This year we are once again offering online registration and payment through EventBrite. We do not accept purchase orders and we do not invoice. The early bird registration deadline is April 5, 2017.


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

Hotel web site

Conference Details

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Our first day, April 11th, will be a short course on the topic of "Fundamentals of CBM Engineering." This day will include university students who are interested in the energy industry. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a student.
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day two, April 12th, is geared towards technical and regulatory presentations. We OFFER 6 Professional Learning Credits. Event Sponsorships are available.
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Christian PalichKeynote Speaker "Lunch and Learn" April 12th
Our Keynote Speaker will be Christian Palich, President of the Ohio Coal Association
Prior to the luncheon the NACBMF will allow lunch guests to learn more about our forum through an introduction of who we are and what we do as well as a Coalbed Methane Update. We have decided to implement a special lunch time speaker pricing this year, so working professionals in the Southpointe area would be able to attend on their lunch hour.
New Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00pm
New Early Bird Rate (ends April 5): $39.00
Full Price: $50.00

Tuesday April 11, 2017 - Fundamentals of CBM Engineering Seminar

Time Subject Speaker Affiliation
8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcoming Remarks and Introduction Dr. Pramod Thakur NACBM Forum
8:45 CBM Reserves and Reservoir Properties Dr. Kashy Aminian West Virginia University
10:15 Break
10:30 Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing Mr. Gary Rodvelt Halliburton
12:00 LUNCH    
1:30 Horizontal Drilling for CBM Production and Mine Degasification Dr. Pramod Thakur ESMS LLC
3:00 Break
3:15 Processing and Marketing Mr. Joseph D'Amico D'Amico Technologies
4:45 Discussions, Questions, and Comments    

Wednesday April 12, 2017 - Technical Conference

Morning Session Moderators: Gary Rodvelt and Joseph D'Amico
Time Subject Speaker Affiliation
8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions Dr. Thakur NACBM Forum
9:15 Post-Election Energy Outlook Ms. Allison AAPG
9:45 International CBM/CMM Development with a Focus on Australia Mr. Kelafant ARI
10:15 Break
10:30 Marcellus Shale Energy and Environmental Lab Dr. Carr WVU-Geology
11:00 Deep Coal Gas Potential Dr. Thakur ESMS LLC
11:30 Having a Profitable Coal to Liquids Project Isn't Rocket Science Mr. Dimick Ohio Valley University
12:00 LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER Mr. Palich Ohio Coal Association
Afternoon Session Moderators: Joanne Reilly and Ihor Havryluk
2:00 Water Management and Recovery of Rare Earth and Other Elements Dr. Ziemkiewicz WVU-Water Research Institute
2:30 Dissolvable Technology for Downhole Completition Mr. Mokry Halliburton
3:15 Break
3:30 NORA CBM Field Update Mr. Janson Enervest
4:00 Longwall Instrumented Aerodynamic Model Mr. Harteis NIOSH
4:30 Closing Remarks Mr. Havryluk NACBM Forum

2016 Conference Recap

May 17, 2016

Presentations included legal updates and international coal seam gas activities; coal to liquids and advances in coal degasification; updates on the Nora coalbed methane producing field and satellite control of CBM wells. Luncheon keynote speaker was Mr. Chris Hamilton of West Virginia Coal Association.

Thank you to our 2016 Conference Sponsors!

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