The International Scientific Congress on Offshore Petroleum Exploration: Black Sea (ISCOPE) will be held online on June 1–2, 2021 by the Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Petroleum Geophysicists.
Due to the worldwide effects of the pandemic, 2020 was recorded as an extraordinary and economically tough year for all. The energy demand of the world decreased by 5% and this has affected the petroleum market to a considerable extent.
While the world was going through this extraordinary period, breaking news from the Western Black Sea has made the Black Sea the focus of the hydrocarbon sector. In August 2020, Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı (TPAO) announced the discovery of a colossal natural gas field in the ultra-deep waters of the Western Black Sea. TPAO — which has been engaged in ultra-deep water exploration in recent years — reaped the rewards of its efforts. This find has been recorded as the largest ever in both the history of Turkish exploration and in the entire history of Black Sea exploration. Such a discovery in the ultra-deep waters of the Black Sea has excited not only those working in the area for many years, but also parties on global scale. This discovery has also paved the way for a new era in the area in which exploration activities are set to increase.
The Black Sea is a large sedimentary basin characterized by different hydrocarbon exploration concepts. The geological evolution and the hydrocarbon potential of the basin have been revealed more clearly as a consequence of the interpretation of geological and geophysical data acquired in the last 20 years in parallel to intellectual and technological developments in geosciences. These efforts will undoubtedly continue to be rewarded with new discoveries.
In this two-day congress organized jointly by the Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, geoscientists will share their latest technical experiences, and keynote speakers among the most renowned figures in the world of geosciences will share their vast knowledge and experiences limited not only to the Black Sea.
On behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee, I kindly invite you to submit your paper for sharing your professional experiences or to participate as a delegate.
I hope to meet you in the International Scientific Congress on Offshore Petroleum Exploration: Black Sea (ISCOPE) that will be held online on June 1–2, 2021.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of ISCOPE: Black Sea,