"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."

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.

IS-Geo Training Course: Fundamentals on Geological Survey

The International School for Geoscience Resources (IS-Geo) of KIGAM, in cooperation with the CCOP Technical Secretariat, succesfully conducted the training course entitled “Fundamentals on Geological Survey” at KIGAM on 2-27 June 2014 with 28 participants from CCOP Member Countries and KIGAM's network.  The course's objectives are 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.  This 26-day training course is to learn fundamental science: from basics to applications in the field of geology.

Seminar on LNG Strategy, Policy, Technology and Systems with particular emphasis on the role of LNG for a reduced carbon footprint

The LNG Seminar was conducted in Beijing, China on 11-13 June 2014.  This event was organized by the CCOP Technical Secretariat (TS) and PETRAD in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs thru the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) – Beijing, China’s Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) and SINOPEC PEPRIS.  Dr. Adichat Surinkum of the CCOP TS and Mr Liang M SINOPEC, Mr. Z of Ministry of Land and delivered the welcoming addresses.  Dr Oystein Berg of PETRAD, former Managing Director of PETRAD, delivered the opening address and officially opened the Seminar.  The keynote addresses were delivered by Dr. Li of SINOPEC and Prof Terje Halmo of Terica AS, Norway providing an  overview of the importance of Gas/LNG as fuel switching  option to reduce the carbon footprint and these keynotes set the tone of LNG Seminar.

The objective of the Seminar is to enhance the knowledge of the participants on the various aspects of LNG, including: construction, the latest developments in LNG transportation, design options and trends for floating LNG and terminals, and regasification.  A total of 70 participants attended the Seminar with about ~65 % involved in LNG operations.

CCSM-T4: National Assessment of CO2 storage sites and CO2 for EOR

The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) in cooperation with the Global CCS Institute, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), PETRAD and Malaysia partners - PETRONAS and Minerals and Geoscience Department (JMG) successfully conducted the CCS-M T4 in Penang, Malaysia on 27-30 May 2014. The objectives of T4 are to have a deeper understanding of the methodologies and criteria for the selection of technically accessible CO2 for enhancing oil/gas recovery (EOR). The agenda included hands-on exercises to assess and test the site selection criteria and estimation procedures led by resource persons from Australia (CSIRO and ANLECRD), Norway (NPD and PETRAD) and CCOP member countries, notably Korea (KIGAM), Japan (GSJ) and Malaysia (PETRONAS).

Presentations at this course, as well as other relevant documents can be downloaded from CCS-M webpage, particularly from this link, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/details/CCS-M-T4--National-Assessment-of-CO2-Storage-Sites-and-CO2-for-EOR.

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Second Workshop/Training of Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Data Processing (IGDP) Project
Aug. 22 - 24, 2014 Kunming, China
CCOP-VIGMR-UNESCO-DVKP Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia region - Opportunities and Challenges
Sep. 9 - 12, 2014 Hanoi and Ha Giang, Vietnam
KIGAM Regular Training Course on Coastal Geology and Geohazards
Sep. 15 - 30, 2014 IS-Geo, Daejeon, Korea
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The 6th Jeju Water World Forum
Oct. 6 - 9, 2014 Jeju Island, Korea
50th CCOP Annual Session & 63rd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting
Oct. 19 - 26, 2014 Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
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