WellDog and tQ Automation sign MOU to bring coalbed methane technical services to Indonesia
Nov 17, 2011 | 876 views | 0 | 4 | | | permalink
Alliance is directed at providing best-in-class technical services to emerging Indonesian CBM market
Laramie, Wyoming and Houston, Texas (27 October 2011) - WellDog and tQ Automation announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which tQ Automation will support introduction of WellDog's suite of technical services to the fast-growing coalbed methane (CBM) market in Indonesia.
"We are very excited about this partnership as it allows us to bring a broader array of quality services to our CBM clients in Indonesia," said Iqbal Latheef, Managing Partner of tQ Automation. "Moreover, we are especially excited to bring US technology to Indonesia that will help accelerate the development of their CBM initiatives and more efficiently reach their production goals."
The MOU covers all of WellDog's business lines, including its award-winning pre-production gas testing services, its established pressure monitoring sales and installation services, its new permeability testing services, and its reservoir engineering services, as well as its business line based around a sustainably-focused downhole water/gas separation and re-injection technology.
"The Indonesian CBM industry is being asked to not only supply energy for domestic use but to help support the energy needs of the rest of the Asia, as well," said John M. Pope, Ph.D., president and CEO of WellDog. "Our technical services can enable operators to produce more natural gas with less environmental impact. We expect formalizing our alliance with tQ Automation will provide the local support necessary to initiate full operations in country."
tQ Automation acts as a well optimization consultant and technology transfer agent for a number of established oil and gas service companies in Indonesia. They are currently serving customers in CBM and traditional oil & gas projects throughout Indonesia. tQ Automation also operates locally in Jakarta via its Indonesian subsidiary, PT. Lintas Masa.
According to the US Department of Energy, Indonesia is the world's second largest exporter of coal, and the third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. It is also the world's third fastest growing economy. Recent entry by BP, Exxon and Total has been widely heralded as initiating a growth phase for the Indonesian CBM industry.
About tQ Automation
tQ Automation was formed in 2009 by a small team with long experience in automation systems and process improvements for oil and gas operations. tQ principals have worked in the energy and chemicals industries since 1993 and have experience in upstream, midstream and downstream operations. tQ team members have designed and implemented automation equipment throughout the world including Southeast Asia, North America and the Middle East.
tQ's team has delivered projects for the world's leading energy companies and executed some of southeast Asia's largest and most successful projects, including the Trans Java Gas Pipeline, Hunan Field - Unocal Thailand, Well Surveillance projects with CPI, and others. Members of tQ's management and sales teams have been directly involved in projects for the major oil and gas companies including Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), Medco Energy, ConocoPhillips, Shell Brunei, Pertamina E&P, and PGN. More information is available at www.tQAutomation.com.
WellDog (trade name of Gas Sensing Technology Corp. and WellDog Pty Ltd) is a privately held company that applies a diverse set of innovative technologies to address the numerous critical needs of the unconventional oil and gas, mining and alternative energy industries in a high volume, low cost manner. Its flagship gas testing technical service has identified more than half a billion dollars worth of natural gas in hundreds of coals around the world over the past ten years, while enabling resource producers to preserve more than a billion gallons of water. WellDog now provides five business services to the coal seam gas, shale gas and coal mining industries including gas testing, permeability testing, permanent monitoring sales and installations, downhole water/gas separation and re-injection, and reservoir engineering services. The company has offices in Laramie, Wyoming and Brisbane, Queensland. More information is available at www.welldog.com.