Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe: 50 years of learning – a platform for present value and future success.
Core Workshop: display and discussion forum
The core display and discussion forum will offer something of interest and hopefully debate for every geotechnical discipline, every level of expertise and every scale of work. Few conference delegates have the opportunity to see such material with the frequency they so often desire. So you will be encouraged to leave your desks, workstations and mountains of paperwork behind for an adventure, a virtual field course and study the material which forms the starting point for all aspects of our industry – the rocks!
The displays and presentations will reflect the core theme of the meeting “50 years of learning – a platform for present value and future success” with exhibits and displays covering the North Sea and surrounding onshore areas, as well as exploration frontiers in the North Atlantic and the Barents Sea. It is planned that the core workshop will align with that intent, providing an opportunity to learn from the past and look to the future. The conference marks a major milestone being 50 years since the first UK North Sea discovery- the gas field West Sole. It is anticipated that the core workshop will offer a presentation of high quality core material from a wide range of fields and discoveries. It will also include demonstrations and examples of core related techniques and technology.
The core workshop and discussion forum has been a feature of the previous Geology of Northwest Europe Conferences that were originally held at the Barbican Centre and more recently at the QEII Centre in London. It has been decided to continue this as a main theme of the 2015 conference PGC8.
In 1992 the exhibition presented a total of 26 displays comprising over 1500 ft (460 m) of core material. By 1997 the display was considerably larger with around 1750 ft (530 m) of core on show, accompanied by hand specimen displays and explanatory poster material. It is planned that PGC8 will be the largest and most impressive event to date.