'Challenging' Program Set for Athens

The official technical program and registration announcement has been mailed and registration is now available for Athens 2007 -- a conference that promises to be a significant meeting for both the profession and the science of geology.

The AAPG European Region Energy Conference and Exhibition will be held Nov. 18-21 in Athens, Greece -- the first joint venture meeting between AAPG and the AAPG European Region.

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The official technical program and registration announcement has been mailed and registration is now available for Athens 2007 -- a conference that promises to be a significant meeting for both the profession and the science of geology.

The AAPG European Region Energy Conference and Exhibition will be held Nov. 18-21 in Athens, Greece -- the first joint venture meeting between AAPG and the AAPG European Region.

The sessions and exhibition will be held in the Megaron International Conference Centre in the heart of Athens.

The meeting’s theme is “Challenge Our Myths,” which will include three main areas: Regional, Technical and a Management Forum on “Energy Supply and Demand Perspective on Current Dynamics.”

The entire technical program will offer 348 technical presentations -- 228 oral papers in five concurrent sessions and 120 full-day posters.

Some of the technical program highlights include:

  • A session on “Untraditional Theories and Ideas in Global and Large Scale Geology,” which will examine the basis for the concept of subduction zones.
  • Updates on recent exploration and production within key petroleum regions in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East, Caspian, Black Sea, Russia, North Sea, Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.
  • Updates on carbonate and clastic reservoirs, structural geology, heavy oil, unconventional resources and resource estimation.
  • A look at the energy supply and demand picture.
  • Greece’s multi-dimensional history and culture will provide the setting for a number of social activities, including visits to:
  • Classical and historical locations in and around Athens -- including the Acropolis and Agora -- as well as sites away from Athens including Cape Sounio and Delphi.
  • Archaeological and Byzantium museums, as well as art galleries such as the National Gallery and Vorres Gallery.
  • High-tech displays at the Hellenic Centre, planetarium and Olympic Complex Centre.
  • Nearby islands of Aigina and Spetses.
  • Vineyards and wineries in Attica.

Registration and other meeting details are available online at www.aapg.org/athens.

Check out the program for more information -- scientific, geographic and cultural -- on all that Athens has to offer.

And here’s a good reason to not delay in registering: Those who register by Sept. 19 can save a lot on registration fees -- for Active members, a savings of $275 over onsite registration.

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