Abstracts continue to be accepted for the 2011 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, which will be held April 10-13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
The 2011 ACE general theme is “Making the Next Giant Leap in Geosciences,” abstracts are being sought for 11 areas:
♦ Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy – Business energy experts who can discuss active oil and gas trends, price, demand and advice on what might happen in the future.
♦ Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P – State-of-the-art geoscience deepwater reservoir studies and deepwater depositional environments in fields located in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Africa.
♦ Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade – Exploration and production onshore or offshore, focused on significant new plays and studies of geological trends from around the world.
♦ Challenged Resource Frontiers – Multidisciplinary aspects related to the characterization, assessment and understanding of resources from less-than-conventional reservoir systems.
♦ Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise – A comprehensive look at U.S. and international gas- and oil-productive mudstone case studies, systems geology and geochemistry, exploration, assessment and ranking techniques, reservoir characterization and evaluation, and drilling and completion technologies.
♦ Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource – All aspects of siliciclastic research and reservoir characterization, including fluvial, shallow marine and deepwater settings, diagenesis and reservoir modeling.
♦ Insight Into Carbonates and Evaporites – A look at carbonate and evaporite research (ancient and modern), carbonate reservoirs, reservoir modeling, seismic interpretation and carbonate studies.
♦ Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis – Basin analysis, petroleum systems and studies of structure and tectonics worldwide, including faulting styles and salt tectonics.
♦ Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data – Geology integrated with geophysics, applied to exploration and production – including surface and subsurface GIS mapping technology.
♦ Energy and Environmental Horizons – Topics important to today’s natural resource and environmental geologists. Alternative energy resource papers will be coordinated by the AAPG’s Energy Minerals Division, and environmental geology papers by the Division of Environmental Geologists.
♦ The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where – The trends and dynamics of young professionals in the energy industry, including career development, attracting and retaining geoscience staff and forecasting new career pathways.
Abstracts for all sessions should be submitted online at www.aapg.org/Houston2011.
The abstract submission deadline is Sept. 23.