Monday 6 May 2013
The PGK Day Trip to Limburg was a great success and with 40 participants it was one of the best attended trips of the past years. Thanks to Hans Erren and Ben Gales the trip provided a nice overview of history and geology of coal mining in the Netherlands. Photos can be found at the fieldtrips page.
Thursday 11 April 2013
The PGK is organising a three-day geo-gastronomical fieldtrip to the Languedoc (France). REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! See the fieldtrip section for details and registration.
NOTE: only 6 places left!
Tuesday 19 February 2013
It has been over a year since the SEPM SP 98, “Rotliegend book” or “Slochteren book” was presented by Jürgen Grotsch on the PGK meeting and sold during the buffet. Thirty paper copies were sold and additional thirteen people registered for a follow up order. In addition, 4 paper copies of the SEPM CSP 8: Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy, by Wolfgang Schlager were sold. SEPM (after several attempts from me to get in contact) told me that all paper copies of the SP 98 were sold out and could not be provided.
SEPM suggests the following for those people who did not buy a copy of SP 98 and wish to order one:
For the people who bought but not yet paid for their paper copy during the meeting, I would like to ask you to transfer the amont of €65,00 for the Rotliegend book and € 42,00 for the Carbonates book to my personal bank account: Bram van der Kooij, ING bank, account number: 6418553, Leidschendam. Please mention PGK SP98 (Rotliegend) or PGK CSP8 (carbonates) and send me an email upon transfer. I will prepare a receipt for you to confirm the payment (and me receiving it).
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding and my SINCERE APOLOGIES for this late approach and arrangement. For further questions, please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 14 June 2013 - Monday 17 June 2013
Guide: Michel Lopez (University of Montpellier)
REGISTRATION FOR THE PGK GEO-GASTRONOMICAL FIELDTRIP TO THE LANGUEDOC IS NOW OPEN!
Please fill in this form. Besides registering, it is important that you organize your own travel (details below).
At own initiative (car, TGV, plane…). Trip is organized around Transavia flights Rotterdam/Den Haag-Montpellier: Friday 14 June, 18h40-20h25 (HV5987) & Montpellier-Rotterdam/Den Haag: Monday 17 June 21h05-22h45 (HV5988) [TO BE BOOKED BY PARTICIPANT]
Lodève region, north of Montpellier
The trip will focus on siliciclastic sedimentology (including basin geo-history, reservoir architecture, and fractured reservoirs) and Permian Rotliegend analogues (fluvial, aeolian) and the Lodève petroleum system.
Because this is the geo-gastronomical field trip, special attention will be given to local cuisine and wine, including a visit to a vineyard.
€299 for a full program of three days:
Note: there are currently only 6 more places available!
lecture · dinner · drinks
Tuesday 18 June 2013 17:00
Organiser: PGK and SPE
Lecturer: Philip Dyer (Shell) and Faiza Oulahsen (Greenpeace)
17:00 - 18:00 Social hour
18:00 - 19:00 Lecture
19:00 - BBQ
Philip Dyer (Shell): Arctic potential – risks and opportunities
Faiza Oulahsen (Greenpeace) : Arctic drilling: not worth the risk
Pre-registration with pre-payment is being set up by SPE, but is not available yet. Please keep an eye on the website, details will be published soon.
LocationCarlton Beach Hotel
lecture · drinks
Wednesday 18 September 2013 17:00 - 19:00
Lecturer: Bastiaan Jaarsma (EBN)
17:00 - 18:00 Social hour
18:00 - 19:00 Lecture
Preceding the September fieldtrip Bastiaan Jaarsma from EBN will discuss the Dinantian plays in The Netherlands.
More information will follow nearer the time.
Friday 20 September 2013 - Sunday 22 September 2013
Guide: Edouard Poty (U. Liège) & Evert van de Graaff
The PGK is organising a three-day field trip to the Dinantian of the Ardennes.
The September field trip will focus on the Dinantian of the Northwest European Carboniferous Basin (NWECB). The Dinantian is receiving increasing attention due to several facts. First of all three wells for geothermal energy have been drilled in an under-explored part of the Netherlands, close to the city of Venlo. It came to many people as a surprise that huge karstic horizons were encountered in the Dinantian limestones. These karstic horizons may provide new insight in the palaeogeographic development of the Dinantian limestones and lead to the identification of new prospective areas in the NWECB. Secondly, several E&P companies and EBN and TNO are currently exploring the distribution of bituminous Dinantian limestones (e.g. Geverik Member) as a source rock for shale gas, in response to promising first results from drillings in the UK.