The report on APPEX London was prepared by Steve Veal, chair of the
meeting's Organizing Committee; the report on GEO2004 was prepared by
AAPG Geoscience Director Jack Thomas.
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Pyramid power: Mayan ruins, like this one at Muyil, are among the
attractions awaiting those who attend this year's AAPG International
Conference and Exhibition in Cancun. The meeting will be held Oct. 24-27.
Online registration and
Photo courtesy of the Cancun Conventions and Visitors Bureau
The third annual APPEX London, held in March at the IBIS West Brompton
Hotel, demonstrated that this meeting has become a new major event on
the petroleum professional's calendar. For those looking for prospects
or properties, joint-venture opportunities and the latest in UK and
international upstream information in a network contact environment,
this was the place to be. About 300 "high level" management personnel
APPEX London has developed into two distinguished presentations, a
conference and an expo, each supporting the content of the other.
The conference consisted of:
- The latest in UK and Northwest Europe corporation, independent/consultant
and government information and opportunities.
- The IHS Energy Global Perspectives Forum, where government, corporate
and IHS representatives presented the latest in international efforts
Booths in the exposition displayed current UK and international prospects,
services in support of exploration efforts and national oil companies.
Thanks from the APPEX London committee go to the Iraq Oil Ministry,
the National Oil Company of Libya, ETAP, PeruPetro, Petronas Carigali,
the Ministry of Mines -- Gabon, the National Hydrocarbon Agency of Colombia,
BP, Woodside, Devon, ChevronTexaco, Dome International, Petrosantander,
OMV, the Danish Energy Authority, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate,
JSI, Falcon Oil, Carizzo Oil & Gas, the DTI, Reach Petroleum and
all other speakers and exhibitors who participated. We appreciate you!
Thanks, too, to the endorsing organizations: The Geological Society
of London, the Energy Institute and the International Association of
Oil and Gas Producers.
The program can be downloaded from -- select "About IHS Energy," "Events,"
And finally, mark your calendar now for APPEX London 2005, which will
be held March 1-3, again at the IBIS West Brompton Hotel.
Geo2004: 'Outstanding Success'
For an estimated 1,500-plus attendees, the Geo2004 Conference, also
held in March in the Kingdom of Bahrain, was an outstanding success.
Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain,
the GEO Program Committee assembled an outstanding technical program
that included 249 oral presentations, 86 posters, five field trips,
five short courses and a core workshop on the Shu'aiba reservoir.
More than 60 exhibitors offered information and displays about specific
technologies, services, educational opportunities and publications.
Bob Baxter and Jack Thomas, representing AAPG, helped members with their
needs for publications, membership, meetings, etc.
Starting the meeting was a keynote session on "E&P in 2020," which
was followed by six concurrent sessions plus a general topical session.
The varied program covered such topics as biostratigraphy, reservoir
imaging, reservoir management and seismic acquisition -- each focusing
on oil and gas opportunities in the Middle East and adjacent areas.
The next GEO conference will be held in 2006.
AAPG's Canada Region Will Meet June 2
AAPG's Canada Region will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, June
2, in Calgary at the end of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
The meeting will be from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Calgary (Canada) Marriott
For more information contact Canada Region vice president Warren Workman,
telephone -- 403-269-9550 (ext. 224), or e-mail -- email@example.com.
The Canada Region president is John R. Hogg, with Encana Corp., in
Calgary, telephone -- 403-645-2533; fax -- 403-645-2453; or e-mail --