Technical Program Ready for Cancun

Meeting Begins Oct. 24

The technical program is in place and the time to register has arrived for an international event that has huge benefits for all.

This year's AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, sponsored jointly with the Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists, will be held Oct. 24-27 in Cancun, Mexico.

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The technical program for the AAPG international meeting in Cancun is large, diverse and challenging — and the area's recreational appeal rates high, too.
Photo courtesy of Cancun Conventions and Visitors Bureau

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The technical program is in place and the time to register has arrived for an international event that has huge benefits for all.

This year's AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, sponsored jointly with the Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists, will be held Oct. 24-27 in Cancun, Mexico.

The site for all activities is the Cancun Convention Center, featuring a nearly 30,000-square-foot ballroom that will house the large exhibits area.

The meeting's theme is "Petroleum Industry in the 21st Century: Technology, Business and Frontiers," which will be explored through field trips, short courses, special talks and a technical program that features more than 340 presentations.

The technical program — details of which are now available in print and online — is divided into six themes:

  • Deep Water Exploration, Development and Production — Six sessions dealing with the latest developments from the areas of Gulf of Mexico, Angola, Brazil and other regions.
  • Geology and Seismic Interpretation — Six sessions devoted to imaging, interpreting, modeling and understanding subsurface geology from seismic data.
  • Mexican Basins and Beyond — Three sessions focusing on the host country's basins, prepared by AMGP, the host society, plus looks at the remaining potential of the Americas.
  • Management and Strategy — Six special sessions, which include "management forums" featuring industry leaders; independents' perspectives; a student session; and reviews of risk and portfolio management.
  • Beyond Conventional Petroleum — Three special sessions on impact structures, environmental and gas monetization topics.
  • Exploration and Production Concepts and Technologies — Nine sessions, including two provided by the SPE, on production and remote control, drilling practices, IT, carbonates, fractures, heavy oil and mature basins and fields.

Two special luncheons also are planned for the meeting:

  • On Monday, Oct. 25 , Luis Ramírez Corzo y Hernández, general director of Pemex, will discuss Pemex's role in the 21st century oil industry.
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 26 , Pilar Luna Erreguerena, head of underwater archaeology at the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, will discuss "Underwater Archaeology: A New Vision of the Past."

The preregistration deadline is Sept. 23. Registration and updated meeting information are available online at www.aapg.org.

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