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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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The AAPG 2018 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) brings together a truly global audience of energy professionals to exchange knowledge, data, and innovation. For more than 30 years ICE has provided this platform for formulating solutions to the key challenges facing the energy industry, and ICE 2018 is shaping up to be no different.

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AAPG, the recognized global leader in the dissemination of high-quality geoscience data and information, brings its International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) to Cape Town, 4-7 November 2018. ICE 2018 will gather geoscientists and petroleum industry professionals from 60+ countries looking to build their knowledge, discover innovations, and network with peers. Submit your abstracts today and help guide our future industry success. 

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View and download the ICE 2018 Technical Program and Registration Announcement. Get your FREE copy to see the full day-by-day Technical Program including highlighted events, special sessions, short courses and field trips, networking opportunities, student and young professional activities, and much more. 

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Place your brand in front of an audience of geoscience professionals from around the world. ICE 2018 in Cape Town, held 4-7 November 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will be co-located with Africa Oil Week (AOW) giving you and your brand a unique opportunity to gain more visibility with a broader audience at no added expense. 

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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AAPG, the recognized global leader in the dissemination of high-quality geoscience data and information, brings its International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) to Cape Town, 4-7 November 2018. ICE 2018 will gather geoscientists and petroleum industry professionals from 60+ countries looking to build their knowledge, discover innovations, and network with peers. Submit your abstracts today and help guide our future industry success.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Coming off a busy and successful ICE 2017 in London, AAPG is excited to take the globe's leading petroleum geoscience event to Cape Town, South Africa, 4-7 November 2018. This event, which will be co-located with Africa Oil Week, will provide you and your company a great audience to spotlight your brand in the exhibition, with highly visible sponsorship opportunities.

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For the second time since 2017, the University of Houston has won the coveted Imperial Barrel Award, an annual AAPG-sponsored prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world.

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Some of the world’s largest oil companies have pumped up their shale investments recently, targeting increased future production from shale oil plays. At the same time, some independents have been cutting back on shale spending, in part because of lower oil and gas prices and shareholder demands for improved returns. The result is a not-so-subtle shift toward shale dominance by Big Oil.

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The two most compelling words in the Middle East oil industry today might be “natural gas.” And there are other, increasingly important word pairs not usually associated with the Middle East oil industry, like “unconventional resources” and “renewable energy.”

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Field Seminar

Jabal Akhdar Ad Dakhiliyah Oman 12 December, 2019 12 December, 2019 52552
 
Jabal Akhdar, Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman
12 December 2019

Field Trip Leader: Andreas Scharf, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)
Date: 12th December
Time: 7.30am – 7pm
Fee: $400
Registration for the field trip is now closed

The Jabal Akhdar in the Oman Mountains forms a ~90 km x 60 km large dome. The core of this dome consists of Precambrian sedimentary rocks, including source rocks. These rocks are separated by the overlying rocks by an angular unconformity. Rocks above this unconformity are the Permo-Mesozoic shelf carbonates of the Arabian passive margin. During the Late Cretaceous, the Arabian shelf was overthrust by the Semail Ophiolite and Hawasina rocks. Final doming was during the Eocene to Miocene. Thus, the Jabal Akhdar Dome provides insights to several deformation events.

This field trip will start near Al-Hamra and traverse the Jabal Akhdar Dome from the southern margin. Our road leads to a spectacular vista point at about 2000 m elevation. From this site we will study the regional folds in Precambrian formations as well the impressive cliffs of Permo-Mesozoic rocks. Within the core of the dome we will investigate Paleozoic refolded folds as well as syndepositional extensional faults within the Precambrian strata (Figs. 1 & 2). In Wadi Bani Kharous, the angular unconformity is superbly exposed (Fig. 3). The field trip will further inspect ductile and brittle deformation in the Mesozoic shelf carbonates (Fig. 4). Deformation is due to gravitational collapse and related extension immediately after ophiolite emplacement and final doming.

Rusayl Embayment Ad Dakhiliyah Oman 12 December, 2019 12 December, 2019 52546
 
Rusayl Embayment, Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman
12 December 2019

Field Trip Leader: Frank Mattern, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)
Date: 12th December
Time: 8am – 5pm
Fee: $170
Registration for the field trip is now closed

The field trip will lead to the Sunub/Ansab area to discuss the postobductional extensional, NW-striking Frontal Range Fault which formed in the course of gravitational collapse of the Saih Hatat and Jabal Akhdar domes. The fault is marked by the occurrence of listwaenite. The vertical displacement amounts to a few to several kilometers. Shearing ensued in two intervals, during the late Cretaceous to early Eocene and probably Oligocene. At this fault segment, the first stage is characterized by extension. The second stage is marked by dextral motion, including local transtension. The listwaenite dispalys the unusual feature of a ductile shear zone which trends obliquely to the Frontal Range Fault.

At the hot spring of Hammam Al Ali the Frontal Range Fault is superbly exposed. The presence of the hot spring may well be related to the fault’s transtensional releasing bend as well as the occurrence of a nearby basalt which intruded the Paleocene-Eocene Jafnayn Formation.

Gravitational collapse also created contractional structures due to E-W compression. Near Jafnayn, a wide open syncline in Eocene formations will be shown whose axis trends N-S, and on the SQU campus a syndepositional, E-dipping Miocene thrust formed within the Barzamen Formation. It displays ramps and an intervening flat. In Al-Khod Village, pillow basalt was pressed over a mudflow deposit along a west-dipping reverse fault. The two compressive faults could have formed coeval conjugate faults. Compression is related to convergence of downthrown hanging wall blocks.

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