There’s still time to save money by registering early for the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Perth -- but the deadline date is drawing closer.
AAPG and PESA members who register by Oct. 16 can save nearly $200; for non-members the savings can be $242.
This year’s international meeting -- AAPG’s first international conference in Australia since the 1992 event in Sidney -- will be held Nov. 5-8 at the new Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.
The theme is “Reunite Gondwana -- Realize the Potential,” and already the meeting is shaping up to be among the largest in AAPG history.
Registration for Perth to date is running nearly 80 percent above the pace set for the 1998 meeting in Rio de Janeiro, which drew 2,214, making it AAPG’s largest-ever international event.
The Perth technical program is also of historic size, with 12 topics spread over 10 themes. The number of posters alone is one of the largest in AAPG’s international experience.
One reason for the large number of posters, meeting organizers believe, is the Technical Program Committee’s new approach for Perth that ties oral and poster sessions together -- in effect, oral sessions are used to “preview” the more detailed complementary poster sessions.
The technical program themes are:
- Successful Management and Decision Making.
- Petroleum Systems Elements and Evaluation Techniques: Clastic and Carbonate Reservoir Systems (also Hydrocarbon Generation, Fluid Flow, Structural Controls and Seal Character and Quality).
- Gondwana Evolution and Petroleum Systems Elements.
- Exploring and Developing Southeast Asia’s Petroleum Provinces (also Gondwana’s Petroleum Provinces.)
- PESA Session: West Australia Basins.
- Southeast Asia Pacific LNG Resources and Development Plans.
- Maximizing Value from Mature Petroleum Assets.
- Integrating New and Emerging Technologies -- Seismic Innovation.
- Integrating Petroleum Development with Environmental Issues.
- Non-Conventional Hydrocarbon/Energy Resources.
The meeting also offers a variety of exciting pre- and post-conference field trips, covering much of Australia but also to locales ranging from South Africa to Borneo to New Zealand -- and they’re filling up fast.
Other meeting highlights include:
- An opening session hosted by Perth general chair Agu Kanstler, Woodside’s exploration director and chairman. An icebreaker reception follows.
- A featured speaker luncheon, offering this year’s AAPG Distinguished Lecture on “The ‘I’ in BusIness EthIcs.”
- A students reception, featuring the chance for students to meet with representatives of companies that are AAPG students sponsors.
- The Melbourne Cup Luncheon. All of Australia comes to a halt for the annual Melbourne Cup horse race, which will be held Nov. 7 -- and AAPG will join in the celebration with a longer-than-usual lunch break.
For more information or to register, go to the Perth Web site at www.aapg.org/perth/index.cfm.