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The 5th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference will be held in August 22th-25th, 2017 at Enotel Convention & SPA - Pernambuco, Brazil

The Conjugate Margins Conference started in 2008 to bring industry and academia together to discuss the similarities of basin evolution along conjugate margins. The first three conferences focused on the margins of the North Atlantic. The conference has grown into a major international conference with presentations and posters from key industry players and academic researchers. In 2017, the focus of the conference will expand to include all the margins of the Atlantic with particular focus on the South Atlantic and African coastlines.

About the Conferences

The Conjugate Margins Conferences are independently organized, bi-annual scientific meetings focused on improving knowledge on the geological evolution and petroleum prospectivity of divergent Atlantic margin basins. They are supported through the financial and like assistance of industry, government organizations, technical societies and universities. The inaugural meeting was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in August of 2008, and subsequently in Lisbon, Portugal (September 2010), Dublin, Ireland (August 2012), St. John’s, Newfoundland (August 2014), and next in Recife, Brazil in August of 2017.

These gatherings are designed to facilitate the collegial exchange of ideas and knowledge on basin development and petroleum systems of conjugate margins on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They attract delegates interested in the latest hydrocarbon exploration activities and exploration-related research on the Atlantic conjugate margins basins, including E&P companies, geological and geophysical service companies, consultants, university researchers, government agencies and departments. Students are strongly encouraged to participate through discounted registration with the best oral and poster presentations recognized with prizes for presentation excellence.

The conferences are held during the late summer and follow the same successful template with three days of keynote, oral and poster presentations and trade displays, along with pre- and post-conference field trips, core workshops and short courses interwoven with social and cultural events reflecting the hospitality of the host country. The thematic sessions from the conferences to date include Atlantic margin evolution and development, plate reconstruction, geodynamics, petroleum systems, exploration and production, and productive fields and analogues.

The Conjugate Margins Conferences have a proven record of bringing together people to share new data and ideas about the evolution of sedimentary basins and their associated petroleum systems in the Atlantic margins. Each conference has had a successively greater number of delegates and especially students. The organizers strive to create a gathering that encourages the building of business and research relationships with the goal of improving knowledge and prospectivity of this under-explored global petroleum province.


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