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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).



     The 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 interpretation

2. Oilfield geophysics – processing and interpretation

3. Geological evaluation of geophysical data

4. Latest processing and interpretation technologies

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 projects.



      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.
















The National Committee of Geophysicists of Azerbaijan (NCGA), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) will jointly hold the International  Conference through November 1-3, 2017 in Baku. The X Azerbaijan International Geophysical Conference will take place within the framework of this joint International Conference under the following topic “Assessment of hydrocarbon potential of the South Caspian and similar basins by geophysical studies”.










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