year's annual Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists' Core Conference,
a cornerstone of the CSPG' technical offerings, will be held June
23-24 in Calgary, immediately following the AAPG Annual Convention.
of the potential for record-setting attendance numbers -- thanks
to being held at the end of the AAPG meeting -- the session is being
organized to cover the broad spectrum of interest of the AAPG convention
will be (as it has been for the past 35 years) the Alberta Energy
and Utilities Board Core Research Centre, the world's largest and
most functional facility of its kind.
theme is "Exploring Energy Systems," and some 30 core displays --
with supporting posters -- will be organized into three sub-themes:
-- Displays including coal-bed methane, tight-gas and oil-sands/heavy-oil
cores from Canada and the United States.
-- Displays of both sandstone and carbonate reservoirs representative
of the varied producing zones in the Western Canada Sedimentary
Basin. Canadian Frontier examples will include the Mackenzie Delta,
Scotian Shelf, Northwest Territories and Grand Banks.
hydrocarbon systems -- Displays from regions such as the Alaskan
North Slope, Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and countries such
as Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico and Yemen.
Conference cost is an additional registration fee of $30 U.S., which
covers attendance for both days, a core-manual publication and entry
to the "Core Meltdown," an informal BBQ and refreshments party on
the event's final day.