There is plenty to see and learn at the conference and in the exhibition hall, and the PGS team will be delighted to share with you our latest projects, programs, and innovations. 

Lunch & Learn

Enjoy a light lunch with PGS and learn about recent developments in an informal environment. Contact or ask our booth staff at the event if you are interested in attending either of these sessions.

On Monday join Scott Opdyke for lunch and examine
razil – A Review of Play Types and Basins

Scott will address the Equatorial Margin in the Ceara and Potiguar basins and the associated play types. Additional east coast basins on the way south to the prolific Santos and Campos basins and their associated play types will also be presented. The upcoming bid rounds and acreage will be highlighted throughout the talk, in particular the exciting Permanent Offer Blocks.

On Tuesday join Matt Pyett for lunch and explore 
Frontier Basins in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea 

Matt presents the Eastern Mediterranean, a prolific hydrocarbon province with numerous offshore producing fields and discoveries. The recent giant Zohr discovery (30 Tcf) has been a game changer for this area. Learn more about the huge potential in the remaining untested frontier basins.

Technical Papers

PGS will participate in three technical sessions at the conference with papers focused on enhanced understanding of the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.


Monday, 21 May 

1.15 - 5.05 pm (Ballroom A)
Session Theme: Imaging Applications (AAPG)
Session chair  Ted Stielglitz (PGS), and Bill Kilsdonk

2.20 - 2.40 pm (Ballroom A)
Observations and Structural Styles in Northern GOM (Flextrend)
William Beck*, Maria El Hariri, Alison M. Mast, Hermann D. Lebit


Tuesday 22 May 

9 am - 5 pm (Exhibit Hall)
Session Theme: Integrating Petrophysics, Lab Analyses, and Geology (AAPG)
Session chair David Handwerger

9.00 - 9.20 am (P116)
The Port Isabel Fold Belt: Neogene Gravitational Spreading in the East Breaks, Western GOM
Hermann D. Lebit*, Marie Clavaud, Samuel Whitehead, Scott N. Opdyke, Catalina Luneburg

1.15 - 5.05 pm  (Ballroom F)
Session Theme: Salt -Involved Systems: Processes, Architecture, and Evolution (AAPG, PSGB)
Session chairs Mark Rowan and Jessica Thompson

2.20 - 2.40 pm  (Ballroom F)
Revisiting Salt Mechanics in the Light of Enhanced Seismic Imaging in the Santos Basin, Brazil
Hermann D. Lebit*, Jeffrey Tilton, Nilanjan Roy, Pascal Ollagnon, Sriram Arasanipalai, Scott N. Opdyke


Contact Us


PGS Stand:         1216

Event: AAPG 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)

Location:  Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah 



About the Conference

The AAPG 2018 annual convention and exhibition is in Utah, perhaps the most geologically interesting state in America. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation and technologies. For over 100 years AAPG has been the core of the petroleum geoscience world. Entering its 2nd century, AAPG is once again inviting the best geoscientists on the planet to see the latest science and technology, both in the program and exhibition halls.