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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.


CCOP-GSJ/AIST-KIGAM-PKNU DelSEA III Kick-off Meeting

After the successful implementation of phases I and II, the kick-off meeting for phase III of the GSJ-CCOP project “Integrated  Geological Assessment for Deltas in Southeast and East Asia (DelSEA Project-III)” took place on 2-6 March 2015 in Busan, Republic of Korea as a collaborative effort between CCOP, GSJ/AIST, KIGAM and PKNU. The meeting consisted of a two-day meeting with country report presentations on coastal geological information and was followed by a three-day excursion to coastal sand beaches in Pohang, Gampo, Songjeong, Haeundae and Nakdong, Korea. The meeting was attended 14 participants from CCOP Member Countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam), 7 local participants, CCOPTS Director and CCOPTS Regional expert.


KIGAM/ISGeo Training Course on Exploration and Evaluation of Mineral Resources

The KIGAM/ISGeo training course on “Exploration and Evaluation of Mineral Resources” was conducted in collaboration with CCOP in Daejeon, Republic of Korean, from March 2 through April 20, 2015. There were 12 invited participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. This 8-week training course is designed for geoscientists or engineers involved in geoscience and mineral resources management, aiming to foster professionals from all over the world in the fields of geoscience and mineral resources. The course consisted of two parts, “exploration geology” and “exploration management and evaluation”.


CCS-M C1W1: Indonesia Case Study Workshop on CO2 Storage Site Selection

CCS-M is an important program that will promote collaboration among CCOP Member Countries in mapping potential geological sites for storage of CO2 and estimating their storage capacity based on international standards. The Case Study workshop, C1W1, was organized in Bali, Indonesia on 25-27 Feb 2015 in cooperation with the Geological Agency of Indonesia and LEMIGAS, both under the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs thru the Royal Norwegian Embassy - Jakarta and Global CCS Institute respectively.


Tectonic Evolution and Sedimentation of South China Sea Region, 26-27 May 2015, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

AAPG Asia Pacific will be organizing a 2-day Geosciences Technology Workshop on “Tectonics and Sedimentation of South China Sea Region”, from 26-27 May 2015, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This workshop is supported proudly by CCOP.

This two-day workshop will bring together the key knowledge holders of the region and give the opportunities to those who are interested to exchange ideas. The objective of the workshop is to provide a regional picture of the geology and tectonic of the region, understand the knowledge gap and hopefully provide a steer for future research projects. 











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54th CCOP Annual Session and 71st Steering Committee Meeting
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2018 Busan, Republic of Korea




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