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CCOP – Norway EPPM Program 5th (S5) Annual Seminar/Workshop, 12-14 June 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

S5 is the 5th Annual Seminar / Workshop that supports the technical activities of the EPPM Program and participated by representatives mostly from the petroleum sectors of the Member Countries- Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and Myanmar as observer.  The objectives are to enhance the knowledge of the CCOP Member Countries with the current state-of-the-art in managing end of oil and gas concession period and decommissioning of installations, and to disseminate the outcomes of the ASCOPE Decommissioning Guidelines project (ADG) to the CCOP Countries.

NEW PUBLICATION! Proceedings of the Thematic Session at the 47th CCOP Annual Session 2010, Manado, Indonesia

The proceedings of the Thematic Session at the 47th CCOP Annual Session held in Manado, Indonesia on 17-23 October 2010 is already out.  See this page, http://www.ccop.or.th/publication-details/62 for more details.

58th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, 26-28 March 2012, Nanjing, China

The 58th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting was held at the International Conference Hotel of Nanjing, China on the 26th to 28th March, 2012. The Meeting was attended by representatives of fourteen Member Countries (MC):  CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, TIMOR-LESTE, THAILAND and VIETNAM.  Also in attendance as observers were delegates from Myanmar and Mongolia, the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Group Ms. Franca Schwarz and the Director and members of the CCOP Technical Secretariat. (CCOPTS). Dr. Oystein Berg (Representative of PETRAD) was present as Resource Person.

Dr. Wang Min, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land and Resources, China, welcomed the representatives of the CCOP Member Countries.  Dr. R. Sukhyar, Chairman of CCOP Steering Committee, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP and Head of the Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), opened the Meeting.

CCOP Technical Secretariat is hiring an Assistant, Project Operation and Information Division

The CCOP Tehcnical Secretariat is now hiring an Assistant, Project  Operation and Information Division.  He/She will be responsible for:

  • logistic arrangements for the technical activities such as meetings, workshops, seminars and/or trainings and communicate with participants / local organizer during planning and execution of those activity assignments.  
  • provide secretarial services to concerned officer and expert. Prepare schedules of appointments for supervisors, receive telephone calls and visitors, provide routine information, referring enquiries to the appropriate officer.

UNFC: enhanced energy security and sustainability

Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief of the Energy Security and Water Resources Section at ESCAP, opened a workshop on the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) in Bangkok on 9 February. Mr. Liu highlighted the critical role of fossil fuel and mineral resources for development in the region, and noted that it is a priority for ESCAP countries to be able to grow and thereby address development. “Resources are limited and access to them could become contentious. It becomes essential to be able to assess the supply base and reserves in a scientific manner that is accepted by all” observed Mr. Liu. Asia-Pacific must move forward with efficient resource management and development.  UNFC is a critical step in that direction. "Implementing the UNFC will help the ESCAP region with accurate resource assessments that will promote enhanced energy security and sustainability". 

CCOP – Norway EPPM Program Annual Meeting, 8 Feb 2012, CCOP T/S

Under the CCOP-Norway Cooperation Program for Enhancing Public Petroleum Management of the CCOP Member Countries (EPPM), the Annual Meeting between CCOP and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, and the Norwegian Partner Organizations, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) & PETRAD, was held on 8 February 2012 in the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP T/S), Bangkok, Thailand.  It was attended by, H. E.  Katja Nordgaard, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand; Prof. Dr. He Qingcheng, CCOP T/S Director; Dr. Oystein Berg, PETRAD Managing Director; Mr. Per Blystad, NPD Senior Advisor; Mr. Knut-Henrik Jakobsson, NPD Principal Engineer, Mr. Chatri Moonstan, Senior Program Officer, Norwegian Embassy Bangkok, Mr. Simplicio P. Caluyong, EPPM Program Coordinator, CCOP T/S, and Ms. Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, CCOP T/S Geo-Information Sector Coordinator.  The meeting was carried out to report the progress and activities of the EPPM program in the year 2011.

48th CCOP Annual Session FINAL DATE - Oct/Nov 2012

Thailand is still recovering from the devastating flood. To give due consideration to this situation and after consultation with all the CCOP Member Countries, we have come to a decision to re-postpone the 48th Annual Session to October/November 2012.


The Geological Society of Thailand (GST) in cooperation with CCOP and its geological organization colleagues is honored to hold the 12th Regional Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources of Southeast Asia (GEOSEA 2012) on 7-8 March 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. 

CCOP E-News Nov 2011


CCOP has just issued its latest CCOP E-News, which can be downloaded from its website. 

CCOP presentation to The Thai Red Cross Society

Throughout the tragic events in flooded Bangkok, The Thai Red Cross Society have made, and continues to make, every effort to extend relief to the many tens of thousands of flood victims. In support of these efforts, on 16 November 2011, a cheque for 150,000 Thai Bahts was presented to the Thailand Red Cross by the Director on behalf of CCOP and its Member Countries.

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KIGAM Regular Training Course: Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production
Jan. 19 - Feb. 13, 2015 IS-Geo of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea
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CCOP- GSJ/AIST-DGR Groundwater Project Phase III Kick-Off Meeting
Feb. 10 - 12, 2015 Bangkok,Thailand
CCS-M Workshop (C1W1): Indonesia Case Study
Feb. 25 - 27, 2015 Bali, Indonesia
KIGAM Regular Training Course: Exploration and Evaluation of Mineral Resources
Mar. 2 - Apr. 20, 2015 IS-Geo of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea
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Mar. 2 - 6, 2015 Busan, Korea
CCOP Strategic Plan Working Committee Meeting
Mar. 21 - 22, 2015 Krabi, Thailand
Business Meeting of the CCOP Book Project “Stone Heritage in East and Southeast Asia”
March 23, 2015 Krabi, Thailand
CCOP Harmonized Geology Project Meeting
March 23, 2015 Krabi, Thailand
Pre-Launching Meeting of CCOP-KIGAM Unconventional Oil & Gas Project: Mapping of Black Shale Formations for the Prediction of Shale Resources
March 23, 2015 Krabi, Thailand
64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting
Mar. 24 - 26, 2015 Krabi, Thailand
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