23rd Annual Convention and Seminar on Exploration Geophysics

Special Theme: Engineering and Environmental Studies


Jointly Organized by
Geological Survey of India
North Eastern Council
Oil & Natural Gas Corpn. Limited
Oil India Limited
Indian Society of Engineering Geology
Association of Exploration Geophysicists

The geology of the North East India endowed with rich mineral and hydrocarbon deposits is not documented sufficiently. There is a need to highlight the geological and technical framework of this region to initiate research in understanding the complicated geology of this thrusted region, through modern exploration tools.

Focusing on the geological problems that are characteristic to North East India, the special theme for this seminar was Engineering and Environmental Studies. This seminar was of immense value to professional geoscientists, industrial planners, investors, engineering Geologists and research scholars of geosciences. Attendees at the seminar shared a comprehensive review of the geological, geophysical and engineering challenges.

About 60 papers were presented during the 2 day technical (Oral and Poster) sessions. The Following papers were adjudged as the best papers and the MBR Rao Gold medal was awarded to the best paper

Best Paper : Awarded the MBR Rao Gold Medal

         A Re-look into gravity field of northeast Indiaby J.V. Rama Rao and R.M.C. Prasad

Second best paper

        Processing and Interpretation of Ground Magnetic Data Acquired along Silchar-Imphal-Loresh corridor (Eastern Cachar and Manipur Area) by D. Rai and V. Ramaswamy

Third best paper

        Mixing Geometries in 3D Seismic Data Acquisition - A Case Study by R. Dasgupta, A. Das, A. Kumar, T. Bhattacharya, D.S. Manral and B.M. Sinha

Best poster presentation

        Petroleum Potential of Tanzania Deep Sea Basin by A.D. Makishe and O.S. Mtunguja