Far East Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of coal bed methane gas properties in the People's Republic of China. The company holds 3 production sharing contracts, which cover the 288,569 acre Shouyang Block in Shanxi Province; the Laochang Area comprising 119,327 acres in Yunnan Province; and the 573,000 acre Qinnan Block in Shanxi Province. As of December 31, 2013, it had estimated net proved gas reserves of 67.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf), and estimated total net probable reserves of 372.4 Bcf. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On November 10, 2015, Far East Energy Corporation filed a voluntary petition for liquidation under Chapter 7 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.