Eastern Mediterranean Workshop

First EAGE Workshop on Geophysical and Geological Challenges in the Hydrocarbon Provinces of the Eastern Mediterranean

6 - 7 December
Valletta (TBC), Malta
Closing soon
Call for papers

Although there have been significant gas discoveries in Egypt’s Nile Basin since 1995, the Eastern Mediterranean has seen renewed interest since the 2008 discoveries in Libya, the Tamar and Leviathan (Israel), Zohr (Egyptian waters) and most recently in Cyprus. Several license rounds in recent years, and the close proximity to market makes it an appealing area for exploration and investment.

The area is of great current interest, but many questions and challenges remain both related to the geology and complexity of imaging issues. The Eastern Mediterranean has undergone a complex tectonic evolution: The extensional rifting on the southern margin of the Neo-Tethys ocean during the Triassic to Late Jurassic, Cretaceous post rift leading to convergence of the Eurasian and African-Arabian plates and subduction along the Northern boundary. Important sedimentation during the Oligocene and Miocene and the highly significant Messinian event (salinity crisis) and the recent Pliocene sedimentation.

This workshop aims to explore challenges to understanding the geology of the Eastern Mediterranean, including seismic imaging issues, while developing an increased understanding of the key successful factors in the recent discoveries and the overall complex regional geology. 


Date: 6 - 7 December 2018
Location: Valletta (TBC), Malta
Expected participants: 50 - 70 pax
Type of event:  Workshop

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts Open: 15 May 2018
Registration Opens: 1 June 2018
Call for Abstracts Closes: 29 September 2018
Early Registration Deadline: 15 August 2018        
Late Registration Deadline: 25 November 2018

Eastern Mediterranean

6 - 7 December 2018

First Announcement

The First Announcement & Call for Abstracts is now available. 

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