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2019 GCSSEPM Perkins-Rosen Research Conference

Salt Tectonics, Associated Processes, and Exploration Potential: Revisited

The 2019 Perkins-Rosen Research Conference celebrates 30 years of progress in the understanding of all aspects of salt tectonics. The conference in 1989 looked at the basics: the origin of the Gulf of Mexico, where salt is present, regional salt provinces, salt structural styles, internal salt characteristics, allochthonous salt, and salt-sediment interaction. In the 2019 conference, we would like to focus on what has been learned over the past 30 years. We want to show what progress has been made in the areas of seismic data processing and depth imaging. We want to see the advancements made to salt evolutionary models, what new theoretical concepts were developed, what new understandings in salt deformation have evolved, and review new concepts in the area of salt-sediment interaction. Advancements based on seismic imaging, physical and numerical modeling, and field work from global locales are welcome. Most importantly, we want to see new exploration plays involving salt, what trap styles have worked and not worked, and what play types have yet to be tested. In addition, there will be a review of what salt-related problems have not yet been solved and possibly a panel discussion on where the science of salt tectonics needs to go in the future. These topics and more will be the basis for evaluating just how far the industry has progressed over the past 30 years and what improvements it needs for the next 30 years.

Conference Chairman: Carl Fiduk
Co-Chairmen: Thomas Hearon and Van Mount
Technical Committee: Gillian Apps, Tim Dooley, Katherine Giles, Bill Hart, Steve Holdaway, Brian Horn, Piotr Krzywiec, Hermann Lebit, Kevin Lyons, Frank Peel, Robin Pilcher, Andrew Pulham, Mark Rowan, and Craig Schneider

Call for papers and submission deadlines will be posted shortly!