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(i) United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources;  and

(ii) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology

Report of the UNFC Mapping Task Force

In July 2007, the Group of Experts charged a special Task Force to prepare a mapping of the SPE, CRIRSCO, Russian Federation and UNFC systems. The Task Force was led by Ms. Mücella Ersöy and Mr. Per Blystad with Mr. Niall Weatherstone, Mr. Ferdi Camisani-Calzolari, Mr. John Etherington, Mr. Kirill Kavun, Mr. James Ross and Mr. Andrej Subelj as members.

This Report was the subject of significant discussion at the Fifth Annual Session of the Group of Experts held in Geneva, 15-16 April.


Report of the UNFC Mapping Task Force

 
Comments on CRIRSCO/SPE Mapping Document

Comments from the Bureau of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts to the Joint Report on Mapping of Petroleum and Minerals Reserves and Resources Classification Systems as submitted by CRIRSCO and SPE to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Extractive Activities Working Group. These comments were requested by and submitted to the IASB Extractive Activities Working Group. Please note these comments reflect the views of the Bureau and not necessarily the views of the full Group of Experts.

Comment by Bureau of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology (AHGE) 1 February 2008

 
Comments on 2007 SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE Resource Management System

Comments from the Bureau of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts to the proposed 2007 SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE Resource Management System (RMS), from the perspective of alignment with the UNFC. Please note these comments reflects the views of the Bureau and not necessarily the views of the full Group of Experts.

UNECE Cover Letter to SPE re Comments on Proposed Petroleum Reserves and Resources Classification, Definitions and Guidelines

UNECE Comments to the Draft 2007 Petroleum Reserves and Resources Classification, Definitions and Guidelines

 
United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources


The United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources is a universally applicable scheme for classifying/evaluating energy and mineral reserves resources.

English | 中文   [Chinese language translation courtesy of Mr. Hu Yundong]

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Society of Petroleum Engineers and UNECE implement MoU to develop a global harmonized classification system for petroleum resources

[Press Release,Wednesday, 28 June 2006]

Memorandum of Understanding
[Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology and Society of Petroleum Engineers, October 2006]

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Responses to IASB Extractive Activities Research Project Request of January 2006 for Information on Measurement of Reserve Volumes and Values
Response from UNECE 
Response from UNECE Group of Experts

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Activities & Information

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Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology (formerly Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Supply of Fossil Fuels)
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Practical Application of the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) in Selected Countries: Case Studies
Documentation
Meetings
Recent Meeting
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5th Session AHGE on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology
Geneva, 15-16 April 2008
Registration Form | Timetable | Documents (updated 6.06.2008)
Presentations (updated 9.06.2008)
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Past Meetings
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Workshop on the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources
Geneva, 27-28 February 2008
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Fourth Session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy & Mineral Resources Terminology
Geneva, 17-19 October 2007
Documents | Presentations

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Third session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology
Geneva, 11-13 October 2006
Documents | Presentations

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Second Session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology
9-11 November 2005
Documents | Presentations
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First Session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology  
10-11 November 2004
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Regional Seminar on Energy Reserves/Resources Classification in ESCWA/OPEC Member Countries
Beirut, Lebanon, 31 May - 2 June 2004
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Third Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Harmonization of Energy Reserves/Resources Terminology
30-31 October 2003 

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Joint UNECE/OPEC Seminar on the Application of United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) to Petroleum Resources in OPEC Member States
Vienna, Austria, 6 May 2003
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Regional Seminar on  United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) Application to Russian Federation and CIS Members
Moscow, Russian Federation, 23-24 April, 2003

 

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