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CCOPTS Director's Courtesy Visit to Papua New Guinea, 12-14 August 2012

After the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Brisbane, Australia held on 5-10 August 2012, the CCOPTS Director, Prof Dr He Qingcheng, together with CCOPTS Project Operation and Information Manager took the opportunity to make a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Permanent Representative of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to CCOP, Mr Shadrach Himata, in Port Moresby.  Mr Himata is now the Acting Secretary of PNG's Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management (DMPGM), replacing Ms. Nellie James.


CCOP at IGC in Brisbane, Australia

CCOPTS Director, Prof Dr He Qingcheng, with Ms Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, CCOPTS Project Operation and Information Manager, attended the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) held in Brisbane, Australia on 5-10 August 2012.  The Director  made a presentation on "CCOP's strategies gearing towards the development and management of natural resources, groundwater and disaster risk reduction" at Symposium 2.6, The role of Geological Surveys in the development and management of natural  resources, groundwater and disaster risk reduction.  He was also one of the Chairmen of this Session.


CCOP E-News June 2012 is out!

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.  The PDF file of this issue is of 800MB filesize and is available for free download from http://www.ccop.or.th/download/e-news/CCOP_e-news2012-06v3n1.pdf

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.











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