Welcome to Istanbul
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and host organizations Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists, along with the AAPG Europe and Middle East Regions welcome you to the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition — The Spirit Between Continents: Energy Geosciences in a Changing World.
Unique to ICE 2014 is the incorporation of AAPG’s regional Prospect and Property Expo (APPEX), offering its own exploration themed presentations and exhibits. APPEX is the key forum for networking and international deal development, carefully designed for you to meet, discuss and negotiate deals with global decision makers
Message from the General Chair
Greetings from Istanbul
On behalf of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and our hosts the Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists (TAPG) and the AAPG European and Middle East Regions, I welcome you to the AAPG 2014 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) incorporating APPEX Regional. This is the first time ICE has been held in Istanbul and it was carefully selected for its unique position as the contact point of civilizations and where Asia and Europe meet.
Petroleum history is recurrent in this confluence of East and West. At the turn of the 20th century, the transition period from coal to oil, Istanbul was a crucial center for the development of oil in the Middle East. It was the most prominent place for petroleum explorationists and for western investors as they were noticing petroleum was replacing coal in the world economy. The field geologists always came to Istanbul to gather information before they traveled to Mesopotamia and Iran.