Curtin Sarawak 1st International Symposium on Geology 2009 (SG12009)

Venue: Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Malaysia

Location: Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 15, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Aug 01, 2009
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The symposium is being organised by Curtin Sarawak’s Department of Science & Mathematics and is one of several events being held to mark the university’s tenth anniversary this year.

Its focus will be the production of hydrocarbons in the context of the environment, particularly the need to reconcile economic prerogatives with the needs of a future world.

According to organising chairman Professor Franz-Luitpold Kessler, the unmanaged release of carbon dioxide twenty years from now would be unthinkable – be it for oil, gas or coal – and more environment-friendly and sustainable solutions have to be found.

“Fortunately, Sarawak is in the enviable position of turning a problem into an opportunity as it is blessed with large gas fields and there is a huge potential for carbon dioxide sequestration,” he said, adding that since oil, gas and coal deposits are fast depleting and will run out one day, carbon dioxide sequestration just might be the business of the future.

The symposium secretariat is currently calling for papers and areas of specialisation will be oil, gas and coal; CO2 sequestration, sustainability and alternative energy. Abstract details are to be submitted by 31 June 2009 and must be a maximum of 500 words with suitable keywords, while the deadline for full paper submissions is 1 August 2009.


CDT 250, 98009 Miri

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Located in northern Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Boneo. Miri was elevated to city status on 20 May 2005. Being this symposium's vision, presentations and posters will deal with solutions of continuing to produce hydrocarbons, whilst being environmentaly responsible. And, moving on from there, how existing infrastructure can be used for CO2 sequestration in depleted gas fields.