2015 Spring Session

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the North American Coalbed Methane Forum Spring 2015 Session, which will be held on May, 20 and 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA.

This year we are once again offering online registration and payment through EventBrite. The early bird registration deadline is May 11, 2015 at 7am. Receive a free copy of the book "Coalbed Methane from Prospect to Pipeline" ($150 VALUE) with an Early Bird two-day registration. Regular prices are $400 for two-day and $300 for one-day (book is not included).



Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 15317
Tel: 1-724-743-5000
Hotel web site


We offer online registration and credit card processing through EventBrite for our biyearly conferences.

For traditional registration, download the registration form. We do not accept purchase orders and we do not invoice.

Send completed form and payment to:
North American Coalbed Methane Forum
P.O. Box 4623
Star City, WV 26504

Spring 2015 Session Tentative Agenda

The planned presentations are as follows:

A. One-day short course (May 20)

Session I Coalbed Methane and Coal Geology
Session II Vertical Drilling and Hydrofracking (including reservoir properties)
Session III Coal Seam Degasification
Session IV Coalbed Methane Production Techniques

B. Regular session (May 21)

  1. Dynamics of Natural Gas Production: Global Energy Picture
  2. New CBM Projects: Hoosier Energy coalbed methane project in Indiana
  3. Coalbed methane potential in Illinois coal basin
  4. Conversion of coal gas to liquids
  5. On cleaning and compressing coalbed methane
  6. Impact of methane recovery on coal mining
  7. Legal and regulatory updates
  8. Panel presentations and discussion on “Why and how coal is important
    to your state” by states’ coal association executives:
    Bruce Stevens – Indiana; Bill Bissett – Kentucky; John Pippy – Pennsylvania;
    Harry Childress – Virginia; Bill Raney – West Virginia; Phil Gomet – Illinois
    Christian Palich – Ohio