.gov

Event Details: The GMI Coal Subcommittee meeting was held on 3 June 2015, followed by a Coal Mine Methane (CMM) Technical Seminar on 4 June 2015, sponsored by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) of Colombia, and the National Mining Agency of Colombia. The GMI Coal Subcommittee Meeting included updates from GMI Partner Countries as well as discussions and updates on the GMI transition post 2015. The GMI workshop included technical sessions on coal mine methane (CMM) project development, policy and ownership issues, and assessment and development of CMM resources – international case studies. The technical experts also participated in a CMM panel discussion.


Welcome Addresses
Co-Chair Felicia Ruiz (United States), Co-Chair Huang Shengchu (China), and Co-Chair A. K. Debnath (India)

Update from Administrative Support Group (ASG) and GMI Transition Task Force (PDF) (10 pp, 587K)
Monica Shimamura, ASG

Group Discussion on GMI Transition

Partner Country Updates
Partner Country delegates

Project Network Updates

Subcommittee Affairs (PDF) (13 pp, 815K)
Co-Chairs and Subcommittee

Concluding Remarks, Action Items and Adjournment
Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Addresses

Introductory Concepts

Introduction to Unconventional Gas Development: Coalbed Methane (CBM) and Coal Mine Methane (CMM) (PDF) (72 pp, 11MB)
Roger Tyler, the ARC Group

Coalbed Methane Resources in Colombia (PDF) (31 pp, 3.6MB)
Dr. William Garzón, Technical Vice President, ANH

Policy and Ownership Issues

Regulatory Developments and Ownership Issues Impacting Future CMM Recovery and Utilization Projects in Colombia (PDF) (31 pp, 2.9MB)
Alberto Garcia, Vice President Oil & Gas, Drummond Ltd. Colombia

CMM Ownership and Issues: A Global Overview (PDF) (16 pp, 324K)
Meredydd Evans, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Open Discussion on CMM/CBM Policy and Ownership Issues

CMM Project Development

CMM Resource Assessments and their Impact on Project Development (PDF) (48 pp, 2.6MB)
Raymond C. Pilcher, Raven Ridge Resources

Best Practices for Gas Drainage in Underground and Surface Mines (PDF) (27 pp, 4MB)
Jonathan Kelafant, Advanced Resources International

Best Practices for CMM Utilization – End Use Options (PDF) (17 pp, 765K)
Clark Talkington, Advanced Resources International

CMM Project Development: International Experiences and the Path Forward in Colombia

The Path Forward for CBM/CMM Development in Colombia
Introductory presentations on international experiences, followed by a roundtable discussion featuring public and private sector stakeholders involved in the Colombian CMM and CBM markets

Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

Industry Sector: Coal Mines

Event Resources

ASG Updates

Update
Update from Administrative Support Group (ASG) and GMI Transition Task Force
(PDF, 587 KB, 10pp)

CMM Project Development

Best
Best Practices for CMM Utilization – End Use Options
(PDF, 765 KB, 17pp)
Best
Best Practices for Gas Drainage in Underground and Surface Mines
(PDF, 4 MB, 27pp)
CMM
CMM Resource Assessments and their Impact on Project Development
(PDF, 2.6 MB, 48pp)

Introductory Concepts

Coalbed
Coalbed Methane Resources in Colombia
(PDF, 3.6 MB, 31pp)
Introduction
Introduction to Unconventional Gas Development: Coalbed Methane (CBM) and Coal Mine Methane (CMM)
(PDF, 11 MB, 72pp)

Partner Country Updates

China
China Country Update
(PDF, 394 KB, 15pp)
Colombia/
Colombia
(PDF, 137 KB, 7pp)
India/
India
(PDF, 498 KB, 19pp)
Poland/
Poland
(PDF, 764 KB, 28pp)
United
United States
(PDF, 180 KB, 10pp)

Policy and Ownership Issues

CMM
CMM Ownership and Issues: A Global Overview
(PDF, 324 KB, 16pp)
Regulatory
Regulatory Developments and Ownership Issues Impacting Future CMM Recovery and Utilization Projects in Colombia
(PDF, 2.9 MB, 31pp)

Proceedings

Global
Global Methane Initiative 21st Coal Subcommittee Meeting Minutes
(PDF, 127 KB, 5pp)
Subcommittee
Subcommittee Affairs
(PDF, 815 KB, 13pp)

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