"To facilitate and coordinate the implementation of applied geoscience programmes in East and Southeast Asia in order to contribute to economic development and an improved quality of life within the region."



CCS-M Case Study Tour in Norway

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.


CCS-M Workshop (C2W1): Malaysia Case Study

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).


CCOP-KIGAM-UNESCO-DGR Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management in Mekong River Basin

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.


CCOP-DMF Workshop on Reporting of Petroleum Resources, Reserves and CO2 Injection Projects

Under the CCOPDMF Project on Petroleum Resources /Reserves Classification and Reporting System, this Workshop was successfully conducted in Bangkok, Thailand on 22-23 April 2015, with a total attendance of 44 participants from 8 CCOP Member Countries and Norway.  The number includes the experts on resource classification and reporting from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Gaffney Cline & Associates (GCA), PETRONAS (Malaysia) and SINOPEC (China) and from the CCOP Technical Secretariat.  About half of the participants are from Thailand, representing the Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF Thailand), subsidiaries of PTT and Professional organizations.  About 30% of the participants are female.


The 64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting

The 64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting was held at the Krabi Resort, Krabi, Thailand. The Meeting was attended by delegates of the following Member Countries (MC):  CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, LAO PDR, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE and VIETNAM.  Also present were Ms Franca Schwarz, Chairperson of the Advisory Group (AG), and the Director and staff of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOP TS).
Welcoming remarks were made by the following: (a) Mr Arkom Youttana, the Director, Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment, Krabi Province and (b) Mr  Supot Jermsawatdipong, Permanent Representative of Thailand to CCOP, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand.  The Chairman of the CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, Permanent Representative of Japan to CCOP and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Dr Eikichi Tsukuda opened the 64th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.  


CCOP/ASEAN-DMR: Business Meeting of the Harmonized Geology Project

On 23 March 2015, CCOP coordinated with DMR of Thailand to hold the business meeting of the CCOP-ASEAN Harmonized Geology Project in Krabi, Thailand with 12 participants from Member Countries, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The main objectives of this meeting were to prioritize the seamless geological map of the Indo-China Peninsula, discuss problems and solutions, and plan for future actions.








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The 2nd Symposium on Developing Geoparks within East & Southeast Asia region - Geoparks in Mekong Countries
Jul. 22 - 24, 2015 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Delta Session in the XIX INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research)
Jul. 27 - Aug. 2, 2015 Nagoya, Japan
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




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