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Key Facts
The Shanxi project in full development could sustain an estimated
3,000 horizontal gas wells, giving it the potential to become
one of the largest CBM projects in the world.


Through its coalbed methane (CBM) projects in China, Far East Energy can exploit total gas-in-place estimated to be 18.3 to 24.9 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). By using an internal estimated recovery rate of 50%, recoverable CBM resources are potentially 9.2 Tcf to 12.5 Tcf (FEEC’s share is 4.8 Tcf to 6.9 Tcf depending upon CUCBM and ConocoPhillips participation).

Far East’s partners are ConocoPhillips and China United Coalbed Methane Company (China United). China United is China’s leading coalbed methane company.

The FEEC properties are world class in size and potential.
The Far East projects potentially contain recoverable CBM resources of 9.20 Tcf to 12.5 Tcf.

• Shanxi 6.55 – 9.8 TCF of recoverable CBM resources
• Enhong 1.10 TCF of recoverable CBM resources
• Laochang 1.55 TCF of recoverable CBM resources

ConocoPhillips has extensive and encouraging information on the Shanxi project. Enhong and Laochang, Far East Energy’s other CBM projects have had extensive coal exploration with drill holes mapping out two world-class CBM prospects. Between these two projects, 1,561 drill holes have been completed, 30 technical reports written, 21 core analyses completed and over 300 other reports on gas concentrations.

The bottom line from a technical and economic viewpoint on these three properties is very encouraging:

Shanxi Project – Far East partnering with ConocoPhillips and China United

• 1,057,638 acres
• Approximately 20 billion tons of coal reserves
• Estimated 13.1 to 19.6 trillion cu. ft. of total gas-in-place, with potentially 6.55 to 9.8 Tcf of recoverable CBM resources
• 50%-65% recovery possible
• 60 feet of total coalbed thickness
• Four seams average 9 feet thick each
• 40% - 70% interest potential for FEEC

Internal ConocoPhillips documents state the "coal was well cleated and coal samples have high gas contents."

The Shanxi project in full development could sustain an estimated 3000 horizontal gas wells. It could be one of the largest CBM projects in the world.

Far East could be a 66.5% owner of this project if ConocoPhillips decides to participate only on an overriding royalty basis. Far East would retain a 40% interest if ConocoPhillips elects to participate, but would only have to put up 40% of the development costs.

Core recovery tests by ConocoPhillips indicate high levels of cleating (a very good sign) and friability (brittle and fragmented coal) and the tests also show good gas content.

Enhong & Laochang – Far East partnering with China United

• 264,863 acres of property
• Estimated 5.3 trillion cu. ft. of total gas-in-place with potentially 2.65 Tcf of recoverable CBM resources
• 50%-65% recovery possible
• 11-13 mineable coal beds
• 55-62 feet thickness of coal beds
• 60% interest for FEEC

If all goes well, Far East could place hundreds of horizontal gas wells on each of the two blocks. Tests show the amount of gas per ton of coal is 200-500 cu. ft.

All Far East Energy’s projects appear to have excellent potential if the permeability is favorable. The Far East technical team feels relatively confident that this will be the case considering the extensive information already available regarding the fracturing and cleat system of the coal beds. Also, with over 80% of Far East’s coal seams less than 1,500 meters from surface, well completion costs should be reasonable.

World Class CBM Basins and Far East Energy Projects

Comparing Far East Energy’s projects to some of the major CBM producing areas in the U.S. shows favorable economic potential of Far East’s projects based on gas content per ton and size.

The Yunnan Coal Geological Bureau and ConocoPhillips have accumulated substantial data addressing three of the four most important factors for successful CBM production in the Far East projects: size of the coal deposit, gas content and thickness of the coal seams are all favorable. For the fourth factor, permeability, the technical information and preliminary tests are uncertain but appear to be somewhat tight.

Far East plans to use horizontal drilling technology ("HDT") to enhance the value of its properties in China. HDT has been shown to have a positive impact on CBM development in the United States, particularly in Arkoma and Appalachia. The advantages of HDT are in the ability to stay in the desired zone, control over the direction of the wellbore, limited fluid invasion in the formation, less surface facilities, well productivity exceeding that of vertical well capacity, ability to add additional zones with confidence and less formation damage due to less pressure drop. Although the cost of a horizontal well is expected to exceed the cost of a vertical well, Far East believes that the overall benefits are worth the higher cost per well.









Investor Relations

3/13/06 -Far East Energy Corporation Sets Annual Meeting of Stockholders for June 6, 2006

3/7/06 -Far East Energy Annouces China Drilling Update

2/7/06 -Far East Energy Provides China Operations Update

12/19/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Announces Spudding of Second Horizontal Well in China

12/6/05 -Far East Energy Provides China Operations Update

11/01/05 -Far East Energy Starts Completion Operations on First Horizontal Well; Prepares to Drill Second

10/13/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Announces Completion of Recent Financing Transactions

9/26/05 -Far East Energy Annouces $10.9 Million Equity Financing for China Operations

08/10/05 -Far East Energy Updates Progress on its First Horizontal Wells in China

06/20/05 -Houston’s Far East Energy Joins with Chinese Officials at Well Site to Commemorate Commencement of Horizontal Drilling

06/08/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Announces Spudding of its First Horizontal Well in China

05/25/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Signs Contracts for First Horizontal Wells

05/13/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Reschedules Annual Meeting of Stockholders to May 27, 2005

04/18/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Plans to Spud First Horizontal Wells

03/16/05 -Far East Energy Corporation Sets Annual Meeting of Stockholders for May 24, 2005

02/24/05 -
Far East Energy Updates Operations in China

01/19/05 -
Far East Energy Appoints Tim Whyte as Director and John Mihm as Chairman of the Board

01/04/05 -Director Resigns from Far East Energy Board


12/27/04 -Far East Energy Announces the Closing of $10.25 Million Equity Financing for China Operations

09/27/04 -Far East Energy Announces Status of Hydraulic Fracture Process

09/08/04 -Far East Energy Provides Progress Update on China; $6.0 million in New Capital Raised in First Half of 2004; Contract Signed for First Hydraulic Fracture Test at Shanxi Province in September

09/06/04 -Far East Energy Pressing Big CBM Schemes in China

07/26/04 -China Looking at Coalbed Methane to Ease Transition to Natural Gas

07/23/04 -Board Appointment Raises Bar for Corporate Governance Standards

07/20/04 -Far East Energy Appoints Independent Board Committees and Announces the Addition of Randall Keys to Board of Directors as a Financial Expert

06/03/04 -ConocoPhillips Retired Sr. VP Joins Far East Energy’s Board of Directors

05/27/04 -Far East Energy Adds Two International Oil and Gas Industry Leaders as Outside Directors

05/20/04 -China's energy appetite fuels record prices.

05/19/04 -Far East Energy Meets Financial Obligation for ConocoPhillips Agreement for Million-Acre Coalbed Methane Project in China

05/13/04 - Bruce Huff Joins Far East Energy as Chief Financial Officer

04/19/04 - China Ministry of Commerce Approves Far East Energy/ConocoPhillips Agreement; Favorable Results from Third Well in Yunnan Province Reported

04/14/04 - U.S. Sees Huge Growth in World Energy Demand

03/18/04 - Far East Energy Spuds Third Well in China

03/17/04 - Far East Energy Reports Test Results on Second China CBM Well

03/16/04 - China Puts Investment in Natural Gas

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