Price Savings Still Available for Rio
A perfect geologic – and beautiful – complement to any trip to Brazil is a visit to the Iguaçu waterfalls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the country’s border with Argentina. The powerful falls flow over the Cretaceous volcanic rocks of the Serra Geral Formation of the Parana Flood Basalt Province; the basalts were extruded during the early sea-floor spreading phase of the continental break-up between South America and Africa about 132 Ma. A visit to the falls is included in one of the five field trips set in conjunction with the upcoming AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by AAPG member Vaughn Thompson. And for those not residing in Brazil, “Incrível Aventura” means amazing adventure. And it is.
Those heading to Rio for this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition have one more chance to save
money on their registration.
Register on or before Oct. 21 and you can save $175 off your registration fees.
Registration is open and the entire technical program is available online for this year’s ICE, which will be held Nov. 15-18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – AAPG’s first return there since the record-setting conference in 1998.
The technical program is built on the theme “Broader, Further, Deeper,” with the Associaçáo Brasileira de Geologos de Petróleo serving as the host society, and Haroldo Lima, director general of Brazil’s ANP (National Petroleum Agency) the general chair.
Organizers have prepared a program that includes more than 300 oral and poster
presentations, 14 short courses and five field trips.
The field trips – three pre- and two post-meeting – offer a variety of exotic and geologically exciting locales, including one trip
(“Paleozoic Petroleum Systems of the Intracratonic Paraná Basin”) that includes a visit to the famous Iguaçu Waterfalls (see cover photo).
The conference also offers two special sessions:
- A plenary session on “Opportunities in a High-Stakes Environment.”
- A panel on “Giant Fields of the Decade – E&P Challenges.”
Appropriately, the conference will focus largely on offshore activities while
also including sessions that cover upstream areas.
Primary themes the technical program will feature include:
- Regional Geology, Paleogeography and Tectonics.
- Technology Application to E&P Environmental Solutions.
- Stratigraphy – Clastics and Carbonates.
- Reservoir Characterization – Outcrop Analogs, Surface and Subsurface Integration in Reservoirs, Reservoir
Diagenesis, EOR and Field Development Studies, Fault Networks and Fractured
- Structure – Traps and Seals.
- Basin Modeling – New Concepts and Innovative Technologies.
- Petroleum Systems – Geochemistry, Source Rocks, New Technology Applications.
- Formation Evaluation and Drilling Innovations.
- Salt Basins – E&P Challenges.
- Deepwater Environments – E&P Challenges.
- Geophysics – Advances in Subsurface Imaging, Seismic and Non-Seismic Methods, 4-D Seismic
Case Studies, Visualization Technology Advances, Imaging Below Salt,
- Risk Analysis and Assessment – Economic Analysis.
- New and Emerging Regions – New Ways to Look at Old Plays, New Opportunities in Frontier Basins.
- Unconventional Resources – Oil Shale, Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Heavy Oil, Coalbed Methane.
- Industry’s Crew Change – Impact on Hiring, Training and Retaining Skilled Resources.
To register or for more information go to www.aapg.org/rio.
Judges Needed For Rio Conference
If you are going to a session in Rio, why not judge that session?
This year’s AAPG international conference in Rio needs more volunteer judges. Those
interested can go to the Rio Web site, or to the judging Web site at
Volunteers can choose up to four sessions to judge.
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