Program

In keeping with the previous five Conjugate Margins Conferences, we are planning an exciting and topical program of oral and poster presentations, poster displays, corporate and related displays, Geological/Geophysical data room, short courses, field trips, core workshop and social and networking events.

Please note that the final conference program will be determined based on submitted abstracts for oral presentations. The conference organizers reserve the right to change the draft program and schedule in response to abstracts received or any other factors that could influence the event.

Drafts of our current Program & Schedule of Events, Oral Presentations & Schedule, and poster Presentations List are available below.

Please note that like all other conferences, there will probably be minor adjustments to the program over the period up to the event. We will advise all authors of the final program, post it here, and announce on social media and advertisements.

Field Trips

Two pre-meeting field trips are planned for participants to visit spectacular coastal outcrops of Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary basins and in Nova Scotia.

  1. Petroleum systems of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic basins of Atlantic Canada
  2. Onshore equivalents of the Cretaceous reservoir rocks of the Scotian Basin: detrital petrology, tectonics and diagenesis

Short Courses

Two educational opportunities will be available to conference delegates through two highly relevant salt-related classroom and field short courses (pre- and post-meeting).

  1. The Geology of Salt-Bearing Passive Margins. Instructor: Mark J. Rowan, Rowan Consulting, USA
  2. Salt Tectonics Field Seminar: Diapirs and Associated Deformation. Instructor: Ian Davison, Earthmoves, UK.

Workshops

  1. Scotian Basin Clastic and Carbonate Reservoirs, Facies & Sequences. Instructor: Les Eliuk, Geotours, Canada and others. This one-day post-conference workshop will offer participants a combination of oral and poster presentations and the examination of conventional cores of siliciclastic and carbonate reservoirs from offshore Nova Scotia.
  2. Early Jurassic Earth System and Timescale (JET) Workshop. Convenor: Stephen Hesselbo, University of Exeter, UK, and others. This one-day workshop is focused on presentation of early results from the JET Project, a UK NERC- and ICDP-funded project that seeks to build a fully integrated stratigraphy (biostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, and chemostratigraphy) and Earth system modelling programme. The research programme is based on analyses of the Llanbedr (Mochras Farm) Borehole drilled in 1967–1969, with additional data retrieved from the deeper section via a new well coring programme planned for this November.

Program & Schedule of Events
Description Time Location
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Field trip #1: Petroleum Systems of Atlantic Canada Basins Day 1 of 2 Joggins area, Nova Scotia
Short Course #1: Salt Tectonics of Conjugate Margins (Day 1) 0900-1700 Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre, Milligan Room LSC 8007, 8th Floor
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Registration pick-up 1000–1900 Dalhousie Student Union Building, Main floor lobby
Field trip #1: Petroleum Systems of Atlantic Canada Basins Day 2 of 2 Five Islands area, Nova Scotia
Field Trip #2: Cretaceous Chaswood Formation Day 1 of 1 Hants County/Halifax area, Nova Scotia
Short Course #1: Salt Tectonics of Conjugate Margins (Day 2) 0900-1700 Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre, Milligan Room LSC 8007, 8th Floor
Poster Set-up 1330-1700 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Welcoming Reception/Ice-breaker (posters & booth displays open) 1700-2100 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Monday, August 20, 2018
Registration pick-up 0700-1900 Dalhousie Student Union Building, Main floor lobby
Oral — Geodynamics: Rift to Drift — 1 Chairs: Gianreto Manatschal and Kim Welford 0800-1205 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Lunch 1205–1300 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Oral – Stratigraphy and Sedimentology — 2Chairs: Stephen Hesselbo and Geogia Pe-Piper 1305-1715 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Poster & corporate displays and G&G Data Rooms All day Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Oral – Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems — 1 Chairs: Holly Stein, Dr. Rob Forkner, and Martin Fowler 0800-1210 Marion McCain Building, Ondaatje Hall
Oral – Stratigraphy & Sedimentation — 1 0800-1210 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Lunch 1210–1325 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Oral – Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems — 2 1330-1715 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Oral – Stratigraphy & Sedimentation — 2 1330-1715 Marion McCain Building, Ondaatje Hall
Poster & corporate displays and G&G Data Rooms All day Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Halifax Harbour Tour 1800-1930 Murphy’s on the Waterfront, Cable Wharf
Conference Banquet 1900-2100 Murphy’s on the Waterfront, Cable Wharf
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Oral — Exploration Thinking for the Atlantic Conjugate Margins — 1 Chairs: Karyna Rodriguez, Colin Grant, Ian Davison, and John Cody 0800-1210 Marion McCain Building, Ondaatje Hall
Oral – Regional Geology — 1 Chairs: Mark Deptuck and Jonathan Redfern 0800-1210 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Lunch 1210–1325 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Oral — Exploration Thinking for the Atlantic Conjugate Margins — 2 Chairs: Karyna Rodriguez, Colin Grant, Ian Davison, and John Cody 1330-1715 Marion McCain Building, Ondaatje Hall
Oral – Regional Geology — 2 Chairs: Mark Deptuck and Jonathan Redfern 1330-1650 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Short Course #2 1700 departure Dal Student Union Building — travel Halifax to Cape Breton (3-day field course)
Hand-over to 2020 Conference Team 1715–1730 Marion McCain Building, Ondaatje Hall
Farewell Gathering 1730–1900 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Poster break-down 1900–1930 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Workshop 1: Scotian Basin Reservoir Core Workshop (Eliuk) 0900-1600 CNSOPB Geoscience Research Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Workshop 2: Mochras Borehole JET Workshop 0900-1700 Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre, Milligan Room LSC 8007, 8th Floor

Notes

Registrants for the two pre-meeting Field Trips 1 and 2 and Short Course 1 will have registration packages provided directly to them. Each morning and afternoon oral session has a 25-minute refreshment break mid-way through the session. The recording, taping, and/or photographing of oral and poster presentations is strictly prohibited.

Abbreviations used

CNSOPB GRC
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board — Geoscience Research Centre
SUB
Student Union Building