all AAPG members who are interested in gaining new knowledge, contacts
and exploration experiences in a truly magnificent setting: You HAVE
to attend the next AAPG
International Conference and Exhibition, set Sept. 21-24 at the
Catalonia Palace of Congresses in Barcelona, Spain.
Why do you HAVE to come, you ask?
There are plenty of reasons, and although it is difficult to select
just a few, we'll try:
There will be a remarkable technical program, prepared by a very knowledgeable
and experienced team, which will draw many interesting papers prepared
by well-known experts in their respective fields of action.
Main sub-themes will be:
- Field Based
and Energy Transport.
I'm sure you will find in these sub-themes many matters in which you
will be interested.
Come to attend one (or two!) of the field trips organized for the meeting.
As you know, Spain and the Spanish Pyrenees, in particular, are famous
for their magnificent exposures and outcrops, which have been the basis
for many field-based analogs applied in hydrocarbon exploration, and
which are widely known among oil geologists and geophysicists.
There will be clastic and carbonates analogs, as well as field examples
of "seismic stratigraphy" that I believe are unique in the world.
Besides, we plan to run parallel tourist trips for the guests who desire
to accompany their partners in the field but are not "crazy about rocks."
Those parallel trips will visit natural parks and their wildlife, monasteries,
castles, churches and other beautiful natural scenes that they will
talk about when they meet their companions at dinner.
We will have numerous short courses that will cover many fields and
disciplines related to geology and the oil industry.
Some of the courses will offer field applications, so pupils have a
practical course as well as a theoretical one.
Barcelona has a lot to offer itself as a cosmopolitan city with worldwide
recognition since the 1992 Summer Olympics. You could visit not only
the Olympic scenarios, but Barcelona's gothic and medieval downtown
with Roman ruins, its "modernistic" and Gaudian architecture, its numerous
art galleries and museums.
Add in the nightlife and shows, not to talk about the many opportunities
you and your guest will have to do some original and interesting shopping.
With all of the above, I think I have given you enough reasons to come
and enjoy what will be the best AAPG international meeting ever held.
Come and visit us — we are prepared to receive you with the utmost
hospitality and our willingness for you to have the most unforgettable
experience of your life!
The final announcement, including complete registration details and
hotel reservation information, will be available in April. For more
information go to AAPG International
Conference and Exhibition, or contact the AAPG convention department
via telephone (1-918-560-2617), fax (1-918-560-2684) or e-mail ([email protected]).