The 3rd Meeting or UCM3 was conducted in Chiangmai, Thailand on 22-24 September 2015 with 28 participants from the member countries of CCOP. The objectives of UCM3 are to use a geology-based assessment methodology to assess the potential of oil and gas shale resources in the CCOP member countries. The technical sessions looked deeper into the various methodologies used in the assessment and included presentations from member countries, sharing the methodologies and workflow of their own assessments. Invited resource persons where from the British Geological Survey (BGS), KIGAM, Pertamina (Indonesia) and LEMIGAS (Indonesia).
All the presentations by the Resource Speakers and discussion made resulted into an enhanced understanding of the shale resource methodologies and workflow. There is a better understanding now of the challenges and knowledge gaps in the member countries that will have to be addressed in future UC activities.
The Meeting agreed to adopt the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) / Advance Resources International, Inc (ARI) methodology for World Shale Gas and Shale Oil Resource Assessment (June 2013) as the methodology to use in the assessment of sedimentary basins in the CCOP region.
All the participating CCOP member countries present in UCM3 submitted shale samples that will be analyzed by KIGAM, the results of which will be presented in the next meeting.
The participating countries agreed to define their shale basins (hydrocarbons sourced from shale NOT from coal) and identify the lateral extent.
By 22 April 2016, member countries will submit to CCOP TS shale basin maps with coordinates and geological cross section of the basin showing the shale horizon. KIGAM will digitize the maps submitted by the member countries and will be ready before the 4th Meeting or UCM4.
KIGAM together with CCOP TS will provide a checklist on things to do, to be circulated to all national coordinators. CCOP TS will send provide a progress report to all Permanent Representatives together with a request for data for the Project.
UCM4 is tentatively on 10-12 May 2016 in Korea. The suggested agenda are as follows:
For the complete report of the activity together with presentation files, you may see this web page, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/details/CCOP---KIGAM-Unconventional-Oil-and-Gas-Resources-Project--UnCon----Special-Posting-for-UCM3-Participants