"To facilitate and coordinate the implementation of applied geoscience programmes in East and Southeast Asia in order to contribute to economic development and an improved quality of life within the region."

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The 2nd CCOP-DMR-UNESCO Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia Region

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Bangkok and the Department of Mineral Resources of Thailand (DMR), has successfully co-organized the 2nd CCOP-DMR-UNESCO Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia Region-Geoparks in Mekong Countries on 22-24 July 2015 at Sima Thani Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.  The meeting was attended by 65 participants from CCOP Member Countries, including 1 from Cambodia, 5 from Republic of Korea, 1 from Lao PDR, 1 from Myanmar, 2 from Philippines, 1 from Vietnam, 3 UNESCO resource persons, 48 local participants in Thailand and 3 CCOP TS staff.

Aiming to bring together sub-regional, national and international geopark experts for a common sense of geoparks, geoheritages and sharing national issues/experiences of geopark application and development, the technical seminar was held with a two-day seminar in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and one full-day field trip to visit geosites and non-geosites with potential to develop geoparks in the region.


CCOP Book Project Best Practices on Mine Rehabilitation and Decommissioning - Regional Meeting on the Production of CCOP Coffee Table Book

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), DENR, Philippines organized a Regional Meeting on the Production of CCOP Coffee Table Book on the “Best practices on mine rehabilitation and decommissioning” on 22-25 June 2015 in the Philippines, with attendance by 19 national coordinators from CCOP Member Countries and CCOP Technical Secretariat. Part of this meeting is a three-day fieldwork/site visit in Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation in Bataraza, Palawan on 23-25 June 2015.


GTK - CCOP - DMR Workshop on Geohazards and Climate Change

The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) organized a Technical Workshop on Geohazards and Climate Change on 15 June 2015 at DMR Conference Room in Bangkok, Thailand. The objective of this workshop is to have an interactive exchange of ideas as well as insights by CCOP member countries on aspects related to geohazards and climate changes, such as groundwater modeling in coastal areas, community-based landslide programme, geohazard early warning system.  There were 58 participants including 3 resource persons from Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), 2 from Chaipattana Foundation, 1 from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, 2 from Indonesia, 46 from Thailand, 2 from Vietnam and 3 from CCOPTS.


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.











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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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CCOP - KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Project: National Coordinators Meeting & Workshop (UCM7)
Mar. 28 - 30, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
Workshop/Training on IGDP(II) and Compilation Technology for The CCOP Member Countries
May. 22 - 24, 2017 Beijing, China
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




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