The call for papers has been issued and proposals are being accepted online for the next Arctic Technology Conference (ATC), set Feb. 10-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
ATC is a technical and scientific event created by and modeled after the annual Offshore Technology Conference. It is designed to offer a multidisciplinary approach to exploration and development of the Arctic region.
ATC is managed and co-sponsored by AAPG. Fourteen other groups co-sponsor or endorse the event, including the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
AAPG’s representatives on the 2014 program are Michael Enachescu, with MGM Energy Corporation in Calgary, Canada, and Don Gautier, with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif. They join AAPG Honorary member John Hogg, also with MGM Energy, who was chair of the highly successful 2012 ATC.
ATC’s format features oral and poster presentations, special panel sessions and topical breakfasts and lunches.
“We are looking for a range of presentations that cover all aspects of technical and social performance in the Arctic,” said Han Tiebout, chair of this year’s Technical Program Committee.
“Further, it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from you how we can improve our business through new technology applications and practices in a wide range of activities in the Arctic,” he added. “We also are interested in hearing how these technical developments are being managed, both in the current business environment and for the future challenges we face in our industry.”
Organizers seek propsals for five themes:
- Geology and Geophysics (including specific sessions on basin potential, frontier basin geology, geophysics and hydrates).
- Exploration and Production (including flow assurance, transition zone, gas hydrates and shallow gas).
- Physical Environment.
- Regulatory Environment and Social Responsibility.
The call for papers deadline is June 13.
To submit a paper, or for more information, go to the ATC website.