07.04.2014 - 10.04.2014 | Saint Petersburg

"Saint Petersburg 2014. Geosciences - Investing in the Future" conference and exhibition

The oil and gas industry in Russia is on the verge of a new era of its development. In 2014, the long-awaited, first post-soviet wild cat well will be spudded in the Arctic, more precisely in the Kara Sea.

impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

Drilling is prepared and accompanied by a tremendous seismic programme, including thousands of square kilometres of 3D and tens of thousands of line kilometres of 2D acquisition over the very next years. Onshore we see a lively growing interest in developing unconventional resources, like the Bazhenov shales in West Siberia or the Domanikov formation in the European part of the country. In the light of this, the 6th Saint Petersburg International Conference & Exhibition under the motto ‘Geosciences — Investing in the Future’ attracted a broad spectrum of participants from Russia and from abroad, representing services companies, project institutes, as well as a wide range of oil companies including national and international majors.

More than 600 participants took part in the 6th edition of Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition organized by EAGE— geoscientists, industry specialists and engineers, representatives of the Russian Government and Saint Petersburg administration, CEOs of the leading Russian and international companies of the energy and mining sectors.

impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

The event was supported by the Association of Geological Organizations (AGO) and Russian Geological Society (RosGeo) and sponsored by Shell (General Sponsor), Total, BeicipFranlab, Repsol, Gazprom Neft, Chevron and PGS. It was the largest geology and geophysics conference held in Russia this year. And it stands to reason why this important event became part of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014.

The conference was framed by a number of well attended workshops and short courses, dealing with the hot topics — new data from the Barents Sea, seismic for unconventionals exploration and monitoring, geomechanics, and lithofacies modeling. The conference was held in 17 oral sessions and 7 poster sessions.

impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

With this year, the biannual conference made a significant step forward in reaching the best international standards which the EAGE is known for. On one hand, the event gained improved quality by using a new venue, with a compact exhibition and high quality booths, central to the lecture halls and enabling an intensive exchange of ideas amongst the conference participants.

On the other hand, the quality of the speeches clearly has reached a new level. Not only that the majority of speakers prepared their presentations in English — which made it easier for foreign participants to follow the talks. But also the contents covered a lot of extremely interesting topics at a high technical level.

impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Impression from the Geosciences Conference | © European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

More than 30 leading geology and geophysics companies showcased their products and services at Saint Petersburg 2014 exhibition occupying the area of 500 square metres. The exhibitors received a large attention from the visiting industry scientists, engineers, young professionals and students. Among the most prominent expositions were CGG, Bashneftegeofizika, ION Geophysical and Sercel booths. The CGG stand was the most popular among visitors with its original presentations and special promotion activities.

Contact

Kamilya Safiullina
EAGE Geomodel, LLC
ksa@eage.org

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