October 19, 2012
CBM Asia Selects Netherland, Sewell to Audit Coalbed Methane Resources at the Kutai West PSC, Indonesia
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, October 19, 2012 – CBM Asia Development Corp. (“CBM Asia” or the “Company”) (TSX.V TCF), (US: CBMDF) (FWB: IY2) has selected Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc. (NSAI) to audit the Company's net interest in coalbed methane resources at the Kutai West PSC in East Kalimantan.
Based in Houston and Dallas, NSAI is a qualified reserves auditor with extensive experience in coalbed methane (CBM) resource auditing, having worked with most of the top operators in every major producing coal gas basin in the world. NSAI will conduct the audit under Canadian standards for disclosure (National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure For Oil and Gas Activities).
“Last year CBM Asia selected NSAI to review its interest in the Sekayu PSC and other Indonesian CBM operators also have engaged NSAI to review their properties,” stated Scott H. Stevens, the Chairman of the Company. "NSAI's experience working with top CBM operators in all major producing coal gas basins worldwide is integral to their ability to deliver a qualified and balanced report."
ABOUT NETHERLAND, SEWELL & ASSOCIATES INC.
Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. was established in 1961 and has offices in Dallas and Houston, Texas. Over the past 51 years, they have built a reputation for reliability matched by a dedication to service and a commitment to integrity. They provide services to the worldwide petroleum industry that include reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services.
ABOUT CBM ASIA DEVELOPMENT CORP.
CBM Asia Development Corp. is a Canadian-based unconventional gas company with significant coalbed methane ("CBM") exploration and development opportunities in Indonesia. The Company holds various participating interests in four production sharing contracts (each a "PSC") for CBM in Indonesia. Indonesia has one of the largest CBM resources in the world with a potential 453 trillion cubic feet in-place, more than double the country's natural gas reserves (Stevens and Hadiyanto, 2004). Since 2008 a total of 54 CBM PSCs have been granted by the Government of Indonesia, representing exploration commitments of well over US$100 million during the next 3 years. In addition to CBM Asia, other companies active in CBM exploration in Indonesia include BP, Dart Energy, ENI, ExxonMobil, Medco, Santos, and TOTAL. BP, ENI, and the Indonesian government have confirmed that commercial CBM production started in March 2011 from the Sanga-Sanga PSC and is being exported from the Bontang LNG facility. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TCF".www.cbmasia.ca
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CBM ASIA DEVELOPMENT CORP.
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