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Annual Report 2012: FY July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
Latin America Region
2013 Cartagena ICE
AAPG Executive Committee approves bringing ICE to Cartagena, Colombia—April 2011
Launched event with sponsorship of the National Hydrocarbons Agency and Ecopetrol—December 2011
Visit to Colombia by Alan Wegener and Randa Reeder-Briggs. Key meetings with President of Ecopetrol, Vice Minister of Mines & Energy, President of National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH)—January 2012
Kick off meeting with Cartagena convention center staff and local service providers. Meetings with General Chair, General Vice-Chair, Technical Program Chair and President of ACGGP—January 2012
Agreements to jointly conduct AAPG 2013 ICE signed with Latin America Region and affiliate society ACGGP—June 2012
Defined slogan for event: Energy for Integration and Prosperity.
Secured two principal sponsors (Ecopetrol $150k and ANH $200k). Ongoing discussions with PRE, BP, Shell, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker-Hughes, Talisman, and others. All confirmed their support.
Organizing committee in place—March 2012
Technical program discussed in detail. Themes and theme chairs have been defined—May 2012
Planning visit of Ted Beaumont, David Curtiss and Carol McGowen to Cartagena and Bogota. Appointments confirmed with high-level government officials and industry representatives—July 2012
Promotional events for 2013 ICE done/planned at Long Beach ACE, Singapore ICE, Cartagena Sub Andean Basins Exploration Symposium, and T&T Geological Congress
Geoscience Technology Workshops (GTWs)
GTW Argentina- Buenos Aires—June 2011
Resource Plays in Tight Unconventional Reservoirs: Multi-Disciplinary Issues, Problems, opportunities, directions
GTW Colombia-Bogota—December 2011
Unconventional Resources: New Ideas for New Challenges-From Heavy Oil to Shale Gas/Shale Oil Opportunities
GTW Brazil- Rio de Janeiro—July 2012
Unconventional Resources: New Ideas for Future Challenges in Brazil
Planning two additional GTW’s: in Lima, Peru on Fold and Thrust Belt Exploration (March 2013) and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on unconventional resources (December 2012?)
All GTW’s have been well attended and well received. Financial successes providing funds for Latin America Region and local affiliate societies.
IBA Regional Competition
Ten universities from four countries attended regional competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina—March 2012
Strong support from local society and YPF.
1st place team: Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela.
YP committees established in Bogota, Lima, Maracaibo, Buenos Aires. Brazil is the next goal.
Manning of AAPG booth at Sub Andean Basins Exploration Symposium, Cartagena—July 2012.
Working on bringing students to attend Shell distinguished lectures in the region.
Student chapters activated in Argentina (1), Brazil (2), Colombia (4), Ecuador (1), Peru (3), Trinidad &Tobago (1), and Venezuela (2)
Following next GTW’s organize networking/membership receptions for students, professors, YP’s.
Latin America Region Office in Bogota
Working with local association ACGGP to hire event planner/administrative assistant to support Region’s key activities, including Cartagena ICE.
Office rental in shared office space with affiliate society.
Miguel Tecnico, President, Latin America Region