If you want to get to know more about ‘Earth Science for Energy and Environment’ there is no better way than coming to Madrid on 1-4 June for EAGE’s Annual Meeting. Adopting this theme for EAGE’s 77th Conference & Exhibition is an invitation to meet fellow professionals, catch up with old friends, share experiences, and at the same time appreciate and learn from the breadth and depth of geoscience and engineering activities around the world.
The event (main sponsors Repsol, Saudi Aramco, KPC, ExxonMobil) includes a large conference - more than 1000 technical oral and poster presentations - and a technical exhibition presenting the latest developments in geophysics, geology and reservoir/petroleum engineering on 22 000 m2 gross exhibition space. And what location could be more convivial than Madrid, one of the most popular conference destinations.
The main business of the meeting is how the multi-disciplinary approach to oil and gas exploration and production fostered by EAGE can contribute to meeting the energy demands of the future. What if efficient alternatives take longer than expected? What if fine tuning of global climate models indicates more complex interactions between natural and man-made effects than currently accepted? The only answer to both a belief or denial position is a deeper scientific understanding and further technology development. A scientific debate is required to better understand the key underlying issues and technology advance to continue providing the energy resources needed: without compromising future energy needs as well as assuring communities the smallest possible negative impact.
A major priority is to build on the experience of the current workforce and sharing this experience with new generations of professionals who need to be brought up to speed as rapidly as possible. It is already very clear that manpower shortage could be a major issue in the years to come, which is why such an emphasis is placed on the Student Pro-gramme and associated activities to encourage new recruits to the industry. The Registration is open now, to register visit www.eage.org/event/madrid-2015.
After the success of Amsterdam ‘14, expectations are high for the EAGE Madrid 2015 Student Programme. With ‘Earth Science for Energy and Environment’ as an overall theme for the conference, the Student Programme promises some interesting activities and challenges in order to complement this theme. The Student Programme will include the Geo-Quiz, a workshop, a field trip, short courses, the Recruitment Café, trial interviews, poster presentations, the student evening and much more. Travel grants will be available. For more information, see www.eage.org.