(The Geological Society, 25.Jul.2018) – The Gulf of Mexico is a world class prolific hydrocarbon system. As a result of recent energy reform the Mexican sector of this basin has been open to international companies for the first time through a series of competitive licence rounds. The first phase of drilling on these newly awarded permits has resulted in the discovery of giant hydrocarbon accumulations in the Mexican offshore sector. Geologically, the offshore and onshore basins of Mexico offer a diverse range of play types with multiple source / reservoir pairs and are characterised by complex tectonic evolution with associated halokinesis and shale tectonics.
More widely within the Northern Caribbean region, exploration activities are ongoing in several countries targeting both proven and frontier petroleum systems. Some of these play elements are potential extensions of the proven systems in Mexico. While geologically complex, these areas have the potential to emerge as major hydrocarbon basins.
This regional conference aims to bring together both academic and industry geoscientists to discuss the current state of understanding of the geology and petroleum systems in these geologically complex, but prolific hydrocarbon basins.
The committee now invite submissions of abstracts along the following themes
- Regional Plate Tectonic Evolution
- Basins of Mexico and the Northern Caribbean
- Onshore Basins and the Laramide and Chiapas
Fold Belt effects
- Petroleum Systems
- Exploration & Production History
- Neogene Clastic Depositional Systems
- Carbonate Depositional Systems
- Salt Tectonics
- Controls on hydrocarbon habitat – seal capacity
- Relevant GOM Analogues
Call for Abstracts:
Please submit talk or poster abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2018.
For further information please contact:
Sarah Woodcock, The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7434 9944
Event: Petroleum Geology of Mexico and the Northern Caribbean
Date: 14-16 May 2019
Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly