Regions and sections
The Eastern Section of the AAPG and the Eastern Region of the SPE jointly held a meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 11-15, 2008. Current interest in shale plays of the Appalachian Basin brought over 1300 registrants to the meeting, from 33 states, seven Canadian provinces and two additional overseas countries. Attendance was approximately double the previous high in attendance for an Eastern Section AAPG Meeting.
Two short courses and a field trip focused on the Devonian Marcellus Shale play, with another short course on computer mapping. A short course was designed for college students and faculty covering applied geology and geophysics. Technical sessions included numerous presentations on the Devonian Marcellus and Ordovician Utica shales, tight gas sands, CO2 sequestration, reservoir engineering, reservoir characterization, and enhanced recovery.
The meeting was a great success with numerous well attended technical sessions, short courses and a field trip.The attendees appeared to enjoy the social events, luncheons and receptions and an exhibit hall that always seemed full with attendees interacting with the service companies and planning future drilling programs.