CBM Asia Development announced that the Board of Directors has promoted Keith Potter to Vice President of Operations of the company.
Potter joined CBM Asia in November 2012 as general manager, Indonesia. He will continue in this role as well as assuming his new position as VP of Operations for the company. Keith has a strong oil and gas project management background, having held senior management and corporate positions in the UK, Australia and Indonesia with operating companies and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.
From 1990, 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. Prior to returning to Indonesia in 2008, Mr. Potter served as the CEO of Delco Australia, where he was instrumental in transforming Delco into Australia’s leading coal seam gas EPCCm contractor, providing comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning solutions for leading coal seam gas operators including Santos, Origin Energy, Arrow Energy, and Eastern Star Gas.
Prior to joining CBM Asia, Potter served three years as President Director of PT Seamgas Indonesia, a JV company owned by Westside Corporation and Bumi Resources. Mr. Potter and his Indonesian team identified approximately 3 TCF of CBM resources at the Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) mine in East Kalimantan.
“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” stated Charles Bloomquist, President and CEO of CBM Asia. “Keith’s acceptance of this additional appointment provides leadership continuity in Jakarta and within the Company as a whole.”