July 15-17 | AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop | Brazil

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Latin America GTW

Unconventional Resources: New Ideas for Future Challenges in Brazil

Although the pre-salt region of southeastern Campos Basin is the current focus of exploration in Brazil, especially by Petrobras, other areas in the country present significant play potential. The ANP (Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels) plans a Bid Round this year to offer operators 174 exploration blocks in sedimentary basins located in the equatorial margin. Half of the blocks are located onshore and half represent offshore opportunities. Unconventional plays should be contemplated in companies’ analysis of these blocks.

In this context, AAPG Latin America Region and the Asociacão Brasileira de Geólogos de Petroleo (ABGP) will co-host this interdisciplinary workshop. The workshop begins with the basics of unconventional resource plays, including play evaluation. Later sessions include technical presentations and research from leading companies and universities in Latin America, North America, Europe and the Middle East. Global analogies will examine lessons learned for effective exploration and production methods used in tight gas sands, fractured carbonates, and shale oil/gas reservoirs. Presentations on the social and environmental aspects of unconventional play development, including mitigation, will round out the workshop program. Following each session, all GTW participants will participate in small group discussion and knowledge sharing. The process results in a unique exchange of ideas, experiences, and opportunities for future collaboration.

For more information, visit the show website.

Organizer AAPG
Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the world-wide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today. Currently ...

Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the world-wide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today.


Currently the world's largest professional geological society with over 30,000 members, AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.


AAPG supports a code of ethics for professional geologists to assure employers and clients of the integrity of its members.


The Association is guided by officers and a House of Delegates elected annually. The organization's programs are administered by an Executive Director and staff located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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When?

Sun, Jul. 15 - Tue, Jul. 17, 2012
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Av. Atlântica, 4240, Nível D
Rio de Janeiro 22070-002
Brasil
One of the world’s most beautiful locations with Ipanema on one side and fabulous waterfront views of Copacabana on the other side. The 5-star Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is just 40 minutes from the Tom Jobim International Airport and only 15 minutes from Santos Dumont Airport. Airport-hotel shuttle services ...

One of the world’s most beautiful locations with Ipanema on one side and fabulous waterfront views of Copacabana on the other side. The 5-star Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is just 40 minutes from the Tom Jobim International Airport and only 15 minutes from Santos Dumont Airport. Airport-hotel shuttle services are available to all GTW Brazil participants.

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