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CCOPTS Director visited The Embassy of The Republic of The Union of Myanmar in Bangkok

The CCOP TS Director, Prof Dr He Qincheng, together with the Geo-Environment Sector Coordinator, Niran Chaimanee, visited The Embassy of The Republic of The Union of Myanmar on 26 May 2011 to pay a courtesy visit to its ambassador, H.E. Aung Tein. During the visit, they discussed on the possibility of Myanmar to become a member of CCOP, its benefits and advantages, and responsibilities. The Ambassador gave a positive feedback on CCOP membership, and invited the Director to visit relevant agencies in Myanmar in the end of June 2011.


The workshop was requested by PETROVIETNAM with cost sharing by PETROVIETNAM, VASI, and Norwegian Government through PETRAD, in cooperation with and co-organized by the CCOP Technical Secretariat. The Official Welcome and Opening Ceremony Addresses were given by Associate Prof. Dr. Sc. Nguyen Van Cu, Director-General of VASI, Dr. Nguyen Van Minh, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to CCOP, Vice President of PETROVIETNAM, Dr. Øystein Berg, Managing Director, PETRAD, and Prof. Dr. He Qingcheng, Director, CCOP Technical Secretariat.

PETRONAS-PETRAD-INTSOK-CCOP Workshop on Deepwater Subsea Tieback

The Workshop on Deepwater Subsea Tie-Back was requested by Petronas, Malaysia and was open also for participation by other CCOP and ASCOPE members. The workshop was conducted by PETRONAS, PETRAD, INTSOK in cooperation with the CCOP Technical Secretariat on 24-26 January 2011 in Kuching, Malaysia.

EPPM-P3W5: Workshop/training for Metadata encoder and data managers using the new CCOP GIMS, 17-19 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

P3W5 is the 5th Workshop under Project 3 (P3), Metadata on Natural Gas Resources in the CCOP Region of the EPPM Program and organized by the CCOP Technical Secretariat with the cooperation of PETRONAS’ PMU. The objective was to further enhance the knowledge of data managers and encoders from the Member Countries participating in the EPPM Program P3 on the new CCOP Geo-information Metadata System (GIMS) that is developed by the China Geological Survey (CGS)

CCOP Task Force for strategic action planning met

CCOP Task Force for Strategic Action Planning met, brainstormed and discussed at the CCOP Technical Secetariat in Bangkok, Thailand on 20-22 December 2010. Members present were from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as the Director and Sector & Project Coordinators of the CCOP Technical Secretariat.

JSPS and CCOP-GSJ/AIST Joint Seminar on Monitoring and Evaluation Coastal Erosion in Deltas
CCOP has on-going activities with AIST/GSJ, Japan in 2010. DelSEA II project (Integrated Geological Assessment for Deltas in Southeast and East Asia), which is one of Geo-Environment programs, has jointly conducted the seminar on Monitoring and Evaluation Coastal Erosion in Deltas with Asia-Africa Science Platform program (JSPS) and Institute of Marine Environment and Resources for better understanding of the impacts of global climatic change to deltaic coasts and geological assessment for coastal management.

CCOP-CGS Symposium on Muddy Coastal Geoenvironment and Climate Changes
CCOP (Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia) has new activity with China Geological Survey (CGS), China in 2010, which is one of Geo-Environment programs, on conducting the symposium on Muddy Coastal Geoenvironment and Climate Changes. The activity was organized in Tianjin, China on 13-16 September 2010 with field excursions and was attended by 25 participants from Member Countries of CCOP; China, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.

Meeting on Groundwater Pollution and Risk Management in the CCOP Countries
The second meeting of the CCOP-GSJ/AIST Groundwater Project Phase II supported by the Japanese Government through the Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) was held at Xi’An Hotel in Xi’An city, China from 2nd to 3rd September 2010. The Meeting, with the topic of groundwater pollution and risk management in CCOP countries, was attended by twenty-six participations from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

EPPM P1 W3: North Sumatra – Megui Basin Cross Border Case Study: Basin Modeling, Map Integration and Fractured Basement, 2-5 August 2010, Langkawi, Malaysia

P1W3 is the third workshop under Project 1 (P1), Petroleum Resource Management with focus on Natural Gas of the EPPM Program and organized by the CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with PETRONAS (PMU), and Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The objective is to conduct basin modeling of North Sumatra – Mergui basin (cross-border case study) in order to have a better understanding of the big geologic picture of the basin to enhance geological interpretations and predictions - translating into a higher drilling success rates. A technical fieldwork in Langkawi was added in the agenda with focus in fractured basement.

CCOP-CGS Metadata Phase II Project Third Workshop
CCOP together with the China Geological Survey (CGS) organized the CCOP Metadata Phase II Project Third Workshop on 20-22 July 2010 in Shanghai, China. This workshop is basically aimed to train the CCOP Metadata Working Group in the usage of the CCOP GeoInformation Metadata System (GIMS) developed by CGS for the Project, including data entry and metadata management. Thirty-seven participants joined the meeting including the Member Countries, Lao PDR, Myanmar and CCOPTS staff.

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CCS-M T4: National Assessment of CO2 Storage Sites and CO2 for EOR
May. 27 - 30, 2014 Penang, Malaysia
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Jun. 2 - 27, 2014 IS-Geo of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea
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PETRAD-SINOPEC-CCOP Seminar on LNG Technologies
Jun. 11 - 13, 2014 Beijing, China
4th South East Asian Industrial Minerals Conference
Jun. 18 - 19, 2014 Bangkok, Thailand
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Jun. 30 - Jul. 15, 2014 IS-Geo of KIGAM, Daejeon, Korea
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CCOP-KIGAM Groundwater Project 2nd Workshop
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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