In 2008 a small group of like-minded experts from the coal bed methane and conventional oil & gas industries in Australia and SE Asia respectively formed a company called Coal Gas Solutions, with the initial aim of providing exploration and production services to clients in the Indonesian CBM sector in their quest to unlock and develop the country’s potentially vast CBM resources and deliver them to market. Since then PT Coal Gas Solutions ("CGS") has been established in Jakarta as the company's operational headquarters, and has expanded its market to include clients in the geothermal, shale and conventional oil & gas sectors.
In April 2012, CGS become a subsidiary of PT Timas Suplindo a leading EPIC services provider in Indonesia's onshore and offshore oil and gas sector. This was an important development for both companies and it provides the country's onshore energy sector with a locally owned specialist provider of high performance, fit-for-purpose drilling rig technology and construction servies.
CGS new Drillmec HH75 CBM rig spudded its first well
12 Feb 14
On 16th November 2013 PT Coal Gas Solutions spudded its first well for VICO a joint venture between BP and ENI in Indonesia. This was an important day for all concerned and it marked the first well to be drilled by new Drillmec HH75 Hydraulic rig in Indonesia. The HH75 rig 'HUGO' its contracted to drill a number of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) pilot production wells in the Sanga Sanga PSC area in East Kalimantan as part of VICO's extensive CBM appraisal program.
For VICO this is also an important milestone as they strive to adopt a more fit-for-purpose approach to CBM operations by using more mobile, compact, safer, environmental friendly rigs, such as the HH75, to improve speed, safety and cost efficiency.
Conditions in the field have thus far been challenging with the monsoon rains making logistics very difficult however as the dry season approaches and the local drilling crews get more used to the new rig, then the full benefits of the HH75 will undoubtedly be realized.