Call for Abstracts is Closed

The technical program for ICE 2017 is currently being selected and will be announced soon. Abstracts were submitted under the following themes:


Theme 1: 100 Years of Global Exploration: Regional Geoscience

  • Global-Scale Paleogeography and Stratigraphic Correlation
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America and Caribbean

Theme 2: Polar Petroleum Potential (3P)

  • Circum-Arctic Petroleum Systems
  • Arctic Resource Endowments
  • Recent Arctic Exploration Activity and Results
  • Geodynamics and Evolution of Arctic Basins

Theme 3: Exploration and Production in Mature Basins

  • Exploration in Mature Basins
  • Near-Field Exploration
  • New Plays in Old Basins
  • Mature Basins as Analogues
  • Rejuvenation of Sub-Economic Plays
  • Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Well Testing and Production Logging
  • Improved Recovery/Productivity in Carbonate Reservoirs
  • EOR/IOR Global Case Studies

Theme 4: New and Emerging Exploration Basins

  • Where Are The Last Frontiers?
  • Using Analogs Globally
  • Subsalt Plays
  • Exploration in Magmatic Basins
  • Syn-Rift Versus Post-Rift Petroleum Systems
  • Intraplate/Cratonic Basins
  • The Anatomy of Play Openers: Case Studies
  • The Importance of Outcrop Analogues
  • Methods for Prediction Into "White Space"

Theme 5: Deepwater Exploration and Production

  • Emerging Deepwater Exploration Provinces
  • Impact of Modern Seismic and Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Stratigraphic Traps: Are They Emerging?
  • Integrated Source-To-Sink Sedimentary Systems
  • Classic Depositional Models and Paradigm Shifts
  • Physical and Numerical Modelling
  • Impact of Modern Non-Seismic Geophysical Methods
  • Advances in Seismic Acquisition and Processing In Deepwater
  • Production Challenges In Deepwater

Theme 6: Integration of Geophysics with Geology

  • Advances in Seismic Acquisition and Imaging
  • Advances in Electromagnetics
  • Advances in Potential Field Methods
  • Petrophysics, Borehole Geophysics and Modeling
  • Quantitative Interpretation
  • Geophysical Methods for Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Seismic Inversion, Full Waveform, Multi-Physics And Beyond
  • AVO, Seismic Attributes and Spectral Decomposition
  • Fracture Prediction Using Geophysics
  • Fluid and Pore Pressure Prediction
  • Seep Hunting and Shallow Hazards
  • Seismic For Unconventionals
  • Passive Seismic Monitoring
  • Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Theme 7: Reservoirs: Siliciclastic, Carbonate and Mixed

  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Lithofacies, Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality
  • Reservoir Provenance Versus Presence/Quality
  • Tertiary Carbonates (Modern and Ancient) Case Studies
  • Microbial Carbonates
  • Improved Recovery and Productivity From Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Mixed Clastic/Carbonate Systems
  • Advanced Geophysical Methods for Reservoir Characterization
  • Integrated Reservoir Modeling
  • Outcrops as Analogues

Theme 8: Unconventional Exploration and Production

  • Mapping Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Regional Environmental Impact Considerations
  • Shale Gas Case Histories
  • Fractured Shale
  • Tight Gas Sandstone Reservoirs
  • Oil From Shales and Carbonate Mudstones
  • Heavy Oil and Ultra-Heavy Oil
  • Coal Bed Methane and Coal Seam Gas
  • Gas Hydrates: The Future?
  • Tar Sands
  • Economics of Unconventional Exploration
  • The Sequence Stratigraphy of Resource Plays
  • Geothermal Energy From Sedimentary Basins

Theme 9: Traps and Structural Geology

  • Structural Traps
  • Traps, Seals, Fault and Fracture Networks
  • Fault Seals and Risk Assessment
  • Folded Belts
  • Fractured Reservoirs
  • Fractured Basement Plays
  • Inversion-Related Traps
  • Salt Tectonics and Related Traps
  • Shale Tectonics
  • Sub-Basalt Traps

Theme 10: Petroleum Systems and Basin Modelling

  • Geochemistry
  • Basin Evolution and Fill History
  • Source Rock Geochemistry
  • Burial History and Diagenesis
  • Generation and Migration History
  • Lacustrine and Marine Source Rocks
  • Salt-Related Petroleum Systems
  • Uncertainty in Petroleum Systems Analysis
  • Pitfalls in Basin Modelling
  • Paleogeographies and GDE Mapping
  • Play Fairway Analysis

Theme 11: Health, Safety, Security and Environment

  • HSSE Management Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Contingency Planning
  • Fluid Remediation (Drilling, Oil and Produced Fluids)
  • Safety Leadership and Culture
  • Carbon Capture/Storage
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development Projects
  • Managing Non-Technical Risks in Exploration
  • Hydrogeology in an Exploration Context

Theme 12: History of Petroleum Exploration

  • 100 Years History of AAPG
  • The Claims of First Oil Production: Global Case Studies
  • Do We, And If So, How Much We Learn From Early Explorers In A Basin?
  • History of Petroleum Exploration in the UK and the Rest of Europe
  • The Future of Exploration Technologies