EAGE – European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers: EAGE Paris 2004, 66th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Paris, France 7 - 10 June 2004. (see website at www.eage.org)

Special Executive Session: Geosciences and Engineering and the Future of Energy Resources – Chairmen: Pierre Bauquis, IFP – Olivier Dubrule, President EAGE 2004-2005: The topic should be understood in a wide sense: the general topic of the conference is “Sharing the Earth” and EAGE has both a Petroleum and a Near-Surface Geoscience Division. Thus, we want to address the subject from a perspective not limited to Petroleum.

Pierre Bauquis will give an introductory talk on the topic of: “New life for the geoscientists after the oil and gas peaks”. We are then expecting presentations of at least two petroleum majors on the topic of ultimate oil reserves: “What Contribution from Exploration” and “What Contribution from Improved Recovery Rates (conventional and non-conventional)”. We expect the presenters to project themselves in the future and address the following: with the oil peaks approaching, the growing difficulty to find oil and produce it, the growing environment constraints related to greenhouse gases, what is the activity of the petroleum geoscientist/engineer likely to be in 10-15 years?

To conclude the session, Ghislain de Marsilly has tentatively accepted to discuss the future role of the geoscientist from an hydrogeology and water resources perspective, whilst John Ludden (from CNRS in France) has agreed to discuss the future of European Geoscience Research. A round-table discussion involving the speakers and the attendees will then conclude the session.

Special Afternoon Executive Session: Multidisciplinarity and Integration – Chairmen: Patrick Corbett, Heriot-Watt University – Ian Jack, Consultant.

The Dedicated Sessions and Chairmen include:Geosciences Aspects of Nuclear Waste Disposal: Markku Peltoniemi (Helsinki Univ. of Tech.) & Jacques Delay (ANDRA) Soil Remediation in the Oil and Mineral Industries: Frank Haesler (IFP) & Vikram Paul (Shell)

Very High Resolution Seismics Applied to Shallow Exploration: Pierre Andrieux (Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris) & Jean-Luc Mari (IFP)

Are Multicomponent Vector Fields Finally Becoming a Reality?: Pierre-Yves Granger (CGG), Robert Garotta (CGG) & Lasse Amundsen (Statoil)

Porosity and Fluid Detection in Chalk Reservoirs: Gary Mavko (Stanford University) & Peter Japsen (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland)

New Insights from Deepwater Reservoir Models and Production: Paul Weimer (Colorado Univ) & Remi Eschard (IFP)

Prediction and Assessment of “Double Porosity” Carbonate Reservoirs: Gregor Eberli (Miami University) & Florence Vieban (Total)

Recent Results on Continental Margin Processes

Exploration Results from the North and South Atlantic: Eric Deville (IFP) & Snorre Olaussen (ENI Norge AS)

From the Geological Society of London (UK) www.geolsoc.org.uk/ Introduction: The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience. It is a learned and professional body, and a Registered Charity. It exists to promote the geosciences and the professional interests of UK geoscientists. It received its Royal Charter in 1825 for the purpose of “investigating the mineral structure of the Earth” and is now Britain’s national society for geoscience.

Both a learned society and a professional body, the Geological Society is also the UK chartering authority for geoscience, able to award Chartered Geologist status upon appropriately qualified Fellows. Of the Society’s 9000+ Fellowship, about 1500 live outside the UK. Fellows are bound by the Society’s Code of Conduct. Since 1874 the Society has been based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, (picture) in apartments built to house it and other learned Societies around the courtyard of the original Burlington House (now the Royal Academy of Arts).

The Second International Professional Geology Conference at Burlington House (London, UK) 14 - 16 June 2004: Hosted by the Geological Society of London for the European Federation of Geologists, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (Note: APEGGA is a constituent association in CCPG): Theme: The Professional Geologist in the 21st Century – Challenges and Demands.

The Geological Society is pleased to announce that London will host the second in the series of international conferences on professional issues facing geoscientists, supported by the European Federation of Geologists, the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists. Two days of technical sessions will be held at Burlington House, followed by site visits on the third day to interesting sites around the southeast of England.

The conference will explore the challenges facing the professional geoscientist in the 21st century – including ethical issues, their roles in legislative and regulatory settings and as advisor to governments, development of professional skills by education and training and the geoscientists’ role in sustainable management of national resources, including planning and land use management. These themes will be considered by reference to case histories in three main areas: Infrastructure development, 21st century quarrying and management and protection of water resources. Following this, additional sessions will focus on ethical issues, continuing education and the relationship of professional practice to society.

GeoScience World – See www.GeoScienceWorld.org

A new world of Earth science publishing opens up January 2004. Six leading Earth science societies and one institute have agreed to develop cooperatively an electronic research resource unprecedented in the Earth sciences. For two years the founding organizations (AAPG, AGI, GSA, GSL, MSA, SSG, & SEG) have been developing plans for GeoScienceWorld. Final agreement allows implementation of the plan. A prospectus will be sent in January to societies and other journal publishers potentially interested in participating . A free trial period for potential subscribers is anticipated prior to the launch of paid online subscription service later this year. Charter online subscription rates will be announced this summer.



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