Carbon Energy Limited (ASX:CNX) Announce Successful Commissioning Of Underground Coal Gasification Panel 2 Production
Brisbane, April 4, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Carbon Energy Limited (ASX:CNX) (PINK:CNXAF) are pleased to advise that the Company has successfully commissioned syngas production to the main flare from its Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Panel 2 at the Company's Bloodwood Creek facility, located in the Surat Basin, south east Queensland.
Following successful initiation of UCG Panel 2 last week, commissioning activities have continued with the horizontal injection well and horizontal product well now on-line with syngas being produced to the main flare. The new process water facility is also on-line and operational.
Andrew Dash, Managing Director of Carbon Energy said," Panel 2 is now operating in its design configuration with both the injection well and product well in operation. This provides the optimal conditions for gasification.
Commissioning will now continue to establish stable operation and consistent gas flow." "Operation of the panel in this configuration along with the newly completed process water facility will provide optimal operational control and effective environmental management in conjunction with regular monitoring of the network of water monitoring wells installed on site. This is another great result for the operational team and it is particularly pleasing to see the main flare in operation once more." Mr Dash said.
Commissioning of Panel 2 will continue to establish a consistent gas flow and quality.This is anticipated to be completed over the next 3 weeks. Once this is achieved, the syngas will then be introduced to the Company's 5 MW power station, which will enable the commencement of testing and commissioning of the gas engines.
Further project updates will be provided over the coming months as key milestones are achieved.
About Carbon Energy Limited
Carbon Energy (ASX:CNX) (OTCMKTS:CNXAY) is building a gas business, utilising its unique keyseam technology.
The Company is committed to providing industrial gas users with an affordable and secure source of high quality feedstock, as gas prices remain strong, through increased demand across our key markets.
Carbon Energy is the only company to complete a full-lifecycle, commercial scalable underground gasification trial. The Company's keyseam technology has successfully accomplished all the recommendations outlined by the Queensland government's Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) which included intense, independent environmental scrutiny.