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Call for Abstracts Open — Submit Now!

Submission Deadline: 6 February 2020

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), in conjunction with the Association of Spanish Geologists and Geophysicists of Petroleum (AGGEP), is proud to host the 2020 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, 28 September–1 October 2020. Now is the time to share your knowledge, insights, and research to help guide our geosciences community to expand frontiers and unlock resources for future generations.

The Technical Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts under the following theme/subthemes that have direct application to the industry. In particular, abstracts that deal with the hottest, most relevant play areas, both domestic and international, are most desirable. The committee also encourages case studies that illustrate the successful implementation of new techniques and technologies. In addition, student participation is a priority — AAPG ICE is an invaluable opportunity to showcase graduate research that advances the industry.

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Themes and Subthemes for ICE 2020 Technical Program

Theme 1: Basins and Petroleum Systems


  • Mediterranean Deep-Water Plays
  • African Deep-Water Plays
  • North Sea Plays of the Future
  • Russia and FSU Plays of the Future
  • Middle East Plays of the Future
  • Biogenic Petroleum Systems
  • Basin Modeling and Geochemistry

Theme 2: Unconventional Resources


  • Global Perspectives of Unconventional Resources
  • Unconventional Plays in Europe, Africa, and Middle East
  • Application of New Technologies to Unconventional Resources

Theme 3: Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Geomechanics


  • Extensional Environments
  • Fold and Thrust Belts
  • Salt Tectonics
  • Fractured Reservoirs Case Studies
  • Geomechanics

Theme 4: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology


  • Siliciclastics
  • Carbonates and Evaporites
  • Shales
  • Stratigraphic Forward Modeling

Theme 5: Geophysics


  • Seismic Imaging, Processing, and Acquisition
  • Non-Seismic Geophysical Techniques
  • DHI Applications in Exploration
  • Seismic Reservoir Characterization and Rock Physics

Theme 6: Development Geosciences and Mature Fields


  • Reservoir Modeling and Characterization
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Extending Asset Life Through Near Field Exploration
  • Mature Basins Rejuvenation Case Studies
  • First Oil Acceleration/Shortening the Cycle

Theme 7: Energy Transition


  • CO2 CCS
  • Gas Storage
  • Geothermal

Theme 8: Digitalization in Geosciences


  • Cloud Applications
  • Information Data Management Trends
  • Machine Learning/Automated Interpretation of G&G Data