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The 50th CCOP Annual Session & 63rd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting

The 50th CCOP Annual Session was held at Gazelle International Hotel in Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 20-24 October 2014.  It was organized and supported by PNG’s Department of Mineral Policy & Geohazards Management, Mineral Resources Authority, Department of Petroleum & Energy and East New Britain Provincial Government together with the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

The Session was attended by 146 delegates coming from the Member Countries (CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND and VIETNAM), Cooperating Countries (DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS and NORWAY), Cooperating Organizations (PETRAD and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Observers (MYANMAR, MONGOLIA, SOPAC) as well as Honorary Advisers of CCOP and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat.

4th ECF Asia Shale Gas Summit (Shanghai) 2014 & Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology & Equipment Exhibition

The 4th ECF Asia Shale Gas Summit (Shanghai) 2014 and Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology & Equipment Exhibition have been successfully co-organized on 14-16 October 2014 in Shanghai, China by the Energy China Forum (ECF) and the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP). The workshop was sponsored by Energy China Forum and co-hosted by Shanghai Energy Economy Committee, National Energy LNG R&D Center, CNPC, China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, SZ Energy Intelligence Co., Ltd and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. With support from the ECF International Shale Gas Forum, Shanghai Energy Economy Committee of SEA & SZ Energy Intelligence Co. Ltd and leading China producers, this conference program was a key showcase for the enhanced opportunities in the unconventional oil and gas resources in general and shale gas in particular. ASG2014 gathered government, research institutes, companies and financial professionals and senior administrators to establish the best communication platform for shale gas policy, technology and economy. The ASG2014 focused on the up-to-date information of Asia-Pacific unconventional resources and E&P technology, and provided the market trend to delegates.

CCOP-KIGAM-JDPC World water Forum on 6-8 October 2014 in Jeju, Korea

The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS), together with the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Jeju Province Development Corporation (JDPC) has successfully organized the CCOP-KIGAM-JDPC World Water Forum on 6-8 October 2014 in Jeju, Korea. There were 300 attendants from governments and private sectors related to management and utility of groundwater resources, including 18 participants from CCOP Member Countries (China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam), KIGAM and CCOP TS staff. Held in 2 days in Jeju Grand Hotel and one-day field trip around the southwestern coast of Jeju-do island, this event aimed to provide participants from CCOP Member Countries an open forum to share information on
groundwater resources as well as best practices on groundwater management and the bottled water market in CCOP Member Countries.

Dr. Adichat Surinkum, Director of CCOP TS attended the 11th ASOMM Working Group on Minerals Information and Database (WGMID), 26 – 28 August 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dr. Adichat Surinkum, Director of CCOP TS attended the 11th ASOMM Working Group on Minerals Information and Database (WGMID) held in conjunction with the other three ASOMM Working Groups Meeting on 26 – 28 August 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia with participants from ASEAN member States.

Mr Abatzis visit at CCOP TS

Mr Ioannis Abatzis, Vice-Chair of CCOP Advisory Group, and Representative of Denmark to CCOP visited the CCOP TS on 1 September 2014 to discuss opportunities of cooperation between CCOP and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG, http://www.aapg.org).  He informed CCOP TS that he will be one of the convenors of an AAPG organized international workshop on "Tectonics & Sedimentation of South China Sea Region" to be held on 26-28 May 2015 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and it will be a good opportunity for CCOP to be in the scene since this is going to be held in one of the Member Countries of CCOP with a very relevant topic for our region.

CCOP-UOT-DMR Workshop on INSAR Application for Geohazards

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Department of Mineral Resources of Thailand (DMR) and University of Tokyo (Japan) has successfully organized the CCOP -DMR-UOT Workshop on INSAR Application for Geohazards on 19-20 August 2014 in Bangkok and Kanchanaburi, Thailand.  There were 34 participants from CCOP Member Countries, University of Tokyo and 3 CCOP TS staff at the seminar held in DMR meeting room and one day field trip in Kanchanaburi province.

At the Opening Ceremony Dr Adichat Surinkum delivered the welcome speech emphasizing the potential of INSAR tool to detect earth surface deformation and displacements, which are important for geohazard monitoring as well as recognition of underground deposits. Dr Sommai Techawal, DMR general inspector, gave the Opening Address on behalf of DMR. The opening address mentioned that this workshop is an open forum to share applicable aspects of INSAR & remote sensing and also to understand on the geohazard problems in Thailand and other CCOP Member Countries.

CCOP-CGS Second Workshop/Training on Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Data Processing (IGDP), 22-24 August 2014, Kunming, China

The Second Workshop/Training of the CCOP-CGS Project on Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Data Processing (IGDP) was held on 22-24 August 2014 in Kunming, China hosted and funded by China Geological Survey (CGS) in cooperation with CCOP.  This activity was co-organized by the Development and Research Center (DRC), CGS and Yunnan Information Center of Geology and Mineral Resources (YICGMR).

There were 45 participants in the workshop/training from CCOP and ASEAN countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and other countries (People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Peru and Sri Lanka).

CCOP Guideline on the Methodologies for Selecting Geological Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Storage and Estimation of Storage Capacities

This publication introduces the guiding principle adopted by CCOP on methodologies for selecting geological CO2 storage and estimation of storage capacities, gives a brief overview of the current status of storage capacity assessments per CCOP country, provide some details regarding the development of the Guideline, such as the workflow and adopted capacity estimation calculation methods.

This can be downloaded from CCS-M webpage, in particular from this link, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/details/CCOP-GUIDELINE-on-the-Methodologies-for-Selecting-Geological-CO2-Storage-and-Estimation-of-Storage-Capacities--Download-here-

Kick-off Meeting of CCOP/ASEAN Harmonized Geology Project

The new initiative “CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology” project was proposed and endorsed at the 62nd CCOP Steering Committee meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 4-6 March 2014 and will be implemented in a cooperating mechanism amongst CCOP, ASEAN and Geological Survey of Japan, AIST.   The goals of the project are 1) standardization of geology legend; 2) compilation of 1:1 million seamless geology and 3) development of data management system using free and open sources as web-GIS.  Participating countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The planned activities in 3 years (2014-2016) include 1) workshops for harmonization of geologic symbols, OneGeology specification, Web GIS technology, data dissemination and analysis and 2) meetings for compilation, discussion, exchange knowledge and experience on the geological setting of the region. To facilitate the implementation of this project, CCOP TS has been forming the project’s Working Group and held two technical meetings on 21 October 2013 in Sendai, Japan and 3 March 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with participants from CCOP member countries, to discuss on the concept, task group and plan. Resource persons for the project are being trained in Web-GIS training courses by GSJ experts in Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.

IS-Geo Regular Training Course: Groundwater Theory and Application

The International School for Geoscience Resources of KIGAM, in cooperation with the CCOP Technical Secretariat successfully conducted its regular training course entitled “Groundwater Theory and Application”, on 30 June to 15 July 2014 with  25 participants from CCOP Member Countries and KIGAM’s network.  This course aimed to foster professionals from all over the world in the fields of geoscience and mineral resources as well as to enhance the capabilities of the cooperating countries/organizations with Korea/KIGAM.

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