AAPG Holds Inaugural Myanmar Conference

AAPG held its first conference in Myanmar in August. The technical program titled “Tectonic Evolution of Myanmar and its Basin Development with Special References to its Petroleum Occurrences” was attended by 238 local and international delegates from 16 countries.

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AAPG held its first conference in Myanmar in August. The technical program titled “Tectonic Evolution of Myanmar and its Basin Development with Special References to its Petroleum Occurrences” was attended by 238 local and international delegates from 16 countries.

With recent geopolitical changes leading to international interest and investment, Myanmar has come into the spotlight for its potential for new plays and redevelopment of existing fields. The focus of the conference was for a broader and deeper understanding of the geology of Myanmar and its impact on the distribution of hydrocarbons.

The inaugural conference consisted of 25 oral presentations and nine poster presentations with several keynote addresses from prominent speakers such as U Myo Myint Oo, managing director of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise; Ian Metcalfe, University of New England; Win Swe, Myanmar Geosciences Society; Chris Morley, Chiang Mai University and Claude Rangin, Nice University, France.

The conference also was sponsored by prominent names in the industry: Petronas, Shell, Chevron, Total, Woodside, Dolphin Geophysical, Geokinetics, Terrex Group, Ion, Daewoo International, Schlumberger, Myanmar Development Co., and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

AAPG would like to thank all the sponsors for contributing to the success of the event.