79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017
Dear reader and 2017 EAGE participant,
The energy mix is changing but the world will need every form of energy - both fossil and renewable - to meet its growing demands. Our ability to respond effectively to all the changes in our industry especially during this low oil and gas price cycle, determines whether we stay in a time of crises or move to that of opportunity. Low oil prices were not predicted and now all of us in the industry need to re-align with the realities of the changing market in response to this situation in order to make our businesses profitable. In order to survive and ultimately thrive again, to retain sustainable businesses, we need to change and adapt our approaches and historical norms.
Technology is one way in which we can leverage progress in the current turbulent environment. We need to develop technological solutions that are more efficient, more economical and more sustainable in the short to long term.
For decades, EAGE has been dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and best practices to serve a worldwide community of Geoscientists and Reservoir Engineers, all in a fascinating and ambitious bid: to optimize existing resources, locate new hydrocarbon pools, reduce waste and footprint and improve technology efficiency through innovations.
The theme for the 2017 Paris EAGE Conference is aptly ‘Energy, Technology, Sustainability’ - a call to action for this association and it’s esteemed membership to rise up and confront our industry’s challenges with groundbreaking technology and innovative techniques that help to create and unlock efficient and economic projects.
The 2017 Paris EAGE will focus on the latest developments around energies in the new world, the latest technologies and techniques in the oil and gas industry, the challenges of our current environment and the opportunities they present. This conference presents in itself an opportunity to tap into the knowledge, ideas and networks that are shaping our sector for tomorrow and its future sustainability.
Paris, the city of light. With its winning spirit inspired by freedom, equality and brotherhood, it remains victorious. What better place to address our changing times? Paris calls you to explore new solutions surrounded by its monuments, to discover new techniques in the rhythmic flow of the river Seine, to create networks in the silhouette of its museums and contemporary art. Come and be inspired as you drink in the sights, sounds and tastes of this magnificent and beautiful city.
On behalf of the LAC, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2017 EAGE in Paris. It’s time to open a new Chapter.
Chairman, Local Advisory Committee
& SVP Exploration Total