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CCOP E-News April 2013

The CCOP E-News April 2013 issue is now available for download from this link:  http://www.ccop.or.th/download/e-news/CCOP_e-news2013-04v4n1.pdf.  It is of 20 colored pages, and 900MB filesize.

This e-news is brought to you by CCOP and is meant to give you the latest news and information on its activities around the region and worldwide.  CCOP e-news replaces the former printed CCOP Newsletter and will be issued several times each year. 

CCS-M Launching Seminar (S1), 29 April 2013 and CCS Training Course on Geological Storage Selection and Characterization (T1), 30 April – 3 May 2013 Bali, Indonesia

The Launching Seminar (S1) of the CCOP CO2 Storage Mapping Program (CCS-M) was held in Bali, Indonesia on 29 April 2013.  This event was conducted by CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI), Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy - Jakarta, PETRAD and Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.  Dr. Adichat Surinkum (CCOP Technical Secretariat) and Dr. Yunus Kusumahbrata of Geological Agency Indonesia delivered the welcoming address while Ms. Marianne Damhaug, Minister Counsellor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy - Jakarta, gave the opening address.  The keynote addresses were delivered by Ms. Tone Skogen of Norway's Ministry of Petroluem and Energy and Dr. Steve Whittaker of the GCCSI.

For details see the CCOP CCS-M Webpage, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/

Inauguration of the New CCOPTS Director, Dr Adichat Surinkum

A ceremonial induction into office was held for the new CCOP Technical Secretariat's (CCOPTS) Director, Dr. Adichat Surinkum on 1 April 2013 at the CCOPTS's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.  It was witnessed by Dr R. Sukhyar, Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee and Dr Tawsaporn Nuchanong, Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP.  Also present at the ceremony were experts and directors from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) of Thailand as well as the former CCOPTS Director, Prof Dr He Qingcheng, and CCOPTS staff.

Signing of the Agreement between CCOP and Global Carbon Capture & Storage Institute (GCCSI) for the CCOP CO2 Storage Mapping Program (CCS-M)

On 26 March 2013 during the 60th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, CCOP and GCCSI signed the Agreement to implement the Facilitation Phase (Year 1) of the 4-year CCS-M with a fund commitment from GCCSI in the amount AUD0.5 Million.  This marks another milestone in CCOP with a new and very prestigious partner in GCCSI that vigorously advocates for CCS as one of the options required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both from the power generations and industrial sources.

Signing on behalf of CCOP is Dr. R. Suhkyar, Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee and Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP.  Mr. Holger Bietz, General Manager for Projects, Financial and Commercial, signed on behalf of GCCSI.  Signing as witnesses were Prof. Dr. He Qingcheng, CCOP Technical Secretariat and Dr. Elmer Billedo, Vice-Chairman, CCOP Steering Committee and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to CCOP

CCOP Annual Report 2012 is out!

The CCOP Annual Report for 2012 is now available both in printed and digital formats.  The report summarizes the projects and activities carried out during the year 2012, the financial standing and more.  It is of 40 colored pages.  Its digital file can be downloaded from this link:  http://www.ccop.or.th/download/CCOP-AR2012.pdf

DMR-CCOP East and Southeast Asia Geopark Symposium

The Royal Thai Department of Mineral Resources and CCOP Technical Secretariat, organized the East and Southeast Asia Geopark Symposium, which was held on 26-30 March 2013 at Sunee Grand Hotel, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.  The symposium focused on issues related to geoheritage sites and proposed areas for geopark in South, Southeast and East Asia.  Geoheritage sites can be used as geological evidences and correlation standards, and supporting materials for further geological researches, and in turn can help to enhance the community socio-economic benefits on the basis of integrated development and management.

60th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, 26-28 March 2013 in Ubon Ratchathani

The 60th CCOP Steering Committee (SC) Meeting was held at the Sunee Grand Hotel, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. The Meeting was attended by delegates of the following Member Countries (MC):  CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE and VIETNAM.  Also present were Ms Franca  Schwarz,  Chairperson of the Advisory Group (AG), Dr Yoshihiko Shimazaki, CCOP Honorary Advisor, Mr Holger Bietz from the Global CCS Institute (Australia) as Observer and the Director and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).

At the Opening Ceremony of the meeting, welcoming remarks were made by the following: (a) Mr Suttinun Boonmee, Vice-Governor of Ubon Ratchathani Province;  (b) Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand, Mr.  Praneet Roibang;  and (c) Vice-Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Thailand, Dr. Pithaya Pookaman.  The Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP and Head of the Geological Agency of Indonesia, Dr R. Sukhyar opened the 60th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.

CCOP – Norway EPPM Program Dissemination Seminar of the Project 1 (P1) Cross-border Case Study of North Sumatra – Mergui Basin

The EPPM P1 Dissemination seminar was conducted as a back-to-back activity in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok from 20 to 22 March 2013. The aim is to report the outcomes and recommendations of the study teams to the stakeholders.  The EPPM Program is funded by the Royal Norwegian Government and with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as CCOP’s technical partner.  The case study area is a petroleum basin that is shared by three (3) Member Countries of CCOP – Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

The case study was supported by technical activities – series of workshops & training courses, coordination meetings, and geological fieldworks conducted over a period of ~4 years.  The case study countries provided the data and local expertise over their area of the basin.  The data and knowledge from the 3 countries were integrated and combined with expertise from Norway and other cooperating countries that resulted in a better understanding of the big geologic picture of the basin – enhancing geological interpretations and predictions that can be translated into a higher drilling success in the future.

For PDF file of the report with figures, you can download from this link:  http://www.ccop.or.th/download/EPPM-P1DS_report.pdf

Technical Seminar on “Modern Remote Sensing for Integrated National Land Safety and Management - International Satellite Constellation 2013” in Bangkok, 20 March 2013

The Technical Seminar on “Modern Remote Sensing for Integrated National Land Safety and Management - International Satellite Constellation 2013” was jointly organized by University of Tokyo, VisionTech (Japan), Department of Minerals (DMR), Thailand and CCOP Technical Secretariat in Bangkok, Wednesday 20 March 2013 with participation of 5 speakers, 45 participants from Thailand, Germany, Japan and 4 CCOPTS staff.

During the seminar, speakers presented natural hazard problems and mitigation plan in Thailand, and shared experiences on application of Remote Sensing tools for natural hazard monitoring and management. The last session of the seminar is the panel discussion focused on 3 main topics: 1) Future possibility of radar remote sensing for hazard monitoring; 2) Requirements for achievement of effective satellite monitoring system; 3) Possibility of future collaboration framework between Japan, Thailand and other CCOP countries.

CCOP-GSJ/AIST-JMG/UMT DelSEA II Meeting: Short Course on Coastal Geology and Management, 10 - 16 March 2013, Terengganu, Malaysia

The CCOP-GSJ/AIST-JMG/UMT DelSEA II Meeting: Short Course on Coastal Geology and Management, 10 - 16 March 2013, Terengganu, Malaysia was jointly organized during 10-16 March 2013 in Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu, Malaysia by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ/AIST), Minerals and Geoscience Department of Malaysia (JMG), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and CCOP Technical Secretariat with the participation of 2 resource persons, 3 guest speakers, 8 participants from CCOP member countries, 40 local participants and 2 CCOPTS staff.

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