The Core Workshop offers the opportunity to view cores from different parts of the North Sea and from different reservoirs. Specialists will guide visitors through the specific features of the selected samples.
At the pre-conference core workshop, cores were displayed from a range of depositional environments from the CNS Triassic & Chalk and the SNS Carboniferous and Permian, with well logs and maps providing supporting material. Twenty-five delegates were treated to an educational guided tour from four experts whose irrepressible enthusiasm was also entertaining. The event was not just a ‘show and tell’ and participants were involved in lively discussions. Core viewings are always interesting to both first-timers and seasoned geologists alike and this event was no exception. The variety of the core, the differences between the displays and the stories they told will have offered something for everyone who came along.
The organising committee would like to thank ConocoPhillips for the release of relevant core material and sponsoring the event; to Iron Mountain Dyce for the use of their facilities and laying out the core; and finally to our presenters :- Triassic -Neil Meadows (Redrock International ); Chalks -Graham Aplin(Senergy); Carboniferous/Permian: Roddy McGarva and Stuart Buck (Task Geosciences).
The core workshop was organised by Hugo Lawrence (ConocoPhillips); Jim Ritchie (Senergy) and Richard Arnold (Baker Hughes Reservoir Services).Download the Core Workshop PDF
Young Professional’s Event
The aim of the DEVEX 2013 Young Professionals event is to investigate the question: Is Your Future in Energy? A panel of leading industry professionals and local government representatives will answer your questions and give their views on the future of the industry in Aberdeen and globally. It will also give YPs the opportunity to meet industry leaders and local government as well as build on their network with other young professionals.Download the Young Professional’s Event PDF
This field trip ends the conference on the Thursday evening May 16th 2013. Places are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A coach will be available to take delegates from the AECC to the Craigeven Bay and back. Please note due to insurance requirements the Craigeven Bay Field Trip is only open to PESGB members. If you would like to attend the Field Trip and do not have a membership you are welcome to apply for a PESGB membership here:
The Stonehaven field trip went off successfully with a visit to see the Highland Boundary Fault and the Highland Boundary Complex (HBC). The evening was dry and sunny with a gentle breeze and an overview of the importance of Stonehaven as the boundary between the Scottish “highlands” and “lowlands” demonstrated. The closure of the Iapetus Ocean and the volcanic and shales of the HBC interpreted as a portion of oceanic crust was explained. This was followed by a quick visit to the fishing hamlet of Cowie to see the Old Red Sandstone outcrops and the locality of the fossil Pneumodesmus newmani, the oldest air-breathing animal found to date. A splendid meal was then enjoyed at the Marine Hotel.
Many thanks to Dominic McCormick for running the field trip and thanks to his colleagues for providing HSE and first aid cover.Download the Field Trip PDF