29 August, 2025 Houston Texas United States

SEG | AAPG International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy (IMAGE) 2025

24-29 August 2025
Houston, Texas, United States

Due to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine we have decided to postpone this meeting until next year, September 21-22 of 2023. Bookmark this page for latest developments.

This meeting is organized 13 years after the first-ever AAPG conference in Ukraine which took place in Kiev(Kyiv) back in 2010 focusing on the Black Sea and Caspian regions. The theme we have chosen for this return of AAPG Europe to the Ukraine is “Basin evolution and prospectivity in flexural and rift basins". Ukraine has several hydrocarbon producing basins falling in these basin categories, the most prominent ones being the Carpathian foreland and the Dnieper-Donetsk rift basins. Other classic petroleum basins in the region are the Carpathian, Dobrogea and Crimean folded belts and the passive margin of the northern Black Sea shelf and deepwater areas.

Given the global energy transition, an even deeper understanding of these basin units is required now not only with hydrocarbons in mind but with a new focus on geothermal energy utilization, carbon dioxide capture, utilization, storage, hydrogen exploration and storage. These rapidly emerging topics will have dedicated special sessions.

The Lviv GTW will also have special sessions which fit the general geological setting of the Ukrainian basins highlighting aspects of the petroleum systems elements focusing on, for example, salt tectonics, clastic and carbonate reservoirs and structural geology. Within the broad structural geology theme we are planning to have not only a session devoted to thrust-fold belts in the European region (and beyond!) but also discuss fault reactivation and inversion tectonics in folded belts and inversion with global case studies.

Given the ongoing COVID situation, our Technical and Advisory committees are prepared to work on a solid technical programme with a physical meeting in mind. We believe that by the early summer of 2022 the meeting will have a good chance to occur in-person in the beautiful city of Lviv and the planned exceptional field trips can also happen. We deliberately work with the local and regional universities and research institutions to have a healthy mix of professionals from both the industry and the academia for this event.

We hope that all the interested explorers and geoscientists will not only enjoy this conference but also find some extra time to visit stunning and historic city of Lviv which is easily accessible from many airports in Europe. Again, this is the very first time for AAPG to have a conference in Lviv and we feel confident that it will be a superb and memorable one!

South Atlantic Conjugate Margins: Reconnecting Basins with Recent Discoveries and Exploration Opportunities Call for Abstracts Ends on 30 September, 2022

The technical program committee is accepting proposals for all sessions.

The committee has particular interest in presentations highlighting state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, case histories and future directions relating to the symposium theme and geographic region featured.  They also seek case studies illustrating the successful implementation of new scientific techniques and technologies.

Presentation proposals will be reviewed, scored and selected using the following criteria:

  • Relevance: Subject matter is timely, pertains to registrants, and is appropriate to the theme.
  • Usefulness: Contributes to new knowledge or new techniques/practice.
  • Object: Clearly states what the audience can expect to learn.
  • Quality: Ideas are organized and presented in a clear and logical way.

Presentation summaries should be submitted in English using the Presentation Proposal Form located below.  Presenters selected for the program will be asked to prepare English language presentation slides and deliver their presentation in English.

All presenters must register for the symposium and pay the presenter registration fee to participate in the event.

Submit Abstracts

Topics for the Planned Technical Programme
  1. Exploration in flexural and rift basins globally
  2. New and emerging plays in mature petroleum provinces
  3. Siliciclastic reservoirs: exploration and exploitation
  4. Carbonates and fractured reservoirs: exploration and exploitation
  5. Fault reactivation and inversion tectonics
  6. Exploration in thrust-fold belts: the last frontier?
  7. Salt tectonics: case studies from rift basins and folded belts
  8. Advanced geophysical technologies and machine learning in geoscience
  9. The energy transition: CCUS, geothermal energy and hydrogen storage
  10. Petroleum systems elements: modelling from prospect- to basin-scale
Key Speakers

Mark Rowan (Salt Tectonics)

Wouth Krijgsman (Paratethys Connectivity)

Andrea Moscariello (Geothermal Energy)

Derya Demirici (Sakarya Discoveries)



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AAPG Members*/ Presenters**
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University faculty+/ AAPG Emeritus Members*
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AAPG Student Members*
Registration Includes
  • Access to live sessions and Q&A with presenters
  • Program with presentation summaries and presenter bios
  • Participant list (pending participant approval)
  • Virtual delegate bag
  • Post-event access to presentation recordings (only from presenters who provided authorization)
  • Certificate of participation

* Member rate available to AAPG members who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year.

** Presenter fees are available to presenters accepted for the program

+ Individuals selecting the academic rate may be asked to provide proof of their employment status with an academic institution.

*** Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs

Payment Options

Payment on the AAPG website is available for individuals using a credit or debit card.

To pay via wire transfer or to make a single payment for multiple registrations, contact Diana Ruiz, Latin America and Caribbean Region Events Coordinator, [email protected].

Refund/Cancellation policy

No refunds or cancellations will be issued one month prior to the event

Registrants who are unable to participate may designate a substitute to attend in their place.

Cancellations and substitution requests should be sent to [email protected].

Technical Requirements

Personal computer or device with high-speed internet access


Steven Loring Veal Steven Veal Committee Director USA
Nathan Alan Randolph Nathan Randolph Vice President Geologist, Pablo Energy II, LLC, USA
Johannes Alvarez Johannes Alvarez Program Chair Chevron, USA
Scott W. Singleton Scott Singleton Program Chair Independence Resources Management, USA
Katerina Yared Katerina Yared Program Chair Petrophysicist P.G. PMP, SM Energy, USA
Luis R. Baez Luis Baez Theme Chair ConocoPhillips, USA
Alejandro Lerza Alejandro Lerza Theme Chair Chevron, Argentina
Amit Singh Amit Singh Theme Chair Chevron
Craig Cipolla Craig Cipolla Theme Chair Hess Corporation , USA
Autumn Shannon Autumn Shannon Theme Chair Marathon Oil, USA
Baosheng Liang Baosheng Liang Theme Chair Research Scientist, Chevron, USA
Stanley Scott Birkhead Stanley Birkhead Theme Chair USA
Yulia Faulkner Yulia Faulkner Theme Chair Premier Oilfield Group
Mehrnoosh Saneifar Mehrnoosh Saneifar Theme Chair Chevron
David William Hume David Hume Theme Chair Business Development , Independent Consultant, USA
Matthew Troy Poole Matthew Poole Theme Chair Shell Exploration and Production, USA
Jayne Alexandra Sloan Jayne Sloan Theme Chair Geologist, Parsley Energy, USA
Danielle D. Ebnother Danielle Ebnother Theme Chair Senior Exploration Geologist, SM Energy, USA
Orlando Jose Teran Orlando Teran Theme Chair Ovintiv, USA
Andrew Jude Lewis Andrew Lewis Theme Chair Technology Manager, Fairfield Geotechnologies, USA
Marianne  Rauch Marianne Rauch Theme Chair Principal Technical Advisor, multi client onshore, TGS, USA
Ahmad Ghassemi Ahmad Ghassemi Theme Chair The University of Oklahoma, USA
Deepak Gokaraju Deepak Gokaraju Theme Chair Meta Rock Lab, USA
Yunhui Tan Yunhui Tan Theme Chair Chevron, USA
Ruiting Wu Ruiting Wu Theme Chair Chevron
Craig Barrie Craig Barrie Theme Chair Applied Petroleum Technology, USA
Jason Jweda Jason Jweda Theme Chair ConocoPhillips, USA
Wei Wang Wei Wang Theme Chair Chevron
Didi Mey Ooi Didi Ooi Theme Chair OXY, USA
Eduardo Gliden Eduardo Gliden Theme Chair
Birol Dindoruk Birol Dindoruk Theme Chair University of Houston
Sebastien F. Matringe Sebastien Matringe Theme Chair Hess Corporation, USA
Yongshe Liu Yongshe Liu Theme Chair ConocoPhillips
George Koperna George Koperna Theme Chair Advanced Resources Int'l Inc, USA
Hao H. Sun Hao Sun Theme Chair Chevron, USA
Felipe Bayón Felipe Bayón Honorary Chair Ecopetrol
Liang Xu Liang Xu Theme Chair Evonik
Victor H. Vega Victor Vega General Chair Vice President Exploration, Development and Reserves, Frontera Energy, USA
Denise Benoit Denise Benoit Theme Chair Halliburton
Elsa Jeanneth Jaimes Elsa Jaimes General Vice Chair Ecopetrol, Colombia
Alexsandra  Martinez Alexsandra Martinez Theme Chair DeGolyer and MacNaughton, USA
Hosein Kalaei Hosein Kalaei Theme Chair ConocoPhillips
Carlos  Macellari Carlos Macellari Technical Program Co-Chair Consultant, Spain
Katie Essary Katie Essary Theme Chair Chevron, USA
Tomas Villamil, PhD Tomas Villamil Technical Program Co-Chair Independent Consultant, Colombia
Miguel  Ramirez Miguel Ramirez Judging Chair Consultant, USA
Susan Howes Susan Howes Theme Chair Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, USA
Leonardo Jimenez Leonardo Jimenez Field Trip Chair Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia
Carlos  Molinares-Blanco Carlos Molinares-Blanco Short Course Chair Exploration Geophysicist, SierraCol Energy, Colombia
Douglas Nelson Valleau Douglas Valleau Plenary Session Subcommittee Co-Chair President, Strategia Innovation & Technology Advisors. LLc, USA
Eugene Garth Rhodes Eugene Rhodes Plenary Session Subcommittee Co-Chair Pioneer Natural Resources, USA
Jay Stratton Jay Stratton Plenary Session Subcommittee Co-Chair Ultra Petroleum, USA
Luis R. Baez Luis Baez Panels Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair ConocoPhillips, USA
Alejandro Lerza Alejandro Lerza Panels Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Chevron, Argentina
Autumn Shannon Autumn Shannon Panels Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Marathon Oil, USA
Yogashri Pradhan Yogashri Pradhan Panels Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Endevor, USA
Jose F. Delgado Jose Delgado Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair ConocoPhillips, USA
Christopher Clarkson Christopher Clarkson Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair University of Calgary, Canada
Bin Yuan Bin Yuan Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair China University of Petroleum
Rosa Maria Aguilar Sanchez-Dehesa Rosa Aguilar Sanchez-Dehesa Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Repsol, Spain
Rosa Aguilar Rosa Aguilar Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Developmen Geologist and Geomodeller, Repsol, USA
Marianne  Rauch Marianne Rauch Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Principal Technical Advisor, multi client onshore, TGS, USA
Jayne Alexandra Sloan Jayne Sloan Special Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Geologist, Parsley Energy, USA
Enrique Velasquez Enrique Velasquez Local Programs Chair President 2020-2021, ACGGP, Colombia
Zühtü Bati Zühtü Bati Organizing Co-Chair TPAO, Turkey
Paula Marcela Ramirez Paula Ramirez Student Activities Co-Chair SierraCol Energy Colombia, Colombia
Ozgur Sipahioglu Ozgur Sipahioglu Organizing Co-Chair TPAO, Turkey
Denise Benoit Denise Benoit Topicals Subcommittee Co-Chair Halliburton
Gabor  Tari Gabor Tari Organizing Co-Chair OMV UPSTREAM, Austria
Gabriel  Wilkinson Gabriel Wilkinson Student Activities Co-Chair Independent, Venezuela
Hosein Kalaei Hosein Kalaei Topicals Subcommittee Co-Chair ConocoPhillips
Laura Alejandra  Becerra Silva Laura Alejandra Becerra Silva Young Professionals Activities Co-Chair Geologist Engineer, ACGGP, Colombia
Sebastien F. Matringe Sebastien Matringe Topicals Subcommittee Co-Chair Hess Corporation, USA
Ali Demirer Ali Demirer Organizing Committee Consultant
Elvira Pureza Gomez Hernandez Elvira Gomez Hernandez General Chair Team Lead - Colombia Exploration, AAPG Vice President of International Regions, Colombia
Amrit Mahendra Cooblal Amrit Cooblal Young Professionals Activities Co-Chair Graduate Geoscientist, BHP, Trinidad Tobago
Isaac Aviles Isaac Aviles Topicals Subcommittee Co-Chair Schlumberger, USA
Riza Ozgur Temel Riza Ozgur Temel Organizing Committee TPAO, Turkey
Susan Smith Nash Susan Nash U-PITCH Subcommittee Co-Chair Director of Innovation, Emerging Science and Technology, AAPG, USA
Mayra Liseth Vargas Mayra Vargas AAPG Women's Network Liason Geologist, Shell, Colombia
Suat Aktepe Suat Aktepe Organizing Committee TPAO, Turkey
Nabila Lazreg   Nabila Lazreg   U-PITCH Subcommittee Co-Chair
Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez Student-YP Leadership Summit Chair Total Energies
Ugras Isik Ugras Isik Organizing Committee TPAO, Turkey
Isaac Aviles Isaac Aviles U-PITCH Subcommittee Co-Chair Schlumberger, USA
Andrei Belopolsky Andrei Belopolsky Technical Program Theme Chair Senior Exploration Advisor, Guyana-Suriname Exploration - E&P Americas, TotalEnergies, USA
Ozbil Yapar Ozbil Yapar Organizing Committee TPAO, Turkey
Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo Mark Erogbogbo U-PITCH Subcommittee Co-Chair Texas Star Alliance, USA
Juan Pablo Lovecchio Juan Lovecchio Technical Program Theme Chair Senior Exploration Geologist, YPF S.A., Argentina
Autumn Haagsma Autumn Haagsma Technical Program Chair Research Geoscientist, Battelle Memorial Institute, USA
David William Hume David Hume U-PITCH Subcommittee Co-Chair Business Development , Independent Consultant, USA
Andres Roberto Mora Bohorquez Andres Mora Bohorquez Technical Program Theme Chair Ecopetrol - ICP, Colombia
David Edward Riestenberg David Riestenberg Technical Program Chair Geologist - Advanced Resources International, Inc, ARI, USA
Yongshe Liu Yongshe Liu Awards Subcommittee Co-Chair ConocoPhillips
Gonzalo  Zamora Valcarce Gonzalo Zamora Valcarce Technical Program Theme Chair Structural Geology Manager, Repsol, Spain
Scott W. Singleton Scott Singleton Technical Program Chair Independence Resources Management, USA
Uaapi Utjavari Uaapi Utjavari Chair VP exploration Africa Region, Recon Africa, Namibia
Andras Nemeth Andras Nemeth Co-Chair Exploration project manager, MOL, Hungary
Alexsandra  Martinez Alexsandra Martinez Awards Subcommittee Co-Chair DeGolyer and MacNaughton, USA
Aral Okay Aral Okay International Advisory Committee Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


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