The UC Project have already conducted six (6) Meetings with technical sessions /workshops integrated in the Meeting’s agenda. The 6th National Coordinators Meeting or UCM6, was conducted at the Petro Hotel, Danang City, Vietnam on 16-18 Aug 2016 with 32 participants.
Present at UCM6 were participants from Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Korea, Lao-PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, the host country. The objectives is to have an enhanced understanding on the Guideline Methodology for the assessment of oil and gas shale resources- the assessment parameters, data to use, work flow and best practices. The UC Project will use the EIA/ARI Methodology for World Shale Gas and Shale Oil Resource Assessment (June 2013) as the Guideline Methodology for CCOP. UCM6 focused on the completion of shale basin maps of the region and a workshop on mineral quantification analysis.
The workshop on shale mineral quantification analysis with X-ray diffraction and using the Siroquant software was led by Mr Tim Black of Sietronics PTY Ltd based in Canberra, Australia.
On the last day of the Meeting, the national coordinators agreed to complete the mapping of their country’s shale basin, indicating:
Once the complete data are submitted (by 28 September 2016) the UC Project will proceed with the Resource Assessment exercise following the agreed Guideline Methodology. Shale resource assessment will be the main topic of UCM7 that is planned in the 1st Quarter of 2017 with the venue either in China or Thailand.
A 1-day field work was organized by VPI and VIGMR to visit fractured triassic granite outcrops and carboniferous formation in Danang City. The group also visited Hoi An town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 30 km south of Danang.