Upcoming Division Talks 
October 12, 2022
Helium: A light perspective from macro to micro
Speaker: Dr. David D. Johnson 
Location: CSPG Classroom, +15 level, 540-5 ave SW, Calgary AB 
Time: 12:00-1:00pm (MST) 

Want to track your CPD credits and attend this talk for free? Become a CSPG member today! 

Registration closes: October 12th at 8:00am 

November 9, 2022
Best Practices in Play-Based Exploration: Common Risk Segment Mapping Case Study-Brazil Santos Basin
Speaker: Kent Wilkinson, Technical Manager, CNOOC International 
Location: CSPG Classroom, +15 level, 540-5 ave SW, Calgary AB 
Time: 12:00-1:00pm (MST) 

Want to track your CPD credit and attend this talk for free? Become a CSPG member today!

Registration closes: November 9th at 8:00am 

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Division Profile
The International Division has provided a forum to members and guests interested in the geology and hydrocarbon potential of the world since 1985. We offer monthly free brown-bag lunchtime workshops and special social events. It starts at noon with a 5 minute introduction, followed by a 10 minute “Rock Shot” warm-up and the 30 minute main presentation, which leaves the last 15 minutes for networking. Upcoming events are detailed below.

The “Rocks Shots” could be anything interesting and should be light. In the past we have had travelogues, world cultural heritage relationships between geology and beverages, and quick geoscience knowledge. The main technical presentation should cover geoscientific and/or broadly oil and gas related topics.

Click here to view presenter guidelines

International Technical Division Sponsor

Associated Society:

CGEF is hosting a free talk on October 27 titled: 
Helium Exploration and Production: A Vital Emerging Industry

Committee Members
Co-chairperson: Jürgen Kraus
Co-chairperson: Nanna Eliuk 
Committee members: 
Peter Bauman
Jon Noad 

And please subscribe to our LinkedIn page ("CSPG International Division")

Past Presentations

January 09. 2019
The New Energy Bull Market is Ready to Rocket in 2019
Speaker: Josef Schachter

February 18, 2018
International Unconventional: Global Endowment & Investment Challenges in Shale/Tight Oil & Gas

Scott Gardiner

December 14, 2016

The Wildest Plays on the Planet (.pdf)

Jon Noad 

January 13, 2016

From the Gobi Desert to Genghis Kahn: Exploring for Heavy Oil in Mongolia (.pdf)
Jürgen Kraus, Franconia Geoscience Ltd., Calgary 

September 17, 2014

Elephant hunting in Southern Africa: the hydrocarbon potential of South Africa and Namibia (.pdf)

Jon Noad 

May 21, 2014

Brazil’s deep water pre-salt oil play as a model for pre-salt oil exploration in deepwater West Africa (.pdf)

Tako Koning


Important Announcement from the CGEF:

The 4th CGEF Report of our Global Opportunities "GO" report will be released on 21 June 2021.

The “Global Opportunities: GO Boldly Where Others Dare Not” report from the Canadian Global Exploration Forum examines how Canadian oil and gas companies have been successful exploring and developing internationally while managing above-average risks in recent years. 

Just like the previous 3 GO reports it will be available as a free download from our website