Iceland Exploration Conference announced ahead of licensing round

The Icelandic National Energy Authority and the Ministry of Industry have announced the Iceland Exploration Conference 2008, an international conference taking place Sept. 4-5 in Reykjavik.

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- The Icelandic National Energy Authority and the Ministry of Industry have announced the Iceland Exploration Conference 2008, an international conference taking place Sept. 4-5 in Reykjavik.

The conference announcement follows the Icelandic government's decision to start tendering exclusive licenses in January 2009 for oil exploration in the Dreki area (in the Atlantic, northeast of Iceland on the Jan Mayen Ridge, between Iceland and Jan Mayen Island).

According to the ministry, the speakers at the conference are specialists from the Nordic countries with extensive experience in geological research and oil exploration in the North Atlantic. The conference is intended for geologists, exploration, experts and new development managers at oil exploration and oil companies.

The Iceland Exploration Conference will be held at the Hilton Nordica Hotel in central Reykjavik. All conference information is available on www.nea.is

08/12/2008

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