It’s back to work after a long break over the holiday season! Having spent December and most of January in New Zealand, then the USA and then New Zealand again, we are back in Jakarta. Before leaving in late November, I attended the UGAS (Unconventional GAS) conference (26-27 November 2012) in Bali as a speaker. See link below for the talk.
My invited talk was titled “Exploration Challenges for Coalbed Methane in Indonesia” and gave a snap shot review of where the CBM industry is at the moment in Indonesia. I primary focused on the geological aspects of CBM in Indonesia but touched on the drilling/reservoir engineering side as well. In addition, I spent a little time covering the social and cultural aspects of doing work in Indonesia. Having worked here off and on since 1986 I recognize the importance of understanding the country and its people in order to work effectively. The chairman for the my session, David Davidson did an outstanding job at keeping the discussion focused, lively and to time and he and all the other participants should be congratulated for the efforts made.
The venue of the conference was excellent – the Pan Pacific Resort is located about an hour south of the Denpasar airport. It is a large facility, but clean, open, by the beach and has excellent food and service. For a destination away from the hustle and bustle of Denpasar, I’d recommend this place.