New plans, new strategies and a new sense of urgency are the driving forces for the next APPEX London -- an expo that promises to be a "must" for all.
"APPEX" is the AAPG Prospect and Property Expo, and the next international APPEX will be March 2-4 at London's Paragon Hotel (at West Brompton).
For the past two years, AAPG has worked to refine the London presentation of the increasingly popular program. Working within the Institute of Petroleum's IP Week program, AAPG has sought to discover what members wish to see in a prospect and property exhibition.
The result? APPEX London committee is working hard to dramatically recast the event's format and vision.
APPEX London will be a larger, more global marketplace for the exchange of oil and gas prospects and producing properties, held within a comfortable business atmosphere, making the most of attendee and exhibitor opportunities.
In conjunction with the expo, there will be three days of "The Upstream Business Conference":
- The first day is dedicated to Europe and the North Sea. Special emphasis will be on the new promote license prospects (see related story, page 16) and ideas in the UK, along with new projects and perspectives important to the industry in Europe.
- Days two and three will see the IHS-sponsored Global Perspectives Forum with current activities and future programs reviewed worldwide. Regional discussions will focus on the Middle East, Russia, the Caspian, Asia, Latin America and Africa (both Saharan and Sub-Saharan).
More programming is being added and refined involving industry leaders in exploration.
As a member in either AAPG or an endorsing organization (the Institute of Petroleum, The Geological Society of London and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers), you will benefit from discounted registration and/or booth fees.
A detailed program, member registration and exhibition registration will be available shortly from AAPG's and endorsing organizations' Web sites.
Anywhere in the World ...
Being a member of AAPG anywhere in the world means staying in touch with your representatives and taking advantage of the numerous opportunities to enhance your career and serve your profession.
Here is a list of the six AAPG International Region presidents. Contact the president in your region to find out how you too can become more active in your association:
• Adekunle A. Adesida
Exploration Adviser, Ventures Representation, Shell Petroleum Development Co. Nigeria, 21/22 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria; telephone -- 234 1 26011600; fax -- 234 1 2636681; cell -- 0803 446 5315; e-mail -- Adekunle Adesida.
• John G. Kaldi
Head of school, Australian School of Petroleum, Santos Petroleum Engineering Bldg., University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 5005, Australia; telephone -- 61 8 8303 4291 (direct)/61 8 8303 4299 (general)/0418 801896 (mobile); fax -- 61 8 8303 4345; e-mail -- John Kaldi.
• John Hogg
Vice President, Atlantic Canada/Greenland, International New Ventures Exploration Business Unit, EnCana Corp., 150 9th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S5, Canada; telephone -- 1 403 645-2533; fax -- 1 403 645-2453; e-mail -- John Hogg.
• Frithjof Overdal
Subsurface Team Leader, Talisman Norge, Stavanger, Norway; telephone -- 47 5201 4320/ 47 934 82 242 (mobile)/47 5164 5066 (home); e-mail -- Frithjof Overdalor Frithjof Overdal.
Latin America Region
•Marcio Rocha Mello
President, Analytical Solutions S.A., Rua Professor Saldanha 115, Rio de Janeiro 22461 220, Brazil; telephone -- 55 21 2579 1105; fax -- 55 21 2539 4353; e-mail -- Marcio Mello.
Middle East Region
•Abdulla A. Al-Naim
Saudi Aramco, Box 835, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia; telephone -- 966 3 874-7257; fax -- 966 3 873-8095; e-mail -- Abdulla Al-Naim.