Analysis and modeling of Geological Basins in Vietnam - GEUS2 - Phase 3

Start date
January 1, 2010
End date
June 30, 2015
Project code
2201-GEUS2
Countries
Total grant
6,388,869
Contact person
Ioannis Abatzis
Description

Oil and gas constitute an important sector in Vietnamese society. About 20 per cent of national revenue is generated by oil and gas and this sector employs many Vietnamese. In October 2009, GEUS started phase 3, the final consolidation phase of a cooperation project between GEUS and the Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI), aiming at enhancing Vietnam's ability to assess its oil and gas resources. Training and building the ability among the Vietnamese researchers and students to help themselves are keywords in the project, which also include participants from Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Copenhagen, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG) and Hanoi University of Science (HUS). The Vietnamese researchers are trained in oil-geological disciplines through teaching and participation in a concrete research project with the purpose of understanding the geological development and the potential for finding oil and gas in the Song Hong Basin. This will include drilling of the ENRECA-3 well at Bach Long Vi Island - a location of large interest for both researchers and local oil companies. Presently 8 students are following the joint MSc/PhD programmes, where PhDs from the previous phase of the project - BMV II, are used as supervisors. The project aims to train the Vietnamese researchers in supervising young students thus contributing to the sustainability of the research capacity part of this multiphase project.

Outputs

Annual Report 2013:

Oil & Gas constitute an important sector in Vietnamese society employing many people and generating ca. 20 % of national revenue. Phase 3, the consolidation phase of a cooperation project between GEUS and VPI -Vietnam Petroleum Institute, started in 2010, aiming at enhancing Vietnam's ability to assess its oil and gas resources. Training and building the ability among the Vietnamese researchers and students to help themselves are keywords in the project, that includes also participants from Universities in Vietnam and Denmark. The Vietnamese researchers are trained in oil-geological disciplines through teaching and participation in a concrete research project focusing on the geological evolution and the potential for finding oil and gas in Song Hong Basin. The advanced laboratory analyses carried out on core-samples from the ENRECA-3 Research Well, drilled in 2012 on Bach Long Vi island, have provided the academia and the industry with a seriesof interesting results, The 8 project students participated in Courses and on-the-job training in Denmark and they continued their MSc/PhD studies in Vietnam, where PhDs from the previous phase of the project -BMVII, are used as supervisors. The project aims to train the Vietnamese researchers in supervising young students thus contributing to the sustainability of the research capacity built by this multiphase project. The project's research results have been published in several national and international journals and conferences.