VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) - CBM Asia Development Corp. ("CBM Asia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TCF)(US:CBMDF)(FRANKFURT:IY2) announces that the Board of Directors has promoted Mr. Keith Potter to Vice President of Operations of the Company.
Mr. Potter joined CBM Asia in November 2012 as General Manager, Indonesia. He will continue in this role as well as assuming his new position as VP of Operations for the Company. Keith has a strong oil and gas project management background, having held senior management and corporate positions in the UK, Australia and Indonesia with operating companies and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.
From 1990, Mr. Potter worked in Indonesia for PT Tranaco managing major midstream and downstream oil and gas projects. He returned to Australia in 1998 on his appointment as Project Manager of the PNG Gas Project for the Petronas AGL Consortium. Prior to returning to Indonesia in 2008, Mr. Potter served as the CEO of Delco Australia, where he was instrumental in transforming Delco into Australia's leading coal seam gas EPCCm contractor, providing comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning solutions for leading coal seam gas operators including Santos, Origin Energy, Arrow Energy, and Eastern Star Gas.
Prior to joining CBM Asia, Mr. Potter served three years as President Director of PT Seamgas Indonesia, a JV company owned by Westside Corporation and Bumi Resources. Mr. Potter and his Indonesian team identified approximately 3 TCF of CBM resources at the Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) mine in East Kalimantan.
"CBM Asia has appointed Keith as Vice President of Operations in recognition of his exceptional performance in his role as General Manager Indonesia over the past two years" stated Charles Bloomquist, President and CEO of CBM Asia. "Keith's acceptance of this additional appointment provides leadership continuity in Jakarta and within the Company as a whole."
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 five 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, SPE, 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, 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
ON BEHALF OF CBM ASIA DEVELOPMENT CORP.
Charles Bloomquist, President and CEO
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This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Readers are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. The economics of exploring, developing and operating resource properties are affected by many factors including, but not limited to, the cost of exploration and development operations, conclusions of economic evaluations, unexpected formations or pressures, premature declines in reserves, potential environmental damage, blow‐outs, fires, variations in the amount and saturation of CBM contained in individual coal seams and the rate of production therefrom, fluctuations in gas prices and the availability of capital. There are no assurances that the Company's work programs will result in the discovery of commercially viable or economically producible properties or that the Company will be successful in completing the Offering in whole or in part. Gas in place estimates referred to in this news release are not NI 51-101 compliant and do not represent "discovered petroleum initially-in-place" within the meaning of the Canadian Oil & Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGE Handbook). The term "discovered petroleum initially-in-place" is equivalent to discovered resources, and is defined in the COGE Handbook to mean that quantity of petroleum that is estimated, as of a given date, to be contained in known accumulations prior to production. There are no assurances that any portion of the estimated gas in place resources referred to herein will be discovered. Furthermore, such estimates make no allowance for the recovery of the gas which will depend on, among other things, the reservoir characteristics encountered and future economic conditions. All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those made in our Canadian continuous disclosure filings available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com including our December 31, 2012 year end annual MD&A dated April 24, 2013 and June 30, 2013 interim MD&A dated August 20, 2013. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances save as required under applicable securities legislation.
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