Abstracts are now being accepted online for the next AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 23-26 in Milan, Italy.
The general theme for the meeting, which will be held at the Milano Convention Centre, is “Following Da Vinci’s Footsteps to Future Energy Resources: Innovations From Outcrops to Assets.”
Seven specific technical themes will be offered:
♦ Carbonate Reservoirs: From Pores to Production – Aspects covered will include the stratigraphic analysis and sedimentology of carbonate sequences; the role of diagenesis, karst, faulting and the latest developments in the seismic imaging and modeling of carbonate reservoirs and sequences.
♦ Where Africa Meets Eurasia: Exploration and Production in the Alpine-Himalaya Fold Belt and Foreland Basins – The session’s objective is to identify the factors that control prospectivity in different parts of the belt from the Appennines, Alps and Zagros through the mountains of central Asia to the Himalaya, using a variety of technologies, outcrop analogs and case studies.
♦ Rifts and Deltas – Focus will be on rift to drift tectonics, crustal stretching and heat flow, pre-salt plays, continental and lacustrine reservoirs and delta systems from shelf to basin floor.
♦ Advances in Integrated Geoscience Applications – A session on all aspects of geoscience and reservoir engineering as applied to conventional and unconventional resource plays.
♦ Reservoir Management: From Outcrops to Assets – New technologies, work models and world-class reservoirs.
♦ Dynamic World of “Uncooperative Reservoirs:” The Geoscience of Unconventional Resources – Tight gas, oil shale, shale gas, coal-bed methane and geothermal resources are now viable for providing fuel supply closer to consumers in Europe, India, Asia and the Far East. What makes these reservoirs special?
♦ Leading-Edge Technologies and the Future of E&P – The challenges of carbon management, new and leading-edge technologies, and future technological developments in the E&P industry.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Jan. 11.