3rd South Asian Geosciences Conference and Exhibition
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2nd International Conference and Exhibition at India Expo Centre and Mart
Theme: Exploring and Producing beyond Frontiers
Expo XXI, Greater Noida, New Delhi
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.
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.
4th Conference and Exibhition
Expo XXI, Greater Noida, New Delhi, 17-19 September 2008
Conference Theme : Investing in Geoscience to Secure the Future
16 to 19 September 2008 Conference
17 to 19 September 2008 Exhibition
Expo XXI, Greater Noida, New Delhi
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3rd APG Conference and Exhibition
Exploring Exploration-Mind over Machine
September 21st to 24th, 2006, Goa, India
Third APG conference and exhibition was held in Hotel Ramada Caravela Beach Resort, Salcette, Goa from September 21st to 24th, 2006. The conference was inaugurated by Hon. Shri Digambar Kamat, Minister of Power, Govt. of Goa. Prof. N. P. Zapivalov from Russian Academy of Natural Sciences was the guest of honour. Shri R. S. Sharma CMD, ONGC, Shri A. K. Hazarika, Director (Onshore), ONGC, Shri U. N. Bose, Director (T&FS) and Shri D. K. Pande, Director (Exploration), ONGC graced the inaugural session. jointly organized by APG and SPG. Shri Apurba Saha, President SPG also graced the inaugural session. The theme of the conference was “Exploring Exploration-Mind over Machine”. The conference was divided into eight technical sessions viz.
- Looking beyond established fields
- Deep water processes and plays
- Revisiting outcrops for exploration and exploitation
- Discovering future giants
- Creative mind for difficult oil and gas
- Innovations in exploration technology
- Bridging the energy gap: Alternate resources, and
- Exploring deeper pays and basement. The conference was attended by more than 500 delegates including around 30 over sea delegates from USA, UK, Canada, Russia and Australia
There were nine key note addresses, twelve invited lectures, fourteen oral presentations and ninety nine poster presentations covering all the sub-themes of the conference. In addition to scientific deliberations a quiz competition was held for students on first day of the conference. Further, the students who had submitted papers on the themes, viz. Role of field geology in hydrocarbon exploration, Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary modeling, were invited and financially supported by the APG. Additionally, a separate session was held on Academia Industry interface which was chaired by Shri D. K. Pande, Director (Exploration), ONGC and was attended by distinguished academicians and leaders from the oil industry. Following decisions were taken during the meeting:
- APG should act as a nodal agency for providing courses related to petroleum geosciences
- The petroleum industry should contribute developing industry related syllabi for post graduate courses, and
- Industry should contribute by providing faculties for taking up 3-6 months courses in the universities.
The APG also organized four pre-conference short courses on the topics:
- Reservoir Geology (Faculty: Dr John Kaldi, University of Adelaide, Australia)
- Balancing Structure Cross Sections – An Essential Tool for Hydrocarbon Exploration (Faculty: Dr. D. K. Mukhopadhyay, IIT, Roorkee)
- Extensional Basins: “Back to Basics” Course to find more Oil and Gas (Faculty: Dr John R. Conolly, Chairman, Rawson Resources Ltd., Australia, Dr David Hobday, Advisor, Molopo, Australia and Shri C. Mahapatra, GEOPIC, ONGC, India) and
- Sequence Stratigraphy : Principles and Applications (Faculty: Dr Octavian Catuneanu, University of Alberta)
Fourteen exhibitors participated in the conference. The best exhibitors award was shared by ONGC and Schlumberger Ltd. The best oral and poster presentation awards were given to Mr Sourab Saha of IIT, Mumbai and Mr J. K. Samal of ONGC, respectively. In the student’s category, the first prize was given to Miss Lorela Cornelius, Miss Rupsa Bose both of IIT, Roorkee and Mr Deepak Goswami of DBS PG College, Dehradun under the category Role of Field Geology, Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary Modeling, respectively. The life time achievement award was bestowed on Shri P. K. Chandra, Former Vice Chairman ONGC which carried a cash prize of Rupees two lakhs, a silver plaque and a citation. During the conference three books entitled “Sequence Stratigraphy: Rewarding Concepts for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development (Authored by Shri R. S. Bansal and R. N. Chakraborty, ONGC), “Geological Settings and Petroleum Systems of India’s East Coast Offshore Basins” (Authored by Shri Ravi Bastia, Reliance Industries Ltd.) and “Structural Geology for Petroleum Geoscientists” (Authored by Prof. D. K. Mukhopadhyay, IIT, Roorkee) were released. During the valedictory function while appreciating the efforts put in by the outgoing executive body of the APG, a new executive body nominated by the Advisory Council was announced by Shri James Peters, Secretary which comprises of:
Executive Body of the APG - Goa Chapter
|President||Shri Jokhan Ram, ONGC|
|Vice President||Shri D. P. Sahasrabudhe, ONGC|
|Vice President||Shri James Peters, ONGC|
|Secretary||Shri Anand Sahu, logy), ONGC|
|Joint Secretary||Dr. Jagmohan Singh, ONGC|
|Treasurer||Dr. A. S. Kale, ONGC|
|Editor||Dr. S. S. Rathore, ONGC|
2nd APG Conference and Exhibition on “Promoting Excellence in Exploration for More Oil & Gas”
The Association of Petroleum Geologists held its second Conference and Exhibition on “Promoting Excellence in Exploration for more Oil & Gas” at Khajuraho, MP from 24-26 September 2004. The event was preceded by essay competitions for college students and APG student members in tune with the Government of India’s announcement of 2004 “Year of Scientific Awareness”. A science quiz was also organized for school and college students of Panna, Khajuraho and Chhatarpur areas. Three pre-conference short courses were held. They were attended by 60 participants from ONGC, RIL, Cairn Energy India Pvt. Ltd., HOEC and OIL. The short courses were conducted by experts such as Dr. G. Shanmugam, Dr. Dilip Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Noah Jaffey, Dr. John Conolly and Dr. David Hobday. The main conference was inaugurated by Dr. Neil F. Hurley, Vice Presiden AAPG, USA and the guest of Honour was Prof. D.H. Welte. Other dignitaries on the dais were Mr. Y.B. Sinha, Patron APG, Dr. D.Ray, President APG, Mr. Jokhan Ram, Vice President APG and Mr. D.P. Sahasrabudhe, Vice President APG. In all, 39 invited as well as oral presentations were covered in Seven Technical Sessions. Poster presentations were made over two days covering 71 papers. The best oral presentation was bagged by Dr. Narendera Pendkar while best poster presentations were awarded to Shri S. Prabhakar, et. al., Shri N.K. Verma, et. al, Shri S. Rath, et. al and Shri D.S. Ray, et. al. The best exhibitor’s award was given to M/s Schlumberger. A number of suggestions were put forth at the Conference and the APG has summarized them into 15 different aspects to achieve excellence in exploration for more oil and gas. Follow up actions are being taken up to target the energy security of our nation. The Conference and Exhibition also witnessed display of Technologies and Services of eleven companies including ONGC, Schlumberger etc. The event was sponsored by ONGC, Schlumberger, GAIL, Cairn Energy India Private Limited, Large (Laboratory of Geodynamics) and Oil India Limited.