Online registration continues to be available for this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition – but the last chance for reduced registration fees is arriving this month.
In fact, those registering either on or before April 29 can save up to $100 on their registration fee.
The 2013 ACE will be held May 19-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh – the first time an ACE event has been held there, and the first time since 1986 for AAPG to hold its annual meeting in the eastern United States.
This year’s theme is “Going Deep: Making the Play With Geotechnology,” and a substantial part of the varied, far-reaching technical program will deal with the eastern U.S. shale plays that are dominating much of the industry’s current activity.
For example, this year’s Michel T. Halbouty Lecture, an annual ACE feature funded by the AAPG Foundation, will feature Jeff Ventura, president and CEO of Range Resources, who will discuss “Range’s Path to Discovery and Commercialization of the Marcellus Shale.”
Other examples can be found in the short course offerings (“Basic Tools for Shale Exploration”), field trips (“Devonian Gas Shales of the Appalachian Basin,” “The Marcellus Shale in South-Central Pennsylvania, Eastern West Virginia and Western Virginia”), forums and throughout the oral and poster presentations.
Other highlights include:
Details of the meeting – including the complete technical program, field trips, short courses and various events – can be found online and in the official ACE announcement that accompanied the February EXPLORER.
Registration and more ACE information, go to aapg.org/pittsburgh2013.