Technical Programme and Abstract Submission Information

The 2006 convention will be a joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) and the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS). Our theme is WHAT’S NEXT? Where is the industry heading? The technical programme is soliciting scientific, technical and business presentations that address the “What Next” for Canada’s upstream petroleum industry in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. The “Key Challenges” to what’s next are posed as a series of thematic questions intended to motivate contributors to address the issues of replacing production, finding new reserves, and identifying future resources in a variety of settings. Please join us in this quest to create a roadmap to the future, with your contributions to the oral, poster, core, short course and field trip components of the meeting. You are invited to submit an abstract to the following proposed oral and poster sessions:

Session Titles

  • 3D Seismic Imaging
  • Acquisition/Magnetic/Resistivity
  • Are recent discoveries a template for the future?
  • AVO Case Studies
  • AVO Methods
  • Can the dolomite problem be solved ?
  • Can the promise of the Frontiers be fulfilled? – Session I Mackenzie Corridor and Mackenzie Delta
  • Can the promise of the Frontiers be fulfilled? – Session II Other Basins (Oceanic Margins, Arctic, Intermontane, etc.)
  • Geophysical Papers
  • Heavy Oils and Tar Sands – What are the promises and limits?
  • How are the Cordillera and the Foreland linked?
  • How can Data and Information Management add value?
  • How do we get new petroleum from old basins?
  • How do we insure access and achieve sustainability?
  • How will petroleum systems analysis facilitate future developments and discoveries?
  • How will we extract value in the future?
  • International Session – What is happening outside of Canada and where is it going?
  • Migration Techniques
  • Multi-component and Time Lapse Processing
  • Petrophysics I: Tight Gas and CBM
  • Petrophysics II: Case Studies
  • Seismic Processing
  • What are the promises and limits of Unconventional Gas?
  • Where do we go next in the Foothills?
  • Where is sequence stratigraphy going?
  • Wireline, LWD, and Core: New Technology and Techniques

Submission Process

You must submit an abstract in conformity with the requirements below if your presentation is to be accepted for presentation. The deadline to submit abstracts for oral, poster and core presentations is JANUARY 31, 2006. Late submissions will not be accepted. All abstracts should be submitted online at Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Abstracts submitted by the deadline should be either a short abstract of 250 words or less or a final extended abstract, not exceeding four pages, following instructions and format that will be available on the convention website at Authors of accepted presentations who submitted short abstracts by the January 31st deadline will have the opportunity to submit extended abstracts, prior to a later date for inclusion on the conference CD-ROM. To maintain a high quality within the 2006 Technical Programme, abstracts will be accepted based on the review and recommendations of session chairpersons and the availability of oral and poster session slots. All accepted abstracts will be published on the CD-ROM for distribution to delegates attending the 2006 Convention. Abstracts may also appear on-line on the convention website. Abstracts will not be edited before publishing so please ensure you have edited it prior to submission.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be 25 minutes in length with a short question answer period. Presentations should be prepared in single screen electronic format (i.e. power point presentation) exclusively.

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations will be set out for the duration of the convention. Posters will be presented as either one (1) or two (2) 4’ x 8’ panels. Presenters are required to indicate their preference for the number of poster boards with their abstract submission by the January 31st deadline. They are also responsible for additional materials including laptops, spot lights, microscopes etc., at poster booths.

Core Presentations

Core presentations may also be submitted online. Submission procedures and deadlines are the same as those for Oral and Poster Presentations. Core samples will be presented at the AEUB Core Research Centre on Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 18.

Field Trips & Short Courses

Individuals interested in leading a field trip or delivering a short course a re encouraged to contact the Technical Co-Chairs.

For More Information, please contact:

Mark Cooper
General Co-Chair, CSPG
Kirk Osadetz
Technical Co-Chair, CSPG

Kevin Marsh
General Co-Chair, CSEG
Satinder Chopra
Technical Co-Chair, CSEG

Roy Benteau
General Co-Chair, CWLS
Allan Pickel
Technical Co-Chair, CWLS

WHAT’S NEXT? Where is the industry heading?
2006 CSPG CSEG CWLS Joint Convention
c/o CSPG Office 160, 540 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M2
Tel: 403.264.5610
Fax: 403.264.5898



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