Tuesday Keynote Luncheon

Please find below the lineup of Keynote speakers for our 2017 program. You do not need to be registered for the Convention to attend the luncheons; these are open to all individuals.

Keynote Tickets are only $50 per lunch and this Tuesday lunch includes a complimentary beer!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

11:30am – 1:00pm, Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Jürgen Kraus


The Geology of Beer

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Grab your complimentary beer and join us for this fun and informative luncheon!

Being safer than water, beer has been an important staple of health since the middle ages. For the producers, it has been recession proof as sales are inversely correlated to the oil price.

Two of the main historical factors of beer, water and natural refrigeration, are geological in that they rely on bedrock and faulting. Four anions are particularly responsible for a beer’s characteristic taste: Ca, Mg, Na, and K.

Two regional case studies are presented that link beer to large-scale geological processes: (1) Laurentia (USA) and (2) the former passive continental margin of Laurussia (northern Europe). A generalized beer system from source to trap is introduced in analogy to petroleum. Finally, the role of beer in hydraulic fracturing and other geological applications is discussed.

It is concluded that there are presently no Friday evening alternatives to beer.
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Conference at a Glance

Exhibit Hall – May 15 – 17
Conference – May 15 – 17
Core Conference – May 18 – 19
Core Meltdown – May 19

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
North and South Buildings
120 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta


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