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ECF2017 2nd Oil and Gas Tech Innovation Award

Diversification has become, and will remain the main trend of global oil and gas industry. Under the current and lingering energy price downturn, cost reduction and efficiency enhancement has been inevitably placed on the top list for petroleum companies’ management priorities. The implementation of new material and multidisciplinary cooperation has been widely recognized among the most effective tool to achieve this goal. The result for this year’s ECF Oil and Gas Tech Innovation Award proves this trend.

ECF2017 2nd Oil and Gas Tech Innovation Award Ceremony took place during the evening of October 11th, 2017 at Jianguo Hotel, Shanghai, China. Organized by Shanghai United Institute for Unconventional Resources (SUI) and the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP), this year a total of 7 technical entries have been awarded this honor, as introduced below.


The 53rd CCOP Annual Session, Cebu City, Philippines

The 53rd Annual Session of the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) was held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu City, Philippines on 16 – 19 October 2017.  It was organized by the Philippine Government through the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Energy Resource Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other relevant Philippine agencies with the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

The Session was attended by representatives of the following Member Countries: CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND and VIETNAM.  MONGOLIA attended as an observer.  From theCooperating Countries, CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA were in attendance.  From theCooperating Organizations,Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and UNESCO-Bangkok attended the session.  Energy China Forum (ECF)attended as an observer organization.  Also present at the Meeting were the Honorary Advisers of CCOP and the staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS).


CCOP-SEADPRI-ANCST Workshop on Disasters and Heritage Areas

CCOP-SEADPRI-ANCST Workshop on Disasters and Heritage Areas on 15 October 2017 was the second of the workshop series held jointly with Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP), SEADPRI and Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST) during the CCOP Annual Session. The first series, CCOP-VIETADAPT-SEADPRI Workshop on Geoscience supporting risk management, water and food security, was held on 30 October 2016 at The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand with the collaboration of Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), the Vietnamese Sub-Institute of Hydro-Meteorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC), and the Vietnamese Centre for Water Resources Warning and Forecasting (CEWAFO).


Energy China Forum 2017: 7th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas Summit

Energy China Forum (ECF) 2017: 7th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas Summit was held 11-13 October 2017, at Jianguo Hotel, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. ECF is the largest leading forum for public-private dialogue on energy development, serving leaders and professionals especially for shale gas industries. Seven ECF summits had been successfully held since 2011. The aim of the 7th ECF Summit was to gather professionals and experts from all around the world to explore policy trends, discuss latest shale development, classify and study industry chain, access to business partnering and project matchmaking, to learn both market 101 and advanced business strategy in China Oil & Gas industries and having a face to face communication with Chinese partners as well as global investors. ECF 2017 was organized by the Shanghai United Institute for Unconventional Resources (SUI) and the Shanghai Energy Economy Committee of Shanghai Economist Association, with support from the China Petroleum Enterprises Association (CPEA) and the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP).


Regular Training Course on Carbon Resource Recycling Appropriate Technology at IS-Geo KIGAM, Korea

The training course on “Carbon Resource Recycling Appropriate Technology” forms one of the regular training courses of KIGAM International School for Geoscience Resources (IS-Geo), in collaboration with CCOP. It was conducted at IS-Geo KIGAM, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, from 8-15 September 2017, with 10 trainees participation; 8 trainees from CCOP Member Countries, 1 from CCOPTS and 1 from Ethiopia.

The training course aims to foster professionals from all over the world in the fields of climate change, carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) as well as to enhance the capabilities of the cooperating countries/organizations with Korea/ KIGAM. The course provides an introduction to the carbon resource recycling appropriate technology, and related technological innovations for CO2 utilization and sequestration. More practically, utilization of carbonated minerals for mine backfill, assessment of mine hazards and mineral extraction process from mine tailings are also covered.


2nd BGR-CCOP International Training Course on Risk-Sensitive Spatial Planning

The ‘2nd BGR-CCOP International Training Course on Risk-Sensitive Spatial Planning for CCOP Member Countries’ was held from 18 to 28 September 2017 in Quezon City/Philippines and was organized by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Germany)in cooperation with CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB, Philippines), and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

The BGR-CCOP Training Course is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)and implemented into three training activities conducted by two BGR experts Dr Dirk Balzer and Dr Dirk Kuhn. The training courses represent a capacity building measure for professionals of mandated authorities in the fields of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Spatial Planning. It aims to support the requirements and future challenges of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), to strengthen disaster risk governance to manage Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and to promote the dialogue and cooperation among the relevant authorities. During the course, the participants are familiarized with the concepts and dimensions of disaster risk and the crucial role of risk-sensitive spatial planning as a non-structural measure to mitigate risks. Considerable effort is made to intensively train the participants in the practical sessions of pre-disaster risk assessments particularly with regard to the practical benefits to their daily work.








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Coal Mining and Utilization for Sustainable Development International Conference (CM&USD2017)
Nov. 23 - 24, 2017 Mae Moh Mine, Lampang province, Thailand
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The 2nd International Workshop on CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi) Project
Dec. 5 - 7, 2017 Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
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CCOP-GSJ Groundwater Project Meeting
Mar. 5 - 7, 2018 Siem Reap, Cambodia
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70th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting
Mar. 14 - 16, 2018
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Third BGR-CCOP International Training Course on Risk-Sensitive Spatial Planning for CCOP Member Countries
Apr. 9 - 19, 2018 Hanoi, Vietnam
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54th CCOP Annual Session and 71st Steering Committee Meeting
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2018 Busan, Republic of Korea




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