October 27, 2011 14:45 ET

WellDog and tQ Automation Sign MOU to Bring Coalbed Methane Technical Services to Indonesia

Alliance Is Directed at Providing Best-in-Class Technical Services to Emerging Indonesian CBM Market

LARAMIE, WY and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - WellDog and tQ Automation announced today 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 emerging middle class in China," 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

About WellDog

WellDog (trade name of Gas Sensing Technology Corp.) is a privately held company that applies a diverse set of innovative technologies to address the numerous critical needs of unconventional oil and gas and alternative energy industries in a high volume, low cost manner. Its flagship gas testing technical service has identified more than $600 million worth of natural gas in hundreds of coals around the world, while enabling resource producers to preserve more than a billion gallons of water. The company has offices in Laramie, Wyoming and Brisbane, Queensland, as well as a field office in Roma, Queensland. More information is available at