"Second Announcement Faroe Islands Exploration Conference September Faroe Islands"
Second Announcement Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 12 -13 September 2006 Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 Introduction The Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2004 (FIEC04) was a big success with over 100 foreign professionals attending the conference from many diﬀerent coun- tries, and presentations being given by representatives from several oil companies, contractors and research organisations that work on the Faroese Continental Shelf. This success prompted the decision to make it a biannual event. The second Faroe Islands Exploration Conference (FIEC06), which is organised by the Faroese Earth and Energy Directorate - Jarðfeingi, has been expanded and will take place in the capital of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn on 12 and 13 September 2006. This conference is a must for anyone who has an interest in hydrocarbon explora- tion on the Faroese Continental Shelf, as demonstrated by the ﬁrst conference where much new information was released to the public. It is also the place where you can meet other people who work in the area, and strengthen both professional and social relationships. In addition a spouse pro- gramme will be arranged with focus on Faroese nature, culture and arts. Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 Prospect fair The Faroese Continental Shelf will be in its sixth year of exploration at the time of the conference. There are presently some licenses with one oil company holding a 100% eq- uity, which may be interested in divesting some of the risk. In addition there will always be other licenses with available equity. This process will be facilitated by a prospect fair where oil companies wanting to divest are given an opportunity to market held licenses with a view to allowing new companies to enter the license. Sindri 14 September Arrangements have been made with Sindri (www.sindri.fo) about a follow-on one day conference at the same locality as the Faroe Islands Exploration Conference. There is no added fee for attending the Sindri conference. The Sindri Group has funded a number of research projects on diﬀerent topics since it was founded in 2001. These have been held conﬁdential to date with the exception that some results have been presented at conferences or published in scientiﬁc journals. The aim of the Sindri Conference is to present the achievement of projects which are funded by the Sindri group. The presentations will be both as oral presentations and posters. Dinner This year’s conference dinner will be held on the evening of 13 September at Hotel Føroyar, which is renowned for its tasteful menus and stylish surroundings. Please state on the registration form if you wish to attend the dinner. The charge will be DKK 700. Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 Technical programme The backbone of the Faroe Islands Exploration Conference is the presentations, both oral and posters. The oral presentations will be held in the main conference room at the Nordic house (www.nlh.fo) in Tórshavn. Poster presentations will be on display both days of the conference in the main entrance area where coﬀee and lunch will be served. The themes for this conference are based on the status of exploration on the Faroese Continental Shelf, where regional geology, sub basalt stratigraphy and hydrocarbon systems are relatively un- known for most of the area. These unknown factors are largely due to the diﬃculties of imaging beneath the ﬂood basalts that cover the majority of the region. Exploration up to 2001 was singularly focussed on a stratigraphic play in one basin (Judd Basin). This has since been broadened to include a larger part of the Faroes Continental Shelf and other play types. The suggested topics are therefore • Regional geology and tectonic development • Presence, quality and maturity of source rock(s) • Sub basalt imaging • Sub basalt stratigraphy • New and proven plays Other topics may also be included if they are relevant to the primary theme of the conference, which is “Hydrocarbon Exploration on the Faroese Continental Shelf ”. Keynote speakers will be invited to talk about key issues in relation to exploration on the Faroese Continental Shelf. A call for papers is accompanying this announcement, and can also be found on http://ﬁec.jf.fo Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 One-day Field Excursion: Sedimentation in a Volcanic Setting Date: Monday, 11 September 2006 Leader: Simon R. Passey, Faroese Earth and Energy Directorate Fee: DKK 1,000 (includes transportation by bus and lunch) One of the common misconceptions of Continental Flood Basalt provinces is that they are exclusively composed of basalt lava ﬂows and minor pyroclastic deposits and the Faroe Is- lands Basalt Group is no exception. It is, however, well documented that there is a marked hiatus between the Beinisvørð and Malinstindur formations, represented by the coals and volcaniclastic units of the Prestfjall and Hvannhagi formations. However, little consider- ation is given to the numerous and increasingly conformable volcaniclastic units found throughout the remainder of the volcanic pile. This ﬁeldtrip will go to a number of vol- caniclastic sequences of sedimentary origin and discuss their signiﬁcance in terms of the processes that occur in volcanic terrains. Implications shall also be made on their regional importance and the likelihood of such sequences occurring within the basalt lava ﬁelds oﬀshore. Get social with an Icebreaker To instil, hopefully, a good atmosphere for an open and lively discussion dur- ing the conference, we invite you to an icebreaker arrangement taking place at the Natural History Museum in Tórshavn on the evening of the 11 of September. A short introduction to the museum and a brief introduction to the long history of pilot whale killing on the Faroe Islands will be held by Professor and Director of the Museum Dorete Bloch. At the arrangement a light snack and cold drinks will be served. Meet a future employee at the students evening Even though still few, an increasing number of Faroese geoscience students are graduat- ing from universities around the world. To introduce the students to the international geological society, we have encouraged them to participate in a students evening taking place in the auditorium at the Nordic House on the 12 of September following the regular conference program. The students will introduce themselves, their project and research interests. After the ses- sion a reception will be arranged. Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 Logistics Travel and accommodation Green Gate Incoming will on behalf of the Faroese Geologi- cal Survey handle the conference delegates’ requirements re- garding travel, accommodation etc. The registration form is available on the web page and shall be submitted to Green Gate Incoming Ltd from where you will receive conﬁrma- tion of your booking within 24 hours. Prices for travel and accommodation are stated on the reg- istration form as they depend on place of departure and hotel. Filgth connections With direct ﬂights from Denmark, Norway, Iceland and United Kingdom access to the Faroe Islands is convenient. Seats have been booked in connection with the conference on ﬂights from Copenhagen on 10 September and from Copenhagen, Aberdeen and London Stansted on 11 Sep- tember 2006 with return ﬂights on 14 or 15 September 2006. In addition Green Gate oﬀer assistance if you wish to ex- tend your stay in the Faroes. www.greengate.fo Accommodation Rooms have been booked at Hotel Hafnia and Hotel Tórshavn which are situated in the heart of Tórshavn close to the harbour and Tinganes, the old part of Tórshavn, and at Hotel Føroyar which is a modern hotel situated above the city centre featuring a splendid view over the city and the sea. Spouse programme FIEC 2006 oﬀers a unique opportunity to visit the Faroe Islands and experience the Faro- ese nature and culture. There are a number of one-day tour options from the capital Tórs- havn to remote charming places where the visitor can experience the lifestyle of small villages and the dramatic Faroese nature. Tórshavn has a number of very interesting museums and sights to choose from, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Natural History and the National Museum. During recent years increasing focus has been turned on Faroese handicraft and design resulting in several small designers setting up shop in Tórshavn and also in the villages around the islands. There will be ample opportunity to visit some of these shops to pur- chase that special souvenir. Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 Conference registration The conference fee is DKK 3,000 in- cluding coﬀee, lunch and the proceed- ings volume. Academia will upon presentation of valid documentation pay DKK 500. To qualify for the reduced conference fee, a copy of relevant ID must be sub- Cancellation fee mitted upon registration. DKK 500 will be charged for all can- Registration after 11 June 2006 will cellations prior to 1 August 2006. be charged with an extra fee of DKK The conference fee cannot be re- 1,000. funded after this date. Substitutions are welcome at any time but prior notiﬁcation will be appreciated. Payment The cost is payable by bank transfer. If you prefer to pay by credit card please fax or mail your credit card details to Green Gate Incoming Ltd, fax no +298 35 05 21. Registration To register for the conference go to For further information on registra- the conference webpage tion, travel and accommodation please http://ﬁec.jf.fo contact Greengate Incoming at tele- phone +298 35 05 20 or by email to email@example.com Faroe Islands Exploration Conference 2006 Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors Technical issues: Heri Ziska Brekkutún 1 Logistics: Súsanna Sørensen FO-110 Tórshavn FAROESE EARTH AND ENERGY DIRECTORATE Mail: ﬁec@jf.fo Faroe Islands Webpage: http://ﬁec.jf.fo Phone: +298 357000