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Introduction

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Michel T. Halbouty
Michel T. Halbouty
Houston, Texas
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Published:
January 01, 1981

Abstract

Although the activities of the Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources are concentrated in the Circum-Pacific area, representatives of countries from all parts of the world participate in its endeavors. Over 700 earth scientists gathered at the second Conference in Honolulu, July 30 - August 4, 1978, to hear papers relating to both onshore and offshore investigations of the Circum-Pacific area.

A total of 135 papers were presented at the Conference, of which 51 are published in this volume. Subjects included are general and specific in nature - oil, gas and coal resources; geothermal fields, uranium; tin; evaporites, trace elements; water resources; magma energy and fuels from magma. Geological and geophysical techniques, and also the new tool of remote sensing for petroleum and minerals exploration are represented. Tectonics, structure fundamentals, subsurface hazards, international treaties and the law of the deep sea are discussed.

Seventeen countries and regions are represented in these papers: Thailand, Nicaragua, the United States, Japan, Peru, Antarctica, EI Salvador, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, China, Chile, Indonesia, Canada, and the Pacific Ocean. The accumulated knowledge of some of the world's best scientific minds is represented in this collection.

The 1978 Conference achieved the principle objective established and fulfilled by the first Conference: to provide a forum for presenting and discussing papers on the potential energy and mineral resources of the CircumPacific region emphasizing the exploration and developmentof energy and mineral resources in a manner compatible with the environment.

Once again the papers for the Conference were designed to focus attention on the overall Circum-Pacific energy and mineral resources, their abundance or scarcity, their exploration and development status, and the utilization of these natural resources toward alleviating or solving common problems of energy demand in the Circum-Pacific region.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Energy Resources of the Pacific Region

Michel T. Halbouty
Michel T. Halbouty
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
12
ISBN electronic:
9781629811802
Publication date:
January 01, 1981

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