By STEVE VEAL
This month's column was
written by Steve Veal, AAPG European Region consultant, and it focuses
on upcoming AAPG events planned for the European region.
region contains one of the primary centers of industry activity and
service to AAPG membership; its borders encompass an ever-evolving and
note: This column is devoted to international items of note to the AAPG.
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Set For February 18-20
has begun on a new APPEX
(AAPG Prospect and Property Expo) in London, England, following the
tremendous results of the initial APPEX held last August in Houston.
Feb. 18-20, this first-ever AAPG prospect exhibition in Europe will
be held in conjunction with the Institute of Petroleum's 2002 "IP Week"
technical program. Both will be presented at the One Great George Street
conference center, across from Parliament in the heart of London.
is severely limited, and those who wish to reserve space are encouraged
to immediately contact Michelle Mayfield Gentzen at AAPG in Tulsa at
(918) 560-2618 (email: ).
Only those who register for the IP Week program will be able to view
the APPEX-London exhibits.
is available on a whole-program or one-day basis through the Institute
of Petroleum. Contact Marta Kozlowska at 44 (0)20 7467 7100, or visit
the Web site devoted to IP Week, for details.
information on APPEX -- London
Hedberg Conference -- Italy
The AAPG Research
Committee has approved a Hedberg
Research Conference in Italy this spring titled "Deformation, Fluid
Flow and Reservoir Appraisal in Foreland Fold and Thrust Belts."
will be held in Palermo-Mondello (Sicily, Italy) from May 14-18, with
oral and poster presentations the first three days and group field excursions
the final two days.
intent is to bring explorationists and researchers together from oil
companies, mineral exploration companies and research institutes to
discuss present-day concepts and new developments in exploration in
foreland fold and thrust belts. Exploration in fold and thrust belts
requires a good understanding of pre-, syn- and post-tectonic processes,
which can to a certain degree be inferred from the interpretation of
seismic transects and from forward kinematic modeling.
Over the last
few years new developments and concepts have evolved. For instance,
modeling tools coupling tectonics, sedimentation and erosion processes
provide better controls on the burial history of potential source rocks
and reservoirs and on the agenda of the petroleum systems versus the
age of the traps.
co-conveners are Rudy Swennen and Francois Roure, both with IFP.
contact Debbi Boonstra in the AAPG education department at (918) 560-2630;
or e-mail -- ;
or check the Hedberg section of the education areas on the AAPG Web
Conference, "The Hydrocarbon Habitat of Volcanic Rifted Passive Margins,"
will be held Sept. 8-10 in Stavanger, Norway.
to be addressed during the conference include:
- The nature of the continent-ocean
transition and its influence on heat flow.
- Structural segmentation
along margins and its influence on basin architecture.
- Thermal effects of transient
underplating of the lower crust.
- Subsidence history and
its impact on early post-rift history -- why some margins are characterized
by early post-rift salt and others are not.
- What controls the distribution
of source beds on such margins. Especially important will be comparison
of the different petroleum systems identified on such margins.
David Roberts and Sigrunn Johnsen.
contact Debbi Boonstra in the AAPG education department at 1-918-560-2630;
or e-mail -- ;
or check the Hedberg section of the AAPG Web site.
Do you want
to be involved in these or future AAPG programs in the Europe region?
Your AAPG European
Region president is David
Roberts ; president-elect is Richard
Hardman; and Walter
Grun is the Super Team Leader for Europe).
international meetings of note:
- Third International Symposium
on Petroleum Geology, April 18-20, Zagreb, Croatia.
- CSPG Diamond Jubilee
Convention, June 3-7, Calgary, Canada.