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Field Expedition & Workshop in Leh Valley

 

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ASSOCIATION OF  PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS

Announces

Field Expedition & Workshop in

Leh Valley

 

 

 

Programme

 

Duration:      1 – 9 August     (9 days)

 

Day- 1:

Registration and departure from Dehradun and stay and acclimatization  at Manali/Solang and Pre-field discussion

Day –2:

Stay and field work in Jispa

Day –3:    

Stay and field session at Leh

Day –4:

Field session at Pangong Tso (lake) and back to Leh

Day –5:

Field session  between Leh - Khardung La and stay at Nubra

Day –6:

Field session  around Nubra and back to Leh

Day -7:

Field session  around Drass

Day -8:

Return to Srinagar/Sonmarg & Valedictory Session

Day -9:

Srinagar-Delhi (Air), Delhi-Dehradun (Road)

As far as possible the participants would be accommodated in hotels.

 

Faculty:

 

Dr. R.J. Azmi, a well known micropaleontologist and stratigrapher who has extensively worked in the Tethyan and Lesser Himalayan zones.

 

   Dr. Rajeev Upadhyay, an eminent Himalayan
   geologist with specialization in regional mapping
   of Ladakh and its structure and tectonics.

 

Leh in Indus Valley (Ladakh, J&K) is world renowned as a geological museum of India-Asia collision and rise of the Himalaya. Except some minor interruptions almost the entire Precambrian to Eocene stratigraphic succession is preserved along the Manali – Leh road with ophiolitic mélange in the collision zone which will be unravelled through key stratigraphic sections and traverses. We will cross the highest motorable pass of Khardung La (5359m) and from there we will have an overview of Shyok and Nubra Valleys and the Karakorum Mountain.

              The varied landforms caused due to weathering and erosion at high altitude cold desert would also be studied. Traverses through Indus Valley would give the Geoscientists an insight into the numerous processes involved in carving out the spectacular valley.

The field workshop on way to Leh would focus on the importance of Field Geology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentation and Tectonics of the Indus Suture Zone.

      Who should participate

  • Exploration Geoscientists
     
  • Structural Geologists
     
  • Sedimentologists,Biostratigraphers& Stratigraphers.
     
  • Participants should be medically fit and in sound health for the geological field work in high altitude area (at 4000m+)

Weather in the month of August would be pleasant during the day time & cold at night.

Maximum temperatures  will be  20-25°C  &  minimum 10-15°C. (Night).

Participant should carry sufficient woolens and a wind cheater, as it is quite windy during day time.

Indian Delegate: Rs 75,000.00

NRI &

Foreign Delegate:US $ 2,500.00

 

Inclusive of boarding & lodging, all road travel from Dehradun to Manali – Leh -Srinagar & around Leh, kit and course material. Boarding & lodging will be on twin sharing basis.  

Field trip is reserved on first-come-first–serve basis as the course is limited to 30 participants. APG does not maintain insurance covering illness or injury for individuals during field trips. Please check your personal insurance before travelling

Contact Address : -

Secretary,

Association of Petroleum Geologists

3rd Floor, S & T Building, KDMIPE,ONGC

9, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun 248 195

                    Phone: 0135-2795716, 2795222                      
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