American Association of Petroleum Geologists

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An AAPG Hedberg Research Conference organized through the AAPG Research Committee

Deepwater Fold and Thrust Belts

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This conference offered the opportunity to discuss industry and academic issues (concepts, methodologies for exploration and production, and case studies) in a focused forum, with an aim of advancing the understanding of the main risks and opportunities in exploring and developing hydrocarbon resources in deepwater fold and thrust belts. One particular aim was to summarize what is understood today, and how this knowledge can be applied to the frontier basins of tomorrow.

ItalyThe one-week conference in the Tuscan resort of Tirrenia involved three days of talks, workshops and poster sessions interspersed with 2 days of field trips to outcrops on the coast and in the nearby Apennines to examine analogues for deep water successions and their involvement in thrust systems.


  • Evaluation of wildcat trends
  • Characterizing recent discoveries (case histories)
  • Understanding development issues
  • Analogues and modelling


All presentations will be done as posters. Sessions include:

  • Understanding Hydrocarbon Systems of Deepwater Fold and Thrust Belts
  • Structural Geology of Deepwater Fold and Thrust Belts
  • Case Studies of Deepwater Fold and Thrust Belts
  • Limited Data – How Do We Apply Conceptual Models and Analogue Information?
  • Unknown Data Quality
  • Analogues and Processes


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