May 11-13, 2010 the VII Azerbaijan
International Geophysical Conference has
been held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The
conference has been jointly held by SOCAR’s
Geophysics and Geology Department, National
Committee of Geophysicists of Azerbaijan (NCGA),
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (USA)
and Association “AIS” (Russia).
conference created a unique atmosphere to learn latest
about petroleum opportunities in the Caspian sea region,
state-of the-art exploration and production technologies
and to make new business contacts. Conference has been
held at the beautiful venue The Grand Hotel Europe.
Title of the Conference:
Enhancement of efficiency of geophysical
survey under conditions of active geodynamic
processes of South Caspian Basin.
Technical topics will be the following:
1. Exploration geophysics – processing and
2. Oilfield geophysics – processing and
3. Geological evaluation of geophysical data
4. Latest processing and interpretation
5. Engineering geology and environmental
issues: geophysical survey
6. Seismology and geodynamics.
7. Student session
Conference attendees included employees of oil and gas
companies, service companies, government agencies and
universities. They included representatives of major
petroleum companies working in Azerbaijan: BP, Total,
Schlumberger, Chevron, RWE, Caspian Geophysical JV and
Russian Association “AIS”.
Opening Ceremony was also attended by Khoshbakht
Yusifzadeh, SOCAR’s Vice-President, Vagif Abdullayev,
Director of Geophysics and Geology Department, Akif
Alizadeh, Director of Geology Institute, Nikolay
Berezovskiy, President of “AIS” (Russia), Said Sadykhov,
SEG Representative, Yusif Shykhaliyev, Deputy Director
of GGD and SEG Representative for Azerbaijan,
Gregory Riley (General Manager BP Azerbaijan).
All speakers underlined the importance of
such meetings for taking a closer look at
the latest techniques applied in petroleum
industry and commencement of new joint
In total about 200 specialists from 11
countries attended the conference. Overall
104 oral and poster papers were presented.
The next VIII Azerbaijan International
Geophysical Conference has been scheduled
for May 2012. May 13 the conference’s
attendees took part in field trip to mud
volcano site “Keyreki-Yanardag” and
“Gala” ethnographic museum.