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CBM Asia appoints VP Operations

World Coal,

CBM Asia has announced that the Board of Directors has promoted Keith Potter to VP Operations of the company.

Potter joined CBM Asia in November 2012 as General Manger – Indonesia. He will continue in this role as well as assuming his new position as VP of Operations. He has a strong background in oil and gas project management, having held senior management and corporate positions in the UK, Australia and Indonesia with operating companies and EPC contractors.

Major oil and gas projects

Potter worked in Indonesia for PT Tranaco managing major midstream and downstream oil and gas projects. He returned to Australia in 1998 on his appointment as Project Manager of the PNG Gas Project for the Petronas AGL Consortium. Before returning to Indonesia in 2008, Potter served as the CEO of Delco Australia, where he played a major role in transforming Delco into Australia’s leading coal seam gas (CSG) EPC contractor, providing engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning solutions for CSG operators including Santos, Origin Energy, Arrow Energy, and Eastern Star Gas.

Prior to joining CBM Asia, Potter served as President Director of PT Seamgas Indonesia. The company identified approximately 3 trillion ft3 of CBM resources at the Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) mine in East Kalimantan.


CBM Asia CEO, Charles Bloomquist, commented: “CBM Asia has appointed Keith as Vice President of Operations in recognition of his exceptional performance in his role as General Manager Indonesia over the past two years. Keith’s acceptance of this additional appointment provides leadership continuity in Jakarta and within the company as a whole.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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