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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Convenes in New Orleans April 11-14

April 10, 2010

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Convenes in
New Orleans April 11-14
Approximately 6,000 attendees from nearly 90 countries will consider more than 1,000 technical presentations ranging from global climate change to challenges in exploration, directly impacting the New Orleans region's oil and gas industry

WHAT: AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), Halls E-F

WHEN: April 11-14, 2010

AAPG, the world's largest geoscience organization with more than 35,000 members in 120 countries, will hold its Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) April 11-14 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

ACE is an international gathering of geosciences professionals sharing insights and solutions to the most pressing issues facing the petroleum exploration and production industry. This includes the latest theories and techniques for locating hydrocarbon resources, as well as discussions of environmental and business concerns. In the exhibition hall, attendees will learn about the latest oil and gas exploration technologies and services available from 200+ exhibitors. Under one roof, they’ll find everything from reservoir evaluation, geological modeling, basin studies and modeling analysis, computer software, geological studies as well as consulting, geophysical interpretation and more.

The last time AAPG met in New Orleans was in 2000, and this year’s meeting is set to generate millions of dollars in economic impact.



  • Sun, April 11: Voluntourism project at Chevron Tree Farm, New Orleans City Park, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Mon, April 12: Luncheon featuring Robert (Bobby) Ryan, Vice President of Global Exploration, Chevron; NOMCC, La Nouvelle Ballroom B-C, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Mon, April 12: Presentation featuring Aubrey K. McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy on the future of shale gas, NOMCC, Halls D-E, Rooms 243-245, 5:10-6 p.m.
  • Tues, April 13: All topics relating to South Louisiana, Rooms 252-254

o 10:50 a.m. “South Louisiana–Today and Tomorrow”
o 11:10 a.m. “Ultra Deep Play on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf”
o 11:30 a.m. “Davy Jones–A Major Wilcox Discovery and Its Implications for the Ultra- Deep Play in the Gulf of Mexico’s Shallow Waters”
o 1:25-4:30 p.m. Afternoon poster sessions on “Exploration and Production of Shale Gas Resources,” with a few highlighting Haynesville Shale – Exhibits Hall Poster Area
o 3:40-5 p.m. “The Future of U.S. Energy Session, featuring ‘A Pathway to Clean Energy’” presented by Dag Nummedal, Director, Colorado Energy Research Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, Rooms 238-239

  • Wed, April 14: Five Expert panel–Global Climate Change Forum, NOMCC, Halls D-E, Rooms 243-245, 1:15-4:30 p.m.


Sun, April 11: 5-7:30 p.m. (Icebreaker Reception)
Mon, April 12-Tues, April 13: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wed, April 14, 8:30 a.m.-Noon

PRESS ROOM: Hall D, Room 240; Phone: 504-670-6102

Sun, April 11: Noon-4 p.m.
Mon, April 12-Tues, April 13: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed, April 14: 8 a.m.-Noon

AAPG: Larry M. Nation,, 1-800-364-2274 ext. 648
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048,; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962,
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027,