Renewed geological cooperation between Vietnam and Denmark

06-04-2017
News

A new research project to pave the way for increased Vietnamese-Danish cooperation within energy and mineral resources and marine geology.

The framework for a future cooperation between the geological survey of Vietnam: General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam (GDGMV) and GEUS was established on 23 January 2017 in Hanoi, when Director General Dr. Do Canh Duong from GDGMV and Director General Flemming Larsen from GEUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It was agreed that the two institutions will cooperate within the areas of energy and mineral resources and marine geology.

On Monday, 3 April 2017, the agreement was initiated, when the two managing directors signed the first phase of the cooperation project which is to investigate the source of oil and gas formation in the Song Hong Basin under the Tonkin bay and the Hanoi trough. The work is based on data from two cored wells through Neogene layers near Tahi Binh in the south-eastern part of the Red River Delta. In both wells, coal beds occur which can be the source of oil and gas in the area.

By the end of 2017, GDGMV will complete 17 more drillings in the area, and the first phase of the cooperation will pave the way for a larger Vietnamese-Danish cooperation project, with external funding, about the oil and gas potential of the area.

”It feels good to start a new major cooperation agreement with the Vietnamese again. GEUS has more than 20 years’ experience with geological capacity building and cooperates with several institutions in the country. We are now looking forward to the continuation of this mutually beneficial research cooperation”, says Director General Flemming Larsen form GEUS.

On 3 April 2017, General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam (GDGMV) and GEUS initiated their cooperation agreement within energy and mineral resources and marine geology. Director General Flemming Larsen from GEUS in the middle, flanked to the right by Director General Dr. Do Canh Duong from GDGMV and to the left by Vietnam’s Minister Counselor Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Do Xuan Thong

On 3 April 2017, General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam (GDGMV) and GEUS initiated their cooperation agreement within energy and mineral resources and marine geology. Director General Flemming Larsen from GEUS in the middle, flanked to the right by Director General Dr. Do Canh Duong from GDGMV and to the left by Vietnam’s Minister Counselor Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Do Xuan Thong.

In general about the cooperation agreement:

Flemming Larsen

Director General
Directors
Phone: +45 91333401

Information about the cooperation agreement:

Michael Bryld Wessel Fyhn

Senior researcher
Stratigraphy
Phone: +45 91333727