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Regional Seminar on United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) Application to Russian Federation and CIS Members

20 - 24 April 2003
Moscow Russia

Overview of Seminar

The Federal Ministry of Natural Resources and UNECE organised the above Regional Seminar with the aim of assisting Russian and CIS experts in adapting their national classification to the UN Framework Classification for Energy Reserves/Resources.

In early 2003, the Russian Government officially requested the Federal Ministry of Natural Resources to create a Task Force on this issue with the mandate to elaborate a new national classification for energy commodities (oil, natural gas, coal and uranium). This new classification should be comparable and compatible with the internationally recognised classifications (SPE/WPC for hydrocarbons, IAEA Red Book Classification for Uranium, and also with the 3-Dimensional UN Framework Classification). The Russian Classification should be finalised by end of 2003 and tested on different deposits over the next three years.

Some 90 participants from Russian state institutions, oil, gas, coal, uranium and mineral companies participated in the seminar, together with participants from 10 other countries, largely CIS member states.

Programme of the Seminar is available in English and Russian. [English] [Pусский]

Report of the Seminar is available in Russian language, the English version will be available soon. [Pусский]


A number of the presentations made at the Seminar are provided below. The presentations made at the Joint ECE/OPEC Seminar held in Vienna, 6 May 2003, are also of relevance.


Document title   ENG
UNFC Principles for Energy Reserves/Resources: Andrei SUBELJ

5.2 MB

Worldwide Implementation of UNFC on Coal Deposits: Mucella ERSOY, Turkish Coal Enterprises

513 KB

UNFC as a Support Tool for Worldwide Energy Resource Evaluation and Contribution to World Energy Council (WEC) Survey of Energy Resources (SER): Dietmar KELTAR, World Energy Council

13 KB

Adoption of UNFC System and its Application to Solid Mineral Commodities - Indian Experience: Dr. K.K. Chatterjee Chief Mineral Economist Indian Bureau of Mines

115 KB