The course provides an introduction to Coalbed Methane from a basic understanding through to exploration, appraisal and development of the resource. History: Where did CBM come from and where is it established. Exploration: where to start, what data is required and how to get it. Appraisal: What is involved in the appraisal process of a CBM resource. Well design: There are many different varieties of CBM well design, and they result in different physical and environmental "footprints".