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Bienvenidos -- Welcome!
and the Associación Mexicana de Geólogos Petroleros (AMGP) invite you
to participate in the 2004 international conference and exhibition,
to be held Oct. 24-27 in Cancun, Mexico.
The conferences' technical committee
already has begun preliminary work in preparing an exciting program
of oral and poster sessions, field trips, and short courses under the
theme of "Petroleum Industry in the 21st Century -- Technology, Business
Sessions built around each theme
will allow the participants to review:
- State-of-the-art technologies, including discussions
of deep and ultra-deep exploration and production.
- Business development in topics such as gas,
cycle time and future employees.
- Environmental social issues.
- A look at the future of exploration and production.
A special session on Mexican basins
will provide a review of hydrocarbon systems of the most important petroleum
provinces of this country. Management sessions in each theme will bring
in corporate leaders from the industry to share their points of view
about the current state of our business.
Those attending will have the opportunity
to take a pre-conference short course, attend the technical session
and select a post-conference field trip on the subject to complete the
experience, following an educational module approach.
Exciting short courses and field
trips will include a wide range of topics, such as visits to outcrop
analogs of the most important hydrocarbon reservoirs of the Gulf of
Cancun Is a Paradise!
The city of Cancun is strategically
located in the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula between the
Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. It was built on a gleaming white sand
bar, surrounded by iridescent aquamarine crystal clear waters of the
Caribbean, and offers a huge variety of beautiful beaches, land- and
water-based sports, shopping and restaurants that offer the best samples
of Mexican cuisine and the hospitality of the Mexican people.
Along the Yucatan beaches you will
find botanical gardens, natural reserves, wildlife and eco-archaeological
parts, the largest system of underground river channels in the world,
natural aquariums, bird watching and over 700 species of orchids.
With over 200-plus sun-filled days
per year, you will have a good chance to enjoy it all.
Yucatan was once inhabited by the
ancient Mayans, an advanced civilization that ruled for hundreds of
years over Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Not far from Cancun are several
Mayan sites, such as the mighty capital city of Chichen-Itza with its
75-foot tall pyramid temple of Kukulcan, the famous ball court, the
advanced astronomical observatory and the sacred cenote (sinkhole).
You will be able to visit the walled fortress of Tulum, the entry port
of the Yucatan.
Plan now to take advantage of these
attractions, join the field trips, the guest activities and the various
eco-tours made available pre- and post-conference.
Come and enjoy Cancun, and stay longer.