Casing for CSG and CMM – Once considered to be just a hazard, Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and Coal Mine Methane (CMM) is now rapidly increasing as a major fuel source, here and globally. Coal seam gas, also referred to as coal bed Methane, is a form of natural gas and is found mainly in the form of Methane, absorbed into coal, retrievable when pressure on the seam is removed; usually by removing the water from the seam or through mining operations.
The dangers of this methane in coal mining operations has long been known, considered to be just a hazard and nuisance to mine operators. Recently, this form of natural gas has emerged as an energy source in its own right, undertaking steps to convert it to electricity or LNG instead of venting it or flaring the gas.
East Coast Pipe Supplies is an Australian privately-owned company that was established in 1989, growing to become Australia’s largest line pipe importer and stockist, including sizes ranging from 88.9mm (3-1/2”) to 1066mm (42”), with varying wall thicknesses to suit different applications. We distribute premium linepipe and casing at competitive prices to Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Rim customers and are ISO9001 accredited.
ECPS has partnered with an internationally accredited mill, specialising in the production of API 5CT casing, to offer OCTG in Ranges 1, 2 & 3 (approx 6, 9 and 12 metres long, respectively) available ex-stock from Brisbane and ready for immediate delivery. They are the first distributor in Australia to stock Range 1 and 2 casing, suitable for the smaller rigs being seen in CSG fields, marking a large commitment to the industry and the growth of CSG exploration and production.
The addition of API 5CT casing further increases the options available from ECPS to suit every type of drill rig and operator. The onsite threading facility in Brisbane produces the industry recognised SFJ flush joint connection, on casing from 3-1/2” through to 10-3/4”. The SFJ connection was developed especially for the Coal Seam Gas industry as a premium connection, flush joint casing, widely used in smaller rigs for its strength and sealing properties. This makes East Coast Pipe Supplies a one stop shop for pipe and casing and can arrange all logistics directly to your rig site.