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Student workshop on potential mining sector

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Students from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia have been learning about the Kingdom’s potential mining sector as the country is stepping up efforts to extract its first drop oil at the end of this year.

The Ministry of Mines and Energy said that the workshop called Petroleum Geological Potential Assessment was held by students from the faculty of mines and geology of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia on Tuesday, presided over by Secretary of State of the Ministry of Mines and Energy Meng Saktheara, with the participation from the General Department of Petroleum officials, professors and students of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia.

The workshop discussed the topics such as determining where to find oil in Cambodian waters, geological and hydrocarbon configurations in the northern Tonle Sap and the determination of sedimentary rocks around the Tonle Sap Lake on the Cambodian mainland by using gravity and magnetic data.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, students gave a presentation on the results of their study with data obtained from the General Department of Petroleum to exchange ideas and in order to  benefit the future development of the nascent and struggling petroleum sector in Cambodian waters.

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