CCOP-KIGAM Unconventional Oil and gas Project

WELCOME TO THE CCOP - KIGAM UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS PROJECT HOMEPAGE

The CCOP – Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) Unconventional Oil and gas Project: Mapping of Black Shale Formations for the Prediction of Shale Resources or UC Project is a 6-year capacity building project that will enhance the knowledge of the CCOP member in the new frontiers of exploration and sustainable ways to safely make use of the vast domestic gas reserves in the member countries.

The specific objectives of the UC Project are

  • To outline the possible areas if shale resources based on black shale mapping, and
  • Capacity building on unconventional oil and gas resources exploration for the benefit of CCOP member countries.
Here, you will find the latest information about the UC Project, the shale resource assessment methodology, the case studies, training courses / workshops, field works, dissemination seminars, and the upcoming events. The Gallery contains selected photos of every activity. All documents in this site are available for free download.
The Project is funded by KIGAM.

UCM9: UC Project 9th National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

Oct. 12, 2017 - Oct. 14, 2017, Cebu City, Philippines

The CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS) in cooperation with Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Philippine Department of Energy (DOE), through the Energy Resource Development Bureau (ERDB), successfully  conducted UCM9 on 12-14 October 2017 in Cebu City, Philippines.  With the objectives of applying and refining the CCOP Guideline Methodology for the assessment of oil and gas shale resources, an interactive workshop session on the project-developed MAP OF POTENTIALLY PROSPECTIVE SHALE ENERGY RESOURCE BASINS in ASIA using QGIS was conducted. Feedback from the participants as to the contents / focus area of the 2nd phase of the Project was also accomplished. UCM9 is the final technical event under Phase 1 of the UC Project.

UCM8: UC Project 8th National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

Jul. 18, 2017 - Jul. 20, 2017, Yogyakarta

UCM8 was conducted at the Grand Inna Malioboro Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 18 -20 July 2017 and focused on shale oil / gas resource assessment.  The technical presentations covered various case studies on volumetric calculation and on how to handle the uncertainties, particularly geological uncertainties.  Resource persons from Indonesia, BGS, KIGAM and other CCOP Countries led workshops and discussions.

UCM7: UC Project 7th National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

Mar. 28, 2017 - Mar. 30, 2017, Bangkok

UCM7 was conducted by CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), and Department of Mineral Fuels, Thailand (DMF) on 28-30 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.  UCM7 is part of a series of CCOP meetings/workshops applying the Guideline Methodology for the assessment of oil and gas shale resources in the CCOP region.  The UC Project is using the EIA/ARI methodology for world shale gas and shale oil resource assessment (June 2013) as the Guideline Methodology for CCOP.

UCM6: UC Project 6th National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop 6

Aug. 16, 2016 - Aug. 18, 2016, Da Nang City, Vietnam

UCM6 was conducted by CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) in Danang City, Vietnam.  The objectives is to have an enhanced understanding on the Guideline Methodology for the assessment of oil and gas shale resources - looking into the assessment parameters and work flow.  UCM6  focused on shale basin mapping and mineral quantification analysis.

UCM5: UC Project 5th National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

May. 10, 2016 - May. 12, 2016, Vientiane, Lao-PDR

 

UCM5 was conducted by CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with KIGAM and LAO-PDR  Department of Geology and Mineral Resources in Vientiane on 10-12 May 2016.  This is a follow up meeting/workshop to enhanced the understanding of the Guideline methodology for the assessment of oil and gas shale resources.  The workshop  focused on the assessment parameters, work flow, data, and best practices. Discussions on the shale map development was also thoroughly covered.  A field work to visit shale outcrops in the vicinity of Vientiane was also organized.

UCM4: UC Project 4th National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

Mar. 07, 2016 - Mar. 08, 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia

UCM4 was conducted by CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with KIGAM and Cambodia's General Department of Petroleum in Siem Reap as one of the associated Meetings of the 66th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting.  UCM4  provided an opportunity for the national coordinators to share their experiences,  report the progress of their assessment of shale oil/gas resources and also re-examine the goals, objectives and implementation of the Project. The results of the shale analysis conducted by KIGAM was presented and throughly discussed at the Meeting.

UCM3: UC Project 3rd National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

Sep. 22, 2015 - Sep. 24, 2015, Chiangmai, Thailand

UCM3 was conducted by CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Department of Mineral Fuels, Thailand in Chiangmai, Thailand on 22-24 September 2015.  The objectives are to use a geology-based assessment methodology to assess the potential of oil and gas shale resources in the CCOP basins.  The workshop sessions provided an opportunity to looked deeper into the various methodologies worldwide that are used in the shale energy resource assessment and agreed on the methodology that will be used as Guideline for CCOP member countries.

UCM2: UC Project 2nd National Coordinators Meeting / Workshop and Launching of the CCOP - KIGAM Unconventional Oil Gas Resources (UC) Project

Jun. 09, 2015 - Jun. 12, 2015, Gyeongju, Korea

The CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with KIGAM successfully launched the UC Project last 9 June 2015 in Gyeongju, Korea.  The event was attended by more than 100 participants from various Korean governmental organizations, oil and gas companies, academic institutions, and CCOP member countries.  Right after the UC Project launching, a 2-day workshop was conducted focused on Methodologies on the assessment of gas and oil shale resources with case studies mostly from the experiences of USGS.  To cap the event, a 1-day field work was organized by KIGAM to inspect some outcrops and cultural heritage sites in Gyeongju and Pohang.

UCM1: UC Project 1st National Coordinators Meeting and Workshop

Mar. 22, 2015 - Mar. 23, 2015, Krabi, Thailand
The CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), conducted the first National Coordinators Meeting and Technical Session of the CCOP - KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (UC) Project in Krabi, Thailand on 22-23 March 2015.  The objectives are to have a common understanding of the goal and objectives of the UC Project and to discuss/agree the overall work plan.  The agenda included a workshop on black shale mapping and development, as well as reporting of the member countries about their shale potential.