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Coal Bed Methane Indonesia 2012

Optimizing the Potential of CBM and Unconventional Gas Towards Commercialization

Conrad Bali, Indonesia
14th & 15th May 2012 - Main Conference
16th May 2012 - Post Conference Workshop

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Conference Chairpersons

Joi Surya Dharma
Assistant Manager Unconventional Energy Development
PT Pertamina (Persero)

Joi Surya Dharma has over 10 years of professional experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry, mainly in Business Planning and Strategy, Commercial, Operation and Project Management. He has worked for Petronas Carigali, Medco E&P Indonesia, Tripatra Engineering, and is currently work in Pertamina as Assistant Manager of Unconventional Energy Development in Directorate of Investment Planning and Risk Management. He has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), an MEng in Project Management from The Pennsylvania State University as well as an MBA in Energy Management from the School of Business Management ITB. Mr Dharma is also involved in professional organizations such as the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA), Indonesia Oil and Gas Community (KMI), Indonesia Petroleum Engineer Association (IATMI), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Indonesia Renewable Energy Society (METI) and World Energy Council (KNI-WEC). In September 2011, he founded a social media energy community called Energy Nusantara.


David Dickson
Principal Industry Consultant, Global Lead Unconventional O&G, Advanced Solutions
Honeywell Process Solutions

David Dickson is Honeywell’s Principal Industry Consultant for Unconventional Oil & Gas. He has recently specialized in assisting Origin & Arrow in their pursuit of improved management of upstream CSG operations and production Surveillance techniques. Mr Dickson's skills have been applied to unravel business problems, and develop solutions and deliver business outcomes for clients for 20 years. His roles have ranged from business unit management, leading strategic sales and opportunity pursuits, developing marketing structures, leading clients in managing the lifecycle of current manufacturing, production or process operations, and delivering programmes to support these industry’s dependant systems’ lifecycles across multiple system domains and multiple vertical markets. As such Mr Dickson has experience within mining and materials handling & oil and gas, completing major projects for domestic and international customers. He holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Master Degree in IT & Process Management from Queensland University of Technology.

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Haposan Napitupulu
Deputy Chairman for Planning
Executive Agency for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (BPMIGAS)

Haposan Napitupulu was appointed Deputy Chairman for Planning at BPMIGAS since February 2010. Mr Napitupulu has had many assignments in the field since joining PT Pertamina in 1979. His past portfolios have included being SVP for Upstream Planning and Evaluation at PT Pertamina (Persero), President Commissioner at PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy and most recently as President Director for PT Pertamina EP Cepu. His vast experiences in the upstream sector are expected to boost the production of oil and gas in order to achieve the production target set by the Government. Mr Napitupulu holds a Bachelor of Science (Technical Geology Major) and a Master of Science in Geoscience (Cum Laude) from the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). He also holds a Ph.D in Hydrocarbon Geochemistry from the University of Texas - USA.


Satya W Yudha
Member The House of Representatives of Indonesia Commission VII (Energy, Mineral Resources);
The House of Representatives of Indonesia Commission VII (Energy, Mineral Resources, Environmental, Research & Technology)

With more than 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry (local and overseas) and together with the political party Golkar and East Java election district, Satya W Yudha successfully secured a seat as a member in the House of Representatives in 2009 – 2014. Currently, he is a Member of Commission VII overseeing Energy, Mineral Resources, Environment, Research and Technology sectors at the House of Representatives, The Republic of Indonesia. Mr. Satya obtained his bachelor degree in offshore engineering at The tenth of November Institute of Technology (ITS) and completed his postgraduate degree (Master of Science) in Oil and Gas Project Quality Management in Bedford, United Kingdom. He was in executive assignment by BP and ARCO in many countries such as Washington DC, London, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Unconventional Gas Developers and Energy Companies

Chairani Rachmatullah
Senior Manager - Primary Energy Planning and Evaluation, Primary Energy Directorate,
PT PLN (Persero)

Ir Chairani Rachmatullah, MT, MEngSc, currently serves as the Senior Manager for Primary Energy Planning and Evaluation at Primary Energy Directorate of PT PLN (Persero), the State Electricity Company of Indonesia. She has been with the company for 19 years with a range of working experiences including : thermal power plant design, corporate strategic planning, negotiation for power purchase agreement, generation planning and primary energy supply. She holds an undergraduate degree from Sriwijaya University and a masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Indonesia, as well as Energy Studies from the University of Melbourne.


Sammy Hamzah
CEO, President Director

Sammy Hamzah started his career with Siemens AG as a management trainee after graduating with an MBA from Freie University Berlin and has held numerous executive positions within Siemens International, gathering experience in internal audit, international sales & marketing and mergers & acquisitions. Mr Hamzah completed a successful tenure of 10 years with Siemens (1989 to 1999), with his last position as Executive Director of Siemes Indonesia Telecommunications. He held Unocal's most senior national position as its Senior Vice President, a position that Chevron broadened significantly after its acquisition. Prior to being the Senior Vice President of Chevron IndoAsia SBU, Sammy spent three and a half years with PT. Lafarge, co-leading the successful turnaround of its largest domestic asset, a cement plant in Aceh named PT Semen Andalas Indonesia. From 2005 onwards and until now, he has been as an Entrepreneur. Together with Mr Wahyudin Yudiana Ardiwinata, he founded the Ephindo Group and has filled the position of CEO of the group of companies since its establishment. Mr Hamzah is one of the Founders of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Advisory Board and serves as Vice President of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA). He holds the Chairman position of the Upstream Oil & Gas Permanent Committee at KADIN Indonesia, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a Member of the working group of the Energy National Council, Member of the Board of Commissioners of PT Rio Tinto Indonesia, Member of the French-Indonesian Chambers of Commerce, Member of EKONID and Vice Chairman of Business Advisory Board German Alumni.


Randeep S. Grewal
Chairman & CEO
Greka Drilling Limited

Randeep S. Grewal (second generation minerals and oil & gas) founded Greka in 1997 and has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Grewal built Greka into a heavy oil & gas, transportation, refining, coal bed methane and real estate development company. From April 1997 to September 1997, Mr. Grewal served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Horizontal Ventures, Inc., an oil and gas horizontal drilling technology company that became a subsidiary of Greka in September 1997. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Grewal was Corporate Vice President for the Rada Group with principal responsibility for its global expansion and diversification to commercial from its defence roots and operations. He has also been involved in various joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations since 1986 in the United States, Europe and the Far East with a range of businesses. Mr. Grewal has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Northrop University.


Zahra Mulachella
Head of Corporate Tax
PT Medco Energi International Tbk

Zahra Mulachella currently holds the position as Head of Corporate Tax in PT. Medco Energi International Tbk., Indonesia’s largest listed oil and gas company. She leads the group of companies (domestic and international) for its global tax planning and compliances. Among other accomplishments, she has been involved in both domestic and international tax related to mergers, acquisitions, divestments, litigations, bonds issuances, due diligences, formulating policies and tax structuring works. Ms Mulachella has a comprehensive knowledge in the area of Indonesian taxation for oil & gas, mining, geothermal, cross border transactions and international structuring. She is registered as a legal counsel at the Indonesian tax court and chartered tax advisor for Indonesia.


Kevin Garner
General Manager Asia
Cougar Energy C Eng, FIMMM, MCIWM

Kevin Garner is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years industry experience in the coal and clean energy sectors working for leading international consulting firm Wardell Armstrong and clean energy developers, Sino Gas and Energy and Sindicatum Carbon Capital. Mr Garner is the General Manager Asia for Cougar Energy and Managing Director of Cougar Energy Mongolia. His experience covers all aspects of project origination and execution including the establishment of local resources and in-country capabilities to meet operational delivery needs. In the last 10 years Mr Garner has worked extensively in China and SE Asia identifying and developing clean energy projects.


Dedi Yusmen
Manager CBM & Unconventional Hydrocarbon – Upstream Business Development
PT Pertamina (Persero)



Gigih Prakoso Soewarto
VP Corporate Planning and Transformation
PT Pertamina (Persero) Indonesia

Gigih is a the Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning & Transformation at PT Pertamina (Persero) Indonesia. In this role, he is responsible for the company's corporate strategies, long term strategic planning and five year corporate business plans; project and investment strategies, implementations and monitoring as well as for the corporate performance management system (PMS) in Pertamina. Gigih has extensive and comprehensive experiences in upstream and downstream oil & gas projects and business developments, financing schemes and financial operations through a range of previous roles within Pertamina since 1992. He has an MBA in Finance from Saint Louis University, USA, graduated Cum Laude from a Doctoral Program (Strategic Management) from Gadjah Mada University as well as participated in PhD Sandwich Program from the University of Kentucky, USA.

Banking and Investment Companies

Chris Newton
Risco Energy

Chris Newton is a Jakarta based Representative and one of the founders of Risco Energy Pte Ltd and an Executive Committee member of Ephindo Energy Pte Ltd. He has 34 years of experience in hydrocarbon exploration, development, production, power generation and gas commercialization throughout Australasia. He has run businesses ranging in size from 25 to 1,200 people in multiple countries with production in excess of 30,000 boepd and drilling programs exceeding 50 wells / year. His roles over the last 10 years include: Senior Advisor to Major Oil Field Services Group, Deal generation and evaluation for PE groups, Advisor to the Bakrie Group on international business development, CEO of Jakarta listed Energi Mega Persada Tbk (Code ENRG), President and GM of Santos Indonesia, Managing Director of Shell Deepwater Borneo and Managing Director of Fletcher Challenge Petroleum Brunei. Chris was a Director of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) 2004 -2008 and President from 2004 - 2006. He continues as an advisor to the IPA Board. Chris is also on the Advisory Board of Castle Asia. Chris holds an honors degree in geology from the University of Durham, UK and a post grad in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.


Gleb Zamyatin

Gleb has participated in more than 30 deals during his 18 years career in Russian energy sector. To the moment, the volume of investments deals organized by Gleb exceed over US$ 3 bln. He organized financing of leading Russian energy companies, such as Gasprom and Sibneft. Besides that, he is deeply involved in financing and M&A deals of US, UK and Russian oil independent companies (Tomsk-Petroleum-und-Gas, Elecsbrokers, GFI Oil and Gas, Integra etc.). He also participated in financing of biodiesel producer, wave energy company and gas IPP. His main capabilities include project finance, capital investments and M&A. During 1992-1997 Gleb was working for leading Russian banks in the positions of Project manager in corporate finance teams, where he obtained first-class expertise in oil and gas. Gleb is well-known in international energy finance community due to his permanent presentations on energy investment conferences, articles in specialized journals and TV interviews.


Rick Henry
Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas (Asia)
Royal Bank of Scotland

Rick Henry is a Managing Director and Head of Oil & Gas (Asia) at Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. He joined Royal Bank of Scotland in 2011 and has worked in investment banking for more than 20 years, He spent more than 17 years at Deutsche Bank where he was Head of M&A for Energy & Resources in Europe. Rick has worked on many oil and gas transactions covering Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. He has a particular interest in uncoventional gas and has studied this in both North America and the Asia Pacific region. He has an MBA from INSEAD and an MA from Oxford University. He is also a qualified chartered accountant.

Oil and Gas Industry Advisors

Scott Reeves
Global Head of Consulting for Unconventional Resources
Gaffney, Cline and Associates

Scott Reeves is Global Head of Consulting for Unconventional Resources for Gaffney, Cline & Associates. Prior to this role, he was Vice President – Unconventional Resources for BG Group in Houston. Scott has over 25 years experience in the energy industry, primarily related to unconventional gas resources, enhanced oil recovery, and carbon sequestration. He was a co-founder of Advanced Resources International, an internationally recognised research & consulting firm that specializes in unconventional gas resources. He has experience in most unconventional basins throughout the world, and has provided strategic, business and technical consulting services to private clientele, and performed research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Gas Research Institute and industry consortia. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery technology. Scott holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Duke University.


Dr John M. Pope
President & CEO
WellDog Inc

Dr. John M. Pope is President and CEO of WellDog, a leading coal bed methane reservoir testing company. Dr Pope has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wyoming. He worked at Monsanto Chemical Co. and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology prior to founding a technology-focused new venture creation group in 1998. He was appointed by the Governor of Wyoming to the Wyoming CBM Water Use Task Force from 2005-2007 and to the U.S. Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission in 2006. Dr Pope is also the principal of a small coalbed methane production company based in Wyoming. He has been analyzing gas in coal, and coal gas reservoirs, since 1999.


John Ware

John leads the Brisbane Planning and Environment team specialising in environment, development, planning and climate change law. He focuses on providing strategic advice in relation to approvals required for major projects and has expertise in advising on environmental compliance, contaminated land issues, environmental impact statements and environmental incident response. A significant part of his practice over the last 4 years has involved advising clients on access and environmental approvals for major Coal Bed Methane projects in Australia. John was recognised as a leading individual in the 2011-2012 Chambers Global rankings for environment, named in Best Lawyers Australia 2011 for environment, and was endorsed in the 2010-2012 environmental editions of PLC Which Lawyer?


Sean Prior
Partner, Ashurst Australia
and Foreign Legal Counsel, Oentoeng Suria & Partners

Sean is a partner of Ashurst Australia and a Foreign Legal Consultant to Oentoeng Suria & Partners, and lives in Jakarta. Sean is a highly experienced lawyer in the areas of resources and energy law, project finance and large infrastructure. He has advised both sponsors and banks on the development and financing of large scale energy and infrastructure projects in a variety of jurisdictions. Sean trained in London with Linklaters and worked for six years in their Global Project Finance Group before moving to the region. He has significant experience advising on upstream and downstream oil and gas transactions in Indonesia, including currently advising the banks on the $2.8 billion Donggi Senoro LNG project financing, and is currently advising in depth on several coal bed methane investments in Indonesia.


Ahmad Yuniarto
Schlumberger Indonesia

Ahmad Yuniarto is Chairman of Schlumberger Indonesia. Ahmad began his career with Schlumberger in 1992 as a Wireline Field Engineer in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Scotland. After his first management position as Field Service Manager in the UK, he held a wide range of positions, including: Training and Development Manager for Asia Pacific; Business Development Manager at Headquarter in Paris; Operation Manager in Indonesia; General Manager for North West Africa, based in Cameroon; and Marketing Manager for Middle East and Asia, based in Dubai. In 2009, Ahmad was named as President Director of Schlumberger Oilfield Services Indonesia. Ahmad is also the founder of not-for-profit foundation, Biru Peduli, who focuses on underprivileged children education and rural community empowerment. He serves as Advisor in Board of Director of Indonesia Petroleum Association, and member in Curriculum Advisory Board in key universities in Indonesia. Ahmad holds Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Gadjah Mada. He enjoys photography, various sporting activities and mentoring for personal development.


Nitin Zamre
Managing Director - ICF India
ICF International

Mr. Zamre currently serves as the Managing Director of ICF International in India. Prior to joining the Delhi office of ICF, he was Director – Consulting Practice (Infrastructure) in CRISIL Risk & Infrastructure Solutions Limited, a 100% subsidiary of CRISIL Limited. Mr. Zamre has over 15 years of experience advising public and private sector clients in energy issues both in India and outside. His key areas of expertise are power and fuel markets in India. Mr. Zamre has also worked on energy markets outside India in Europe, Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh etc. Mr. Zamre has been involved in leading teams advising clients on various energy and infrastructure projects - upstream acquisition, feasibility and strategy of investment, Contractual risk management, risk assessment framework for PPP, process improvement for power utilities, vision exercises for state governments, bid process management for selection of developer etc. He is now closely working on issues related to Energy and climate change. Mr Zamre has a B Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Mumbai and Masters in Finance from JBIMS, Mumbai.


Richard A. Fuller
Managing Director
Pendawa Consultama Sejati

Richard graduated from the University of Oklahoma with an MBA in 1975. After serving 10 years with Conoco and five years with Arco (Indonesia), he founded Pendawa which has operated in Indonesia’s gas sector for the past 21 years. At Conoco, during the landmark gas deregulation era of the mid eighties, his positions and responsibilities included gas supply to 65 DuPont plants with the acquisition of Conoco by DuPont, wellhead gas purchases and developing a natural gas spot market for Conoco gas before there was a Henry Hub. Pendawa conducts market surveys, due diligence, feasibility studies, project reviews and supports commercial negotiations. In some form or another, Pendawa has been involved in most domestic gas projects in Indonesia since 1991. (fuller@pendawa.co.id; www.pendawa.co.id)


Paul Whincup
Technical Director - Asia Pacific
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Paul Whincup is the Technical Director, Asia Pacific, for Environmental Resources Management (ERM) based in Jakarta. He completed his first assignment in Indonesia in 1974 and has since participated in many water and environmental projects. including a one year assignment as hydrogeological expert to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Bandung. He is a former President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Australian Chapter) and a former president of the Australian Drilling Industry Association. He has worked in 40 countries including CBM experience in Indonesia, Australia, India and China.

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