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348 Plenaries, Oral Sessions and Posters
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Hot spots including the North Sea, Russia, the Caspian, Black Sea and West Africa
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Contents
AAPG Associate Membership Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Conference Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Conference Hotel Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Conference Hotels and Guest Tours Booking Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Conference Hotel Descriptions and Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Field Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Guest Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Letter from the General Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Registration Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Schedule at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Short Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cover 2
Technical Programme
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Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Technical Programme at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Technical Session Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
ADVERTISEMENTS
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AAPG Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
AAPG 2008 International Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cover 3
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In Memoriam
Bjrn Thorleif Gunnar Wands, 1952-2007
Athens 2007 Technical Programme Co-Chair
Just two weeks after returning home to Norway from
Athens where he guided the assembly of the confer-
ences excellent technical programme, Bjrn Wands
died while on a ski trip on 3 March. He will be pro-
foundly missed by colleagues not only on the Organising and Steering
Committees but throughout the geoscience community. He will be
remembered for his creative thinking (which helped lead to the discov-
ery of the Goliath Field offshore Norway), his keen interest in making
older geological data available and accessible and his tireless volunteer-
ing that led to the immense impact he made on the programme you will
enjoy and learn from this November.
ORGANISING COMMITTEE
GENERAL CHAIRMAN, Geir Lunde
GENERAL VICE CHAIRMAN, Gerry Lourantos
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRMAN, Vlastimila Dvorakova
ORAL SESSIONS CHAIRMAN, Keith Gerdes
POSTER SESSIONS CHAIRMAN, Fredrik Bockelie
MANAGEMENT FORUM CHAIRMAN, Pinar O. Yilmaz
SPONSORSHIP CHAIRMAN, Mark Spencer Jones
EXHIBITION MARKETING CHAIRMAN, Charles Speh
SHORT COURSES CHAIRMAN, Vlastimila Dvorakova
FIELD TRIPS CHAIRMAN, Nikolaos Roussos
FIELD TRIPS CO-CHAIRMAN, Mary Ford
STUDENT PARTICIPATION CHAIRMAN, Rudy Swennen
SOCIAL PROGRAMME CHAIRMAN, Gerry Lourantos
OPENING CEREMONY CHAIRMAN, John Brooks
CLOSING CEREMONY CHAIRMAN, Istvn Brczi
EUROPEAN REGION CONFERENCE MANAGER, Bruce Lemmon
STEERING COMMITTEE
AAPG EUROPEAN REGION PRESIDENT
John Brooks, Brookwood Petroleum Advisors
AAPG EUROPEAN REGION PRESIDENT-ELECT
Istvn Brczi, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas plc
AAPG EUROPEAN REGION PAST PRESIDENT
Sigrunn Johnsen, RWE Dea AS
AAPG EUROPEAN REGION CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
Geir Lunde, Concedo AS
MIDDLE EAST REPRESENTATIVE
Abdulkader Afifi, Saudi Aramco
NORTH AFRICA REPRESENTATIVE
Ahmed El-Barkooky, Cairo University and Shell Egypt
RUSSIA REPRESENTATIVE
Mars Khasanov, Rosneft
SPECIAL STEERING COMMITTEE LIAISON
Dirk van der Wel, SAGEX Petroleum AS
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS
Nikolaos Roussos, Hellenic Petroleum SA
Nahum Schneidermann, Chevron
Pinar O. Yilmaz, ExxonMobil
AAPG PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONVENTIONS, Alan Wegener
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MANAGER, Dana Patterson Free
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, Theresa Curry
EXHIBITIONS MANAGER, Steph Benton
EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR, Marvetta McNeel
REGISTRATION SUPERVISOR, Kim Van Delft
TECHNICAL PROGRAM/ABSTRACTS COORDINATOR, Terri Duncan
PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR, Kyle Walker
ACCOUNTING MANAGER, Bryan Haws
STAGING/PRODUCTION MANAGER, Vern Stefanic
WEB SITE EDITOR, Janet Brister
Non-Endorsement Policy: The American Association of Petroleum
Geologists (AAPG) and the AAPG European Region do not endorse or
recommend any products or services that may be cited, used or discussed
in AAPG publications or at events associated with AAPG.
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Join Us in Athens to
Challenge Our Myths
We invite you to join fellow
colleagues 18-21 November 2007 for
an exciting scientific conference,
exhibition, field trips and short
courses. The European Region of the
American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, in full partnership with our
parent organization, will present a
programme sure to appeal to
explorationists and research
geoscientists from the Circum-
Mediterranean, Middle East and North
Africa, as well as current hot spots in
the North Sea, Russia, the Caspian,
Black Sea and West Africa.
Technical sessions on carbonate
and clastic reservoirs, structural
geology, heavy oil and new theories on
global geology and hydrocarbon
generation are important elements that
will be presented. The conference
topical, timely and broad in appeal
will be held in Athens, ancient city of
culture, philosophy, science and mythic
tradition.
Our goal is for you to challenge
your own myths over the course of the
four-day event and thus return to the
business of finding more oil and gas,
willing to take risks with new thinking.
Prometheus serves as our guide:
stealing fire from the gods was a risky
venture, but humanity benefited
immeasurably from his risk-taking.
Consider that when the exploration
community discovered the Goliath oil
field in the Barents Sea, several myths
were challenged:
There is only gas in the Barents Sea
All the oil leaked to the surface
during the geological history of
Tertiary uplift
Oil found as shallow as +/- 1000 m
depth must be heavily biodegraded
We proved these myths to be false,
and additional myth-challenging facts
seemed to become available with each
new exploration well. You know many
more examples in our discipline.
You also know that, while
challenging myths often reaps rewards,
there can also be risks as many of us
have experienced in our work in the
petroleum industry. (We must not
forget Prometheus unfortunate end!)
Risk-taking must always be tempered
by practicality and pragmatism.
Athens continues to bask in the
afterglow of hosting the Summer
Olympic Games in 2004. The new
airport, hotels, public transport, streets,
attractions and general atmosphere all
reflect Athens newly revitalized
prominence at the worlds crossroads.
You will be delighted at the citys
beauty, comfort and accessibility.
You will find the very modern
Megaron conference facilities a perfect
venue, with exhibits and posters
convenient to the conference halls.
We encourage students to apply
for support and to participate in the
free student short course. We will
deliver a guest programme and social
events that will make you remember
the conference with pleasure.
You will note that our technical
programme committee has put together
an impressive array of technical papers.
This could not have been accomplished
without the work of Bjrn Wands, in
whose memory we are dedicating this
conference.
Regardless of whether you are a
speaker, attendee, sponsor, exhibitor or
student, we are certain you will be
professionally enriched by your
experience in November. Do join us!
Geir Lunde
General Chairman
The Acropolis of Athens
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Part of the learning process is
conversing with colleagues in an
informal setting. That is why we have
built numerous social and networking
opportunities (including coffee breaks
during the technical sessions); many of
which are included in the registration
fee. You will also have the opportunity
to register for optional events, such as
the Featured Speaker Luncheon and
Golf Tournament, either online
beginning the first week of June or by
using the form on page 45 of this Final
Announcement.
Golfing Geoscientists
Date: Sunday, 18 November
Time: 08:00 15:00
Location: Glyfada Golf Course
Price: US $120
Includes: Transportation from the
MAICC, green fees and
refreshments
The AAPG European Region will
host a golf tournament at Glyfada Golf
Club, one of Greeces premier golf
courses. Spots are limited, so register
early. Golf club rental and wardrobe
facilities are available onsite. Visit
www.golfglyfada.com for additional
information on the course.
Opening Ceremony
Date: Sunday, 18 November
Time: 17:00 18:15
Price: Included with conference
registration
Theres no better way to kick-off
your encounter with Athens than by
attending Sundays Opening
Ceremony the official start of what
is certain to be, in the spirit of
Prometheus, a memorable event.
Everyone who registered is
invited to this colorful and important
session. General Chairman Geir
Lunde will preside over a ceremony
that will introduce our theme as well
as spark the challenge to think
outside the box via the meetings
outstanding, myth-busting technical
session.
There will be welcomes and
words from dignitaries and honored
guests, plus a look at the historic past
and sampling of exciting present-day
Greek culture.
Icebreaker Reception
Date: Sunday, 18 November
Time: 18:15 20:30
Price: Included with conference
registration
Heres one tradition that doesnt
need to be challenged, but enjoyed: the
annual Icebreaker reception. This
colorful and entertaining social event,
which starts immediately at the end of
the opening ceremony, will be held in
the Megarons impressive Exhibits Hall.
Join us, and youll be able to tour
the Exhibition, visit with exhibitors
and enjoy time with your peers, all
while sampling the finest of Greek
food, drink and culture.
Dont miss the chance to start your
Athens experience off in style. This
Icebreaker is not to be missed.
Featured Speaker Luncheon
Topic: Where was Odysseus homeland?
The geological, geomorphological
and geophysical evidence for
relocating Homers Ithaca.
Date: Monday, 19 November
Time: 12:40 14:20
Location: Hilton Athens
Price: US $50
Speaker: John Underhill, Grant Institute of
Earth Science, University of
Edinburgh
The geographical description of
Ithaca in Homers Odyssey has long
provoked controversy and remains
very puzzling.
Special Events
All events will be held at the Megaron Athens International
Conference Centre (MAICC) unless otherwise noted.
Glyfada Golf Course
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Around are many islands, close to
each other, Doulichion and Same and
wooded Zacynthos. Ithaca itself lies low,
furthest to sea towards dusk; the rest,
apart, face dawn and sun.
Odyssey 9.19-26
While Zacynthos continues to
exist today, and almost all experts
regard Same as present-day
Kefalonia, the island of Doulichion
has never been traced: it has
remained a mystery for 3000 years.
The application of modern
geoscience entered the analysis in
2003 in an attempt to address the all-
important question: could a marine
channel, subsequently described by
Strabo as a low-lying isthmus, have
separated Paliki, the westernmost
peninsula of Kefalonia, from the rest
of the island during the late Bronze
Age? If it did, Paliki would then have
been a free-standing island that
precisely met Homers description:
lies low, furthest to the sea towards
dusk.
John has been leading the
geological, geophysical and
geomorphological tests of the theory
that the Paliki Peninsula in Western
Kefalonia might have been a free-
standing island as recently as 3,000
years ago. Confirmation of that
hypothesis would have dramatic
ramifications for our understanding
of Classical Greece.
Underhill has been an AAPG
member since 1983, a Matson Award
recipient and an AAPG Distinguished
Lecturer and Award winner. He holds
a BSc in Geology from Bristol
University and a PhD from the
University of Wales. He worked for
Shell International for five years
before joining the University of
Edinburgh, where he holds the Chair
of Stratigraphy. He has done
significant research into the geology
and geomorphology of Greece, and in
his spare time referees football
matches in the Scottish Premier
League.
Students Reception
Date: Monday, 19 November
Time: 19:00 20:00
Location: Hilton Athens
Price: Included with conference
registration
All registered students and faculty are
invited to attend the Students Reception,
to be greeted by ExxonMobil (Students
Reception sponsor) and AAPG and
European Region representatives. This
is a great opportunity to join AAPG
and learn about the benefits of
membership and the Student Chapter
program, so active in Europe.
Exhibitor-Sponsored
Luncheon
Date: Tuesday, 20 November
Time: 12:20 13:50
Price: Included with conference
registration
The European Region wishes to
thank the exhibitors for their
generous sponsorship of this event!
Complimentary lunch for all attendees
and registered guests will be available
throughout the Exhibition on Tuesday.
Take advantage of this opportunity to
converse with exhibitors in a relaxed
atmosphere, while enjoying an
informal lunch.
Closing Ceremony
and Celebration
Date: Wednesday, 21 November
Time: 16:30 18:00
Price: Included with conference
registration
You wont want to miss this
exciting event an official closing
ceremony that celebrates and gives
perspective to your Athens
experience.
European Region President
Istvn Brczi and conference
Chairman Geir Lunde will offer a
concise review of the conferences
significant moments; recognize the
top oral and poster presentations that
best meet the spirit of challenging
our myths; and offer their views on
what this meeting means and whats
next for the science and the
profession.
Immediately afterwards well
start the sundowner a joyful
celebration offering food, drink and
one last chance to visit exhibitors
and reflect on the meetings
accomplishments and your own
personal experiences.
Staying to the very end never felt
so good!
John Underhill Photo by Kate Chandler
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The benefits of attending the AAPG and AAPG European
Region Energy Conference and Exhibition extend beyond
the great technical programme. At the comprehensive
exhibition, you are sure to pick up insights and ideas from
companies featuring the latest products and services to help
you control costs and enhance your companys bottom line.
Plus, daily activities scheduled in the exhibits areas ensure
opportunities to network with peers and have some fun
while visiting the show:
Icebreaker Reception and Exhibition grand opening
Coffee breaks
Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon for all attendees
Closing Celebration
From well-logging to mapping, seismic data to GIS,
geological to geophysical modeling and training classes to
exploration software, youll find what you need to improve
your personal skills and business.
Why You Should Attend
Youll take home best practices and ideas you can
immediately and directly apply in your job.
Implementation of just one idea could save your
company thousands, or even millions of dollars.
Everything you need from start to finish.
Convenient, one-stop access to the products and
knowledge you need to make a difference.
AAPG conferences and exhibitions have been
helping petroleum-industry professionals for more
than 90 years. Attending can do the same for you.
The Exhibition
Exhibition Hours
Sunday, 18 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18:15 20:30
Monday, 19 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09:00 18:30
Tuesday, 20 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09:00 18:30
Wednesday, 21 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .09:00 18:00
Exhibit Space and Sponsorships Available
Want to connect with geoscientists and explorationists from the
Circum-Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa regions and
around the globe? Contact Steph Benton, Exhibitions Manager, at
+1 918 560 2696 (sbenton@aapg.org) for stand availability and
sponsorship details.
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Schedule at a Glance
FRIDAY, 16 NOVEMBER
SATURDAY, 17 NOVEMBER
SUNDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
(continued from 14 November) Pre-Conference Field Trip: Structural Geology of Western Greeces Fold and Thrust Belt
08:00 17:00 Pre-Conference Short Course: Practical Salt Tectonics
08:30 17:00 Pre-Conference Short Course: Modern Prospect Assessment: Risk and Uncertainty for Todays Prospect Evaluations
08:00 17:00 Registration and Welcome Desk
(continued from 16 November) Pre-Conference Field Trip: Structural Geology of Western Greeces Fold and Thrust Belt
08:00 17:00 Pre-Conference Short Course: Practical Salt Tectonics
08:30 17:00 Pre-Conference Short Course: Modern Prospect Assessment: Risk and Uncertainty for Todays Prospect Evaluations
08:00 12:00 Registration and Welcome Desk
08:00 20:00 Registration and Welcome Desk
08:00 18:00 Pre-Conference Field Trip: Geology and Ancient Culture along the Corinth Canal
08:00 18:00 Pre-Conference Field Trip: The Silver Mines of Ancient Athens
08:00 15:00 Golfing Geoscientists
08:00 12:30 Guest Hospitality Suite
08:00 16:00 Pre-Conference Short Course: Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts Applied to Genetic Basin Analysis (graduate students only)
09:00 12:00 Guest Tour: Athens Through Time
17:00 18:15 Opening Ceremony
18:15 20:30 Icebreaker Reception
18:15 20:30 Exhibition
MONDAY, 19 NOVEMBER
07:00 18:30 Registration and Welcome Desk
07:15 08:15 Speakers and Poster Presenters Breakfast
09:00 18:45 Guest Tour: Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus
09:00 18:30 Exhibition
08:00 12:30 Guest Hospitality Suite
08:25 12:20 Oral Sessions
08:25 12:20 Poster Sessions
10:30 11:00 Morning Coffee Break
12:20 14:20 Lunch Break
12:40 14:20 Featured Speaker Luncheon
15:55 16:20 Afternoon Coffee Break
14:30 17:20 Oral Sessions
14:30 17:00 Poster Sessions
19:00 20:00 Students Reception
TUESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER
07:00 18:30 Registration and Welcome Desk
07:15 08:15 Speakers and Poster Presenters Breakfast
08:25 12:20 Oral Sessions
08:00 12:30 Guest Hospitality Suite
09:00 18:30 Exhibition
09:00 18:45 Guest Tour: Delphi
08:25 12:20 Poster Sessions
10:30 11:00 Morning Coffee Break
12:20 13:50 Lunch Break
12:20 13:50 Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon
13:55 17:20 Oral Sessions
13:55 17:00 Poster Sessions
15:20 16:00 Afternoon Coffee Break
WEDNESDAY, 21 NOVEMBER
07:00 14:30 Registration
07:00 18:30 Welcome Desk
07:15 08:15 Speakers and Poster Presenters Breakfast
08:25 12:20 Oral Sessions
08:00 14:30 Guest Hospitality Suite
09:00 18:00 Exhibition
09:00 12:00 Guest Tour: Byzantine Monasteries
08:25 12:20 Poster Sessions
12:20 13:50 Lunch Break
13:55 16:20 Oral Sessions
13:55 16:00 Poster Sessions
14:30 18:30 Guest Tour: Cape Sounio
16:30 18:00 Closing Ceremony and Celebration
18:30* Post-Conference Field Trip: The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas
THURSDAY, 22 NOVEMBER
*(continued from 21 November) Post-Conference Field Trip: The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas (continues through 23 November)
(22 November 24 November) Post-Conference Field Trip: Carbonate Reservoir Types and Evaporite Exposures on Zante Island, Ionian Sea
(22 November 23 November) Post-Conference Short Course: Reconsideration of Fundamental Concepts in Geology and Geophysics Practical Implications
(22 November 23 November) Post-Conference Short Course: Basin Modeling Integrated with Geochemistry as an Aid to Predict Petroleum Systems Efficiency and to Reduce Exploration Risk
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Technical Session
themes
The conference theme Challenge
Our Myths is apparent throughout the
technical programme, both in our
regional and technical sessions. The
combination of recent high oil prices
and an ever more competitive
exploration scene has led to industry
geoscientists continually being
challenged to revisit long-held
paradigms concerning the ultimate
value of oil and gas assets and the
prospectivity of lightly explored
regions. Session topics will explore
how these challenges are being met in
some of the most active regions and
challenging environments in the world,
from the Arctic to the Sahara. New
subjects of great industry interest,
including unconventional resources
and CO
2
management, should generate
interest with geoscientists of all
disciplines.
Check www.aapg.org/athens (click
on Technical Sessions) for the most
up-to-date list of paper titles and
authors.
Theme 1: Regional
New and Emerging Plays from the Circum Mediterranean Region
Regional Controls and Future Potential of the North African Petroleum Systems
Petroleum Geology and Future Developments in Libya
The Caspian Sea - Exploration, Development and Challenges in a Major Petroleum Province
Developing and Exploring Iraqs Petroleum Potential
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Successes and Future Potential of Egypt
Russia: Exploration Challenges in Increasingly Mature Basins and Frontiers
E&P Challenges: The Mesozoic and Cenozoic of the Northwest Russian and Norwegian Barents Sea
E&P Challenges: The Paleozoic Carbonates of the Arctic of Northern Europe
North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf - Challenge Our Myths Within Exploration and Production
Breakthrough in West Africa Deep Water Exploration and Gas Development
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Successes and Future Potential in Algeria
International Hot Spots - The Black Sea
Theme 2: Technical
Carbonate Reservoirs - Unlocking the Potential from Established and New Plays
Unconventional Heavy Oil Resources - Advances, Challenges and Case Studies
Reserves and Resources Assessment for Global Studies, Resources Management and
Financial Reporting
Untraditional Theories and Ideas in Global and Large Scale Geology
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges from the North Sea to the Middle East/Inversion of
Faults and its Influence on Fault Seals
Unconventional Resources - The Modern Theory of Abiotic Genesis of Hydrocarbons: Challenge
or Myth?
CO
2
Management
Gas Infrastructure: To Make Deliverable What is Available
Clastic Reservoirs - Flow Unit Definition for Optimal Recovery
Management Forum
Energy Supply and Demand Perspective on Current Dynamics
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Monday Morning Oral
New and Emerging Plays from the
Circum-Mediterranean Region I
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems I
North Sea and Norwegian Continental
Shelf - Challenge Our Myths within
Exploration and Production I
Russia: Exploration Challenges in
Increasingly Mature Basins and Frontiers
Breakthrough in West Africa Deep Water
Exploration and Gas Development I
Management Forum: Energy
Supply and Demand Perspective
on Current Dynamics
Gas Infra Structure: To Make Deliverable
What is Available
Monday Afternoon Oral
New and Emerging Plays from the
Circum-Mediterranean Region II
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems II
Regional Controls and Future Potential of
the North African Petroleum Systems
North Sea and Norwegian Continental
Shelf - Challenge Our Myths within
Exploration and Production II
Breakthrough in West Africa Deep Water
Exploration and Gas Development II
CO2 Management
Monday Poster
Carbonate Reservoirs - Unlocking the
Potential from Established and New Plays
International Hot Spots - The Black Sea
E&P Challenges: The Paleozoic
Carbonates of the Arctic of Northern
Europe
E&P Challenges: The Mesozoic and
Cenozoic of the Northwest Russian and
Norwegian Barents Sea
Petroleum Geology, Exploration
Successes and Future Potential in Algeria
Petroleum Geology and Future
Developments in Libya
The Caspian Sea - Exploration,
Development and Challenges in a Major
Petroleum Province
Unconventional Resources - The
Modern Theory of Abiotic Genesis of
Hydrocarbons: Challenge or Myth?
Tuesday Morning Oral
The Caspian Sea - Exploration,
Development and Challenges in a Major
Petroleum Province I
Petroleum Geology, Exploration
Successes and Future Potential in Algeria
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges
from the North Sea to the Middle
East/Inversion of Faults and its Influence
on Fault Seals I
Clastic Reservoirs - Flow Unit Definition
for Optimal Recovery
E&P Challenges: The Paleozoic
Carbonates of the Arctic of Northern
Europe
E&P Challenges: The Mesozoic and
Cenozoic of the Northwest Russian and
Norwegian Barents Sea
Tuesday Afternoon Oral
The Caspian Sea - Exploration,
Development and Challenges in a Major
Petroleum Province II
Petroleum Geology and Future
Developments in Libya
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges
from the North Sea to the Middle
East/Inversion of Faults and its Influence
on Fault Seals II
Unconventional Heavy Oil Resources -
Advances, Challenges and Case Studies
Unconventional Resources - The
Modern Theory of Abiotic Genesis of
Hydrocarbons: Challenge or Myth?
Tuesday Poster
New and Emerging Plays from the
Circum-Mediterranean Region
Regional Controls and Future Potential of
the North African Petroleum Systems
Petroleum Geology, Exploration
Successes and Future Potential of Egypt
Un-Traditional Theories and Ideas in
Global and Large Scale Geology
Developing and Exploring Iraqs
Petroleum Potential
North Sea and Norwegian Continental
Shelf - Challenge Our Myths within
Exploration and Production
Wednesday Morning Oral
Carbonate Reservoirs - Unlocking the
Potential from Established and New
Plays I
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Success
and Future Potential of Egypt
Developing and Exploring Iraqs
Petroleum Potential I
Un-Traditional Theories and Ideas in
Global and Large Scale Geology I
International Hot Spots - The Black Sea I
Reserves and Resources Assessment for
Global Studies, Resources Management
and Financial Reporting
Wednesday Afternoon Oral
Carbonate Reservoirs - Unlocking the
Potential from Established and New
Plays II
Developing and Exploring Iraq's
Petroleum Potential II
Un-Traditional Theories and Ideas in
Global and Large Scale Geology II
International Hot Spots - The Black Sea II
Wednesday Poster
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges
from the North Sea to the Middle
East/Inversion of Faults and its Influence
on Fault Seals
Clastic Reservoirs - Flow Unit Definition
for Optimal Recovery
Russia: Exploration Challenges in
Increasingly Mature Basins and Frontiers
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems
Unconventional Heavy Oil Resources -
Advances, Challenges and Case Studies
Technical Programme
at a glance
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Technical Programme
> Monday Morning Oral Sessions
New and Emerging Plays from the
Circum-Mediterranean Region I
Co-Chairs: J. R. Mascle, F. Wehr, and F. Bockelie
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 N. Rigakis, K. A. Nicolaou, N. Roussos, F. Marnelis:
The Petroleum Generation Potential of Greece
08:50 A. Mavromatidis, V. C. Kelessidis, D. Monopolis:
Causes of High Formation Pressures in Deep
Drilling in Western Greece
09:10 M. Patsoules: Reservoir Types and Characterization
of the Pre-Apulian Zone in Ionian Islands
09:30 M. Kapnistos, E. Kamperis, F. Marnelis,
K. Nicolaou: Hydrocarbon Exploration in Western
Greece
09:50 S. Xenopoulos, N. Roussos: Status of Existing and
Possible New Production in Greece
10:10 S. D. Harker, A. J. Burrows: The Structural and
Sedimentological Evolution of the Prinos Basin,
Greece
10:30 Break
11:00 S. Rohais, F. Guillocheau, R. Eschard, M. Ford:
Alluvial Fan to Gilbert-type Fan Delta Dynamics of
the Corinth Rift (Greece): Field Studies and
Numerical Modeling
11:20 D. D. Tufekcic: Permo-Triassic Evaporates of
Southeastern Europe-the Search for Their Basin
Setting
11:40 H. Matias, F. Sandnes, C. Da Silva, L. Matias,
F. Santos: Analysis of the Petroleum System in the
Western Gulf of Cadiz: Offshore Algarve Basin
12:00 J. Zweigel, R. S. Ianev, A. Tmmers, M. Inthorn,
N. Bordas-Le Floch: Exploration in the Rhone-
Maritime Licence (French Mediterranean): Part I
Seismic Interpretation and Salt Reconstruction
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems I
Co-Chairs: S. Al-Hajri, G. Bloch, and R. Wheeler
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 S. Carruba, C. Perotti, G. Bertozzi, G. Bolis,
T. Lakew, M. Naini: Salt Tectonics and Central
Persian Gulf Petroleum Plays
08:50 M. Ayoub, M. T. Ribeiro, J. Bahamaish: The
Hydrocarbon Habitat in Abu Dhabi Onshore Area
09:10 G. Bloch: Onshore Abu Dhabi Upper Jurassic and
Lower Cretaceous Hydrocarbon System: A
Complex Interplay between Source Rock Maturity,
Edge of the Hith Anhydrite and Structural Tilting
09:30 E. A. Abd El-Gawad, O. A. Osman, M. A. Lotfy,
W. Hashim, M. M. Abu Saima: Basin Analysis of
the Late Cretaceous Sediments in UAE
09:50 D. A. Lawrence, M. J. Jasser, M. A. Zuraiqi,
S. Elsembawy, M. A. Al-Shemsi, Y. J. Al-Mansoori,
A. El-Baradi, E. Mirto: Data Acquisition and
Synthesis in Challenging Wells to Resolve
Reservoir Management Issues and Uncertainties:
Case Study from a Super-giant Carbonate Oil Field
in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E)
10:10 A. Koopman, M. Van den Berg, K. Romine,
J. Teasdale: Late Proterozoic to Cambrian Plate-
Tectonics and its Control on the Structural
Evolution of the Ara Salt-Basin in Oman
10:30 Break
11:00 H. J. Droste: The Myth of the Flat and
Monotonous Mesozoic Epeiric Carbonate Platforms
in the Middle East
11:20 O. Aksu, J. D. Pigott, A. Alahdal: Yemen Red Sea
Subsalt Tectonics/Petroleum System Analysis from
Seismic Stratigraphy-Basin Modeling
11:40 A. Al-Mansoori, J. C. Mitchell, C. J. Strohmenger:
Sub-Regional High-Resolution Sequence-
Stratigraphic Correlation of Upper Thamama
(Lower Cretaceous) Reservoir and Non-Reservoir
Zones, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
12:00 M. Rademakers, K. Shokair: Geology of the Gotnia
Basin Shelf
North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf - Challenge Our
Myths within Exploration and Production I
Co-Chairs: T. Sullivan and C. Flavell
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 J. Seldal, J. Leutscher: The Barents Sea Goliath
Discovery
All events will be held at the Megaron Athens International
Conference Centre (MAICC) unless otherwise noted.
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08:50 A. Ryseth, K. M. Edin, B. Moltu, S. Hansen,
J. O. Hansen, L. D. Christensen, P. Ulvedal,
S. Rogde: Morvin Hydrocarbon Discovery Offshore
Mid-Norway: Exploration And Field Development
in a High Pressure High Temperature Realm
09:10 T. Kristing, E. S. Andersen: Exploring the
Norwegian Channel The Peon Discovery
09:30 D. Helland Hansen, E. Siggerud*, B. Bell, J. Benn,
C. Dennehy, O. Herman: Rosebank: Oil Field
Appraisal/Development in the Volcanic Province of
the North West Atlantic Margin
09:50 G. Dam, M. Larsen, T. Ottesen, N. Westphal:
Frontier Sub-basalt Exploration in the North
Atlantic
10:10 S. Corbin: The Babbage Gas Field UK Southern
North Sea There is a Future for Low Permeability
Leman Sandstone Reservoirs
10:30 Break
11:00 E. Ferguson, S. Rooksby, R. Todd: Abandoned but
Not Forgotten Dumbarton, A Brownfield Re-
Development
11:20 N. Loizou: The Metamorphosis of West of Shetland
Exploration from Myth to Reality
11:40 V. M. Tjensvoll, K. Lokna, J. B. Kristensen,
M. K. M. Skaten, L. B. Aasum, H. S. Blaasternes,
M. Pichard, R. Lindgren, S. Aarnaes: Exploration
in the Norwegian Sea Deepwater Future
Challenges
12:00 I. L. Ferriday, M. Bjory, P. B. Hall: Evaluation of
Source Rocks in the Mid-Norway Area
Russia: Exploration Challenges in Increasingly
Mature Basins and Frontiers
Co-Chairs: G. F. Ulmishek, K. Kleshchev, and G. Thomas
08:45 Introductory Remarks
08:50 M. A. Sullivan, S. Creaney, B. J. Ferderer,
N. McAllister, E. Fjellanger, H. Van Gorsel,
B. C. South: Hydrocarbon System Framework of
Russia: Pre-Cambrian to Present-Day
09:10 A. A. Golov, M. I. Lodzhevskaya, B. A. Solovyev:
Potential For Replacement of Oil and Gas Reserves
in the European Part of Russia
09:30 S. A. Barboza, L. Burshtein, E. Fjellanger*,
A. E. Kontorovich, V. R. Livshits: 3D Basin
Simulation and Hydrocarbon Systems Analysis of
the West Siberia Basin
09:50 M. Bjory, P. B. Hall, I. Ferriday,
A. Nemchenko-Rovenskaya: Variation in Oil
Composition in the West Siberian Basin
10:10 O. Pinous, D. Borisenok, A. V. Bilinchuk: A Role
of Fluvial Processes in Deposition of Jurassic J-1
Reservoirs of West Siberia (Implications for
Exploration and Development)
Breakthrough in West Africa Deep Water
Exploration and Gas Development I
Co-Chairs: A. Adesida and S. Utskot
10:55 Introductory Remarks
11:00 B. Fryklund, A. Hayman, P. Stark: Africas
Expanded Role as a Resource Base for Tomorrow
11:20 D. S. Macgregor, K. Burke: Basin, Swells, Volcanoes
and Turbidites: Continental Scale Controls on Deep
Water Sand Input to African Margins
11:40 T. R. Fahrer, R. Beaubouef, M. L. Porter,
D. K. Sickafoose: Angola Stratigraphic Initiative:
Stratigraphic Integration of Oligocene/Miocene
Reservoirs (Malembo Formation) in the Lower
Congo Basin
12:00 C. D. Connors, B. J. Radovich, A. Danforth,
S. Venkatraman: New Insights into the Regional
Structure of the Offshore Niger Delta
Management Forum Session: Energy Supply and Demand
Perspective on Current Dynamics
Co-Chairs: P. O. Yilmaz and N. Schneidermann
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 Michael Koch: Chevron, General Manager Exploration
08:50 Abdulkadir Afifi: Saudi Aramco Exploration,
Technical Services Manager
09:10 Russell G. Bellis: ExxonMobil Exploration
Company, Europe/North Africa Vice President
09:30 Jean-Marie Masset: Total, Senior Vice President
Geoscience
09:50 Menahi S. Al-Anzi: Kuwait Oil Company, Manager
of Exploration
10:10 Philip Stark: IHS, Vice President
10:30 Ian M. Smale: BP North Africa, Vice President
Gas Infra Structure: To Make Deliverable what is Available
Chair: J. Toth
11:00 Introductory Remarks
11:05 P. J. Evans, E. J. Phinney, S. A. Anderson: Liquid
Natural Gas Supply from the East Nile Delta, Arab
Republic of Egypt: A Series of Innovations Secure
Export Gas for 17 Years
11:25 R. S. A. Hussain: Investing in the LNG Chain
> Monday Afternoon Oral Sessions
New and Emerging Plays from the Circum-Mediterranean Region II
Co-Chairs: J. R. Mascle, F. Bockelie, and F. Wehr
14:30 Introductory Remarks
14:35 A. Tmmers, M. Inthorn, A. E. Lothe,
N. Bordas-Le Floch, J. Zweigel: Exploration in the
Rhone-Maritime Licence (French Mediterranean):
Part II Hydrocarbon Systems Modeling
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14:55 B. Dewever, R. Swennen, F. Roure, P. Di Stefano,
I. Berwouts, P. Muchez: Fluid Flow Reconstruction
in Cretaceous Panormide Platform Limestones:
Implications for Timing of Oil Migration in the
Sicilian Fold and Thrust Belt
15:15 M. Toker, Sr, V. Ediger, II, G. Evans, III: Distortion
of the Salt-cored Fold System and its Effects upon
Abyssal Plain Sedimentary Processes in the Cilicia-
Adana Evaporitic Basin, the NE- Mediterranean
15:35 G. F. Roberts, D. Peace: Hydrocarbon Plays and
Prospectivity of the Levantine Basin offshore
Lebanon and Syria from Modern Seismic Data
15:55 Break
16:20 M. A. Gardosh, Y. Druckman, B. Buchbinder: The
Oligo-Miocene Submarine Channel System, a New
Hydrocarbon Play in the Levant Basin, Offshore
Israel
16:40 J. R. Mascle: An Integrated Analysis of the the Nile
Continental Margin
17:00 S. F. Frage: Production Log Base Model for
Effective Carbonate Management Case Study
Miocene Carbonate, the Gulf of Suez, Egypt
17:20 F. Bockelie: Some Aspects of the Geology Offshore
Syria
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems II
Co-Chairs: G. Bloch, S. Al-Hajri, and R. Wheeler
14:30 Introductory Remarks
14:35 J. P. Watkins: Geosteering Horizontal Wells to
Maximize Oil Recovery in the Mid Cretaceous
Shuaiba Fm. Oman
14:55 S. K. Singh, W. J. Clark, M. Al-Awadi,
M. Al-Wadi, G. S. Forrest, Y. Z. Ma, E. Gomez,
M. F. Doe, P. R. LaPointe, O. T. Musakti,
S. El Shazly: Jurassic Fractured Carbonate
Reservoir Characterization Overview - Northern
Kuwait
Regional Controls and Future Potential of the
North African Petroleum Systems
Co-Chairs: A. El-Barkooky, M. Zizi, and J. Craig
15:15 G. Tari, M. Kaminski, C. Miller, D. Valasek,
G. Walters: Salt Tectonics and Play Types, Offshore
Atlantic Morocco
15:35 L. Gillhespy, J. Exton: Hydrocarbon Potential of an
Under-Explored Frontier Basin. The Zag Basin of
Morocco
15:55 Break
16:20 H. Inoubli: Petroleum Characterisation of Salambo
Formation by Organic Petrography and Organic
Geochemistry (Gulf of Gabes-Tunisia)
16:40 T. Djebbar: The Role of the Basement Control on
the Present Day Structure of the Saharan Atlas,
Algeria
17:00 A. Moscariello, M. Huuse, P. Gibbard: Genetic
Models and Analogues to Unravel the Potential of
Glaciogenic Hydrocarbon Reservoirs of North
Africa and Middle East
17:20 D. Massaras: Recent Exploration & Production
Trends in North Africa
North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf Challenge Our
Myths within Exploration and Production II
Co-Chairs: T. Sullivan and C. Flavell
14:30 Introductory Remarks
14:35 M. Inthorn, U. Mann, J. Zweigel: The Cretaceous
Source Rock in the Vring Basin off Mid-Norway:
Just a Myth or High Potential?
14:55 W. Fjeldskaar, I. Grunnaleite, J. Zweigel:
Numerical Simulation of Temperature History in
The Vring Area, Offshore Mid Norway: The
Effects of Palaeo Water Depth And Lower Crustal
Body
15:15 I. C. Scotchman, A. D. Carr, C. E. Snape,
W. Meredith, C. Uguna, T. L. Leith, R. C. Davis:
Maturation and Hydrocarbon Generation in
Geological Basins: Exploding the Myth of
Temperature and Time Being the Dominant
Controls
15:35 B. Dahl, G. Butenko, I. Meisingset: Timing and
Quantification of Significant Uplift and Erosion
Resulting from 1D Basin Modeling Optimizations,
Possible or Impossible?
15:55 Break
16:20 R. Smith, M. W. Ecclestone*: Multiscale 3D Static
Modeling In Norwegian Deepwater for Exploration
and on Down the Lifecycle Stream
16:40 J. R. Underhill: Myth or Fact? Just What Role Did
Strike-Slip Play in Controlling Trap Formation and
Gas Prospectivity in the UK Southern North Sea?
Breakthrough in West Africa Deep Water
Exploration and Gas Development II
Co-Chairs: A. Adesida and S. Utskot
14:30 Introductory Remarks
14:35 M. R. Blaizot: First Steps in Deep Offshore
Exploration: The Angola Case History
14:55 M. Chaudhri, K. Mabe: Optimizing our
Methodologies for Assessing Probabilistic OOIP
and Recovery Analysis for a New Discovery: Lianzi
Field, Angola/Republic of Congo
15:15 K. Mabe, L. Fernandes, M. Chaudhri,
Z. Sarsembayeva: Understanding the Effect of
Faulting on Production Forecasting & Reserves,
Negage Field, Block 14 Deepwater Angola
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15:35 P. Elliott, A. Mpanzu, S. Van Dalen, J. Kurri: Use
of Electrical Borehole Imaging Aids in Evaluating
Lower Miocene Submarine Channel Complex in
Offshore Angola, West Africa
15:55 Break
16:20 P. Papazis, J. Glass, A. Ingles: Map-Based
Volumetric Calculations of Probabilistic OOIP for
Stacked Reservoirs with Multiple Oil Water
Contacts: Examples from the NSano Pinda &
Takula Lower Pinda Reservoirs Block 0, Angola
16:40 Z. Anka, M. Sranne, R. Di Primio,
M. Scheck-Wenderoth: Long-term Evolution of the
Congo Deep-sea Fan and Investigation on Potential
Source Rocks in the Ultra-deep Offshore of the Gulf
of Guinea
17:00 J. Byers: Facies Delineation through the Use of
Calibrated Classification of Seismic Attributes
Siderite Detection at Negage Field, Block 14, Angola
CO
2
Management
Chair: A. Stangeland
14:30 Introductory Remarks
14:35 S. Solomon: Review of the Geological Security of
Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Deep Saline
Aquifers of Norway
14:55 H. Hansen, O. Eiken, R. H. Holmboe: CO
2
Injection and Storage into the Utsira Formation,
North Sea Risk Evaluation
15:15 C. Hermanrud, P. Zweigel, O. Eiken, J. Lippard, T.
Andresen: CO
2
Flow in the Utsira Formation:
Inferences Made from 4D Seismic Analyses of the
Sleipner Area
15:35 K. D. Nguyen: Synthetic Time-Lapse Seismic Study
of CO
2
Injected into a Marine Aquifer The North
Sea Sleipner Field
15:55 Break
16:20 C. Bertoni, T. Vallaure, A. Herra, K. Gorocica: Seal
Characterization by Integrated 3D Seismic and
Well Data: CO
2
StorageCasablanca Field (Offshore
Spain)
16:40 H. G. Machel: The Upper Devonian Nisku
Formation in Alberta, Canada: From Sour Gas
Production to Acid Gas Sequestration
17:00 K. Piessens: Dealing with Geological Uncertainties
in Economic-Environmental Predictions on CCS:
Approach of the Policy Support System for Carbon
Capture and Storage
> Monday Poster Sessions
Carbonate Reservoirs Unlocking the Potential
from Established and New Plays
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: J. R. Markello, M. Esteban, and K. Gerdes
M. R. Che Kob, M. Y. Ali, A. M. Salih, M. F. A. Kadir,
R. Rahman: Minimizing Exploration Risks through
Integrated Reservoir Characterizations of Miocene
Carbonate Buildups of Central Luconia Province,
Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia
S. Baraka-Lokmane, K. S. Sorbie: The Role of Calcium
and Magnesium in the Mechanism of the Scale Inhibitor
Retention in Carbonate Systems
D. M. Steinhauff, C. J. Heine, A. E. Gregory: The Eocene
Rus Anhydrite: Important Arabian Seismic Reflector and
Recorder of Cenozoic History
D. Noeradi, E. A. Subroto, A. Priyono, H. E. Wahono,
E. Hermanto: Evolution of Carbonate Reservoir in South
Makassar Basin, Indonesia, and Hydrocarbon
Prospectivity Assessment within the Area
A. H. Satyana: Tectonic and Depositional History of
Salawati Basin, Papua Indonesia: Implications to the
Occurrences of Miocene Kais Carbonate Play Types
A. C. K. Tjet, K. A. Abd. Ghaffer, R. Wong, Sr,
B. J. Boyce: Carbonate Stratigraphy in Central Luconia,
Offshore Sawawak, Malaysia
F. Pomoni-Papaioannou: The Significance of Temperate-
Type (Foramol) Carbonate Systems as Indices of
Depositional Dynamics
J. Gutowski, I. V. Popadyuk, P. Gliniak, P. Krzywiec,
A. Maksym, A. Urbaniec, Z. Zlonkiewicz: Architecture
and Evolution of the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous
Carbonate Platform Developed Upon the SW Margin of
the East-European Craton (SE Poland, W Ukraine)
M. Y. Ali, M. R. Che Kob, S. Sukmono, B. Endar:
Optimizing the Remaining Potential of Carbonate
Reservoirs Through an Integrated Rock Physics Study: An
Example from the Miocene Carbonate
E. Kiefer, C. Loisy, A. Cerepi, B. Caline: Effects of
Subaerial Exposure on the Microporosity of Carbonate
Reservoirs (Campo - Merli Transect, South Pyrenees,
Spain)
I. Csiki, L. Csontos, K. Lrincz, J. Tth, A. Ali: Major
Gas Field in Pakistan from Fractured Carbonates and
Sandstones
M. Elezi, A. Cerepi, G. Foto, L. Humbert: The
Depositional Systems of Upper Cretaceous Carbonate
Reservoirs in the South of Albania
S. D. Griest, W. S. Meddaugh, J. Garrity, W. F. Stewart,
R. Schneider: The Cretaceous Ratawi Reservoir at South
Fuwaris Field, Partitioned Neutral Zone of Saudi Arabia
and Kuwait: Acquisition and Interpretation of New High-
Resolution 3D Seismic Data and Geological Modeling
14 Energy Conference and Exhibition Presented by AAPG and AAPG European Region
T. Harland, D. Tang, P. Lawrence: Jurassic Carbonate
Reservoirs, Northern Saudi Arabia: Distribution,
Architecture and Characterization
K. L. Pigott, J. D. Pigott, M. H. Engel, R. P. Philp: High
Resolution Chemical Sequence Stratigraphy in
Carbonates: Oxfordian Smackover USA Ramp Proxy
International Hot Spots The Black Sea
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: M. Nemcok, G. C. Tari, and C. Sengor
Y. G. Ivanovich, A. S. Alexandrovich: Thermal Evolution
of the Lithosphere of the Buried Structures in the Deep-
sea Basin of the Black Sea and Assessment of Organic
Matter Maturity
L. Guo, S. J. Vincent, S. P. Rice, V. Lavrishchev: Upper
Jurassic Reefs of the Western Caucasus-Crimea;
Hydrocarbon Implications for the Eastern Black Sea
O. N. Dragastan: Lithostratigraphy of the Upper Jurassic
Cretaceous Deposits and Hydrocarbon Perspective in
the Romanian Shelf of the Black Sea
P. Constantin, N. Bogdan, M. Daniela: Hydrocarbon
Accumulation in the Permo-Triassic Reservoirs of the
Moesian Platform
P. Constantin, N. Rodica, C. Octavian: Tectonic Style and
Oil and Gas Accumulation in the Moldavian Platform
S. Vakarchuk, P. Chepil, T. Dovzhok: Paleocene
Carbonate Platform Facies Distribution (Northern Part of
the Black Sea Basin, Ukrainian Offshore)
E&P Challenges: The Paleozoic Carbonates
of the Arctic of Northern Europe
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: D. Van der Wel, P. A. Lapointe, and N. Kosenkova
A. Nemchenko-Rovenskaya, E. Galimov: Prerequisites for
Formation of Large and Unique Oil and Gas Fields at the
Arctic Shelf of Russia (European Part)
L. Guo, R. Schekoldin, R. A. Scott, J. P. Howard, J. E. Omma:
Mid-Palaeozoic Sedimentary Facies and Hydrocarbon
Occurrences, North Novaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia
S. L. Belyakov: Oil and Carbonate Shelves of the
Carboniferous and Permian Periods of the Timan-Pechora
and Barents Sea Region
I. U. Khromova, A. F. Glebov, S. L. Belyakov,
E. M. Barinova: Middle-Upper-Frasnian Sedimentation
within Varandey-Adzva Zone (Russia) by New Seismic Data
F. T. Lysell, B. Senin, E. Ignatenko, C. Scient, T. Senin:
Hydrocarbon Potential and Prospectivity of the East
Barents and Kara Seas
E&P Challenges: The Mesozoic and Cenozoic of the
Northwest Russian and Norwegian Barents Sea
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: D. Van der Wel, S. Berstad, and E. Malysheva
O. P. Wennberg, L. Rennan, F. Karlsen, R. Basquet: Open
Fractures in Jurassic Sandstone Reservoirs in the SW-
Barents Sea, Some Implications for Fluid Flow and
Reservoir Performance
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Successes
and Future Potential in Algeria
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: A. Oujida and K. E. Chikhi
Z. Kerboub Azibi, Sr, N. Bireche, A. Ouazar, Jr:
Characterization and Modeling of Serie Inferieure
Reservoir of Benkahla East Oil Field South East Basin-
Algeria
K. Mohamed-Kamel, M. Messaoud, S. Mohamed:
Application of the Natural Gamma Ray Spectrometry and
XRD Diffractometer in the High Resolution Stratigraphy
Genetic Parasequences in the Hassi Messaoud Field. Case
Study: The Cambrian Reservoir
T. J. Pearce, T. Batrina, A. Alaminos Martinez: The
Predictive Modeling of Authigenic Mineralogy and
Reservoir Quality using Geochemical Data from Core and
Cuttings: A Case Study on Devonian to Carboniferous
Sequences From the RKF Field (Berkine Basin, Eastern
Algeria)
M. Dalila, III: Trap and Petroleum Models of Gara Gara
Fields Illizi Basin South East Sahara, Algeria
F. Z. Malti, M. Benyoucef, L. Mekahli: Stratisequential
Study of the Bechar Basin Visean, Northwestern Sahara,
Algeria: Dynamic and Paleogeographic Implications
N. D. McDougall, H. Abdallah: Late Ordovician
Palaeovalleys in the Sahara: An Outcrop-based Model for
a Complex Reservoir
F. Belhameche, N. Saadallah: Hydrocarbons Potential of
the Tindouf Basin (Algeria)
Petroleum Geology and Future Developments in Libya
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: P. Nixon and H. Seddiq
R. J. Phillips, J. Howard, S. Luning, A. Whitham:
Structural Framework, Reservoir and Source Rock
Distribution of Southern Libya: Insights from Recent
Field Observations in Eastern Murzuq and Kufra
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The Caspian Sea Exploration, Development
and Challenges in a Major Petroleum Province
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: R. Guliyeva, S. Vincent, and W. G. Zempolich
C. M. Khalifa-zade: Diagenetic Model of Siliciclastic
Reservoirs in the Productive Series of the South Caspian
S. J. Vincent, A. C. Morton, F. Hyden, C. E. Davies,
I. Gmez-Prez, M. B. Allen: Sediment Transport
Pathways and Provenance; Identification of Reservoir-
Quality Sandstones in the Caspian-Black Sea Region
B. Ibrahimov: Sedimentological Characterization of the
Surakhany Suite (Lower Pliocene Productive Series):
Integration of Outcrop Subsurface Data
Unconventional Resources The Modern Theory of Abiotic
Genesis of Hydrocarbons: Challenge or Myth?
08:25 - 12:20 and 14:30 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: A. Zolotukhin and V. Kutcherov
V. A. Trofimov: Deep CMP Seismic Testify to the Deep
Origin of Oil
>Tuesday Morning Oral Sessions
The Caspian Sea Exploration, Development
and Challenges in a Major Petroleum Province I
Co-Chairs: R. Guliyeva, S. J. Vincent, and W. G. Zempolich
09:05 Introductory Remarks
09:10 D. Drysdale, M. De Ruig, F. Heath: Back to
Basics: Paleozoic Carbonate Exploration in the
Pricaspian Basin
09:30 Y. G. Ivanovich, G. Y. Evgenjevich: Salt-bearing
Deposits and Conditions for Oil and Gas
Generation by the Rocks Underlying Salt Complex
(Northern Margin of the North Caspian Basin)
09:50 D. Dull, A. Zhumagulova, M. Skalinski,
D. Novakovic: Korolev Field, Kazakhstan
Reservoir Modeling and the Evaluation of Key
Static and Dynamic Uncertainties
10:10 J. Kenter, P. Harris, J. Collins: Facies and
Reservoir Quality of the Tengiz Isolated Platform,
Pricaspian Basin, Kazakhstan
10:30 Break
11:00 M. Skalinski, S. Jenkins*, B. Caplan, T. Billiter,
J. Kenter: Petrophysical Rock Types A Building
Block for the Tengiz Field
11:20 M. Sullivan, D. Belanger, M. Skalinski, S. Jenkins*,
P. Dunn: Permeability From Production Logs
Method and Application To Tengiz Field
11:40 T. C. Billiter, S. Jenkins, W. Narr, M. Skalinski:
Integrated History Matching Process As Applied to
the Tengiz Field
12:00 E. Aliyeva, D. Huseynov, H. M. Aliyev*,
A. Feyzullayev, I. Guliyev, A. Suleymanov:
Mesozoic Clastic Source-Rocks and Carbonate
Reservoirs of the Middle Caspian Petroleum System
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Successes and
Future Potential in Algeria
Co-Chairs: A. Oudjida and K. Chikhi
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 A. Moscariello, W. Kolkman, A. Oudjida,
A. James, S. Murfitt, M. Mussini, T. Krayenbuhl,
F. Mondino, R. Besems: Paleozoic Reservoir
Geology of the Zerafa and Djebel Hirane Blocks
(Western Desert, Algeria): Advances in
Understanding a Challenging Play
08:50 R. Athmane.R, B. Saad.B, A. Lynda.A, Jr: Lower
Devonian Combined Traps Ahnet Basin Western
Sahara Algeria
09:10 B. Saad.B, R. Athmane.R, II, G. Abdellah.G,
S. Nabil: Hydrocarbon Potential of North Eastern
Part of Taoudenni Basin Algeria
09:30 M. Mourad: Structural Evolution and Basin
Classification Test of the Tindouf Basin
09:50 A. F. Chambers, M. Baena, J. M. Jauregui,
E. Figari, C. Gomez: The Austrian Deformation
Event in Algeria
10:10 T. J. Pearce, T. Batrina, A. Alaminos Martinez:
High Resolution Chemostratigraphic Correlation of
Devonian-Carboniferous Sequences from Berkine
Basin, Eastern Algeria
10:30 Break
11:00 T. J. Pearce, T. Batrina, A. Alaminos Martinez:
The Predictive Modelling of Lithotypes and
Lithofacies Using Geochemical Data from Core and
Cuttings: A Case Study on the Devonian to
Carboniferous Sequences of the RKF Field (Berkine
Basin, Eastern Algeria)
11:20 J. Machin, J. M. Jauregui, M. Gonzlez, E. Figari,
C. Hellal: Still Opportunities to Add Value in the
Berkine Basin?
11:40 R. Ghazli: Structural Model Approach of the Chelif
Basin, North Algeria
12:00 S. Gaci, II: Strategy of Exploration of the
Nonconventional Resources Study Case: Reggane
Basin (Algeria)
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges from the North Sea to
the Middle East/Inversion of Faults and its Influence on Fault
Seals I
Co-Chairs: T. Engelder and R. Gabrielsen
08:25 Introductory Remarks
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08:30 G. Bertotti, N. Hardebol, J. Taal-van Koppen,
S. M. Luthi, J. Bruining, W. R. Rossen: Variations
in Fracture Characteristics Across the Stratigraphy
of Outcropping Reservoirs: New Acquisition and
Processing Techniques and Results
08:50 A. Braathen, J. Tveranger, H. Fossen, M. Espedal:
Extensional Faults in Sandstone Analogue Input
Data to Volumetric Fault Reservoir Grids
09:10 J. J. Walsh, C. Childs, A. Van Herk,
R. Worthington: Geometric Controls on Fault
Reactivation: Implications for Leakage of
Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
09:30 S. Schueller, A. Braathen, H. Fossen: Geometrical
Characterization of Normal Fault Damage Zones in
Siliciclastic Reservoirs
09:50 H. Nttveit, J. Tveranger, M. Espedal, E. Bastesen,
A. Braathen: Structuring Fault Outcrop Data for
Numerical Modeling Purposes
10:10 C. R. Nogueira, F. O. Marques: Normal Fault
Inversion by Orthogonal Compression
10:30 Break
11:00 J. Tveranger, A. Braathen, N. Cardozo,
M. Espedal, N. Fredman, H. Fossen, H. Nttveit,
P. Re, A. Skorstad, H. Soleng, A. R. Syversveen:
Fault Facies Modeling A Practical Approach to
Incorporating 3D Fault Architecture in Standard
Reservoir Models
11:20 P. O. Thierer, H. Trappe, H. Endres, T. Lohr,
C. M. Krawczyk, O. Oncken, D. C. Tanner,
P. A. Kukla: Bridging the Information Gap:
Qualitative Fracture Prediction from Seismic Data
11:40 V. Zygouri, I. Koukouvelas, G. Papadopoulos:
Drainage Pattern and Fault Growth within the
Easternmost End of the Gulf of Corinth; Greece
12:00 M. Ford, C. Le Carlier de Veslud, S. Bourlange,
D. Jousselin, N. Backert, S. Rohais, A. Girard:
Geometry and Kinematics of a Normal Fault
Network, Corinth Rift: Construction of a 3D Model
Using Limited Data
Clastic Reservoirs Flow Unit Definition for Optimal Recovery
Co-Chairs: W. S. Meddaugh and J. Armentrout
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 S. Yudha, A. P. Handoyo, B. Widjanarko,
E. Suparka, D. Noeradi: Electrofacies Modeling in
Volcanic-Naturally Fractured Reservoir : The
Jatibarang Field Case Study
08:50 G. Chen, Sr, J. Yuan, H. Wang: Meandering River
Channel Sand Identification and Description
09:10 V. Marlot, L. Den - Boer, C. Menon-Chassan,
P. Lendres: Hybrid Reservoir Model A New
Approach for More Geological Production History
Match in Mature Fields
09:30 S. K. Shepherd, B. Bracken: Solving the Pinda
Puzzle: Core is the Key! Pinda Formation, Block 0,
Offshore Cabinda, Angola
09:50 H. I. Ismail, A. B. Ibrahim, H. Zahran: Applied
Three Dimensional Stochastic Techniques to Reveal
Reservoir Complex Heterogenity Nature, A Case
Study for Karama Field, Western Desert Egypt
10:10 R. Severson, O. Yepes, R. Cobenas, F. Descant,
J. Gilroy: Discovery, Appraisal, and Early
Production at Landana North, Block 14, Angola
10:30 Break
11:00 K. Mabe, M. Chaudhri, Z. Sarsembayeva:
Modeling Methods to Simplify Layering and
Faulting while Accurately Forecasting Production
& Reserves, Negage Field, Block 14 Deepwater
Angola
11:20 T. Kuswardhany, Sr, R. Wong, Sr*, M. I. Sadi, Jr,
B. J. Boyce, Sr: Exploration Potential in Toe Thrust
Area of Block F Sarawak Deep Water Malaysia
11:40 D. Kim, S. Y. Yang, H. Yi: Deepwater Turbidite
Reservoir Characterization and Geological
Modeling of the Shwe and Shwe Phyu Gas
Discoveries Offshore Northwestern Myanmar
12:00 P. Mitchell, H. Hsiao: Compressing the Processing
Time-Line an Example from Block 14, Angola
E&P Challenges: The Paleozoic Carbonates of the Arctic of
Northern Europe
Co-Chairs: D. Van der Wel, P. Lapointe, and N. Kosenkova
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 A. I. Antoshkina: Paleozoic Biogenic Carbonates
Evolution in the Timan-northern Ural Region
08:50 D. Lavoie: Active Regional Magmatism and
Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: Linking Foreland Basin
Processes and Hydrothermal Dolomitization
09:10 R. Zhang: Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
and Simulation: From Facies to Flow Units, Case
Study from Tarim Basin, China
E&P Challenges: The Mesozoic and Cenozoic of the Northwest
Russian and Norwegian Barents Sea
Co-Chairs: D. Van der Wel, S. Berstad, and E. Malysheva
09:30 E. F. Novoa, T. Dahlgren, G. Elvebakk: Kinematics
of the Eastern Nordvarg Dome, The Barents Sea,
Norway: A Hinge Migration Detachment Fold
09:50 T. Samuelsberg, Sr, E. M. Blixt, Sr, T. Bjelvin, Sr:
Evaluating the Petroleum Potential of the
Norwegian Southern Barents Shelf by Combining
Geological Knowledge and New Technology
10:10 D. van der Wel, T. Throndsen, D. Worsley:
Regional Geology and Prospectivity of the Central
Barents Sea
10:30 Break
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11:00 T. N. Hansen, P. Hughes: How Far Can We Push
the Seismic Inversion Concept in an Exploration
Setting? Some Examples from the Barents Sea
11:20 G. Y. Evgenjevich, Y. G. Ivanovich: Comparative
Analysis of the Thermal History and Perspective of
Oil-Gas Generation in Sedimentary Sections of the
South Barents Depression and the Admiralteyskoe
Rise
11:40 H. Dypvik, W. S. Wolbach, V. Shuvalov,
S. L. W. Weaver: Did the Mjlnir Asteroid Impact
Ignite Barents Sea Hydrocarbon Source Rocks?
12:00 P. Green, I. Duddy: Exhumation Histories in the
Barents Sea: Challenging the Post-Glacial Myth!
>Tuesday Afternoon Oral Sessions
The Caspian Sea Exploration, Development and Challenges
in a Major Petroleum Province II
Co-Chairs: R. Guliyeva, S. Vincent, and W. G. Zempolich
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 M. F. Brunet, M. South Caspian Working Group:
Geodynamics of the South Caspian Basin from
New Field Studies in North-Central Iran and
Azerbaijan
14:20 T. Green, N. Abdullayev, G. Riley, A. Roberts:
Subsidence and Sedimentation in the South
Caspian Basin
14:40 K. McCaffrey, R. Jolly: Basement Inheritance
Controls on Fold Evolution in the South Caspian
Sea
15:00 S. Spezzaferri, A. Negri, S. Irina, T. Kangarli,
J. Mosar, K. Koiava: Towards a Better
Understanding of Hydrocarbon Potential at the
Cross-Road of Europe, Middle-East and Asia (The
Eastern Greater Caucasus)
15:20 Break
16:00 K. Choi, M. Jackson, G. Hampson, A. Jones,
A. Reynolds: Impact of Sedimentologic
Heterogeneity on Gas-oil and Water-oil
Displacements in the Fluvial-deltaic Pereriv Suite
Reservoir of the ACG Oilfield, South Caspian Basin
16:20 H. Ibrahimov, R. Jolly, I. Pinzon: Pereriv
Formation Heterogeneity and Connectivity:
Insights from the Azeri Field During Production
16:40 Discussion
Petroleum Geology and Future Developments in Libya
Co-Chairs: P. Nixon and H. Seddiq
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 H. J. Belotti, M. Sanchez, M. Pereira, J. Soares,
L. Empinotti, B. Gomes: Regional Tectonic and
Stratigraphic Evolution in the Pelagian Basin,
Offshore Libya
14:20 G. Juniarto, C. Diaz Merino*, A. Wight, D. Rivas,
M. Esteban, N.T. Fernandez: Seismic Expression of
Carbonate Platforms, East Gulf of Sirt Basin, Libya
14:40 P. Swire, Sr, R. M. Khalil, Sr: Cambrian
Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Sirt Basin, Libya
15:00 P. B. Hall, M. Bjory, I. Ferriday: Murzuq Basin
Source Rocks
15:20 Break
16:00 A. Belaid, R. Littke, B. M. Krooss: Thermal
Maturity History and Source-Rock Characterization
of a Palaeozoic Section in the Awbari Trough,
Northern Part of the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya
16:20 S. M. Kumati: Future Prospects of Petroleum
Discoveries in Libya
16:40 Discussion
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges from the North Sea to
the Middle East/Inversion of Faults and its Influence on Fault
Seals II
Co-Chairs: T. Engelder and R. Gabrielsen
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 C. P. Dyt, J. Strand, A. Gartrell, L. Langhi: An
Automated Approach to Determining Regional
Scale Hydrocarbon Loss/Preservation Due To Fault
Reactivation. An Example from the Timor Sea
14:20 I. Grunnaleite, Z. Huang: Can Uplift of Structural
Highs Explain Distribution of Inversion and
Compression in The Southwestern Barents Sea?
14:40 A. Gartrell, B. Clennell, Y. Zhang: Changes in Trap
Integrity during the Evolution of Reactivated Faults
in the Timor Sea, North West Shelf, Australia
15:00 E. Gilbert: Changing Our Own Thinking: the
Structural Styles of Conventional and
Unconventional Fold-Thrust Belts
15:20 Break
16:00 F. J. Picha: Late Orogenic Faulting an Important
Component of Hydrocarbon Systems of Orogenic
Belts and Their Forelands
16:20 T. Engelder, V. Dvorakova: Systematic Joints with-
in the Adriatic Carbonate Platform, Istria, Croatia:
A Reflection of Strike-slip Kinematics near the
Apulian Plate Boundary
16:40 Discussion
Unconventional Heavy Oil Resources Advances, Challenges
and Case Studies
Co-Chairs: D. A. Leckie and J. R. Suter
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 P. Stark, K. Chew, R. Fryklund, A. Hayman:
Critical Role of Heavy Oil Resources in Energy
Supplies
14:20 TBA
14:40 J. W. Buza: An Overview of Heavy and Extra Heavy
Oil Carbonate Reservoirs in the Middle East
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15:00 N. Lopatin, N. A. Malyshev, N. N. Kosenkova,
T. Emets: Unconventional Oil Resources in the
Mature Source Rocks Formation
15:20 Break
16:00 K. Mabe, R. Ambriz, M. Chaudhri: Heavy Oil
Challenges for Development of Gabela Field,
Deepwater Block 14 Angola
16:20 M. Fustic, B. Bennett, R. Spencer, S. Hubbard,
S. Larter: Effects of Reservoir
Compartmentalization on Hydrocarbon
Composition and Bitumen Quality in the
Athabasca Oil Sands Deposits, Canada
16:40 M. Fustic, R. Spencer, S. Hubbard, B. Bennett,
S. Larter: Dipmeter Application in Canadian Oil
Sands Development Evolution from Predicting
Potential Block Slides to 3D Geological
Interpretation and Modelling
Unconventional Resources The Modern Theory of Abiotic
Genesis of Hydrocarbons: Challenge or Myth?
Co-Chairs: V. Kutcherov and A. Zolotukhin
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 V. G. Kutcherov: Modern Theory of Abiotic Deep
Genesis of Hydrocarbons: Challenge for Petroleum
Industry
14:20 B. Valyaev: Localized Hydrocarbon Fluid Flows:
Origin and Regularities of Oil and Gas
Accumulation Distribution
14:40 A. Kitchka: Juvenile Petroleum Comes from Deep
Fluid Inclusions
15:00 R. Ibatullin, R. Khisamov, I. Glumov: Some
Results and Ideas of the Probable Present-Day Deep
Oil Inflow Analyses
15:20 Break
16:00 Y. Galant, A. Geptner, Y. Pikovskiy: Evidence of
Hydrocarbon Migration in Volcanic Piles of Rift
Systems
16:20 K. S. Ivanov, Y. N. Fyodorov, Y. L. Ronkin,
Y. V. Yerokhin, O. E. Pogromskaya,
I. N. Plotnikova: Inorganic Geochemistry of Oil:
First Results of the Study Using the ICP-MS
Method of the East-European and West-Siberian
Oil Deposits
16:40 J. F. Kenney: Petroleum Exploration and
Production in the 21st Century: The Science to be
Applied and the Technologies to be Developed
17:00 S. Tassos: Hydrocarbons in the Context of a Solid,
Quantified, Growing and Radiating Earth
>Tuesday Poster Sessions
New and Emerging Plays from the CircumMediterranean
Region
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: J. Mascle, F. Bockelie, and F. Wehr
K. Akrawi Phd, Sr, A. A. Khouri: Passive Seismic (IPDS)
Case Studies in Exploration & Monitoring Areas
D. Lucic, H. Ayed, Z. Ivkovic, D. Takac, G. Forsek,
J. Bubnic: The Carboniferous Sedimentary Succession,
Lithofacies and Hydrocarbon Potential in Central
Palmyrides (Syria)
D. Harrison-Fox: Imaging Below an Extremely Complex
Sea-Floor Data Examples from the Erotosthenes
Structure, Offshore Cyprus
S. Rohais, M. Ford, R. Eschard, F. Guillocheau,
I. Moretti: Modeling the Stratigraphic Architecture of the
Southern Margin of the Corinth Rift (Greece)
D. Mitrou, C. Pene: Geological Evolution of the Coal-
Bearing Basins in the North-West of Greece
M. Kati, P. A. Scholle: The Porosity Evolution of Eocene
Limestones in the Preapulian Zone, Zakynthos Island,
Western Greece
P. W. Gawenda, H. Dobrova: Recent Exploration
Activities in the Northern Mediterranean Sector
G. F. Roberts, D. Rowlands, D. Peace: The Nature and
Prospectivity of the Levantine Basin, East Mediterranean:
New Insights from Depth Imaged Seismic Data
N. Rigakis, K. A. Nicolaou, P. H. Nytoft, J. A. Bojesen-
Koefoed, I. Abatzis: Biomarker Classification of Seepage
Oils from Western Greece
L. Montadert, Sr, S. Nicolaides, Sr: The Geological
Structure of the Eratosthenes Continental Block and its
Margins with the Levantine and Herodotus Basins
(Eastern Mediterranean) from New Seismic Reflection
Data
T. M. Alves, V. Lykousis, D. Sakellariou, S. Alexandri,
P. Nomikou: Constraining the Origin and Evolution of
Confined Turbidite Systems: Southern Cretan Margin,
Eastern Mediterranean Sea (3430-36N)
E. Poludetkina, E.Kozlova: Geochemical Preconditions of
Oil-gas-bearing Capacity of the Alboran Basin
Regional Controls and Future Potential of the North African
Petroleum Systems
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: A. El-Barkooky, M. Zizi, and J. Craig
A. Finn, D. Macgregor, S. Williams: 3D Visualisation of
Structure at a Plate-Scale: Significance for Understanding
the Palaeozoic Petroleum Systems of North Africa and
Arabia
A. Lowrie, D. King, Jr: Roles of Geologic Processes along
Passive Continental Margins Suggest Dynamic
Interrelationships of Cause and Effect
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P. W. Gawenda, D. Massaras*: Recent Exploration
Activities in Sudan
D. Aldjia, M. Brahim: Reservoir Characterisation of the
Lower Devonian in the Ahnet Timimoun Basin
(Algeria)
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Successes and
Future Potential of Egypt
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: A. I. Younes, H. Hamouda, and B. Blanche
K. Farhoud, S. E. Mousa: Geomagnetic Modeling for
Zaafarana and Morgan Accommodation Zones in the Gulf
of Suez Rift Basin, Egypt
B. Badawy, K. M.Abd alla*, S. M.Selim: Geological and
Petrophysical Modeling for Carbonate Reservoir
Characterization. Zeit Bay Field, Gulf of Suez Egypt
K. M.Abd Alla, S. M.Selim, B. Badawy: Reservoir
Characterization, Role and Contribution in Improving
Hayrocarbon Productivity from Miocene and Pre-Miocene
Rocks, Zeit Bay Field, Gulf of Suez
E. A. Abd El-Gawad, A. S. Alsharhan*, O. A. Mahrous:
Geochemical Characterization of Source Rocks and Crude
oils in the Southern Gulf of Suez, Egypt
E. Deville, A. Prinzhofer, J. P. Foucher, J. Mascle,
J. C. Caprais: Mud Volcanoes from de Nile Delta (Deep
Offshore Egypt): Nature and Origin of the Fluids
Un-Traditional Theories and Ideas in Global
and Large Scale Geology
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: S. Tassos and K. Storetvedt
W. J. Sercombe, T. W. Radford: Deep Water Gulf of
Mexico High Gamma Ray Shales and their Implications
for Flooding Surfaces Source Rocks and Extinctions
P. Green, I. Duddy, S. Holford: Regional Intraplate
Exhumation Related to Plate Boundary Deformation:
M. Stefaniuk, J. Pokorski, T. Czerwinski, M. Wojdyla:
The Structure of the Central part of Transeuropean Suture
Zone and the Basement of Neighbouring Platforms Based
on Regional Magnetotelluric Survey
E. Hartanto, A. S. Arifin, J. Sinulingga, B. Widjanarko:
Added Value of Seismic Engineering: A Collaborative Way
between Geoscientists and Engineers
K. P. Wilson: Great Circles, an Expanding Earth, and
Previously Unseen Crustal Shifting
R. Sreenivasan: Evidences of Igneous Diapirism in
Northern Part of Narmada Block, Cambay Basin, India
A. Lowrie, J. Lorenzo, N. Dawers: Regional Motions
along the Northern Gulf of Mexico Passive Continental
Margin Indicate Lateral Basinward Tectonics
M. Thibaut, A. Jardin, M. Bche: ISBA: a Methodological
Project for Petroleum Systems Evaluation in Complex
Areas
S. Asim: Stratigraphic & Structural Interpretation of
Seismic Profile in the North Eastern Part of Sulaiman
Fold Belt in the Viccinity of Chaudwan, Domanda and
Takht-E-Sulaiman Fault (Pakistan)
T. N. Nemchenko, A. S. Nemchenko-Rovenskaya,
E. G. Areshev: Oil in Granites on Example of White Tiger
Field, Vietnam
Developing and Exploring Iraqs Petroleum Potential
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: A. J. Lomando, J. Al-Luaibi, and M. R. Blaizot
F. A. Amin: Oil Possiblites in the Upper Cretaceous and
Paleogene Foreland Basins of the Western Zagros Belt,
Kurdiatan Region (N-Iraq)
R. Preece, A. Abdul Karim, P. Bassant, M. Hanou,
S. Kabir, J. Potter, A. Razoian, B. Yeten, N. Ismail:
Multiple Point Statistical Simulation of a Carbonate Field
Stratigraphic, Depositional, and Petrophysical
Considerations
A. S. Alsharhan: Hydrocarbon Habitats in the
Mesopotamian Basin and Zagros Fold Belt of Iraq
R. P. George, A. F. Abbas, K. W. Schafer, T. J. Frantes,
T. Rushdi: Structural Genesis of Hydrocarbon Traps of Iraq
M. Buoniconti, D. Bones, H. Farhoud, M. Lafta,
J. Nealon: Integrated Reprocessing and Interpretation in
Enhancing 2D Seismic from West Qurna Field, Iraq
P. Masse, A. Cournot, C. Javaux, H. Ahmed: Facies
Characterization of South-East Iraq Asmari Carbonate
Platform
J. J. Mhuder, R. Abdulsadh: Early Cretaceous Zubair
Sandstone Formation: Oil and Gas Existence and
Production from Ibn Umr Field Mesopotamian Basin
North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf Challenge Our
Myths within Exploration and Production
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 17:00
Co-Chairs: T. Sullivan and C. Flavell
K. S. Hoffman, J. W. Neave, E. H. Nilsen: Building a
Better Framework The Fused Fault Block Approach
P. Green, P. Japsen, E. Rasmussen, L. Nielsen,
T. Bidstrup: MesozoicCenozoic Exhumation Events in
the Eastern North Sea Basin:
D. P. Strogen, A. G. Whitham: Basin Evolution and
Source Rock Potential in the Mid Jurassic-Early Cretaceous
of East Greenland: Implications for Exploration in Mid
Norway and the Northeast Greenland Shelf
K. Van den Bril, R. Swennen: Predicting Carbonate
Cementation Patterns in Shallow Marine Sandstones
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>Wednesday Morning Oral Sessions
Carbonate Reservoirs Unlocking the Potential from
Established and New Plays I
Co-Chairs: J. R. Markello, M. Esteban, and K. Gerdes
8:25 Introductory Remarks
8:30 P. V. Wright: Slaughtering Sacred Cows
Perspectives from the SPE Symposium on
Changing Paradigms in Carbonates
8:50 R. A. J. Swennen, L. Breesch, B. Dewever, H. Ferket,
F. Roure, B. Vincent, V. Vendeginste, N. Vilasi:
Fluid Flow Evolution In Foreland Fold And Thrust
Belts and Its Effect On Carbonate Reservoirs
9:10 J. K. Warren: A New Look at Large-scale Evaporite
Deposits: A Worldscale Exploration Paradigm
9:30 E. Bastesen, A. Braathen: Architecture and
Empirical Relationships of Extensional Faults in
Fine Grained Carbonates
9:50 W. S. Meddaugh, R. A. Garber, S. Griest,
D. W. Dull, D. Barge: Maastrichtian Heavy Oil
Reservoirs in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ),
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
10:10 S. Singh, Y. Z. Ma*, W. Ahmad, A. Hameed,
R. Aziz, M. Al-Awadi, M. Al-Wadi, O. T. Musakti,
W. Clark, E. Gomez, O. Gurpinar, J. Moreno:
Uncertainty Evaluation of the In-place Oil/Gas in
the North Kuwait Jurassic Sequences
10:30 Break
11:00 F. A. Conradi, T. El-Gezeeri, K. Wells, T. J. Pearce,
M. C. Dix: Wider Application of Elemental
Chemostratigraphy in Carbonates: A Case Study
from the Lower Cretaceous Minagish Formation,
Kuwait
11:20 T. A. Svn, A. Waldum, A. Eliassen, J. Garland,
S. N. Ehrenberg, A. Eldy: Transition Zone
Dolostones (TZD) and Reservoir Sweet Spots in
the Kangan-/Dalan (Khuff) Formation, Iran
11:40 R. Finsterwalder, L. Rouis: The Guebiba Field
Reservoir Characterization and Modeling
12:00 N. Vilasi, R. Swennen, F. Roure: Carbonate
Reservoir Characterization: Examples from the
Upper Cretaceous to Eocene Strata of the Ionian
Zone (Albania)
Petroleum Geology, Exploration Success
and Future Potential of Egypt
Co-Chairs: A. I. Younes, H. Hamouda, and B. Blanche
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 T. M. Maher, D. E. Helgeson, R. E. Roberts,
A. P. Clare, P. Munday, M. J. Oldani: Petroleum
System of the Central Western Desert, Egypt: Field
Discovery and Development of the Cretaceous
Reservoirs
08:50 R. Buonaguro, K. Farhoud*, L. Feltre, T. Lakew,
T. El-Daker: Tectonic Setting and Basin Evolution
of West Wadi El-Rayan Concession (WWER)
Western Desert, Egypt
09:10 F. Wehr, W. Barnes, B. Bullock, H. Ghaffar,
S. Grant, J. Hightower, P. Jennings, K. Pfau,
T. Saad, D. Jennette: Reservoir Geology and
Hydrocarbon Occurrence in the Alam El Buieb
Formation, Western Desert, Egypt
09:30 F. Metawalli, J. Pigott*, A. M. Bakr: Tectonic
Inversion of Kattaniya Basin, North Western
Desert, Egypt
09:50 J. D. Morse: Re-Interpretation of the North Flank
of Qarun A Field (Western Desert, Egypt), Based
on SCAT Analysis and Reprocessing of the A-17
Dipmeter
10:10 J. H. Hightower: The Kahraman Area Fields An
Old Dog Learning New Tricks
10:30 Break
11:00 Y. Folkman, Y. Mart: A Newly Recognized Eastern
Extension of the Nile Deep Sea Fan
11:20 P. Lambregts, W. Ottes, A. El Barkooky: The
Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Nile Delta: Chasing
Shallow Marine Reservoirs in a Deep-water Basin
Developing and Exploring Iraqs Petroleum Potential I
Co-Chairs: T. Lomando, J. Al-Luaibi, and M. R. Blaizot
11:40 T. J. Frantes, R. P. George, Jr: The Structural
Habitat of Hydrocarbon Accumulations of Iraq
12:00 F. N. Sadooni: Challenges Associated with
Exploring the Cretaceous Rudist Basin-Margin
Buildups of Iraq
Un-Traditional Theories and Ideas in
Global and Large Scale Geology I
Co-Chairs: S. Tassos and K. Storetvedt
08:15 Introductory Remarks
08:30 S. T. Tassos: Five Myths and One Comprehensive
Proposition in Geology
08:50 S. Tassos: The Solid, Quantified, Growing and
Radiating Earth
09:10 W. J. Sercombe, T. W. Radford: Intra-cratonic
Volcanism in the Colorado Plateau and Association
with Basin and Range Rifting
09:30 Y. B. Galant: Three Myths
09:50 K. M. Storetvedt: Global Wrench Tectonics Earth
History in New Perspective
10:30 Break
11:00 P. James: On the Origin of Large Horizontal Stress
Variations in the Earths Crust
11:20 M. Hovland, H. Ruesltten, C. Fichler,
H. K. Johnsen: A Novel Hydrothermal Salt Theory
and its Application to Understanding Deep-Water
Salt Accumulations and Piercement Structures
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11:40 A. A. Kitchka: How Abiotic Petroleum Systems
Work: Tectonically Driven Deep Fluid Sources
International Hot Spots The Black Sea I
Co-Chairs: M. Nemcok, G. C. Tari, and C. Sengor
9:25 Introductory Remarks
9:30 C. Sengor, B. Natalin: The Tectonic Ecology of the
Black Sea
9:50 A. M. Nikishin, A. P. Afanasenkov: Geological
History and Hydrocarbon Potentian of the Eastern
Black Sea Region
10:10 R. J. Wilson, N. Mountford, P. Maguire,
R. Hedley: The Impact of Recent Data on the
Interpretation of the Geologic Evolution and
Petroleum System of the Eastern Black Sea Basin,
Offshore Georgia
10:30 Break
11:00 S. Krastel, M. Wagner-Friedrichs, V. Spiess,
L. Meisner, G. Borhmann, M. Ivanov: Mud
Volcanoes and Fluid Migration in the Sorokin
Trough
11:20 A. L. Meisner, L. B. Meisner: Geology and
Petroleum Potential of the Shatsky Ridge (Black Sea)
11:40 M. Nemcok, C. J. Stuart, D. Vangelov, E. R. Higgins,
C. Welker, D. Meaux: Effects of Tectonics on
Deposition in the Balkans of Eastern Bulgaria
12:00 E. De Boever, R. Swennen, L. Dimitrov:
Sedimentology and Timing of Hydrocarbon-seepage
(Lower Eocene, Varna, Bulgaria)
Reserves and Resources Assessment for Global Studies,
Resources Management and Financial Reporting
Co-Chairs: N. Dahl, S. Johnsen, and S. Heiberg
08:25 Introductory Remarks
08:30 C. C. Tallkington, K. Mallon: Progress Toward
Achieving a Common Global Framework for
Classifying Fossil Energy & Mineral Resources
through the Development of the UN Framework
Classification on Fossil Energy & Mineral
Resources
08:50 J. R. Etherington, J. E. Ritter, L. Zuccolo*: The
2007 SPE/AAPG/WPC/SPEE Reserves and
Resources Classification, Definitions and
Guidelines. Defining the Standard!
09:10 T. S. Ahlbrandt: The Awakening Petroleum System
World: Reserve and Resource Implications
09:30 K. J. Chew: A Resource-based Data Set for Global
Resource Studies
09:50 P. Blystad, E. Kvadsheim: Petroleum Resource
Management in Norway National Objectives and
a Possible Model for National and Global Studies
10:10 D. Djumlati, J. Paju*, S. Saputra: Resources
Management on Mature Basin in Sumatera Island,
Indonesia: Building Partnership Between
Government and Industrial
10:30 Break
11:00 D. K. McDonald: Difficulties in Estimating
Resources and Reserves in a Probabilistic
Framework
11:20 C. Stabell, P. A. Hole: Opportunity Maturation:
Forecasting Resource and Reserve Additions
>Wednesday Afternoon Oral Sessions
Carbonate Reservoirs Unlocking the Potential from
Established and New Plays II
Co-Chairs: J. R. Markello, M. Esteban, and K. Gerdes
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 J. S. Kovcs, M. A. Piteiu, I. I. Bucur, E. Ssran,
O. G. Pinca, I. Nagy: Carbonate Reservoirs of the
6042Deleni Well (Trnava Basin, Romania):
Questions Arising for Future Exploration
14:20 P. A. Scholle, M. Patsoules: Depositional and
Diagenetic Patterns and Petroleum Potential of
Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms, Ionian Islands,
Greece
14:40 W. M. Z. Wan Embong, H. Mohamad,
N. K. S. Mansor, B. J. Boyce: New Perspective For
Malaysian Carbonate Exploration With a Focus
on Central Luconia, Sarawak, East Malaysia
15:00 M. Levy, W. Milliken, P. Harris*, S. Strebelle:
Understanding Flow Behavior in Carbonate
Reservoirs from Facies-Based Earth Models
15:20 A. S. Rabey, D. V. Klyazhnikov, E. O. Malysheva,
N. N. Chernoglazova, A. L. Korzun: Stochastic
Inversion as a Tool for the Construction of
Carbonate Reservoir Models
15:40 G. Bracco Gartner*, R. Weger, J. Hendrson,
J. Dunne, W. Asyee: Solving the Inter-Well
Problem: Pore Shape and Connectivity from
Seismic Inversion in a Carbonate Reservoir
16:00 E. B. Culp, C. H. Smith, J. Bray, S. Ramakrishna:
Magnetic Resonance Data Identification of
Production in Difficult Carbonate Reservoirs
Developing and Exploring Iraqs Petroleum Potential II
Co-Chairs: T. Lomando, J. Al-Luaibi, and M. R. Blaizot
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 R. P. Philip, A. Ali: Geochemical Evaluation,
Thermal Maturation and Petroleum Potential of the
Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Formations in
the Southern Iraq Basin
14:20 P. Masse, O. Ridet, A. Roumagnac: Depositional
Models for South-East Iraq Mishrif Carbonate
Platform
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14:40 L. Lambert, B. Sallier, B. Caline, G. Hamon,
E. Davaud, C. Durlet: New Insight into
Microporous Carbonates and Impact on Recovery
Factor: Example From Mishrif Reservoir in Irak
15:00 G. Lunn, J. Scott*, A. O. Wilson: Petroleum
Geology and Prospectivity of the Upper Jurassic of
Iraq and Comparison to Adjacent Areas
15:20 T. K. Al Ameri, M. Zine: Assessment of
Hydrocarbon Generation Potential in Silurian
Akkas and Ordovician Khabour Formations, Akkas
Oil and Gas Field, Western Iraq
15:40 N. A. Bang, J. Vold, A. O. Harstad: The Tawke
Discovery, Exploration and Development of an Oil
Field in North Iraq
Un-Traditional Theories and Ideas in Global
and Large Scale Geology II
Co-Chairs: S. Tassos and K. Storetvedt
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 D. R. Choi: Hydrocarbons in Deep Oceans: From a
New Global Tectonic Perspective
14:20 S. Tassos: Anhydride Theory, a New Theory of
Petroleum and Coal Generation
14:40 J. Maxlow: Challenging Our Global Tectonic Myths
15:00 J. G. A. Croll: A New Hypothesis for Earth
Lithosphere Evolution
15:20 D. G. Van der Meer, D. J. J. Van Hinsbergen:
Permo-Triassic Subducted Slabs Return from the
Grave
15:40 P. Carydis: The Catalytic Importance of the Vertical
Component in Earthquake Engineering
16:00 G. Mirkin: Radioactive Irradiation Factor of
Hydrocarbon Source Rock Evaluation
International Hot Spots The Black Sea II
Co-Chairs: M. Nemcok, G. C. Tari, and C. Sengor
13:55 Introductory Remarks
14:00 M. J. Fitzgerald, III, E. Ramirez, W. Moulton,
A. Garcia: South Akcakoca Gas: A Black Sea
Discovery 30 Years in the Making
14:20 I. V. Popadyuk: Debunking the Myths of Crimean
Geology
14:40 R. Dellmour, G. G. Ori: The Tertiary Kamtchia
Fluvio-Estuary-Fan System of Eastern Bulgaria
15:00 G. Tari: The Moesian Platform: a Critical Piece in
the Tectonic Puzzle of the Black Sea Region
15:20 D. Boote: The Geological History of the Istria
Depression, Offshore Romania: Tectonic Controls
on Second Order Sequence Architecture
15:40 O. Khriachtchevskaia, S. Stovba: Oil and Gas
Prospects of the Ukrainian Part of the Western
Black Sea
16:00 S. Stovba, O. Khriachtchevskaia: Hydrocarbon
Bearing Area in the Eastern Part of the Ukrainian
Black Sea
>Wednesday Poster Sessions
Regional Structural Geology: Challenges from the
North Sea to the Middle East/Inversion of Faults
and its Influence on Fault Seals
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 16:00
Co-Chairs: T. Engelder and R. Gabrielsen
R. R. Jones, S. Kokkalas, D. Healy, K. McCaffrey: How is
Oblique Extension (transtension) Accommodated from
Regional to Local Scales?
A. Ganas, V. Spina, N. Alexandropoulou, A. Oikonomou,
G. Drakatos: Active Faulting in South Viotia region,
Central Greece: Segmentation, Stress Analysis and
Extensional Strain Patterns
L. Langhi, A. Gartrell, J. Strand: Faults Kinematic
Analysis and 3D Characterisation of Re-migration Seismic
Features: Two Key Elements to Assess and Predict Fault
Seal Integrity within Reactivated Areas
A. Krueger, E. Gilbert: Rethinking Controls on the
Mechanics of Deep-Water Thrusting Interaction of
Structure and Sedimentation
F. Mosca, A. Krueger, E. Gilbert: Influence of Structural
Deformation on Temperature Distribution Through Time
N. Cardozo: TRISHEAR3D: A Computer Program to
Model Fault Related Folding in Three-Dimensions
M. Wojdyla, R. Florek, C. Ostrowski, J. Siupik,
M. Stefaniuk, P. Targosz: Application of Integrated
Magnetotelluric and Gravity Survey for Recognizing of
the Structure of Overthurst Area; Example From Polish
Outer Carpathians
E. R. Stoica Negulescu, Sr, B. Ionescu, Sr, L. Ionescu,
Sr, O. Suciu: From Regional to Detailed Tectonic and
Structural Pattern in Bilciuresti Field Area with
Landmarks Interpretation Software
I. Grunnaleite: The Development of Inverted Faults:
Results from Analogue Plaster Models
I. Grunnaleite: Cretaceous to Recent Inversion Structures
in the Southwestern Barents Sea
E. N. Skourtsos, H. D. Kranis: Structure and Evolution
of Western Corinth Rift: An Interpretation Based on New
Field Data from Northern Peloponnesus
R. Castilla, N. Ellouz: The Makran Accretionary Prism:
Tectonics and Sedimentation Interplay on an Active
Margin
P. Targosz, T. Czerwinski, M. Musiatewicz, C.
Ostrowski, J. Probulski: Optimization of PreSDM Seismic
Velocity Field in the Light of Gravity Modeling
M. Corver: Classification of Sedimentary Basins
According to Their Structural Genesis, Evolutionary
History and Calculated Hydrocarbon Maturation Zones:
Study Area Pannonian Basin System
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Clastic Reservoirs Flow Unit Definition
for Optimal Recovery
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 16:00
Co-Chairs: W. S. Meddaugh and J. M. Armentrout
J. Rahmat, C. Irawan*, S. Saputra: Exploring Silisiclastic
Tight Gas Reservoir
T. Klimentos: Advances in Sonic Technology for
Formation Evaluation and Completion Optimization of
High Angle and Horizontal Wells
A. Palfrey: Optimizing Recovery From One of Chevrons
Big 5 Major Capital Projects: How Reservoir
Characterization of the Benguela Belize Lobito Tomboco
Project Has Faread One Year into Production
F. Radilas, M. A. Adnan, K. Ghaffar, B. J. Boyce,
R. Wong, Sr, H. Fatt, M. Bin Asmuri: Sarawak Malaysia
Deepwater New Turbidite Play
O. Sadjati, A. S. Arifin, V. Rowi: Facies Model of Clastic
Reservoir in Pre-Talang Akar Formation, Melandong
Area, North West Java Basin, Indonesia
R. Raguwanti, D. Tangkalalo: Innovation Technology
Using Acoustic Impedance Modeling For Reservoir
Characterization at Tanjung Oil Field, Barito Basin, South
Kalimantan, Indonesia
G. J. Pealoza, R. D. Panesso Prez, J. C. Porras
Moreno, A. M. Quaglia Panunzio, J. A. Gil Rodriguez:
Enhanced Reservoir Fluid Distribution and Flow Unit
Characterization Through Detailed Pore Geometry
Analysis and Water Saturation Modeling Using a Rock-
Type Approach. Chihuido de La Salina Field, Neuqun
Basin, Argentina
I. Salami, T. Zalan, M. Adeyemo: Low Resistivity Oils in
High Gamma Ray Miocene Sands of Ewan Field, Niger
Delta, Nigeria
C. J. Schenk, R. M. Pollastro, T. Cook: Natural Gas
Production from Unconventional Low-Permeability
Sandstone, Fractured-Shale, and Coalbed Reservoirs
Analogs from the U.S.A
Russia: Exploration Challenges in Increasingly
Mature Basins and Frontiers
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 16:00
Co-Chairs: G. F. Ulmishek, K. Kleshchev, and G. Thomas
C. Hulka, D. Kemp, B. Kilner, D. Lodola, A. Messer,
M. Simmons: Primary Depositional Controls on Source
Rock Development in the Western Former Soviet Union:
a Sequence Stratigraphic Perspective
R. A. Scott, J. E. Omma*, L. M. Anderson, V. Pease,
S. Sinclair: Opening of the Amerasia Basin and its
Significance for Understanding Late Palaeozoic and
Mesozoic Sediment Dispersal Patterns in the Arctic
L. M. Gill: Evidence for a Late Cretaceous or Palaeocene
Arctic Seagrass Lagoon?
V. A. Trofimov, Y. A. Romanov, A. P. Petrov: Deep
Tectonic Features of the Volgo-Ural Petroleum Province
J. P. Howard, M. Harland, A. Gubanov, O. Bogolepova,
S. Rice, R. Scott: New Palaeogeographic Reconstructions
Documenting the Evolution of Paleozoic Hydrocarbon
Basins along the Uralian Margin of Baltica
I. Gmez-Prez, J. Howard, R. Scott: Uralian Suture
Under the Kara Sea?
F. Dadashov, II: Biomarkers
Middle East: Hydrocarbon Systems
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 16:00
Co-Chairs: R. B. Wheeler, G. Bloch and S. Al-Hajri
L. Breesch, R. Swennen, B. Vincent:
Compartmentalization of Carbonate Reservoirs by
Cenozoic Reverse Faulting in the Northern Oman
Mountains (UAE)
A. Brown, R. B. Davies, A. Godet, S. Holmes,
D. Macgregor, M. Oxford, F. Schulze, P. R. Sharland,
M. D. Simmons*, O. E. Sutcliffe, A. Thomas, J. Wyton:
Jurassic and Cretaceous Source Rocks of the Arabian
Plate: Links to Sequence Stratigraphy, Geodynamics and
Palaeoclimate
A. S. Alsharhan, C. G. S. C. Kendall: The Relationship
between Eustasy and the Geometry of the Stratigraphic
Sequences that form the Mesozoic Carbonate Facies of
the Reservoirs, Seals and Associated Source Rocks of the
Middle East
C. Lszl, . Sasvri, T. Pocsai, G. rgyeln, I. Dunkl,
L. Fodor: Old Idea with New Application in Oman
C. Shrivastva, N. P. Machin, A. Tyagi: Integration of
Borehole Images and Core for Enhancement of
Cretaceous Reservoir Facies Model: A Case Study from
Eastern Offshore, India
D. Poreh: Geometry and Fold Growth of an Inner Zagros
(Iran)
Unconventional Heavy Oil Resources
Advances, Challenges and Case Studies
08:25 - 12:20 and 13:55 - 16:00
Co-Chairs: D. Leckie and J. Suter
S. Gaci, II: Non-Conventional Resources in the USA
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Important Notes
Policies
In order to serve the needs of participants and make short courses economically viable, there are minimum and maximum numbers of participants.
We accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. A wait list is created if a short course sells out. We will notify you automatically if space
becomes available.You are strongly encouraged to register early. To help us anticipate the number of attendees and avoid premature cancellation,
please register by 10 September. Although we make every effort NOT to cancel a course and we realize the inconvenience and expense you may
incur due to a cancellation, sometimes it is necessary to cancel courses. Please keep this in mind if you reserve non-refundable airfares or make
other non-refundable arrangements.
Logistics
The course instructor will notify you of the location and complete details of the course. Please read all materials that are sent to you and contact
the instructor if you have questions.
Pre- and Post-Conference
Short Courses
In keeping with the theme of the
conference, Challenge Our Myths, we
have complemented our technical
programme with selected pre- and
post-conference short courses that will
enable you to better recognize
opportunities in exploration and
development, to grow professionally
and to maximize your contribution to
both your profession and your
organization.
Courses will emphasize technical
and business-related topics, including
modern prospect assessment,
reconsideration of fundamental
concepts in geology and geophysics,
as well as practical salt tectonics,
sequence stratigraphic concepts and
basin modeling integrated with
geochemistry.
The courses follow the
characteristic chain of considerations
of both theory and application. You
will see a strong practical orientation
and abundant use of realistic exercises
to illustrate concepts and their
applications and analytical procedures
for the characterization of exploration
and development prospects.
So whether you are a student,
junior scientist or senior professional,
take the opportunity to learn more
about one of these subjects by signing
on for a short course listed below. If
you have questions regarding any of
these short courses, please contact:
Vlastimila Dvorakova
Short Course Chairman
Phone: +420 543 429 253
Email: dvorakovav@cgu.cz
IMPORTANT
Due to the annual commemorative march
in Athens on 17 November (see p. 38), if
you plan to take one of the pre-conference
short courses you are strongly encouraged
to book your stay at the Hotel Divani
Caravel, where the courses will be held.
Pre-Conference Short Courses November Dates
1 Practical Salt Tectonics (AAPG) Friday and Saturday, 16-17
2 Modern Prospect Assessment: Risk and Uncertainty for Todays Prospect Evaluations Friday and Saturday, 16-17
3 Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts Applied to Genetic Basin Analysis (graduate students only) Sunday, 18
Post-Conference Short Courses November Dates
4 Reconsideration of Fundamental Concepts in Geology and Geophysics Practical Implications Thursday and Friday, 22-23
5 Basin Modeling Integrated with Geochemistry as an Aid to Predict Petroleum Systems Efficiency and to Reduce Exploration Risk Thursday and Friday, 22-23
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> PRE-CONFERENCE SHORT COURSES
Short Course #1 (AAPG)
Practical Salt Tectonics
Date: Friday and Saturday, 16-17 November
Time: 08:00 17:00
Location: Divani Caravel Hotel
Instructor: Mark G. Rowan (Consultant, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Fee: US $850 (increases to US $950 after 4 October)
Includes: Course notes and refreshments
Limit: 50 persons
Content: 1.5 CEU
Note: For information or to enroll, contact the AAPG Education
Department at +1 918 560 2650, Fax: +1 918 560 2678 or
email at educate@aapg.org. Online registration is available at
www.aapg.org/educate/index.cfm
Who Should Attend
Exploration and production geologists, geophysicists
and managers working in salt basins worldwide who
either need an introduction to salt tectonics or an update
in this rapidly evolving field.
Objectives
Our understanding of salt tectonics has advanced
significantly in recent years and this course will help
industry geoscientists in understanding and applying the
newest concepts, models and techniques. We will use a
combination of seismic data, realistic models and
reconstructed histories to illustrate the varying 3D geometry
and evolution of real salt structures from various salt basins.
This is an applied course that will introduce practical
tools for seismic interpretation and emphasize the impact of
salt on fault and trap geometries, sedimentation and
hydrocarbon maturation and migration.
Content
Mechanics of salt deformation
Initiation and growth of diapirs and salt sheets
Extensional and contractional salt tectonics
Allochthonous salt systems (canopies, nappes)
Salt-sediment interaction
Salt and hydrocarbon maturation/migration
Short Course #2
Modern Prospect Assessment: Risk and
Uncertainty for Todays Prospect Evaluations
Date: Friday and Saturday, 16-17 November
Time: 08:30 17:00
Location: Divani Caravel Hotel
Instructor: Darrel Norman (GeoKnowledge, Conroe, TX, USA)
Fee: US $600 with conference registration
US $630 without conference registration
Includes: Course notes and refreshments
Limit: 25 persons
Who Should Attend
Geoscientists, engineers, economists or managers
engaged in the probabilistic assessment of exploration
prospect volumes and risks.
Objectives
This course is an introduction to the methods required
for the probabilistic assessment of the risks and
uncertainties described by a contemporary prospect
evaluation. Participants will learn the principles that
should be applied when assessing both simple and complex
prospects. The course combines lectures, discussion and
numerous exercises designed to promote understanding
and mastering of the fundamentals of methodologies and
analytics. The exercises therefore involve simple
calculations using hand-calculators and manual simulators.
Content
Philosophy of modern prospect assessment
Basic prospect volumetrics
Volume uncertainty and risking
Introduction to Monte Carlo simulation
Prospect segmentation concepts
Aggregating multiple-segment prospects
Complex risk and volume relationships
Interpreting prospect assessment results
Multiple-interpretation prospects
Bayesian risk modification
Short Course #3
Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts Applied to
Genetic Basin Analysis
Date: Sunday, 18 November
Time: 08:00 16:00
Location: Divani Caravel Hotel
Instructors: Bob Stewart and Lori Summa (ExxonMobil Exploration
Company, Houston, Texas, USA)
Fee: No cost graduate students only
Includes: Course notes and refreshments
Limit: 25 persons
Who Should Attend
Graduate students who are involved in any kind of
stratigraphic work are welcome to attend.
Objectives
ExxonMobil is conducting this one-day short course
designed to teach students both the fundamentals and
applications of sequence stratigraphy as they relate to
hydrocarbon exploration and development. On completion
of the course, participants will understand the geological
processes underlying the concepts of sequence stratigraphy
and from them how to predict hydrocarbon play elements.
> POST-CONFERENCE SHORT COURSES
Short Course #4
Reconsideration of Fundamental Concepts in
Geology and Geophysics - Practical Implications
Date: Thursday and Friday, 22-23, November
Time: 08:00 17:00
Location: Hilton Athens
Instructor: Stavros T. Tassos (Institute of Geodynamics, National
Observatory of Athens, Greece)
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Fee: US $400 with conference registration
US $430 without conference registration
Includes: Course notes, refreshments and lunch
Limit: 30 persons
Who Should Attend
Geologists, petroleum geologists, geophysicists and
anyone interested in understanding the fundamentals and
the physical meaning of various geological and
geophysical parameters and concepts and being exposed
to a comprehensive alternative proposition.
Objectives
To explain why the heat engine earth, plate tectonics
and elastic rebound have internal contradictions and as a
result they do not offer a satisfactory conceptual framework.
To propose a coherent alternative conceptual framework,
i.e., a framework in which we do not have to rely on ad-hoc
interpretations in order to lift its internal contradictions and
to understand the implications of this alternative conceptual
framework in all aspects of geology and geophysics, with
emphasis on hydrocarbon origin and prospecting.
Content
Why the Earth is Not A Heat Engine
Heat Flow and the Surface Thermal Gradient
The Lack of Sources of Thermal Energy
The Diffusion of Thermal Energy
The Contradictions of Plate Tectonics
The Problem of Horizontal Movement of Plates
The Problem of Subduction of Plates
The Contradictions of Elastic Rebound
The Physical Meaning of Elasticity, Plasticity,
Rigidity and Viscosity
Static and Dynamic Stress, Elastic and Inelastic
Deformation
Excess Mass Stress Tectonics EMST and Its Implications
The Solid, Quantified, Radiating and Growing
Earth Excess Mass Stress Tectonics-EMST
Thermal Energy in the Context of EMST
Magmatism and Volcanism in the Context of
EMST
Gravity in the Context of EMST
Magnetism in the Context of EMST
Earthquakes in the Context of EMST
Hydrocarbons in the Context of EMST
Short Course #5
Basin Modeling Integrated with Geochemistry as
an Aid to Predict Petroleum Systems Efficiency
and to Reduce Exploration Risk
Date: Thursday and Friday, 22-23 November
Time: 09:00 16:30 (Thu); 09:00 15:00 (Fri)
Location: Hilton Athens
Instructors: Juraj Francu and Vlastimila Dvorakova (Czech Geological
Survey, Brno, Czech Republic)
Fee: US $500 with conference registration
US $530 without conference registration
Includes: Course notes, CD with exercises, refreshments and lunch
Limit: 20 persons
Who Should Attend
Exploration geologists and geochemists who use
geophysical, stratigraphic and geochemical data to
evaluate the oil and gas potential of sedimentary basins.
Objectives and Content
Petroleum System Analysis (PSA) is a practical
approach to evaluate the probability that a basin has the
necessary prerequisites to generate, charge, accumulate
and preserve economic amounts of hydrocarbons and that
the timing of the processes is favourable. The principal
elements of petroleum systems such as source rocks,
effective migration pathways, traps and seals are identified
and measured using geophysics and geochemistry. The
application of multidimensional modeling adds the
hydrocarbon charge and timing aspects to exploration risk
assessments.
The course provides a tour starting with conceptual
models and alternative scenarios of basin evolution.
Participants will examine what helpful data are available
in the public domain and specialized libraries, such as
heat flow, rock properties, etc. Burial and thermal history
models will be built and calibrated by measured data with
case histories from rift, passive margin and foreland basin
settings. Participants will practice building and modifying
his model. Examples will be shown how to achieve the
best combination of a mathematical with a geological
model. Short excursions to geothermics, source rock
depositional environments and geochemistry will
demonstrate the effects of this information on the
calculated petroleum potential. Special attention will be
given to kerogen kinetics and how they are measured and
incorporated in a model to address questions such as why
we might find more condensate instead of oil in some
basins.
Once the active generation kitchen is delineated, fluid
flow will be simulated using different tools, such as
migration pathways tracing or invasion percolation.
Participants will have the opportunity to check gas/oil
ratios using new tools for PVT simulators and flash
calculations for different reservoir depths and to predict
the composition of the liquid and vapour phases as the
fluids migrate through the basin or are extracted to the
surface. Finally, risk analyses will show how much the
uncertainty of specific types of input data can affect the
resulting prediction and prospect appraisal.
This short course with exercises will show how
modeling the dynamics of the petroleum system makes it
easier for geoscientists to evaluate the impact of different
charge scenarios on their exploration risk assessments and
resulting exploration decisions.
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A visit to Greece should include
one of the many interesting and unique
field trips offered both before and after
the conference. Athens is perfectly
situated in a geologically rich area
where history also means so much. A
perfect place to Challenge Our Myths.
Each field trip is in a beautiful
scenic setting where there will be many
opportunities to observe the colorful
and diverse local geology, history and
culture. Even talking about the history
you will find that integration is a key
to our modern business environment
and you will find that the Athens
field trip programme is at the
forefront of this modern approach.
Explore the structural geology of
Western Greece or the Corinth rift
and its giant Gilbert deltas.
Alternatively, discover the carbonate
reservoirs and evaporites of Zante
Island or the geology and ancient
culture along the Corinth Canal. A
history tour around Athens would
not be complete without exploring its
ancient silver mines. If you have any
questions regarding a field trip, please
contact:
Nikolaos Roussos
Field Trips Chairman
Phone: +302 1087 67 801
Email:
nroussos@hellenic-petroleum.gr
Mary Ford
Field Trips Co-Chairman
Phone: +33 3 8359 4878
Email:
mary.ford@ensg.inpl-nancy.fr
Pre- and Post-Conference
Field Trips
Important Notes
Policies
In order to serve the needs of participants and make field trips economically viable, there are minimum and maximum numbers of participants.
We accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. A wait list is created if a field trip sells out and we will notify you automatically if
space becomes available.You are strongly encouraged to register early. To help us anticipate the number of attendees and avoid premature can-
cellation, please register by 10 September. Although we make every effort NOT to cancel a trip and we realize the inconvenience and expense
you may incur due to a cancellation, sometimes it is necessary to cancel trips. Please keep this in mind if you reserve non-refundable airfares or
make other non-refundable arrangements.
Logistics
The trip leader will notify you of the location and complete details of the trip. Please read all materials that are sent to you and contact the leader
if you have questions.
Pre-Conference Field Trips November Dates
1 Structural Geology of Western Greeces Fold and Thrust Belt Wednesday, 14 Saturday, 17
2 Geology and Ancient Culture Along the Corinth Canal Sunday, 18
3 The Silver Mines of Ancient Athens Sunday, 18
Post-Conference Field Trips November Dates
4 The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas Wednesday, 21 Friday, 23
(Evening departure at close of conference)
5 Carbonate Reservoir Types and Evaporite Exposures on Zante Island, Ionian Sea Thursday, 22 Saturday, 24
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2007 ENERGY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION FIELD TRIP LOCATIONS
FIELD TRIP LEGEND
0 Structural Geology of Western Greeces
Fold and Thrust Belt
O Geology and Ancient Culture along the
Corinth Canal
O The Silver Mines of Ancient Athens
O The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas
O Carbonate Reservoir Types and Evaporite
Exposures on Zante Island, Ionian Sea
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> PRE-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS
Field Trip #1
Structural Geology of Western Greeces
Fold and Thrust Belt
Date: Wednesday, 14 November, 08:00 Saturday,
17 November, 19:00 (trip departs from MAICC and returns to
each conference hotel)
Leaders: F. Marnelis, N. Roussos, N. Rigakis (Hellenic Petroleum SA)
and V. Karakitsios (University of Athens)
Fee: US $950 with conference registration
US $980 without conference registration
Includes: Transportation, meals, three nights lodging (B&B) based
on single/double occupancy, guidebook and entrance fees
Limit: 30 persons
Notes: The weather is generally cold and rainy this time of year and
the area is mountainous. Warm clothes are necessary.
Most of the stops are on or not far from the roads. Light
boots are recommended.
The field trip provides an overview of the geology of
the External Hellenides thrust-fold belt. It comprises a
large number of Tertiary thrusts derived from the
compression of the sedimentary cover of the eastern
margin of the Apulia plate.
A transverse itinerary to the general NW-SE direction
of the folds and thrusts has been designated in order to
demonstrate important aspects of structure, stratigraphy,
source rocks, seals and reservoir rocks. We will have the
opportunity to examine outcrops of the Posidonian marls,
the main source rock in the area, as well as the upper
Cretaceous to Eocene fractured limestone which
constitutes the main reservoir rock of the Ionian zone. Oil
seepages will be observed in different stratigraphic levels.
Furthermore, outcrops of the pelagic upper Jurassic post
rift carbonate sequence and the siliciclastic flysch and
molasse deposits will be studied.
With regard to the tectonic configuration, the area has
been affected by a strong thrust tectonics. We will see
spectacular exposures of the main structural units, the major
thrust fronts as well as other important tectonic features like
the E-W trending left-lateral Petoussi fault system.
Furthermore, a structural model for the evolution of this
area, where deep subsurface structures are present, will be
discussed in comparison with regional seismic sections.
Several visits to archaeological sites have been
planned, like a visit to the Oracle of Delphi, which was
revered throughout the Greek world on the site of the
omphalos stone, the centre of the earth and the universe.
A visit is proposed to Monodendri Village to view Vikos
gorge, one of the deepest canyons in the world in
proportion to its width (900m. deep and 1100m. wide
from rim to rim). Returning to Athens across the
mountains to the East, a visit to Meteora is planned,
where conglomeratic fans of a deltaic system have been
eroded to form gigantic separated blocks. More than 24
monasteries from 14th-century were built on top, creating
a unique landscape.
Field Trip #2
Geology and Ancient Culture along
the Corinth Canal
Date: Sunday, 18 November, 08:00 18:00 (trip departs from and
returns to MAICC)
Leaders: Dr. Evangelos Kamperis and Dr. Spilios Sotiropoulos (Hellenic
Petroleum SA)
Fee: US $160 with conference registration
US $190 without conference registration
Includes: Transportation, lunch, guidebook, entrance fees and guide for
the archeological sites
Limit: 40 persons
Notes: Some walking to visit Akrocorinthos will be necessary.
Walking shoes are recommended. The weather can be
variable from sunshine to rain.
This one-day field trip is organized in the area of
Corinth (70 km from Athens) in order to visit the Corinth
Canal, the fortress of Akrocorinthos and the Epidavros
ancient theatre. The Corinth Canal was opened in the
19th century (1882-1893) after many unsuccessful efforts
dating from antiquity. It is 6,346 m. long and 24.6 m. wide
connecting the Ionian Sea (Gulf of Corinth) with the
Aegean Sea (Saronikos Bay). The field itinerary includes a
cross of the canal by boat for some geology, since after its
opening, it became the longest geological section in a
geologically recent and tectonically active environment on
a global scale. The excavation revealed faulted Pliocene
and Quaternary marine and terrestrial sediments that
testify to several cycles of marine regression and
transgression. The stratigraphy of the canal includes a
number of beach/shallow marine sequences separated by
unconformities. The area (Isthmus) cut by the canal is a
typical horst formed by latest extensional faulting that has
been active since Pleistocene.
Akrocorinthos is a hill located at the WSW part of the
canal of Corinth and is composed of Middle Mesozoic
massive carbonate and various-colored shales with cherts.
Deformation includes thrust faulting that took place
Cross section of rocks
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during Eocene-Latest Cretaceous time. A latest extensional
phase resulted in the superimposition of high angle
normal faults that affected the preexisting tectonic
structures. As a result, a series of neotectonic structures
such as horsts and grabens have been formed. An example
of this type of structure is the Akrocorinthos horst. The
Fortress of Akrocorinthos is the largest and oldest fortress
in the Peloponnese. The history of the fortification is
closely connected with that of Corinth. Sections of the
wall are discernible from ancient pre-Christian times, the
Byzantine period, the Frankish domination, the Venetian
domination and finally the Ottoman occupation.
The field trip ends with a visit to the Epidavros
ancient theatre.
Field Trip #3
The Silver Mines of Ancient Athens
Date: Sunday, 18 November, 08:00 18:00 (trip departs from and
returns to MAICC)
Leaders: Elias Conophagos; Angela Zoulou (Hellenic Petroleum SA)
Fee: US $145 with conference registration
US $175 without conference registration
Includes: Transportation, lunch, guidebook, entrance fees and guide for
the archeological sites
Limit: 30 persons
Notes: Some walking to visit tunnel, processing plant and Poseidon
Temple will be necessary. Light boots or walking shoes are
recommended. The weather can be variable.
The silver mines of the ancient city-state of Athens
were located in the south-east part of the Attic peninsula,
in the hilly Lavrion district (50 km south-east of Athens).
Classical literature and well preserved remnants of ancient
mining and processing plants, testify to the scale of the
industry and its importance for the rise of Athens to
imperial power.
The ancient legislation about the licensing procedure,
the assignment, the royalties and the everyday operation,
as they are described by the ancient authors, is not inferior
compared even to todays most advanced legislation.
The field trip includes visits to mines (Lavrion
Technological Cultural Park to see some ancient and
recent 19th-century tunnels and shafts); an ancient
processing plant (tanks, washeries, etc.); and the Poseidon
Temple at Cape Sounio.
> POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS
Field Trip #4
The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas
Date: Wednesday, 21 November, 18:30 - Friday, 23 November,
20:00 (trip departs from and returns to Hilton Athens)
Leaders: Mary Ford (CRPG-Nancy School of Geology, France) and
Sebastien Rohais (IFP, Paris, France)
Fee: US $560 with conference registration
US $590 without conference registration
Includes: Transportation, two nights lodging (B&B) based on single
occupancy, two evening meals, two picnic lunches and
guidebook
Limit: 30 persons
Notes: Most stops are on or not far from the road. Some walking is
programmed on the first day (30 minutes uphill rising 150m).
Good boots are strongly recommended. The weather can be
very unpredictable. We will be starting and ending at sea
level but mainly working above 700m in the mountains to the
south of the Gulf. Plan for everything from snow (above
800m) to gentle sunshine (at sea level) in a single day.
The Gulf of Corinth is one of the fastest opening rifts
in the world with a rate of NS extension of up to 1.6cm/yr.
On the south side of the Gulf, the rifts tilted fault blocks
and their synrift succession (Late Pliocene-Middle
Pleistocene) are exceptionally well exposed due to rapid
Corinth Canal Photo: Fabrice Malartre
Coins fashioned from silver excavated from the ancient mines 500m high cliff in the Early to Middle Pleistocene Evrostini Gilbert-type fan
delta, Corinth Rift
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uplift up to 1200m. and deep incision by rivers. The
clastic rift succession, up to 2.8 km thick, includes a series
of spectacular giant Gilbert-type fan deltas (up to 800 m.
thick, radii up to 4km) that are used as analogs for
reservoirs in the North Sea and elsewhere. These are
exposed on cliffs up to 800m. high where their
stratigraphic architecture and facies can be studied in
detail. The aims of this trip are to present and discuss (a)
the rifts stratigraphy and structure, (b) the geometry and
kinematics of the normal fault network and (c) the
stratigraphic architecture and facies of selected Gilbert-
type fan deltas. These observations will be used to debate
topics such as sequence stratigraphic interpretations and
modeling of fan deltas in active rifts, the controlling
factors in delta construction and distribution, geometry
and connectivity of a normal fault network, the
interaction of surface processes (sediment flux, climate)
and tectonics in active rifts.
Field Trip # 5
Carbonate Reservoir Types and Evaporite
Exposures on Zante Island, Ionian Sea
Date: Thursday, 22 November, 08:00 Saturday, 24 November,
19:00 (trip departs from and returns to Hilton Athens)
Leaders: M. Patsoules, K. Nikolaou (Hellenic Petroleum SA.) and
P. Scholle (New Mexico State Geologist)
Fee: US $600 with conference registration
US $630 without conference registration
Includes: Transportation, meals, two nights lodging (B&B) based on
single/double occupancy, guidebook and entrance fees
Limit: 30 persons
Notes: The weather is generally mild with rare showers and
temperatures ranging between 13 and 19 Celsius. Walking
shoes or light boots will be fine.
Magnificent Zante (Zakinthos) Island, Ionian Sea,
where Herodotus first described the existing oil seeps in
the 4th century B.C. is the location/destination of this trip.
We will be touring a carbonate platform with several
discrete units (various facies) that form potential reservoir
rocks in western Greece. The chalky cliffs are reminiscent
of the Chalk of England either in Dover or the Yorkshire
Wolds (Flamborough Head). Platform interior facies
consist of micritic (chalky) mudstones to wackestones and
pass laterally towards platform margins through muddy
rudistid patch reef facies and high energy rudist
grainstone deposits. Shelf margins are dominated by
massive rudist reefs and well rounded rudist grainstones.
Most stops have been planned on or not far from the
road and will include:
Herodotus oil seep, perhaps the first historically
described oil occurrence in the world.
Lithakia quarry, to see the unconformable contact
between Late Cretaceous chalky platform limestones
and Late Paleocene Eocene shelfal grainstones.
Aghia Marina quarry, where a spectacular channel
cut into top of Cretaceous section dominates and is
filled with Eocene carbonatic material.
East side, to see the Triassic evaporites forming the
sole bed of the Ionian thrust. Upper Miocene
evaporitic sections will be visited and examined.
Typical coastal cliff exposures will also be visited
in our way showing generalized depositional
facies patterns of Late Cretaceous rocks.
Navayio, where thick-walled rudist patch reefs in
near-shelf margin settings can clearly be seen.
Returning to Athens a visit to Olympia archeological
site in Peloponnesus is planned, where the Olympic
Games took place for almost 1000 years.
Zante shipwreck
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Guest Tours
Greeces multi-dimensional history
and culture are equally matched by
similar multi-faceted social traditions
and lifestyles. Greeks love to eat, drink,
dance and be merry as often and as
intensely as they can! One should
never forget the line from Zorba the
Greek that accurately sums up the
Greek culture: Sir, I may not be able to
fully express my feelings in words, but
I can certainly dance them for you!
The Organising Committee and I
personally invite all participants to
join your friends and associates in
Athens for this most enjoyable
experience that combines excellent
learning and technology with fantastic
social activities! And bring a guest, by
all means! In addition to a hospitality
room at the MAICC, which will act as
a central rendezvous point for
exploring our fair city, guests are
invited to take advantage of all
conference social events and an
exciting selection of optional tours.
There is even a city tour that does not
conflict with the conference, so come
along, wont you?
Gerry Lourantos
General Vice Chairman/
Social Programme Chairman
Athens Through Time
Date: Sunday, 18 November
Time: 09:00 12:00
Fee: 39
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking guide and entrance fee
to Acropolis
Limit: 25 persons minimum
A must for any visitor to Athens, this tour is a superb
introduction to the history and culture of this magnificent
country. Drive past the neoclassical buildings of the
Academy, the University and the National Library before
moving on to Syntagma or Constitution Square (the
heart of central Athens). See the Pan-Athenian Stadium,
the all white marble stadium where history was made as
the site of the first modern Olympic Games, on the way to
the imposing Acropolis. This highest point in Athens was
first fortified in Mycenae times and served over the
centuries as a sanctuary of the goddess Athena and a
center of the monarchy. The Acropolis is more than the
living history of Greece: it is the Western Worlds
prototype of the aesthetic.
Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus
Date: Monday, 19 November
Time: 09:00 18:45
Fee: 68
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking guide and entrance fee to
Mycenae and Epidaurus
Limit: 35 persons minimum
A scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf passes scenes of
the sea battle between the Greeks and the Persians and
across the Corinth Canal to Epidaurus. We will visit the
ancient theatre at Epidaurus with its amazing acoustics and
idyllic setting. Then to the elegant Venetian port and Castle
of Nafplio, which has a magnificent view of the Argolikos
All tours will depart from and return to the
Megaron Athens International Conference Centre.
Acropolis
Guest Activities photos courtesy of Premier Destinations Incorporated
Guest registration includes*:
Guest Hospitality Suite Opening Ceremony
Icebreaker Reception Conference and Exhibition
Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon
Closing Ceremony and Celebration Amenity
Guest Hospitality Suite
Registered guests are welcome to visit the Suite (at the MAICC)
during the following hours:
Sunday, 18 November . . . . . . . . . . .08:00 12:30
Monday, 19 November . . . . . . . . . . .08:00 12:30
Tuesday, 20 November . . . . . . . . . .08:00 12:30
Wednesday, 21 November . . . . . . . .08:00 14:30
You may register as a guest if you are neither a geoscience
professional nor involved in the petroleum industry. Guest
registrations must be accompanied by a professional registration.
*Guests must be registered and wear their badges
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Gulf. Lunch will be on your own in Nafplio. After lunch its
on to the tomb and palace of Agamemnon the king of
Mycenae, who conquered Troy to win back the fair Helen.
Delphi
Date: Tuesday, 20 November
Time: 09:00 18:45
Fee: 68
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking guide and entrance fee
to Delphi
Limit: 35 persons minimum
Visit the wonderful craggy home of the ancient oracle,
with temples set against towering mountains. Once the
United Nations of Ancient Greece, this site has a
fascinating history framed within temples and treasuries,
theatres and sports arenas. Coffee stop in Arahova, a village
famous for hand-woven carpets and lunch (on your own) at
a waterfront restaurant/tavern at the picturesque Galaxidi, a
tiny fishing village.
Byzantine Monasteries
Date: Wednesday, 21 November
Time: 09:00 12:00
Fee: 31
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking guide and entrance fees
at monasteries
Limit: 25 persons minimum
Just a short distance from Athens are two very important
Byzantine monasteries. The Monastery of Kaessariani was
built in the late 11th century and was dedicated to the
Presentation of the Virgin to the Temple, while the Dafni
Monasterys construction started in the 6th century. Both
monasteries have beautiful frescoes and Orthodox icons.
Cape Sounio
Date: Wednesday, 21 November
Time: 14:30 18:30
Fee: 28
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking guide and entrance fee to
Poseidon Temple
Limit: 25 persons minimum
We leave Athens for a wonderful drive along the
scenic coastal road known as the Riviera of Attica
which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. The
route passes through some of Athens most beautiful
suburbs to Cape Sounio, a precipitous rocky headland
rising 60m out of the sea. On the highest point of the
headland are the columns of the Temple of Poseidon, with
exceptionally slender Doric columns, constructed of local
marble, with 16 flutings instead of the usual 20. From the
Temple of Poseidon you can enjoy one of the most breath-
taking panoramic views in the world. If the tour is taken
in the afternoon, the sunset is a sight not to be missed.
A beautiful fresco inside the Monastery of Kaessariani
Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio
Ancient theatre at Epidaurus
Oracle at Delphi
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General Information
Whose Presentation Will be
the Most Challenging?
Whether considered based on
myth or fact, someones technical
presentation will win the distinction
of the Most Challenging! Check the
Programme Book for more information
on this innovative competition that
reflects the conference theme. The
winner(s) will be publicly recognized
at the Closing Ceremony.
Welcome Desk and
Message Centre
While you are attending the
conference, take advantage of the
Welcome Desk and Message Centre,
located in the registration area at the
entrance to the MAICC. Be certain to
check the monitor often for your
name; staff will be present during
registration hours to retrieve
messages for you.
The telephone number of the
Message Centre will be published in
the Programme Book and on the
conference Web site. Distribute the
number to your family, colleagues
and friends so they can leave
messages for you at the MAICC.
Local Information Desk
Beginning Sunday, 18 November,
the Megaron will staff an information
desk, located on Level 0 in the
exhibition area. Multi-lingual
hostesses will help you with questions
concerning the facilities, Athens,
transportation, directions, etc.
Luggage Check
A complimentary coat and
luggage check will be available
throughout the conference on
Level 0, located near exhibits and
registration.
Entry into Greece
Based on your citizenship and the
length of stay in Greece, you may be
required to obtain a visa. Participants
should check with travel agencies, the
Greek embassy, consulate offices or
diplomatic missions in their own
countries. In general, citizens of the
European Union, the United States
and Canada visiting Greece for less
than three months do not need a visa.
The Web site
http://www.ypex.gov.gr/www.mfa.gr/en-
US/Services/Visas/Visas+for+Foreigners
+travelling+to+Greece/ lists countries
whose citizens are required to obtain
a visa. Greece is a signatory to the
Schengen Agreement, a reciprocal
arrangement with several other
European countries. The Web site
contains a brief description of this
specific agreement, as well as a
downloadable application for the
required special short-term visa.
Obtaining a Visa
It is your responsibility to apply
for a passport, visa or any other
required documents and to
demonstrate to consular officials that
you are properly classifiable as a
visitor under Greek law. AAPG and its
European Region cannot assist you
with the interview process, nor can
All events will be held at the Megaron Athens International
Conference Centre (MAICC) unless otherwise noted.
anyone representing the sponsoring
organizations call an embassy or
consulate on your behalf to provide
support for granting a visa. Should
your application be denied, AAPG and
its European Region can neither
intervene in the process nor change the
decision of the governmental agency.
All expenses connected with
obtaining proper documentation are
your responsibility.
If you need a visa letter from
AAPG, you must be registered and
fully paid for the conference. You
may request a letter by selecting the
box either online or on the printed
registration form.
AAPG supplies this letter for visa
purposes only. All expenses involved
with attending the conference are
your responsibility. If your visa
application is denied and AAPG
receives a copy of the denial by fax
(+1 918 560 2684) before 21
November, your registration fee only
will be refunded, less a cancellation
charge.
Registering with Your
Embassy
Travel advice to tourists suggests
that you register with your countrys
consulate or embassy when traveling
abroad.
Temporary Health Insurance
AAPGs Committee on Group
Insurance has arranged for insurance
plans designed to cover the special
situations international travelers
might encounter that may not be
covered by their domestic insurance.
HealthCare Abroad, for residents
of the U.S. under age 85 traveling
outside the U.S., provides medical,
accidental death and dismemberment,
and worldwide assistance coverage.
HealthCare Global, for foreign
nationals traveling to destinations
outside of the U.S., provides accident
and sickness coverage plus worldwide
assistance coverage. Complete details,
including information on cost and
applications for coverage, may be
found at www.wallach.com, or you may
call Wallach and Co. by phone at
+1 800 237 6615 or +1 540 687 3166,
or email info@wallach.com.
The AAPG Insurance Programs
Brokers office may be reached at
+1 800 254 4788 or +1 703 367 8970.
Location
Greece lies at the most southern
part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is
placed at the juncture of Europe, Asia
and Africa, being at the same time
European, Balkan and Mediterranean.
The Greek peninsula has an area of
131,957 square km (50,949 square
miles), of which one-fifth constitutes
the Greek islands. More than 2,000
islands belong to Greece170 are
inhabitedgiving the country a
strong nautical tradition.
The country is bordered to the
west by the Ionian Sea, to the south
by the Mediterranean Sea and to the
east by the Aegean Sea. To the north
and northeast, its border runs from
west to east with Albania, Bulgaria
and Turkey. Greece consists of the
following regions: Sterea Ellada, the
Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus,
Macedonia and Thrace on the
mainland, the islands of the Aegean
Sea to the east, the Ionian islands to
the west and Crete to the souththe
largest of the Greek islands.
Athens, the capital of Greece, has
expanded from 700,000 to almost 4
million inhabitants in recent decades.
The area around the capital, Attica, is
home to nearly one-third of the
countrys population. Athens is a
cultural channel, the city of artists
and a scientific centre. Its prime
geographical location has made it a
gateway between the east and the
west, the crossroads for each major
event. The Athens of today is a
modern metropolis, having strong
links with the past and many
prospects for the future. It is a
vibrant city with great appeal and
charm, among the most beautiful,
hospitable and exciting cities. It is
also one of the safest and most
affordable cities in Europe according
to EUROSTAT, the official EU
statistical publication.
It is a city filled with contrasts
and surprises: modern as well as
having a rich history, alive with busy
streets and commercial centres but at
the same time with quiet alleys and
peaceful neighbourhoods. Ancient
and Byzantine, neoclassical and
modern, every second Athens
becomes a different city, a city more
beautiful and varied.
Climate
The climate is typical
Mediterranean with mild winters and
warm summers pleasant and
healthy due to its distinctive dryness
with ample sunshine reaching 3,000
hours yearly. Athens in November
has an average temperature range of
10C to 15.5C.
Currency and Credit Cards
The national currency of Greece
is the Euro. Foreign currency can be
changed at banks, exchange offices,
airports, travel agencies and many
hotels. Major credit cards are
accepted in hotels, restaurants and
retail shops.
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38 Energy Conference and Exhibition Presented by AAPG and AAPG European Region
Metric System
Greece utilizes the metric system
of weights and measures. Temperature
is in Celsius, distance and speed
limits in kilometers, length and size
in centimeters and weight in grams
and kilograms.
Electricity
The voltage in Greece is 220
volts, 50 cycles. Round European-style
two-pin plugs are used. Appliances
designed to operate on 110/120V need
a voltage converter and a plug adapter
for two-prong, round-prong plugs
with side grounding contacts.
Getting to Athens
and the Megaron
Metro
There is direct access between
the airport, the city centre and the
venue from the Metro station
Megaron Moussikis on Metro Line 3
(blue). More information on the
Athens Metro is at www.ametro.gr.
Bus
The following buses, express
buses and trolley buses pass and stop
near the Megaron:
Vasilissis Sofias Avenue Buses:
450, 550, 601, 603
Express Buses: X95 (direct
airport line; departs from
outside the Hilton Athens), A5,
G5, E6, E7, X14
Trolley Buses: 3, 7, 8, 13
The Athens public transport Web
site is www.oasa.gr.
The express bus line X95
(direction Syntagma) connects to
Athens city centre and runs every 25
to 35 minutes, depending on time of
day. A ticket costs +/- euro 3, and
allows unlimited travel on all public
transport (including bus and Metro)
for 24 hours from validation.
Metro Line 3 runs every 10
minutes from approximately 05:00 to
02:00, and the trip between the
airport and the city centre takes
approximately 30 minutes.
Rail
There are two railway stations,
Larissa and Peloponessos, both
accessible from the Larissa station
on the Metrols red line (Line 2).
Larissa Station serves international
connections and routes to northern
Greece.
Air
Athens brand-new international
airport, Eleftherios Venizelos
(abbreviated ATH), is located in
Spata, 33km southeast of the city and
is connected to the city centre by a
modern motorway. An average
journey by taxi from the airport
should take between 20 and 40
minutes, depending on traffic, and
cost euro 25-30.
Airport Transfers
The conferences official
destination management company
Premier Destinations International
is offering optional airport transfers
to attendees. Please contact Premier
Destinations International for
information and rates.
Phone: +30 210 899 5400
Fax: +30 210 899 1009
Email: operations1@pdi-group.net
Important Note to Attendees
On Saturday, 17 November, the day before the conference begins, several
major streets near the Megaron will be closed due to a march commemorating
the deaths of student protesters on that date in 1973. The commemoration
day ends with a demonstration that begins at the campus of the Polytechnic
and ends at the United States Embassy (next door to the Megaron).
If you plan to arrive in Athens on 17 November, please make arrangements to
transfer from the airport using the optional service provided by our destination
management company, Premier Destinations International, or take a taxi from
the airport or railway station. If you are in Athens on the 17th, please follow
the advice provided by your hotel staff and make arrangements to enjoy the
afternoon and evening at your hotel. Do not plan to rely on public transport, as
Metro and bus service is likely to be disrupted at stops near the conference
site. The Megaron and all AAPG conference services will close at 12:00 noon
on Saturday the 17th and re-open at 08:00 on Sunday.
Conference Volunteers Needed
*Volunteer to work at the conference for at least 4 - 6 hours and receive an on-site
registration rebate of US $25. In addition to the registration rebate, those who vol-
unteer 8 to 10 hours will receive US $25 for each 8-10 hours worked and a lunch
voucher.
Register online at www.aapg.org/athens. Be sure to indicate the day(s) and time(s)
and where you wish to volunteer.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Rudy Swennen:
+32(0)16 32 75 83
Email: rudy.swennen@geo.kuleuven.be
18-21 November 2007 www.aapg.org/athens 39
Special conference rates have been secured at a variety of hotels and are available only
to conference delegates booking through Premier Destinations International. These rates
do not apply if bookings are made directly with the hotel or through other agents.
Bookings
Make hotel reservations by
submitting the Conference Hotels
Booking Form (page 42) via fax or
email to the Operations Director:
Premier Destinations
International
82, Vas. Pavlou str.
166 73 Voula, Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 899 5400
Facsimile: +30 210 899 1009
Email: operations1@pdi-
group.net
Website: www.pdi-group.net
On-line reservations may be made
at www.aapg.org/athens. We sug-
gest you print a copy of your
booking form prior to submission.
Please indicate your first three hotel
preferences when completing the
Booking Form. Rooms are limited at
each hotel and we recommend that
accommodations be booked early, as
rooms will be allocated on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Should your preferred hotels be
fully booked, Premier Destinations
will work with you in confirming
your reservation in a similar hotel
which may or may not be included
in the hotel list.
Amendments to accommodation,
including check-in/out dates and
room type, will only be accepted in
writing.
Payments
Forms of payment accepted are
credit cards (Visa, MasterCard,
Bank Card and American Express)
and bank drafts.
Premier Destinations is unable to
accept personal or company
cheques from non-Greek delegates.
Premier Destinations will debit
your credit card for accommodation
deposits.
Payments will only be accepted
in euro.
Deposits
Full payment will be required to
secure your booking.
Delegates are required to settle
their own accounts, including all
incidental charges, at check out.
Deadline
All room blocks will be released 30
days prior to the conference.
Accommodation bookings received
after Monday, 15 October will be
subject to availability.
Early Arrival or Late Departure
Requests for early check-in or late
check-out must be requested in
writing to Premier Destinations.
Early check-in may require the
booking of the room for the
previous night to guarantee
immediate access.
Accommodation Terminology
Single Room refers to a room
with one Double/Queen Bed
occupied by one person only
Twin Room refers to a room
with two Single Beds
Double Room refers to a room
with one Double/Queen Bed
occupied by two people
Confirmation
All communication with delegates
will be by email or fax wherever an
email address or fax number is
provided.
If you send in a Booking Form and
do not receive a confirmation
either by email or fax within three
working days, please contact
Premier Destinations by email.
Cancellation Policy
Should you be unable to attend, a
substitute delegate may replace you
on your booking.
All cancellations or alterations
must be notified in writing to
Premier Destinations by fax or email.
All booking forms received will be
accepted in good faith and
processed as booked.
Any cancellation received until
Tuesday, 17 July will be charged
with a 40% cancellation fee. Any
cancellation received between
Wednesday, 18 July to Friday, 17
August will be charged with a
60% cancellation fee. Any
cancellation received between
Saturday, 18 August to Monday,
17 September will be charged with
an 80% cancellation fee. Any
cancellation after Tuesday, 18
September will be charged the full
duration of the agreed stay.
Cancellations and No Shows that
have not paid will be charged the
full amount.
After Tuesday, 18 September no
refunds will be made.
Conference Hotel Accommodations
Take advantage of
our three-tier fees.
> Save more than
$
100
register by 19 September
> Register by 30 October
its not too late
for significant savings
Register at
www.aapg.org/athens
The earlier you register,
the more you save.
Applies to conference registration only.
40 Energy Conference and Exhibition Presented by AAPG and AAPG European Region
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Conference Hotels
*Includes American-style breakfast buffet
18-21 November 2007 www.aapg.org/athens 41
Conference Hotel Descriptions and Locations
0 Hilton Athens
The Hilton is in the heart of one
of the most fashionable districts in
Athens. Closed for complete reno-
vation prior to the 2004 Olympics,
each room (all have balconies, some
facing the Acropolis) is stunningly
appointed.
O Divani Caravel
The Divani Caravel, located just
behind the Hilton and a 12-minute
walk to the MAICC, was completely
renovated in 1999 and has all the
features one would expect at a deluxe
hotel. The family-owned Divani
chain prides itself in its European-
style luxury service.
O Stratos Vassilikos
An intimate hotel in the heart of
Athens, the Stratos Vassilikos is
stylish and modern in design.
Located close to the MAICC, nestled
behind an ancient church on a quiet
side street.
O Divani Palace Acropolis
Completely renovated for the
Olympics, the Divani Palace Acropolis
stands in a unique location literally in
the shadow of the Acropolis. Quick
access to the Plaka (Old Town) for
shopping and nightlife.
O Alexandros
Simple yet elegant dcor marks
the Alexandros. The MAICC is a
short walk away.
O Electra Athens
Renovated three years ago, the
Electra has a non-smoking floor and
WiFi Internet access. It is within
walking distance to all the major
historical sites in the city.
6 Best Western Ilisia Athens
Directly behind the Hilton and
across a small park from the Divani
Caravel, the Ilisia is the perfect budg-
et option in the middle of the confer-
ence action. The Metro station 300m
away links guests to all of Athens.
O Central Hotel Athens
The Central Hotel is just off
Constitution Square, the heart of the
citys busiest district. With a view of
the Plaka (Old Town) from the bal-
conies of rooms on one side and the
Acropolis on the other, guests are
surrounded with sights and sounds of
Athens.
42 Energy Conference and Exhibition Presented by AAPG and AAPG European Region
Conference Hotels and Guest Tours Booking Form
Please print clearly and keep a copy for your records. Return completed form with payment details to: PREMIER DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL
82, Vas. Pavlou str. 166 73 Voula, Athens, Greece Telephone: +30 210 899 5400 Facsimile: +30 210 899 1009
> GUEST INFORMATION
O Mr. O Mrs. O Dr. O Ms. O Prof.
Last/Family/Surname First/Fore name
Organisation Position
Address
Suburb/City State
Country Zip/Postal Code
Telephone (include country, city and area code) Fax (include country, city and area code)
Mobile (include country, city and area code) Email
> HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Please indicate your first 3 preferences for accommodation. Overnights must be paid in full at the time of confirmation. All hotel reservations must be accompanied by
credit card information. You will not have a guaranteed reservation until your credit card has been charged and you receive notification with hotel booking details.
Sharing occupancy in double room with:____________________________
Arrival Date:____________________________
Departure Date:____________________________
> GUARANTEE/ FORM OF PAYMENT
Credit Card Payment: O Mastercard OVisa OAmerican Express
O I understand and accept the conditions of the cancellation policy on page 39
Credit Card Number CVC Code (code on back of card) Expiry
Credit Card Holders Name
Authorized Signature
HOTEL STANDARD SINGLE
ROOM PER NIGHT
STANDARD DOUBLE
ROOM PER NIGHT
0Hilton Athens O 200 O 215
ODivani Caravel O 150 O 160
OStratos Vassilikos O 145 O 148
ODivani Palace Acropolis O 140 O 150
OAlexandros O 116 O 136
OElectra Athens O 100 O 116
6Best Western Illisia O 105 O 120
OCentral Hotel Athens O 80 O 95
> GUEST TOURS
FEE PER NO. OF TOTAL
PERSON TICKETS COST TOUR
39 _____ _____ Athens Through Time (Sunday)
68 _____ _____ Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus (Monday)
68 _____ _____ Delphi (Tuesday)
31 _____ _____ Byzantine Monasteries (Wednesday)
28 _____ _____ Cape Sounio (Wednesday)
_____ TOUR TOTAL
On-line reservations may be made at www.aapg.org/athens. However, we
suggest you print a copy of your booking form prior to submission.
Rates include all taxes and services.
PREFERENCE
1-3
> AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Contact Premier Destinations for more information on airport transfers at:
operations1@pdi-group.net
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ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Registration will be on Level 0
of the MAICC. Registration hours:
Friday, 16 November . . . . . . . . .08:00 17:00
Saturday, 17 November . . . . . . .08:00 12:00
Sunday, 18 November . . . . . . . .08:00 20:00
Monday, 19 November . . . . . . . .07:00 18:30
Tuesday, 20 November . . . . . . . .07:00 18:30
Wednesday, 21 November . . . . .07:00 14:30
ITS EASY TO REGISTER!
Online registration by credit card
www.aapg.org/athens
Do not send a copy by fax or mail
Online registration allows you to
know immediately which events
(short courses, field trips, luncheons,
tours, etc.) are available and if you
are registered for an event. If an
event is not available, it will not
appear on the screen or it will
indicate sold out.
Faxing or mailing your
registration will delay this process
and events may sell out while your
registration is in transit.
To add an event after you have
registered, follow the instructions on
the next page under the heading
Changes/Cancellation/Refund
Policy. Please be careful not to
register online again, as this may
result in duplicate charges.
Download a registration form or use the
form on pages 45-46.
Mail: AAPG Registration
Center c/o Exgenex
437 Turnpike St.
Canton, MA 02021-1411
USA
Phone-in Registration +1 781 821 6732
Monday Friday, 08:00 to 17:00
U.S. Eastern time.
Note: Duplicate registrations and
charges may occur if you send
more than one copy of a
registration form.
REGISTRATION TYPES
AAPG Members, Non-Members
and Student Registrants: Receive
access to the Opening Ceremony,
Icebreaker, Technical Sessions,
Exhibition and Closing Ceremony
and Celebration, as well as a copy
of the Programme Book and Abstracts
(hard-copy volume and CD).
Non-Registrants: Receive access only
to short courses and field trips for
which you register. If you do not reg-
ister for the conference and exhibi-
tion in addition to the short courses
and field trips, you will not receive
access to any activities or events dur-
ing the conference and exhibition.
One-Day Registrants: Receive
access to the Technical Sessions and
Exhibition only for the day that they
register, as well as a Programme
Book and Abstracts (hard-copy vol-
ume and CD). One-Day registra-
tions can be purchased for Monday,
Tuesday and/or Wednesday and are
valid only for that day. One-Day
registrations do not include access
to the Icebreaker.
Three-Day (Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday) Exhibition Only
Passes: Receive access to the
Exhibition and a copy of the
Exhibition floor plan. Exhibition
Only Passes do not include access
to the Icebreaker.
Guest Registrants: Receive access to
the Opening Ceremony, Icebreaker,
Guest Hospitality Suite, Technical
Sessions, Exhibition and Closing
Type By 19 September By 30 October After 30 October
Member (AAPG) US $690 US $830 US $965
Emeritus Member* (AAPG) US $345 US $415 US $485
Non-Member US $865 US $1,035 US $1,210
Guest US $175 US $175 US $175
Guest of an AAPG Emeritus Member US $85 US $85 US $85
Student Member (AAPG) US $40 US $40 US $40
Student Non-Member US $55 US $55 US $55
Sunday Registrant US $55 US $55 US $55
Non-Registrant (see Non-Registrants under Registration Types below) US $0 US $0 US $0
One-Day (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) Conference and Exhibition Member US $485 US $580 US $675
One-Day (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) Conference and Exhibition Non-Member US $605 US $725 US $850
Three-Day (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) Exhibition Only Pass US $250 US $300 US $350
* You must be a current member for a minimum of 30 years and be 65 years old before you qualify. Contact AAPG Member Services at +1 918 560 2643 to verify Emeritus Status.
Registration Fees
Register by 19 September for increased savings. No refunds will be given after 30 October.
Registration Information
44 Energy Conference and Exhibition Presented by AAPG and AAPG European Region
Registration Information
Ceremony and Celebration. A guest
must be registered by a conference
registrant; a person who qualifies
as a guest may not be a member of
AAPG or a professional in the
industry.
Sunday Registrants: Receive access
to the Opening Ceremony and
Icebreaker.
Children 13 and older will be
allowed to attend the Conference
and Exhibition if they are properly
registered (student registration) and
wearing their badge. Children under
the age of 13 will not be allowed
unless they are young enough or
small enough to be confined in a
stroller, backpack or frontpack.
CONFIRMATIONS
A detailed confirmation,
including information about the
registration type, products selected,
payment information, receipt, etc.,
will be emailed to you within 24-48
hours. Please retain this acknowl-
edgement for your records. Should
you not receive a confirmation,
please contact the AAPG Registration
Center/Exgenex by email at:
customerservice@exgenex.com or
phone at +1 781 821 6732.
Save time on-site by bringing
your confirmation that includes the
barcode. Badges and tickets will be
printed when you check in on-site.
Note: Some company systems
will not print the barcode on the
confirmation. In this case, your
registration ID number will be used.
PAYMENT
Registrations will not be
processed unless full payment is
received with the registration.
Payment may be made by check,
money order, credit card or wire
transfer. Cash payments in U.S.
dollars or euro are accepted on-site
only. AAPG does not accept purchase
orders as a form of payment and does
not invoice for conferences.
Checks or Money Orders
Make payable to: 2007 AAPG
European Region Energy Conference
in U.S. dollars.
Credit Cards
American Express, Diners Club,
Discover, MasterCard and Visa
Wire Transfer
Please email convene@aapg.org
for information on paying by wire
transfer.
If you plan on paying your
registration fee by wire transfer, give
your employer ample notice so that
AAPG receives notification of the
transfer from our bank prior to 5
November. If a wire transfer is
received after this date, we cannot
guarantee that it will be applied to
the individual record.
NAME BADGES AND TICKETS
To be admitted to any conference
activity, you must wear your official
2007 AAPG European Region Energy
Conference name badge. Information
on your badge will appear as it is
completed on your registration form.
To ensure accuracy, please print
clearly! Pre-registered attendees may
pick up badges and tickets at the
Registration Desk in the MAICC.
CHANGES/CANCELLATION/
REFUND POLICY
Changes can be made by
contacting the AAPG Registration
Center/Exgenex by email
(customerservice@exgenex.com), fax,
telephone or mail (see page 45 for
fax number and mailing address). No
amendments to your registration or
events can be made after 30 October.
Cancellations can be made by
contacting the AAPG Registration
Center/Exgenex by email
(customerservice@exgenex.com), fax,
telephone or mail (see page 45 for
fax number and mailing address) by
30 October. Cancellations received
on or before 30 October, will receive
a full refund less a $50 processing
fee. Refunds will not be issued after
30 October or for no-shows;
however, substitutions are always
allowed.
CANCELLATION OF
UNDER-SUBSCRIBED EVENTS
Please register early to help avoid
cancellation of events. We realize the
inconvenience and expense you may
incur due to cancellation and will
make every effort not to cancel any
events held in conjunction with the
conference but at times it does
become necessary to cancel events
due to under-subscription. We cannot
accept responsibility for costs
associated with any cancellations of
undersubscribed events, i.e. airline
tickets, hotel deposits, etc. Refund of
the event fees will be issued if an
event is cancelled.
SOLD OUT EVENTS
If an event is sold out, it will be
noted on the website. If you register
online and wish to be placed on the
wait list, please mark the event. If
your registration is received by mail
or fax, you will automatically be
placed on the wait list.
AN IMPORTANT
NOTE ABOUT VAT
Please be advised that a formal
ruling has been requested of the
Greek Ministry in regards to
obtaining an exemption for VAT in
relation to this event. It should be
noted that if the ruling is denied,
AAPG will have to charge VAT on
the costs.
STEP 4 PAYMENT INFORMATION
STEP 3 PRODUCTS (SEE PAGE TWO OF REGISTRATION FORM)
STEP 1 CONTACT AND DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
STEP 2 REGISTRATION
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YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE! www.aapg.org/athens
Fax the completed form to: +1 781 821 6725 or mail to: AAPG REGISTRATION CENTER
c
/o EXGENEX 437 TURNPIKE ST. CANTON, MA, USA 02021-1411
2007 ENERGY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION REGISTRATION FORM
Use one form for each registrant (Professional/Student). Please print or type legibly! No changes, cancellations or refunds after 30 October
AAPG MEMBER NUMBER
FIRST/FORENAME LAST/FAMILY/SURNAME
NICKNAME
TITLE
ORGANIZATION
ADDRESS 1
ADDRESS 2
CITY STATE ZIP/POSTAL CODE
COUNTRY
TELEPHONE FAX
MOBILE EMAIL
I am a member of: Check all that apply
O AAPG OAWG O CPC O Geological Society of London
O GSA O IAMG O NABGG O SEG O SEPM O SIPES
O SPE O SPWLA OTSOP
I am a member of these AAPG Divisions: Check all that apply
O DEG O DPA O EMD
I am an: Check all that apply
O AAPG Section President O AAPG Region President
O Affiliated Society President O DEG President
O DEG Officer O DPA President O DPA Officer
O EMD President O EMD Officer
I am a: Check all that apply
O Speaker O Poster Presenter O Session Chair
O Field Trip Leader O Short Course Instructor
My occupation is best described as:
OAcademic
O Engineer
O Geologist
O Geophysicist
O Landman
O Other _________________________________
My position is best described as:
O CEO/President
OVice President
O Manager
O Staff Employee
O Independent Consultant
O Professor
O Student
O Retired
O Other _________________________________
My gender is: O Male O Female
My age is: O 24 O 25-33 O 34-44
O 45-50 O 51-59 O 60+
My special needs are:
O Vegetarian
O Other Dietary Needs_________________________
O I need a letter for visa purposes
O I want to be a student volunteer
O Withhold my name from Exhibitor Mailing Lists
TOTAL FROM PAGE 2 OF REGISTRATION FORM
(REMEMBER TO SEND REGISTRATION PAGE 2 WHEN MAILING OR FAXING YOUR REGISTRATION FORM IF PRODUCTS ARE SELECTED) US $______________
BY 19 SEPT BY 30 OCT AFTER 30 OCT
MEMBER (AAPG) US $690 US $830 US $965 $______________
EMERITUS MEMBER* (AAPG) US $345 US $415 US $485 $______________
NON-MEMBER US $865 US $1,035 US $1,210 $______________
GUEST US $175 US $175 US $175 $______________
GUEST NAME______________________________________________
GUEST OF AN AAPG EMERITUS MEMBER US $85 US $85 US $85 $______________
EMERITUS GUEST NAME________________________________________
STUDENT MEMBER (AAPG) US $40 US $40 US $40 $______________
STUDENT NON-MEMBER US $55 US $55 US $55 $______________
SUNDAY REGISTRANT US $55 US $55 US $55 $______________
NON-REGISTRANT US $.00 US $.00 US $.00 $______________
ONE-DAY (O MON, O TUE, OR O WED) CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION AAPG MEMBER (CHECK DAY YOU ARE REGISTERING)
US $485 US $580 US $675 $______________
ONE-DAY (O MON, O TUE, OR O WED) CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION NON-MEMBER (CHECK DAY YOU ARE REGISTERING)
US $605 US $725 US $850 $______________
THREE-DAY (MON, TUE, AND WED) EXHIBITION ONLY PASS
US $250 US $300 US $350 $______________
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE FOR REGISTRATION $______________
* You must be a current AAPG Member for a minimum of 30 years and be 65 years old before you qualify. Contact AAPG Member
Service at +1 918 560 2643 to verify Emeritus Status.
All speakers, poster presenters, chairs, co-chairs and session chairs must register and pay the appropriate fee.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE WITH REGISTRATION FORM. AAPG DOES NOT INVOICE FOR CONFERENCES. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO 2007 AAPG EUROPEAN REGION ENERGY CONFERENCE.
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE (REGISTRATION STEP 2 PLUS PRODUCTS STEP 3 ) US $______________
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FEE PER NO. OF TOTAL
PERSON TICKETS COST MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
Becoming an Associate Member of AAPG enables you to register
for the conference at the Member rate.
US $40 _____ _____ Associate Member (with North American mailing address)
US $50 _____ _____ Associate Member(with non-North American mailing address)
(See page 48 for application)
FEE PER NO. OF TOTAL
PERSON TICKETS COST SPECIAL EVENTS
You are not required to register for the conference to attend the golf tournament.
US $120 _____ _____ Golfing Geoscientists ______(handicap)
US $50 _____ _____ Featured Speaker Luncheon
_________SPECIAL EVENTS TOTAL
FEE PER NO. OF TOTAL
PERSON TICKETS COST SHORT COURSES
PRE
See page 26 #1 Practical Salt Tectonics
US $600 _____ _____ #2 Modern Prospect Assessment: Risk and
*US $630 _____ _____ #2 Modern Prospect Assessment: Risk and
No Cost _____ _____ #3 Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts
(graduate students only)
POST
US $400 _____ _____ #4 Reconsideration of Fundamental
*US $430 _____ _____ #4 Reconsideration of Fundamental
US $500 _____ _____ #5 Basin Modeling Integrated with
*US $530 _____ _____ #5 Basin Modeling Integrated with
FEE PER NO. OF TOTAL
PERSON TICKETS COST FIELD TRIPS
PRE
US $950 _____ _____ #1 Structural Geology of Western Greeces
*US $980 _____ _____ #1 Structural Geology of Western Greeces
US $160 _____ _____ #2 Geology and Ancient Culture Along the
*US $190 _____ _____ #2 Geology and Ancient Culture Along the
US $145 _____ _____ #3 The Silver Mines of Ancient Athens
*US $175 _____ _____ #3 The Silver Mines of Ancient Athens
POST
US $560 _____ _____ #4 The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas
*US $590 _____ _____ #4 The Corinth Rift and Its Giant Gilbert Deltas
US $600 _____ _____ #5 Carbonate Reservoir Types and
*US $630 _____ _____ #5 Carbonate Reservoir Types and
_________ COURSES/TRIPS TOTAL
__________________ PAGE 2 TOTAL
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agree to indemnify The American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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and employees or each, from all liability for any loss, damage, or injury
sustained by me while involved in any way with the Conference and
Exhibition except that each of AAPG and the AAPG European Region is not
released from such liability to the extent the same is caused by its actual
negligence or willful misconduct.
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