Registration Opens This Month
Technical Program Readied for Athens
Something new has been added to the reasons why the European Region Energy Conference is shaping up to be a significant meeting, for both the profession and the science of geology.
Organizers have added a closing session to the meeting -- an event that will celebrate and provide perspective to the findings of the technical program by recognizing the oral and poster presentations that best reflect the meeting’s intent of “challenging our myths.”
The AAPG European Region Energy Conference and Exhibition will be held Nov. 18-21 in Athens, Greece -- the first joint venture meeting between AAPG and the AAPG European Region.
The meeting’s theme is “Challenge Our Myths.” The complete technical program and registration both will be available in early June.
It will offer 348 technical presentations -- 228 oral papers and 120 full-day posters -- with five concurrent sessions.
The sessions and exhibition will be held in the Megaron International Conference Centre in the heart of Athens.
Technical program highlights will include:
- A session on “Untraditional Theories and Ideas in Global and Large Scale Geology,” which will examine the basis for the concept of subduction zones.
- Updates on recent exploration and production within key petroleum regions in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East, Caspian, Black Sea, Russia, North Sea, Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.
- Updates on carbonate and clastic reservoirs, structural geology, heavy oil, unconventional resources and resource estimation.
- A look at the energy supply and demand picture.
Greece’s multi-dimensional history and culture also will provide the setting for a number of social activities, including:
- Visits to classical and historical locations in and around Athens -- including Acropolis and Agora -- as well as sites away from Athens including Cape Sounion and Delphi.
- Visits to archaeological and Byzantium museums, as well as art galleries such as the National Gallery and Vorres Gallery.
- Visits to high-tech locations at the Hellenic Centre, planetarium and Olympic Complex Centre.
- Day trips and excursions to nearby islands of Aigina and Spetses.
- Trips to vineyards and wineries in Attica.
More information is available online via the AAPG Web site at www.aapg.org/athens.