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The view is superb at Dinosaur Provincial Park, located near Calgary -- just one of the regional attractions awaiting those who attend this year's AAPG Annual Convention, set June 19-22 at Calgary's Stampede Park.
Photo courtesy of the Calgary Visitor and Convention Bureau
From a technical perspective, the 2005 AAPG Annual Convention promises to be the biggest and best geological meeting ever held in Calgary.
Set for the meeting, which will be held June 19-22, are nearly 1,000 presentations based on the theme "Global Roundup: Exploring Energy Systems."
The program includes:
- A look at the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and Canadian Frontier Basins.
- "Recent Major Discoveries."
- The latest concepts in sedimentology and stratigraphy. An entire day of talks on "Seismic Geomorphology" will showcase the sedimentological details that now can be imaged by 3-D seismic.
- A symposium on "Controls on Carbonate Platforms and Reefs."
- Clastic sedimentation, from non-marine to deep water and everything in between -- including a look at Mars.
- Sessions on petroleum systems.
- Sessions on tectonics, including a full-day of talks on "The Interplay of Basin Tectonics and Sedimentation."
- Unconventional hydrocarbon sources -- oil sands, coalbed methane, tight gas and gas hydrates.
- Environmental issues such as CO2 sequestration, water resources and alternative energy sources.
- The business side of the industry -- including talks on reserve reporting.
Complementing these are 21 field trips to a wide variety of terrific geological exposures, and 14 short courses, including never-before-presented courses on carbonate sequence stratigraphy, coalbed methane and hydrocarbon biodegradation.