Rawhide Butte, Campbell, Co, WY

One of the First Commercial Coalbed Methane Production Fields in Powder River Basin

Rawhide Butte

Sept 1989 – Mar 1991    Developed Coalbed Methane property – one of the first commercial CBM production fields in the Powder River Basin

Drilled 25 Wells
Negotiated and established gas market
Built gas gathering system
Established production from coals in the Basin – industry was slow to accept concept
1991 – 1999 Low gas prices ($0.75 per MCF) hindered expansion and further development of the play
1998 Coalbed Methane boom hit the Powder River Basin, with thousands of wells drilled