Online Registration Opens for Singapore ICE

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
For the first time ever, Singapore will be the site of the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Sept. 16-19.
For the first time ever, Singapore will be the site of the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Sept. 16-19.

The technical program is in place and registration is now open for this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Sept. 16-19 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

The official Singapore announcement, providing registration/housing information as well as all program and event details, was included as a separate item in the mailing of this EXPLORER.

The meeting marks the first time Singapore will host an AAPG ICE.

The 2012 meeting theme is “Asia-Pacific Resources: Fueling the Future,” and more than 400 oral and poster presentations have been selected for the technical program, which itself will be organized around five areas:

  • Exploring and Developing Asia-Pacific’s Petroleum Provinces.
  • Trap, Source, Reservoir and Seal Definition.
  • The Past Is the Key to the Future.
  • Facing the Future’s Challenges Today.
  • New Dimensions in Global Unconventional Resources.

Among the specific areas that will draw the technical spotlight are looks at the Asia-Pacific’s shale gas potential, shale liquids and coalbed methane plays.

Among the special events that will be part of the program:

♦ A Discovery Thinking Forum, an ongoing presentation of the AAPG 100th Anniversary Committee’s program celebrating significant discoveries, will be held as part of the Singapore technical program – the first time the event has been part of an ICE.

The forum will feature five speakers who will discuss “Important Discoveries and Creative Thinking,” with a special focus on Europe and Southeast Asia.

Those speakers are:

  • Arild Jørstad, exploration geoscientist, Lundin, who will discuss “The New Giant Johan Sverdrup Discovery, Norway.”
  • Fred Wehr, exploration and development manager, Apache, David Phelps and Eric Phinney, discussing “Two Deep Mungaroo Gas Discoveries in the Carnarvon Basin, Australia – Context and Implications for Further Prospectivity.”
  • Bernard Duval, associate professor, IFP, will talk on “Creative Thinking Led to 40 Years of Success in Mahakam, Indonesia.”
  • Lawrence D. “Trey” Meckel III, exploration manager and chief geologist, Tately N.V., will discuss “Exploring a 19th Century Basin in the 21st Century: Seeing the North Sumatra Basin with New Eyes.”
  • Sam Algar, vice president-Asia Pacific exploration, Murphy Oil, will discuss “Deepwater Northwest Borneo: Big Oil from ‘Gas-Prone’ Source Rocks and Leaking Traps.”

♦ Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the state geologist of Texas, will speak at the ICE Featured Speaker Luncheon, discussing “The Global Energy Transition: What Will It Take to Make the Switch?”

<♦ The movie “Switch,” featuring Tinker – and which focuses on the question, “What will it really take to make the transition from oil and coal to alternative energy sources?” – will be screened as a special ICE event.

ICE registration and all program details are available online at www.aapg.org/singapore2012.

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