Diverse Technical Program Planned for Cartagena ICE

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Online registration continues for this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Sept. 8-11 in Cartagena, Colombia.

Members can save up to $200 if they register for the meeting by Aug. 8.

This year’s ICE marks the first time the event will be held in Colombia. The theme is “Energy for Integration and Prosperity.”

The ICE diverse technical program covers a far-reaching range of topics and areas, grouped around six main themes: Latin American Basins and Petroleum Systems; Unconventional Resources; Challenges in Heavy Oil; Mature Fields; Deepwater Exploration and Production; and Environmental Geology.

Added highlights, however, include 11 “special sessions,” which include:

Two plenary sessions on Monday, Sept. 9: the “National Oil Company Forum,” featuring top level officers of Latin America’s largest and most influential NOCs; and “Global Trends – Independent Oil Company (IOC) Perspective.”

The Discovery Thinking Forum.

A History of Petroleum Geology forum.

A DEG special session.

A new “Regulators” forum.

Specific “country sessions” that will focus on Brazil, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina and Peru.

Past AAPG president Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, state geologist of Texas and holder of the Allday Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, will be in the spotlight at this year’s featured speaker luncheon, talking on “FraKs, NuKes and Koal: What Latin America Can Learn From the Global Ks.”

Another luncheon will deal with “Strategic Alliances: Key Mechanism to Doing Business,” featuring Maria Victoria Riaño, president of Equion Energia.

The information also is online, at aapg.org/cartagena2013.

Most important: Register before Aug. 8 to take advantage of the reduced fees.

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