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Vienna 2011
23 - 26 May 2011
73rd EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2011
Vienna, Austria
Welcome to Vienna!

Dear colleagues,

Ashiq Hussain, the Chairman of the Local Advisory Committee, has decided to step down from this assignment in the process of his retirement from OMV. We all wish Ashiq the very best and may all his wishes for the next phase of his life come true. I am honoured and excited to step in for him and to serve as the new Chairman of the Local Advisory Committee for Vienna ’11, the 73rd EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC.

Actually Ashiq’s invitation address published in the First Announcement clearly describes the drivers and current goals of the oil industry and how geosciences and subsurface reservoir management can help to unlock the ever more difficult to find resources. The theme “Unconventional Resources and the Role of Technology” has been well selected against the background of the changing energy focus of the industry, politicians and other opinion leaders. Innovative solutions will be needed to make this change a success. Innovative thinking and making innovative ideas happen are the core skills of our business. Finding, developing and producing unconventional resources often require different skill sets than for the approach to conventional resources.

May this conference and not least the unique setting of Vienna, inspire our specialists, especially the young ones, to move to new grounds, new ideas and new solutions. I am convinced that this conference will become a milestone on our common journey to more, cleaner and sustainable energy.

See you all in Vienna!

Walter Hamilton
Chairman, local advisory committee


Under the Patronage of

Ms. Beatrix Karl, Federal Minister of Science and Research, welcomes the delegates and participants of the 73rd EAGE Conference and Exhibition in Vienna. The European Association for Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) is very successful in bringing together representatives of industry, academia and research institutions to discuss practical solutions for the energy supply of the future. This year´s topic „Unconventional Resources and the Role of Technology“ is well selected against the background of recent events. Energy resources are a main issue for society, industry and politics and this conference will promote innovative thinking and exchange of ideas. The Ministry of Science and Research is delighted that this important event is held under its patronage.

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