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Issue 1 2014

Looking forward to an eventful year in 2014

Gladys Gonzalez EAGE president 2013-2014


ladys Gonzalez, EAGE president writes: Having reached more than ‘half-time’ in my term of office, I would like to look back at the activities of the past months as well as look forward. First I would like to thank the team in our Dubai office for their service and above all you, our members, for your engagement and participation. As we start 2014, I am delighted to report that our Association has moved from strength to strength during the past year. With more than 17,000 members we are well positioned for a very successful 2014. We enjoy an enviable position as part of the global geoscience and energy community, and as a result EAGE is weathering well the economic storms that continue to plague most of Europe and many other parts of the world. During my term of office I am dedicated to channelling my energies into the leadership of EAGE, with the theme of ‘Making a difference on a global scale – narrowing the gap’. This refers to the need to narrow the gap between geoscience and engineering disciplines; professional development across the regions; academic and industry efforts to develop emerging technologies to address society’s needs; for young professionals and women in career development; professional degrees and professional occupation; and active and inactive members. I also would like to continue to work with sister and local societies to explore where our Association can make a difference in narrowing gaps. To that end, planned initiatives include

multi-disciplinary conferences, workshops and programmes in partnership with other geoscience and engineering societies. In the Middle East, we return to our cooperation with AAPG and SEG for GEO 2014 on 9-12 March 2014 in Manama; we will organize for the fourth time the ‘Tar Mats Workshop’ with the SPE on 1-4 June 2014 in Dubai; we are again cooperating with AAPG and SPE for the ‘Second Shale Gas Workshop’ on 21-14 September 2014 in Dubai; and there is much more ‘the details of which can be found in this newsletter. My visit in 2013 started in UAE participating in the opening ceremony of the Second International Conference of Engineering Geophysics held in Al Ain, a remarkable event for its societal impact. This is the second year which EAGE has been an integral part in the organization of the conference and we look forward to working closely with the Al Ain Municipality and UAE University to further develop the concepts around this international conference. I also visited other impressive countries in the region including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where I was honoured to be the guest keynote speaker at the Dhahran Geoscience Society monthly meeting. In January, I returned to the Middle East for the 7th IPTC (organized together with AAPG, SEG and the SPE) in Qatar and am planning to be in Bahrain in March for the forthcoming GEO event. All the locations I have had the privilege to visit during my time in the Middle East have exciting events and developments within the geoscience and engineering community. Furthermore, we have a series of excellent conferences in the year ahead. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Annual Meeting at the Amsterdam RAI in June. It will be the largest multi-disciplinary geoscience and engineering oriented event of its kind in the world. This is Read more on page 2 ➤

GEO 2014 will be best show in town


here’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s GEO 2014 event being held in Manama on 9-12 March with the theme ‘Taking Geoscience Beyond the Conventional’. Inaugurated in 1994, the GEO exhibition is the premier showcase of oil and gas exploration technology and services in the Middle East, attracting NOCs, IOCs and major operating companies. The GEO conference offers industry professionals and students the largest geosciences technical programme in the region. It is organized and developed by AAPG, EAGE and SEG. Additional support comes from the Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS), the Bahrain Geoscience Society (BGS), the Geological Society of Oman (GSO), Emirates Society of Geoscientists (ESG) and the Qatar Geological Society (QGS), in cooperation with a committee of national and international oil company representatives. The diverse combination of local and international expertise ensures that the programme is highly technical, with leading edge science brought together from around the world and mixed with local knowledge from the region’s leading geoscientists. Alongside the conference programme will be the Read more on page 2 ➤

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EAGE Newsletter Middle East Issue 1 2014  

The Regional Newsletter Middle East focuses on geoscientific issues in this specific region. The 8-20 page newsletters contain local industr...

EAGE Newsletter Middle East Issue 1 2014  

The Regional Newsletter Middle East focuses on geoscientific issues in this specific region. The 8-20 page newsletters contain local industr...

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