Coalbed methane new ISO Standards proposed

Issue 25 – March 2011

Standards New Zealand is consulting with stakeholders about a new work item proposal for an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard for coalbed methane (CBM). The proposal has been put forward by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC). SAC is proposing a new committee that will develop a series of Standards for CBM.

The proposed programme of work includes Standards in the following areas.

  1. Terminology and definition
  2. Resource evaluation
  3. Exploration, development, and utilisation
  4. Production and development

Standards New Zealand is consulting with key stakeholders to form the New Zealand view about whether the project should go ahead at ISO. For more information, or to provide any comments on this proposal, please email by 6 May 2011.

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