Geo Intro Report From University of Malaya SC

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

21st April 2012
SM Sains Selangor, Cheras

Geo-Intro is an annual event organized by the AAPG University of Malaya Student Chapter since the year of 2010. Its objective is to promote the subject of Geology to secondary level students as their future choice of study. Geo-Intro – The Earth Demanding Us, was organized and held on the 21st April 2012 at SM Sains Selangor, Cheras. This event was kindly sponsored by Talisman Energy Inc.,and was free to all participating students.

There was total of 90 participating students from SM Sains Selangor. The event started at 8.00 am and ended at 2.30 pm. The students were given brief introduction on AAPG and its history, together with the activities and programmes organized by the student chapter.

The speaker for the talk wasMr. Tan Chun Hock from Talisman who currently works as an exploration geologist who mainly works on the Sabah exploration blocks. In his talk, Mr. Tan explained the oil and gas industry generally includes the core areas for operations and global exploration; type of petroleum and overall petroleum system; global oil prices trend and world liquids production outlook, where oil demand will be increasing and unconventional source may be as important as conventional source in the future. Upon ending his talk, Mr. Tan also shared his personal experience throughout his career life with the students and what it takes to be a geologist. After the morning break, students were divided into groups to visit the exhibition booths prepared by the committee. There were 6 booths exhibiting minerals, rocks, fossils, maps, geological tools, and also including Talisman booth. The exhibition ended at 12.15 pm and was followed by an interaction and experience sharing session between the committee and the students.

Ling HweiChih
Event Secretary of Geo-Intro 2012
University of Malaya Student Chapter of AAPG

Sponsored by: Talisman Energy.

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