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CCOP – KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Project - Mapping of Black Shale Formations for the Prediction of Shale resources (UnCon Project): Project Launching, Symposium and Technical Meeting

The new UnCon Project was successfully launched on 9 June 2015 in Gyeongju, Korea with nearly 100 participants from various Korean governmental organizations, oil and gas companies, and CCOP member countries. Following the launching, a Technical Session and Meeting was held on 10-11 June 2015.  This was attended by 21 participants from the CCOP member countries (including the CCOP TS).  Dr Christopher Schenk presented the USGS Assessments of Unconventional gas and oil resources- the methodology and US experience, during the Symposium on 9 June 2015. More detailed presentations of the same topic plus case studies and details on the methodology with best practices were presented during the meeting and technical session on 10-11 June.

CCS-M Workshop (C2W1): Malaysia Case Study

The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) in cooperation with the Global CCS Institute, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and PETRONAS successfully conducted the CCS-M C2W1 Malaysia case study workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2-4 June 2015.  The objectives are to have a deeper understanding of the methodologies for the selection of technically accessible CO2 geological storage reservoir and estimation of storage capacity.  The agenda included hands-on exercises to assess and test the CCOP Guideline (Guideline) on the methodologies for selecting CO2 storage sites and estimation of capacities using data from selected the Sarawak basin, the case study area of Malaysia. The invited persons are from Australia (CSIRO and GCCSI), Norway (NPD) and CCOP member countries, notably Malaysia (PETRONAS).

CCS-M Case Study Tour in Norway

The purpose of the visit to Norway is to build technical capacity of the China case study team at SINOPEC that will be hosting the CCS-M China case study workshop sometime in the second half of 2015. The visit took place in the period 5-10 May 2015 and was participated by case study countries (China and Malaysia) together with the CCS-M Program Coordinator from the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

The study tour program covered visits to industrial sites, research centres and academic institutions in Stavenger, Olso and Trondheim, with meetings and facility tours. Also included in the Program were visits to historic / tourist sites of the cities visited.  The sequence of visits and the travel logistics was arranged by PETRAD in consultation with the CCOP TS.

CCOP-KIGAM-UNESCO-DGR Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management in Mekong River Basin

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in collaboration with the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Bangkok and Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR) of Thailand, successfully co-organized the Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management in Mekong River Basin on 19-20 May 2015 at Pullman King Power Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. This meeting is within the framework of the 5-year CCOP-KIGAM Project “Solution for groundwater problem in CCOP region” funded by KIGAM since 2013.

CCOP-DMF Workshop on Reporting of Petroleum Resources, Reserves and CO2 Injection Projects

Under the CCOPDMF Project on Petroleum Resources /Reserves Classification and Reporting System, this Workshop was successfully conducted in Bangkok, Thailand on 22-23 April 2015, with a total attendance of 44 participants from 8 CCOP Member Countries and Norway.  The number includes the experts on resource classification and reporting from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Gaffney Cline & Associates (GCA), PETRONAS (Malaysia) and SINOPEC (China) and from the CCOP Technical Secretariat.  About half of the participants are from Thailand, representing the Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF Thailand), subsidiaries of PTT and Professional organizations.  About 30% of the participants are female.

The 64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting

The 64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting was held at the Krabi Resort, Krabi, Thailand. The Meeting was attended by delegates of the following Member Countries (MC):  CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE and VIETNAM.  Also present were Ms Franca Schwarz, Chairperson of the Advisory Group (AG), and the Director and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).
Welcoming remarks were made by the following: (a) Mr Arkom Youttana, the Director, Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment, Krabi Province and (b) Mr  Supot Jermsawatdipong, Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand.  The Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, Permanent Representative of Japan to CCOP and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Dr Eikichi Tsukuda opened the 64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.  

CCOP/ASEAN-DMR: Business Meeting of the Harmonized Geology Project

On 23 March 2015, CCOP coordinated with DMR of Thailand to hold the business meeting of the CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology Project in Krabi, Thailand with 12 participants from Member Countries, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The main objectives of this meeting were to prioritize the seamless geological map of the Indo-China Peninsula, discuss problems and solutions, and plan for future actions.

CCOP – KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Project National Coordinators Meeting & Technical Session (UnCon-M1)

The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) in cooperation with Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) conducted the first National Coordinators Meeting and Technical Session of the UnCon Project, Mapping of Black Shale Formations for the Prediction of Shale Resources on 22-23 March 2015 in Krabi, Thailand.  The objectives are to have a common understanding of the goal and objectives of the Project and to discuss the overall work plan.  The agenda items included a technical session on the overview of black shale mapping and reporting of the CCOP member countries on their shale potential. 

CCOP Strategic Plan Working Committee Meeting

The CCOP Strategic Plan Working Committee Meeting / Workshop on Preparation for the 50th CCOP Anniversary was held on 21-22 March 2014 in Krabi Resort, Thailand, to come up with CCOP Strategic Plan 2016-2020, and discuss preparations for the 50th CCOP Anniversary celebration.  It was attended by Member Countries – China, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand, CCOP Advisory Group (AG) – Denmark, Germany (AG Chair), Norway and Honorary Adviser, Dr Oystein Berg, as well as the Steering Committee Chairman and CCOP TS Director and his staff. 

JMG 7-day Advanced Course in Geochemical Analysis

The Malaysia Government through Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia (JMG) in collaboration with the CCOP Technical Secretariat conducted the CCOP-JMG Advanced Training in Geochemical Analysis on the topics Base Metal by Inductive OES Couple Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) and Gold by Fire Assay/ Cupellation Techniques at the Roccana Hotel and the Geochemical Laboratory, JMG, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia from 8 to 15 March 2015.

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