AAPG Sessions Planned for OTC

A panel discussion on offshore operational integrity and a professional ethics lecture highlight the AAPG-sponsored technical sessions at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, set April 30-May 3 in Houston.

Buford Pollett, an AAPG representative on the OTC Program Committee, will co-moderate a session on “Improving Operational Integrity in Offshore Energy Operations – A Global Perspective,” featuring a panel composed of a multinational group of key figures from the global offshore energy industry.

Panelists include Rear Admiral James A. Watson IV, director of the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, who was federal on-scene coordinator of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer on Ethics, W.C. “Rusty” Riese, adjunct professor at Rice University and a past AAPG vice president-Sections, will be a co-speaker at the May 1 Ethics Breakfast on “Oil Spills, Ethics and Society,” which also will qualify for continuing education credits.

AAPG-sponsored sessions include:

  • Ocean Mining: An Ocean of Opportunities.
  • Metocean Exhilaration.
  • Ocean Mining: Technology Developments.
  • In Situ Monitoring of Slope Stability and Seabed Fluid Flow.
  • Recent Updates in Offshore Geoscience.
  • How Well Do You Know Your Well? A Collaborative Approach to Pore Pressure Analysis and Well Control.

Also on the AAPG-sponsored program slate is a topic breakfast on Nikaitchuq, offshore Alaska. The speaker will be David Moles, Alaska Eni representative and development manager.

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