Online registration is available for this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) – and registering now can help you save hundreds of dollars in fees.
This year’s conference will be held Oct. 23-26 in Milan, Italy.
Members who register before the first “early bird” deadline of Aug. 3 can save up to $280 off registration fees, and non-members can see a $330 savings.
Also available online are housing details and complete information on this year’s technical program, which is built on the theme “Following Da Vinci’s Footsteps to Future Energy Resources: Innovations From Outcrops to Assets.”
General chair Jonathan Craig said the meeting will celebrate and aspire to the creative vision and spirit of innovation historically associated with Milan and the region.
The technical program focuses on seven specific technical themes:
♦ 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 fracturing in carbonate reservoir performance 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 tectonic evolution of the Alpine-Himalayan chain, its influence on sedimentation, diagenesis and reservoir and source development at a basin to prospect scale; the 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 with emphasis on the value of integration of disciplines.
♦ Reservoir Management: From Outcrops to Assets – New technologies and work models will be discussed, along with world-class reservoirs.
♦ Dynamic World of “Uncooperative Reservoirs:” The Geoscience of Unconventional Resources – New technologies have made viable tight gas, oil shale, shale gas, coal-bed methane and geothermal resources 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 in geoscience and reservoir engineering and future technological developments in the E&P industry.
To register or for more ICE details go online to aapg.org/milan2011.