on the 2005 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition was prepared
by Gérard Friès, the conference co-chair.
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"New Tracks to New
Highs" is the theme of the 2005 AAPG
International Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Paris, France,
on Sept. 11-14.
chaired by Jean-Marie Masset (Total) and Gérard Friès (IFP), features
a theme that reflects the exciting challenge facing the oil and gas
geoscience community in the coming decades.
We in our industry
need to contribute decisively to the increasing energy needs of the
world. This means:
efficient and environmentally friendly new technologies based on active
industrial and academic research.
new regional opportunities.
the successful deepwater venture.
aggressively complex and unconventional plays.
the production of giant fields.
the production of the huge resources of heavy oils and non-conventional
the education of new generations of skillful geoscientists.
technical program for Paris is clearly designed to attract abstracts
addressing these hot topics. It is divided into three major sections:
New insights into petroleum provinces, from
mature giant fields to recent successes in Europe, Africa and the Middle
East, North Sea and adjacent onshore basins, Peri-Caspian and Siberian
basins, Circum-Mediterranean basins, East-Atlantic margin and Sub-Saharan
Africa basins, Arabian Peninsula and Gulf region.
New tracks in E&P activity, including:
and environmental challenges.
the most of mature fields.
the value of gas resources.
and ultra-deep water development optimization and challenges.
- New and
assets and risk management.
- New geoscientists
for E&P challenges, data management and knowledge systems.
New techniques for addressing new challenges,
stratigraphic techniques and interpretation.
recovery of carbonate and clastic reservoirs.
modeling in carbonate and siliciclastic reservoirs.
challenges and solutions for IOR and EOR.
in reservoir modeling, applications of rocks and fluid geochemistry.
in basin and petroleum system modeling.
and 4-D seismic imaging and interpretation.
and fractures modeling and flow.
understanding of plays related to salt and shale tectonics.
- New plays
in rift and passive margin settings.
- New concepts
in exploring compressional provinces.
while drilling and from borehole monitoring.
program will be complemented by exciting field trips in the European
and Middle East regions, plus timely short courses.
Paris definitely will be the meeting place of those who care for providing
the future resources for the petroleum and gas industry in the perspective
of sustainable development and respect of our environment.
for abstracts was inserted in the October EXPLORER, and can
be found online at www.aapg.org/paris/.
The IPA Deepwater
and Frontier Symposium, co-sponsored by AAPG, will be held Dec. 7-8
in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Regent Hotel.
can be found online in the
international regions section of the AAPG Web site, www.aapg.org.
have been announced for AAPG's European Region. The winners are:
- President-elect -- John
Brooks, Brookwood, England. (He will assume the Region's presidency
- Vice president -- Mike
Lakin, London, England.
- House of Delegates --
Jonathan Green, Geneva, Switzerland; and Carol Lucas.
They join Region
officers Sigrunn Johnsen, Oslo, Norway, president; Francois Roure, Rueil-Malmaison,
France, secretary; and Andrew Hurst, Aberdeen, Scotland, advisory council,
on the leadership team.