Globally reputed geoscientists and engineers to network in Society of Petroleum Geo-physicists 14th biennial International conference and expo at Kochi

Globally reputed geoscientists and engineers to network in Society of Petroleum Geo-physicists 14th biennial International conference and expo at Kochi

Globally reputed geoscientists and engineers to network in society of petroleum geophysicists, the 14th edition is scheduled to take place from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2023 at the Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre (LBICC) in Kochi, Kerala. This event is expected to draw over 2000 participants, including more than 100 foreign delegates and over 700 Indian delegates.

Director Exploration, ONGC & patron SPG-India, Ms. Sushma Rawat will inaugurate the three-day event. Dr. V P Joy, IAS (Retd.), Former Chief Secretary, Kerala, as the Chief Guest, MD-ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), Mr. Rajarshi Gupta, Executive Director, ONGC & President SPG-India, Mr. Vishal Shastri, CEO- European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)-Netherlands, Mr.  Marcel Robert Van Loon, Board Member & Director at Large, Mr. Constantine Tsingas, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)-USA will also be present.

The conference seeks to address the complex challenges of balancing ‘Energy Affordability’, ‘Energy Reliability’, and ‘Environmental Sustainability’, often referred to as the ‘Energy Trilemma'. The current edition of the conference SPG 2023, has been convened to explore the pivotal theme of the conference "New Age Geosciences: A Fulcrum for Energy Trilemma".

The theme is very apt in the current scenario and presents extraordinary challenges and opportunities that hold the potential to shape the trajectory of India's energy landscape.

India's journey towards energy sustainability is at a crossroads. Our nation, with its burgeoning population and growing demands, stands as a critical player in the global energy landscape. The pathway ahead is complex, demanding that we address the ‘Energy Trilemma’ – a trio of challenges that often pull us in opposing directions, effectively.

"New Age Geosciences" represent the fulcrum upon which we balance these ambitions. The strides made in geoscience hold the promise of unveiling innovative solutions that harmonize our aspirations.

The SPG conference has become an apex level event over the past three decades, showcasing contemporary benchmarks and breakthroughs in petroleum sciences, technological innovations and emerging trends.  SPG-2023 to be held in Kochi is expected to continue this tradition of excellence.

Geoscientists, researchers, academicians and professionals from across the globe will participate and hold interactive sessions to foster future advancements and applications in the field.

SPG 2023 shall emerge as a beacon of collaboration, where geoscientists, policymakers, industry leaders, and visionaries shall unite to navigate the ‘trilemma’ and deliberate how the fusion of "New Age Geosciences" can help tackle the intricacies of the "Energy Trilemma."

Director (Exploration), Ms. Sushma Rawat said “Exploration in India is in an interesting phase with the opening up of substantial No Go areas which is emerging as a big opportunity for national energy security. We look forward to various networking discussions with globally renowned Geoscientists and engineers in this SPG which will enable us to collectively leverage the opportunities available now in Indian sedimentary basins.”

MD OVL, Mr. Rajarshi Gupta added “In this era of global political challenges, it is essential that conferences like SPG serve as a platform for in-depth discussions, collaboration, and the exploration of solutions to address the Energy Trilemma's three dimensions. I am eagerly anticipating engaging conversations and interactions with industry experts, emerging talents, and seasoned veterans at the SPG conferences.