Just on the way back from a great trip to the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition in Calgary… not a cowboy in sight, but there was a palpable vibe throughout the conference that made it much more upbeat than other recent events we’ve attended. And as always in Calgary, there was some spectacular geology close to hand: this time thanks to a really first-class pre-conference trip led by Melissa Newton and Gary Prost with a transect from the Rocky Mountain Foothills, through the Front Ranges, and into the Main Ranges at Lake Louise. Uplifting!
At the conference itself there were some great sessions on structure and tectonics. Our contribution focused on the “Calibration of Fracture Models using Multi-Scale Outcrop Analogues – the Importance of Mechanical Stratigraphy”. As in previous years, the Tuesday evening session of the AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division was lively and informal.
Now it’s a dash back home in time to vote in the big EU Referendum, then more client workshops next week.