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GEO India 2011 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater NOIDA, New Delhi from 12th to 14th January, 2011


GEO India 2011 - 2nd International Conference and exposition was organised by the the Association of Petroleum Geologists (APG), India in association with AAPG, USA and AEM, Bahrain at the historic city of Delhi on the theme “Exploring and Producing beyond Frontiers”. About 1700 delegates and exhibitors from 28 countries attended the conference.

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The event was mainly Sponsored by ONGC, DGH, ONGC Videsh Ltd., Schlumberger, Dewanchand Group, Oil India Ltd., CGG Veritas, Land Tech, Parsan, Assam Company India Ltd., Gore Creative Tech. Worldwide, Dana Geophysics, Jubilant Energy, Senergy and Simplex.

The second largest geoscience exhibition in Asia demonstrated a diverse range of geoscience products and services from leading Indian and international companies. This record breaking event attracted 65 exhibiting companies from 28 countries; Australia, the Peoples’ Republic of China, Canada, France, Hungary, Malaysia, Iran, India, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, Singapore, Norway, Egypt, Poland, Germany, Kuwait, Greece, Nigeria, Russia, Qatar, Bahrain, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Netherland, Portugal, Switzerland.

GEO INDIA 2011 Inaugurated >>

GEO India 2011 a mega event was inaugurated with the ceremonial lamp lighting by Mr. R.S Sharma, C&MD, ONGC and General Chairman of Executive Committee of GEO India 2011 along with other dignitaries Mr. D.K.Pande, Director (E) and Patron, APG, Mr. S.Rath, Deputy Director General, DGH, Mr. B.N.Talukdar, Director (E&D), OIL, Mr. P.K Bhowmick, President, APG , Mr. David Rensink, President AAPG and Mr. N.K. Verma, Vice Prsident, APG and Co-ordinator, GEO India 2011. It had a splendid opening with display of a short film on Geo India 2011. The Abstract CD of the technical papers and technical programme booklet was released by Mr. R S Sharma and Mr. D K Pande. The event was gleamed with the presentation of Life Time Achievement award conferred on Dr. S K Biswas for his outstanding contribution to Geosciences.

The event was organised to share our thoughts, views, ideas, experiences, technology, techniques and processes amongst the oil men so that we all move ahead together to attain energy security for India and an energy equilibrium for the world . 220 high quality presentations including plenary, Key Note speeches, oral and poster presentations were made in the conference technical program comprising 21 oral technical sessions. Like 'GEO India2008' in this Conference & Exposition also, more than 150 post graduate geosciences students and Academia members from more than 20 Universities and IITs have actively participate in various technical activities like papers and posters followed by an active student-Academia interaction program. This has lead to culminate on strong emphasis for promoting creative talent of the budding geoscientists and provide them with ample opportunities for involvement in full scale E&P activity and also, to induce them for choosing geosciences as future career. This is an urgent need of the E&P industry worldwide to bring in the new talent in the industry to shoulder the growing responsibilities and to take baton from the outgoing seniors in large numbers.

Mr. N.K Verma, Coordinator of the GEO India 2011 elaborated on various initiatives which APG has undertaken to promote young budding geoscientists and also proposed the vote of thanks to all who made this event possible including organising committee member and students of Asian School of Media Studies. The veterans were felicitated with a souvenir and citations at the end of the inauguration ceremony.