Abstracts continue to be accepted for the 2011 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition – but the deadline is coming fast.
Abstracts must be submitted by Sept. 23.
The 2011 ACE will be held April 10-13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The general theme is “Making the Next Giant Leap in Geosciences,” and abstracts for papers and posters are being sought for 11 areas:
♦ Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy – Business energy experts from domestic and international companies who can discuss active oil and gas trends, price, demand and advice on what might happen in the future. Specific emphases include global business perspectives and discovery thinking.
♦ 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, deepwater South America, offshore Africa and emerging deepwater plays around the world.
♦ 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, including the Americas, Brazil, Middle East, Asia and Arctic exploration.
♦ Challenged Resource Frontiers – Multidisciplinary aspects related to the characterization, assessment and understanding of gas and oil resources from less-than-conventional reservoir systems in both the U.S. and international arenas. Specific emphases include tight oil sands, fractured reservoirs, heavy oil plays and gas hydrates.
♦ 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, reservoir modeling comparing modern and ancient siliciclastic systems, and marine biostratigraphy and paleontology.
♦ Insight Into Carbonates and Evaporites – A look at carbonate and evaporite research (ancient and modern), carbonate reservoirs, reservoir modeling, seismic interpretation and oil and gas studies of carbonates.
♦ Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis – Basin analysis, petroleum systems and studies of structure and tectonics worldwide, including faulting styles, salt tectonics, subsalt and pre-salt modeling and exploration, and thrust and strike slip faulting and plate tectonics.
♦ Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data – Geology integrated with geophysics, applied to exploration and production – including surface and subsurface GIS mapping technology. Specific emphases include case studies in integrated geology and geophysics, seismic visualization and mapping and GIS technology.
♦ Energy and Environmental Horizons – Topics important to today’s natural resource and environmental geologists. Papers coordinated by the AAPG’s Energy Minerals Division (EMD) will address alternative energy resources; the Division of Environmental Geologists (DEG) will coordinate papers on environmental geology.
♦ 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.
Remember, the abstract submission deadline is Sept. 23.