By Informatics @ EGI in News
November 15th, 2021
In conjunction with SEG and SEPM, AAPG hosted the first-ever IMAGE (International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy) convention on September 26-October 1, 2021. Due to ongoing public health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on international travel, AAPG, SEG, and SEPM hosted the event both online and in-person in Denver, Colorado, for more than 6,000 total convention attendees. The involvement of all three societies meant that the IMAGE convention presented a new array of challenges and opportunities. IMAGE brought a wide array of the geosciences sector together to bring unprecedented value to each society’s annual event and to convention attendees.
For decades, EGI has participated in the annual AAPG ACE convention and was thrilled to rejoin in-person exhibitions at the IMAGE convention this year. Scientists attending in Denver included Joseph Moore, Rasoul Sorkhabi, Christopher Katis, Palash Panja, Eiichi Setoyama, and Carlos Vega-Ortiz, while other EGI research staff joined the meeting online. Dr. Sorkhabi, EGI Research Professor, delivered two presentations: “Post-Corona Oil Industry: Economic, Environmental and Technological Challenges and Prospects for Geoscientists” and “Clarence Dutton and Wallace Stegner: The Mapping of the American West from Geology to Conservation”. Additionally, Dr. Joseph Moore, EGI Research Professor and Principal Manager for the FORGE Project delivered a talk at the special panel “Geothermal Technologies for the Environment”. We were glad to meet with our colleagues, both known and new, at this new event for the oil & gas industry.
The next IMAGE convention will be hosted in August 2022 in Huston, Texas. We hope to see you there.
Image caption: EGI booth with participants Eiichi Setoyama, Christopher Katis, Rasoul Sorkhabi, Palash Panja, and Carlos Vega-Ortiz