O'BRIEN SIGNS CONTRACT FOR COALFIELD METHANE

O'BRIEN SIGNS CONTRACT FOR COALFIELD METHANE

O'Brien Energy Systems signed a contract with North American Coal Royalty Co., a subsidiary of North American Coal Co., on an option to lease about 15,000 acres of coal reserves for coal bed methane production.

O'Brien, based here, will begin exploration and testing work on the Indiana County, Pa., field in May.The field could produce up to 40 billion cubic feet of gas, said Bruce Levy, O'Brien vice president.