The CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), DENR, Philippines organized a Regional Meeting on the Production of CCOP Coffee Table Book on the “Best practices on mine rehabilitation and decommissioning” on 22-25 June 2015 in the Philippines, with attendance by 19 national coordinators from CCOP Member Countries and CCOP Technical Secretariat. Part of this meeting is a three-day fieldwork/site visit in Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation in Bataraza, Palawan on 23-25 June 2015.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) organized a Technical Workshop on Geohazards and Climate Change on 15 June 2015 at DMR Conference Room in Bangkok, Thailand. The objective of this workshop is to have an interactive exchange of ideas as well as insights by CCOP member countries on aspects related to geohazards and climate changes, such as groundwater modeling in coastal areas, community-based landslide programme, geohazard early warning system. There were 58 participants including 3 resource persons from Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), 2 from Chaipattana Foundation, 1 from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, 2 from Indonesia, 46 from Thailand, 2 from Vietnam and 3 from CCOPTS.
The new UnCon Project was successfully launched on 9 June 2015 in Gyeongju, Korea with nearly 100 participants from various Korean governmental organizations, oil and gas companies, and CCOP member countries. Following the launching, a Technical Session and Meeting was held on 10-11 June 2015. This was attended by 21 participants from the CCOP member countries (including the CCOP TS). Dr Christopher Schenk presented the USGS Assessments of Unconventional gas and oil resources- the methodology and US experience, during the Symposium on 9 June 2015. More detailed presentations of the same topic plus case studies and details on the methodology with best practices were presented during the meeting and technical session on 10-11 June.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS) in cooperation with the Global CCS Institute, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and PETRONAS successfully conducted the CCS-M C2W1 Malaysia case study workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2-4 June 2015. The objectives are to have a deeper understanding of the methodologies for the selection of technically accessible CO2 geological storage reservoir and estimation of storage capacity. The agenda included hands-on exercises to assess and test the CCOP Guideline (Guideline) on the methodologies for selecting CO2 storage sites and estimation of capacities using data from selected the Sarawak basin, the case study area of Malaysia. The invited persons are from Australia (CSIRO and GCCSI), Norway (NPD) and CCOP member countries, notably Malaysia (PETRONAS).
The purpose of the visit to Norway is to build technical capacity of the China case study team at SINOPEC that will be hosting the CCS-M China case study workshop sometime in the second half of 2015. The visit took place in the period 5-10 May 2015 and was participated by case study countries (China and Malaysia) together with the CCS-M Program Coordinator from the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).
The study tour program covered visits to industrial sites, research centres and academic institutions in Stavenger, Olso and Trondheim, with meetings and facility tours. Also included in the Program were visits to historic / tourist sites of the cities visited. The sequence of visits and the travel logistics was arranged by PETRAD in consultation with the CCOP TS.
The CCOP Technical Secretariat, in collaboration with the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Bangkok and Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR) of Thailand, successfully co-organized the Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management in Mekong River Basin on 19-20 May 2015 at Pullman King Power Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. This meeting is within the framework of the 5-year CCOP-KIGAM Project “Solution for groundwater problem in CCOP region” funded by KIGAM since 2013.
Action Planning Meeting for the CCOP Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020|
Aug. 19 - 20, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia (GSi) Project Kick-Off Meeting|
Sep. 1 - 2, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
CCOP-MOFA Shale Gas International Conference|
September 12, 2015 Seoul, Republic of Korea
Technical Session at the 50th Anniversary of VIGMR|
September 30, 2015 Hanoi, Vietnam
ASEAN Mineral Resources Database Training/Workshop|
Oct. 4 - 30, 2015 Tsukuba, Japan
KIGAM Regular Training Course on Coastal Geology and Geohazards (GeoCoast)|
Oct. 5 - 21, 2015
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8th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology (ICAMG-8)|
Oct. 5 - 10, 2015 Jeju, Korea
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The 5th Asia Shale Gas Summit and Asia-Pacific Unconventional Resource Tech & Equip EXPO (ECF2015)|
Oct. 12 - 14, 2015 Shanghai, China
CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology In-House Workshop|
Nov. 2 - 6, 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On-site Seamless Geology Workshop (in cross-border areas between Thailand and Cambodia)|
Nov. 7 - 11, 2015 Thailand/Cambodia
51st CCOP Annual Session|
Nov. 23 - 27, 2015 Xi’an, China
65th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting|
Nov. 28 - 29, 2015 Xi’an, China