AAPG European Regional Conference
The Atlantic Province is a large,
heterogeneous and prolific group of margins and basins. At the same time, it is
one of the most eloquent examples of rift-related and present-day set of
passive continental margins. Looking
globally, the Atlantic margins give us precious insights on the Western
European margins, from Iberia in the South to the Arctic regions in the North.
This insight may also be extended to past similar situations, as the
peri-Tethyan margins, nowadays affected by the alpine collisional evolution.
Analogies are established by the recognition of similarities between
objects or situations, defining the ambiguities,dissimilarities or false
attributions that may weaken or break the analogy. Parameters such as basin
type, tectonic regime, structural setting and many others, are crucial for
definition of geologic situations as promising analogues. Analogues in
outcropping or even underwater basins, together with large amounts of acquired
data, are a major tool for exploring new frontiers or even mature provinces.
This Conference aims to bring
together oil industry exploration professionals and academic or independent
researchers, to discuss how to approach the Atlantic Margins using global
Lisbon, a European capital city
facing the NorthAtlantic, is a forefront place to discuss these issues.
Together with its vibrant urban life, its position close to the sea and the
excellence of nearby outcropping analogues, invites you to attend this
Conference and taste the Atlantic and Mediterranean flavor of the city and the