Dr. Jonathan Bujak to Open 3P Arctic Plenary


3P Arctic (Polar Petroleum Potential Arctic) Conference & Exhibition has announced a dynamic, geoscience-focused line-up of short courses, presentations, and poster sessions for their 2015 event to be held September 29 – October 2 in Stavanger, Norway. 3P Arctic is recognized as one of the premier geoscience & exploration conferences concerning the Artic region. Choosing to focus on science and exploration as guiding principles for the Conference, it has established an enviable reputation for eschewing politics and honoring scientific principles in consideration of Arctic geoscience and exploration.

EGI is proud to announce that EGI Affiliate Scientist Jonathan Bujak will be giving the opening talk of the 3P Artic Plenary session, entitled The Azolla story: How an amazing plant changed our climate 50 million years ago.

Image source: IBRU, Durham University, 2015

Dr. Bujak operates Bujak Research International, a leading international biostratigraphic consultancy, and is founder of The Azolla Foundation and Azolla Biosystems Ltd., which help to further research into the geologic history and potential uses for this tiny, powerhouse of a plant. He is currently authoring a book about the Arctic Azolla Event and Azolla’s role in shaping geologic history and climate.

Dr. Bujak is also contributing to the EGI Oceans – Central & North Atlantic Petroleum Systems project in collaboration with Dr. Sudeep Kanungo, David Thul, and Dr. Eiichi Setoyama. Jonathan brings to the project undisputed expertise in the northeast Atlantic region, with 25 years experience studying hundreds of wells and sections from the region, including the Faroe-Shetland Basin, Rockall, Porcupine, the North Sea and the Norwegian Greenland Sea.

We congratulate Dr. Bujak on the accomplishment, which is a clear distinction of his outstanding work and contributions to geoscience of the Arctic region.

Watch for the winter 2016 issue of ASK EGI for a deeper look at Dr. Bujak’s distinguished Azolla research and its potential as a “game changer” in the study of Arctic geology and climate change.