Preparation Begins for Cape Town
Region, Section Meetings of Note
Here’s a list of AAPG annual, international and Section meetings for 2008.
- April 20-23
- AAPG Annual Convention, San Antonio.
- Feb. 24-27
- Southwest Section, AAPG, annual meeting, Abilene, Texas.
- March 29-April 2
- AAPG Pacific Section, annual meeting, Bakersfield, Calif.
- July 9-11
- AAPG Rocky Mountain Section, annual meeting, Denver.
- Oct. 5-9
- AAPG Gulf Coast Association of Affiliated Societies, annual meeting, Houston.
- Oct. 11-15
- AAPG Eastern Section, annual meeting, Pittsburgh.
- Oct. 26-29
- AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa.
It’s never too soon to start planning for something special, and next year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition Oct. 26-29 in Cape Town, Africa is going to be, in every way, a special event that you won’t want to miss.
The theme is “African Energy – Global Impact,” chosen because Africa is one of the largest hydrocarbon producers in the world, and its prominence is on the rise.
The call for papers deadline is Jan. 18.
We believe there are several excellent reasons to attend the conference, including:
For those involved in deepwater sediments in exploration, production or research anywhere on the planet, realize this could be both the broadest and the most detailed conference of the decade on the subject.
The technical committee’s goal is to present a deepwater program that will be at the cutting edge of the science.
With our Regional Sessions on Pangean and Gondwanan petroleum systems, we already have technical leaders from AAPG’s Latin American Region (South Atlantic and Oriente Basins); North America Region (GOM and Atlantic Margin); Europe Region (best of the Athens papers, North Sea); Middle East (advances and developments on the platform); and Asia Pacific Region (India, Pakistan and Australasia sessions).
If you are involved in African oil and gas exploration or production or are substantially impacted by African hydrocarbon production this will be the technical conference to attend.
Our goal is for every African AAPG Society to be involved in this conference – and already we have support from many of Africa’s largest NOCs.
In short, there is a regional event for almost everyone.
In addition, consider the amazing cultural and recreational opportunities:
- Cape Town is one of the top five tourist destinations of the world, boasting six of the top 10 South African attractions within an hour’s drive from the city center.
- The conference will include a full program of culture, wine farms, wildlife parks, hiking, natural scenery with the unique Cape Fynbos vegetation and other activities.
- Table Mountain and Robben Island are world heritage sites and are within an hour’s drive, along with:
- Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
- The Cape Winelands.
- Cape Point.
- Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.
Through the AAPG links you can easily plan side trips to world famous sites like the Kruger Game Park, Okavango National Park, the Namibian Coastal Dunes, Kimberly Diamond mines, cage diving with great white sharks or five star golf and spa centers.
The committee’s goal is for this to be the best AAPG international conference ever. Start planning now – and in the meantime, keep track of the latest news regarding Cape Town on the AAPG Web site at www.aapg.org/capetown/.