The Dam Behavior of Srinakarindh Dam is always a hot topic whenever earthquakes happen in Thailand. It is because the dam is located on the Three Pagoda fault zone running pass southern part of Myanmar and Western part of Thailand. Many workshops on the earthquake topic and dam side safety were organized here especially after the Andaman Earthquake in December 2004. Srinakarindh Dam is also a very good place to organize other workshop on Geoscience topics because there are many interesting sites for groundwater, fossil, and mining management. The longest gas pipe line from Yadana Gas field of Myanmar is also located not far from the dam toward the west.
During 17-21 December 2016, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) invited Dr Adichat Surinkum, CCOPTS Director to join the field survey in Chantaburi Province, Eastern Thailand. The field surveys, both on land and offshore, are part of the cooperation program between Thailand and PR China. Started to cooperate in 2014, the project on the “Integrated Observation and Vulnerability Assessment of Tropical Marine Environment” between State Administration of Oceanography (SOA) of PR China and DMR of Thailand is focusing on capacity building and creating the shoreline land-use map of Eastern Thailand. In December 2016, Mr. Yu Dongsheng, Deputy Director of MCG Laboratory, Third Institute of Oceanography (TIO) and Mr. Chen Hui, Chief Engineer of Island Research Center (IRC), State Administration of Oceanography (SOA) led the team to Chantaburi and made the surveys with geoscientists of DMR.
Among all the difficulties and challenges that the oil and gas industry is facing right now, the most important problem yet to solve is the low oil price situation. In order to sustain commercial operation for both conventional and unconventional resources, the most powerful weapon is the innovation and breakthrough of technology.
On October 17-19, 2016 in Shanghai China, Shanghai United Institute for Unconventional Resources, Shanghai Energy Economy Committee of SEA, and the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia jointly held “ECF2016 Oil & Gas Tech Innovation Award” during Energy China Forum (ECF) 2016 6th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas Summit. The Award included 5 nominations for Environment & Energy Conservation, Stimulation & EOR Technology, Cost Reduction & Efficiency Technology, Exploration & Production Technology and Intelligent & Information Technology. After a careful selection and evaluation by the ECF Expert Group, three projects in total were awarded.
During November 17-20 2016, National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan, Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR) of Thailand and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) of Republic of Korea co-organized two(2) important meetings in Chiang Mai Thailand on Geothermal. The first, a workshop on “Opportunities and Benefits of Geothermal Use” was held on 17th November where best practices of direct use were presented by experts from around the world.
The Workshop on Marine Geoscience and Geohazards Reduction and Prevention for ASEAN Member States was held at Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China, 26-30 September 2016. The workshop was sponsored by the China Geological Survey (CGS), Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), P.R. China, and organized by Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey and Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, both entities of the CGS. A total of 88 participants; 35 from CCOP member countries, 2 from CCOPTS and 51 China participants attended the workshop. The CCOP ASEAN member countries that were represented include Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
On August 26 2016, Chinese delegation composed of Institute of Karst Geology (IKG) and Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology (IHEG) has a discussion with CCOP on the cooperation in the field of Karst Geology in Bangkok Thailand. There, CCOP agreed to support IKG/IHEG to conduct international cooperation with CCOP member countries in the field of hydrogeology and environmental geology.
Later, during 14-16 November 2016, China Geological Survey and other geoscience organizations launched the scientific plan on “Resources and Environment Effects of Global Karst Dynamic System” in Guilin, China. This ceremony was attended by participants from UNESCO, IUGS, CCOPTS Director, representative from ASEAN member states and hydrogeologist from around the world.
BGR-CCOP First International Training Course on Risk-Sensitive Spatial Planning |
Feb. 20 - Mar. 2, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
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KIGAM/ISGeo Regular Training Course on Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production|
Mar. 6 - 31, 2017 Daejeon, Republic of Korea
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68th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting|
Mar. 7 - 9, 2017 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
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GSJ-CCOP-GA Groundwater Project Phase III Meeting|
Mar. 21 - 23, 2017 Bali, Indonesia
CCOP - KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Project: National Coordinators Meeting & Workshop (UCM7)|
Mar. 28 - 30, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
53rd CCOP Annual Session and 69th Steering Committee Meeting|
Oct. 15 - 21, 2017 Cebu City, Philippines
54th CCOP Annual Session and 71st Steering Committee Meeting|
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2018 Busan, Republic of Korea