Preregistration Is Open for Long Beach
The technical program is in place, announcements have been mailed and registration is open for the 2007 AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif.
The meeting and exhibition will be held April 1-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center, located right on the Pacific Coast. The theme is “Understanding Earth Systems -- Pursuing the Checkered Flag.”
It’s the first time AAPG has held its national meeting in California since the 1996 convention in San Diego, and organizers expect a large attendance.
Long Beach, located at the center of California oil production in the prolific Los Angeles Basin, boasts good weather, spectacular outcrops, nearby oil field analogs and popular tourist attractions.
Among the technical program’s important elements will be oral and poster sessions dealing with results from the recent Hedberg Conference on “Understanding World Oil Resources.”
Other meeting attractions include:
- The All-Convention Luncheon, featuring Michael J. Economides’ talk on “Energy Geopolitics.” He is a professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, editor-in-chief of the Energy Tribune the winner of this year’s AAPG Geosciences in the Media award.
- The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture, given by Kurt Rudolph, of ExxonMobil Exploration, who will speak on “Current Petroleum Exploration Trends: Prudent Investments or Irrational Exuberance?”
- A total of nine special sessions, ranging from historical industry reviews to current research, to geology in space, to geopolitics to “Women in the Energy Industry: Developing Negotiation Skills.”
- A huge exhibition featuring the latest in industry technology and information. (A reminder: Exhibit space contracts remain available on a first-come, first-serve basis.)