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Pacific Basins: Exploring South America’s Active Margin (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile)

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Research Symposium via Zoom (Houston, Texas time)

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AAPG’s Latin America and Caribbean Region invites you to participate in the 2020 Virtual Research Symposia, a conference series highlighting the geology of some of the region’s most prolific basins.

The Symposia are technical events targeted to researchers and professionals working both in industry and academia. Each 2-day event includes four technical sessions, keynote presentations with world renowned speakers and daily panel discussions featuring experts in the field.

With highly discounted registration fees – $US 50 for professionals and $25 for students –the symposia are accessible to individuals throughout the region, including those who are unable to obtain company support for training.

The Pacific Basins symposium will take place via Zoom Enterprise on 22-23 October 2020. AAPG is working closely with Zoom and has implemented a series protocols to protect the security of all presenters, panelists and participants.


The Pacific Basins Virtual Research Symposium includes a series of technical presentations and keynote talks focused on the following topics:

  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Basin Analysis
  • Geophysical Methods and Interpretation
Registration and Pricing
  • $US 50 — Professional
  • $US 40 — Presenter
  • $US 25 — Student

Limit: 500 participants

Registration includes:
  • Access all technical presentations, panels and networking activities
  • Certificate of participation
  • Abstract book
  • Virtual delegate bag with resources related to symposium themes
  • Participant list
  • Access to symposium recordings following the event
Technical Requirements:
  • Personal computer or device with internet access
  • High-speed internet connection
Refunds / Cancellations
  • No refunds or cancellations will be issued one month prior to symposium
  • Participants who are unable to attend the symposium may designate a substitute to attend in their place
  • Cancellations and substitution requests should be sent to

AAPG invites you to show your support of geoscience as a Virtual Research Symposium Sponsor. Sponsorships allow organizers to provide strong technical, programmatic and logistical support while keeping registration prices low. They also enable AAPG to continue providing educational programs free of charge to students and young professionals throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Sponsors receive one complimentary event registration for every $US 500 paid in sponsorship.

Companies may sponsor individual events of interest or the entire Virtual Research Symposium series. Please see the symposium sponsorship brochure for pricing and sponsor benefits.

View Sponsorship Opportunities

Federico Martin Seminario Federico Seminario Latin American & Caribbean Region President-Elect Pluspetrol Peru Corporation sa, Peru
Freddy Corredor Freddy Corredor Committee Member Founder and Director, Geostrap , Colombia
Stefanie Sugey Hormaza Barcia Stefanie Sugey Hormaza Barcia Committee Member President, AAPG Ecuador YP Chapter, Ecuador
Martin Jhonathan Oviedo Martin Oviedo Committee Member Exploration Geologist, Karoon Energy, Peru
Karyna Rodriguez Karyna Rodriguez Committee Member VP Global New Ventures, Searcher, UK
Kiko Harold Valencia Kiko Valencia Committee Member Exploration Geologist, Peru
Emily Smith Llinás AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Manager
Diana Ruiz Vásquez AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Events Coordinator
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Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geophysicists (ACGGP)
Colombian Society of Geology (SCG)

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