European Regional Conference 2019 - Paratethys Petroleum Systems between Central Europe and the Caspian Region

Occured on 26-27 March 2019
Vienna, Austria

AAPG Europe Regional Conference on 26-27 March 2019. This event took place in the wonderful city of Vienna in Austria, located in the western segment of what explorers call the Paratethys region of Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Regional and Topical Themes

This conference concentrated on the petroleum systems of the Paratethys from a hydrocarbon exploration and geoscience perspective. The geographic focus will be on the Pannonian, Black Sea, Caspian Sea basins and various Alpine folded belts and their foredeep/foreland basins in the same region including the Alps, Carpathians, Balkans, Pontides, Crimea and the Caucasus. There are many exploration topics which are unique to the Paratethys region which are captured in the session themes listed below.

Technical Themes
  1. Petroleum systems of the Paratethys: what is proven and what is speculative?
  2. The Maykop Formation and its equivalents in the Paratethys: a regional overview
  3. Sequence stratigraphy in the Paratethys and correlation issues with the global stages
  4. Improving the stratigraphic resolution within the Paratethys
  5. The signature of the Messinian sea-level drop in the Paratethys
  6. Paleogeographic changes in the Paratethys related to the evolution of marine connections
  7. Case studies of application of geochemistry and basin modelling in the Paratethys region
  8. The folded belts of the Paratethys: case studies from the Alps to the Caucasus
  9. Unconventional exploration targets in the Paratethys region
  10. Yet-to-find studies in various parts of the Paratethys

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