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Panels Will Bring 'Open Discussion and Debate'

Forums Add Variety, Depth to Program

A record number of special forums have been planned for the AAPG Annual Convention in Houston, a product of organizers' efforts to provide a compelling and timely edge to the meeting's technical agenda.

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A record number of special forums have been planned for the AAPG Annual Convention in Houston, a product of organizers' efforts to provide a compelling and timely edge to the meeting's technical agenda.

Nine forums have been planned, all featuring a variety of speakers and all built around the convention's theme of "Perfecting the Search -- Delivering on Promises."

"Our passion to deliver business-relevant programs has led to a prodigious series of forums, featuring decision makers at the highest levels with privileged insights from around the world addressing key topics of the day," said meeting general chair Charles Sternbach.

"We feel open discussion and debate on these topics will be of tremendous value to energy professionals today," he added.

All forums will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center. They are:

Sunday (April 9)

  • History of Petroleum Geology Forum: Contributions of the Gulf Coast to Geoscience Technology, 1:30 p.m.

Monday (April 10)

  • Energizing the World in the 21st Century, 8 a.m.
  • SEPM Research Symposium -- The Significance of Mass Transport Deposits in Deepwater Environments, 8 a.m.
  • SEPM Forum -- High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy: Is the Model Breaking Apart? 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday (April 11)

  • Overcoming Challenges for E&P in the 21st Century, 8 a.m.
  • Show Me the Money -- How Wall Street Logic, NYMEX Traders and Capital Markets Impact You, 10 a.m.
  • Reserves: Now and in the Future, 1:15 p.m.
  • DPA Forum -- Women as Leaders in the E&P Industry: Challenges and Opportunities, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday (April 12)

  • Winning the Oil End Game: The Future of Hydrocarbon Resources in Our Global Economy, 8 a.m.

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