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Gas Testing Oversight in Botswana

In June of this year, Gas Specialist Chris Nelson was in Botswana overseeing desorption testing and sample collection as part of Cipher’s services to Exxaro Resources. The Late Permian coal measures in the Kalihari area of Botswana are being investigated for coalbed methane (CBM) potential. The coal deposits of both South Africa and Botswana (and, […]

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Cipher wins tender for CBM consultancy services in Botswana, Africa

Tim Moore and Chris Nelson traveled for Cipher to South Africa and Botswana this month to begin work on a CBM play in Botswana. In May this year Cipher won a substantial contract to provide consulting services to Exxaro Resources, which is a large South African-based coal company. As is well known, the Karoo and […]

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The Enigma of the Pinang Dome, Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia

  It’s always surprising to be caught out by an assumption. In this case I was writing a first draft of a paper on the effects of rank change (that is, change in organic maturation) on a coalbed methane reservoir. The study area, known locally as the Pinang Dome, is located in Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. […]

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Certification and Cipher

Cipher has just finished helping another client with the process of certification of its reserves and resources. Certification is needed in most cases to raise funds from investors. Cipher acts as the liaison between the client and the 3rd party certification company to insure maximization of those resources and reserves, which of course translates into […]

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