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New Addition Set for ICE

There’s still time to save up to $130 on registration fees for this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE), set Sept. 14-17 in Istanbul, Turkey.

That time is dwindling, however – the savings deadline is Aug. 5.

The theme for the meeting – hosted by the Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists and the AAPG Europe and Middle East Regions – is “The Spirit Between Continents: Energy Geosciences in a Changing World.”

ICE 2014 marks the first time an AAPG international conference will be held in Istanbul – but that’s not the only new dynamic being offered.

This meeting also marks the first time the APPEX Regional meeting will be held in conjunction with an ICE.

APPEX is an exploration-themed conference and exhibition, specifically dedicated to the E&P sector, which provides a venue for upstream E&P principals, senior managers, business developers and new venture managers to network and do business with NOCs, governments, financiers and global E&P deal-makers.

In addition to the networking and deal-making potential, APPEX also offers a variety of talks and sessions dealing with exploration opportunities in Turkey, the Black Sea region, Russia, Poland, Croatia, Montenegro, Iraq and other areas in the eastern Mediterranean and central-eastern Europe regions.

Organizers expect APPEX Regional to complement the ICE technical program, which itself will provide the latest in science – not only for regional plays, but also geological advances from around the world.

The technical program themes include:

  • New and Emerging E&P Provinces.
  • E&P in Mature Basins.
  • Regional Geology and Tectonics.
  • G&G Integration.
  • Unconventional Resources.
  • Conventional Resources.
  • Petroleum Systems and Geochemistry.
  • Siliciclastics and Carbonates.
  • Structural Geology and Traps.
  • Health, Safety, Environment Geology and Hydrogeology.
  • History of Petroleum Geology.

Several special forums are planned, including:

  • Technical Innovation and Collaboration – Keys to Affordable Energy.
  • Tethys Evolution.
  • Sessions honoring the careers and work of AAPG legendary geologists Peter Ziegler and Dave Roberts.
  • The newest presentation of the Discovery Thinking Forum, this time offering specific talks on northern Iraq, India’s Barmer Basin, Yemen’s Habban Field and Oman’s Mabrouk deep gas discovery.

This year’s topical luncheon will feature professor A.M. Celal Sengör, from Istanbul Technical University, talking about “Was the Geology of the Aegean Responsible for the Rise of the Human Civilization?”

Complete ICE details and registration information can be found online.

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