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.

The final program will be announced on social media and advertisements, and posted on the conference website before commencement of the event.

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.

Core Workshop

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.

Draft Program & Schedule of Events
Description Time Location
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Field trip #1 (Day 1) All day Joggins area, Nova Scotia
Short Course #1 0900-1700 Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre, Milligan Room LSC 8007, 8th Floor
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Field Trip #1 (Day 2) All day Parrsboro area, Nova Scotia (End)
Field Trip #2 (Day 2) All day Halifax area, Nova Scotia
Short Course #1 (Day 2) 0900-1700 Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre, Milligan Room LSC 8007, 8th Floor
Poster Set-up 1400-1700 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Registration Pick-up 1400-2100 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Welcoming Reception & Ice-breaker 1700-2100 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Monday, August 20, 2018
Session 1 – Geodynamics: Rift to Drift Chairs: Gianreto Manatschal and Kim Welford 0800-1200 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Session 2 – Stratigraphy and Sedimentology Chairs: Stephen Hesselbo and Geogia Pe-Piper 1330-1700 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Poster Display and G&G Data Rooms All day Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Session 3 – Regional Geology Chairs: Mark Deptuck and Jonathan Redfern 0800-1200 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Session 4 – Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Chairs: Holly Stein, Dr. Rob Forkner, and Martin Fowler 1330-1205 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Poster Display and G&G Data Rooms All day Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Halifax Harbour Tour & Banquet 1730-2300 To be announced
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Session 5 – Exploration Thinking for the Atlantic Conjugate Margins Chairs: Karyna Rodriguez, Colin Grant, Ian Davison, and John Cody 0800-1200 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Session 6 – Geoheritage Sites & Geoscience Collections 3B (to be announced) Chairs: Tim Fedak, John Calder, and Melissa Grey 1330-1700 Marion McCain Building, Scotiabank Auditorium
Poster Display and G&G Data Rooms All day Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Farewell Gathering 1700-1900 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Poster Break-down 1900-1930 Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room, 2nd Floor
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Core Workshop 0900-1600 CNSOPB Geoscience Research Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Short Course #2 Departure Travel Halifax to Cape Breton (3-day field course, August 23–25, 2018)

Abbreviations used

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