Rocky Mountain Natural Gas 2004 Energy Summit

Title: Rocky Mountain Natural Gas 2004 Energy Summit, August 9, 10, 11: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado: Sound Science – Smart Business – Energy Summit – Two Great Meetings – One Great Event
Author: Ron Pritchett
Publication: The Outcrop, June 2004, p. 1, 6-8

Rocky Mountain Section (RMS) of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), hosted by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) in conjunction with The Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Strategy Conference & Investment Forum, hosted by the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA).

All who have keen interest in petroleum resources of the Rockies will want to attend the August AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting. This meeting will be enhanced because it will be held jointly with the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and the Natural Gas Strategy and Investment Forum.

The 2004 AAPG-RMS-COGA energy summit will showcase experts on petroleum science and energy business. Are you looking for a giant oil and gas field? Business and science experts will discuss sound development, pipeline infrastructure, and competitive investments. Technical sessions, panel discussions on the Future of Energy and the Role of the Rockies, exhibits, courses, trips, and business contacts will make this event valuable for the customer. Events span eleven days (see Timeline Table on page 7); note field trips in three states, 11 themes in technical and panel discussions, including field case-studies, coalbed methane and shallow gas development, essential technologies and new oil and gas plays. Short-courses are timely, including a core workshop featuring shale resource potential.

The AAPG keynote luncheon on Monday, August 9th, will feature Scott W. Tinker, Ph.D., Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and State Geologist of Texas, to present “Unconventional Gas and Global Energy: Is it Mountain Standard Time?” Basins of the western USA are emerging as sites for supply of clean energy in demand by consumers. Western basins include conventional and unconventional gas plays in underdeveloped areas. Geoscience ideas and new technologies will help unlock those reserves.

The Tuesday morning Mega-Session welcomes attendees from both the RMS-AAPG Meeting and the COGA Conference.  Designed to appeal to the business and science perspectives, the two plenary sessions and the keynote luncheon session address the place of natural gas in the future of world energy, the overall importance of gas to the nation, and the role of the Rockies in providing much of that supply.

The Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Strategy Conference & Investment Forum offers excellent panels on the future of energy, the romance of exploration, the nature of sound development, and updates on expanded transportation to move Rockies gas to destination markets.

This event is unique because two organizations combine for maximum information transfer: the Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG, a professional organization representing ten AAPG-affiliated Rocky Mountain geoscience organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, with a collective 3,500 members, and the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, a proactive trade association for Colorado and Rocky Mountain oil and natural gas exploration and production, market, supply and transportation issues. Members of both groups include finders, producers, gatherers and processors, pipelines, refiners and utilities. Additionally, petroleum business experts in the Rocky Mountain Region guide COGA.

The price is right! $295 preregistration for the RMS-AAPG meeting is all-inclusive (technical sessions, exhibits, continental breakfasts, luncheons and icebreakers on Monday and Tuesday). For an additional $50 you can have access to all the COGA sessions too.

Golf at beautiful Red Hawk Ridge in Castle Rock, enjoy one or more day-trip tours near Denver (or dig into geology on the multi-day trips), visit exhibits and posters, participate in the range of technical discussions, and you will be a Rockies petroleum information winner!

Information websites: and Preregistration Deadline: July 9th. Conference meeting hotline: 303-861-2387, Fax: 303-861-0373. Email:

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