30th Annual Convention and Seminar on Exploration Geophysics

Association of Exploration Geophysicists organized its 30th Annual Convention and Seminar on Exploration Geophysics during 16-19 Novemberm 2005 at Pune, India. The Special theme of this seminar was What lies under the Deccan Trap?. The seminar was sponsored and Co-Sponsored by by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.,Oil India Ltd., Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, and Reliance Industries Ltd., and Supported by Gas Authority of India Ltd., De Beers,GeologicalSurvey of India and CSIR and also supported by many 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.

Coinciding with the seminar, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi sponsored one-day Workshop on Earthquake Seismology, Tsunamis and related studies was organised on 18th November, 2005. The aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists from different organizations engaged in seismological and related studies.

Special Theme: WHAT LIES UNDER THE DECCAN TRAP?

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  17th November, 2005, by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Honíble Minister of State in the Prime Ministerís Office, New Delhi has Inaugurated the Seminar and Exhibition.

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 2m x 2m 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 Geological Survey of India. for their excellent display.

Glimpses of the Seminar

Lightning of lamp by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Honíble Minister of State in the Prime Ministerís Office, New Delhi
Inagural address by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Honíble Minister of State in the Prime Ministerís Office, New Delhi
Glance at the Exhibition by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Honíble Minister of State in the Prime Ministerís Office, New Delhi and other dignitaries are also seen
Release of the AEG Souvenir
Prof. Y. Sreedhar Murthy, Secretary, AEG presenting a report on AEG activities

Dr.B.P.K. Patro, NGRI, Hyderabad presenting a paper on the special theme: What lies under the Deccan Trap?

Dr.C.P.Rajendran, Eminent earth scientist, CESS, Thiruvananthapuram delivering his address on the One day Workshop on Earthquake Seismology, Tsunamis and related studies on 18th November, 2005 Dr.G. Latha NIOT, Chennai presenting a paper on the One day Workshop on Earthquake Seismology, Tsunamis and related studies on 18th November, 2005
Section of Audience attending the seminar Mr. Jaydip Guha, Reliance Industries, Mumbai presenting a paper