29th Annual Convention and Seminar on Exploration Geophysics

Association of Exploration Geophysicists organized its 29th Annual Convention and Seminar on Exploration Geophysics during 2 -5 November, 2004,Guwahati, Assam, India. The Special theme of this seminar was Petroleum Exploration in India : Emerging Knowledge Base. The seminar was sponsored by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Co-sponsored by Oil India Ltd., and Schlumberger and supported bymany government and private organisations engaged in geoscientific activities in India. This seminar is of immense value to professional geoscientists, industrial planners, investors, engineering geologists and research scholars of geosciences. The delegates at the seminar shared a comprehensive review of the geological, geophysical, engineering and educational challenges. A number of renowned geoscientists from India and abroad presented state of art practices in geosciences. This was a unique opportunity to enjoy a broad cross-section of geology, geophysics and related technology in the technical sessions, poster sessions, exhibition and field trips.

A pre-seminar, one-day Workshop on Geosciences and Tectonics of North east India was organised on 2nd November, 2004. Eminent Geoscientists from earth science institutes, organisations and universities participated in the Workshop. Dr. S.K. Acharyya, Former Director General, Geological Survey of India and Emeritus Scientist of Jadavpur University and Dr. J.R.Kayal, Director (Geophysics), Geological Survey of India, Kolkata delivered Key note address. After the presentation of invited papers, a group discussion was held wherein the geoscientists representong Hydrocarbon, Mineral, groundwater and Academic and Research Institutes participated and exchanged their views. Many useful suggestions were made to disseminate geological information of this important region of India.

Special Theme: PETROLUEM EXPLORATION IN INDIA:
                                   EMERGING  KNOWLEDGE  BASE

Geophysical Exploration for hydrocarbons

Geophysical Exploration for minerals including coal and atomic minerals

Geophysical exploration for groundwater, engineering &

environmental studies

Geophysical data processing, interpretation & modelling

Integration of geosciences

Geodynamics and Seismology

Future Trends and Technologies

Exhibition

                  An impressive exhibition of geophysical and allied instruments and state of art practices was inaugurated on  3rd November, 2004, by Shri R.K.Dutta, Chairman and Managing Director, Oil India Limited.

The exhibition enables delegates to gain a comprehensive overview of the products and services available as well as an opportunity to discuss the latest developments with representatives from the major companies serving the needs of the exploration industry. Exhibits will span all sectors of the exploration industry, from minerals and petroleum to engineering and the environment. A wide range of publications of AEG and other institutions were also exhibited. The Unit space available for the exhibitor is 9' x 9' and the cost of the unit is Rs. 40,000/- (US$ 1000 for foreign exhibitors). Further details can be obtained from the AEG Secretariat.

The Best Exhibitor Award was presented to Oil India Ltd. for their excellent display.

Glimpses of the Seminar