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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural Mediterranean and North African Conference and Exhibition (MEDiNA) under the theme ‘New Exploration Opportunities and Energy Resource Challenges’. The event will take place from 12 - 14 September 2022 at the Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center, Tunis, Tunisia.

With an impressive number of abstracts submitted, the Organizing Committee has developed an exceptional program of oral and poster presentations. The technical program is focused around 11 themes: Hydrocarbon Provinces in Mediterranean and North Africa; Sedimentary Basin Geodynamics; Unconventional Hydrocarbon Plays; Salt Related Plays; Peri-Mediterranean Thrust Plays; Advances in Geophysics; Advances in Borehole Integrity; Advances in QHSE; Gas Potential; Energy Transition and AI Technologies.

The conference will commence with the Opening Ceremony, which will feature high-level industry leaders from across the Mediterranean and North African Region. The program will also include six panel sessions, four pre-event short courses and two post-event field trips. The participation of IOCs, NOCs, academia, other government agencies, and technology and service providers will afford great depth and diversity to this meeting and we look forward to the interaction and contributions of all representatives.

An event of this magnitude is only possible due to the dedication and hard work of the Organizing Committee, supporting organizations, and the army of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this event a success. But above all, I owe a debt of gratitude to our session presenters and their employers for sharing examples of geosciences, engineering and energy related projects from across around the region.

I am very confident that the 2022 MEDiNA Conference and Exhibition will provide a great opportunity for all of us to exchange ideas and share valuable knowledge with fellow professionals and for our industry to overcome the challenges and improve business efficiencies.

I look forward to meeting you in Tunis and I am confident that this joint AAPG-EAGE event will be both memorable and an invaluable experience for all who will attend it.

Sincerely,

Abdelwaheb Khammassi

General Chair, MEDiNA Conference and Exhibition

President and CEO, ETAP