17th Workshop of the International Lithosphere Program Task Force Sedimentary Basins


5-6 Dec 2023


Khalifa University

We are pleased to announce that Khalifa University and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates in partnership with the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) will organize the 17th Workshop of the International Lithosphere Program Task Force Sedimentary Basins on December 5th to 6th, 2023 in Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates.

This workshop provides a platform to explore and discuss the different aspects of crustal evolution through different geoscientific approaches. The workshop, which is held annually in distinct geological regions, attracts a substantial number of scientists and specialists from around the world.

Important dates


October 2023

Early Bird Registration


September 2023

Submission of Abstracts
(Extended Deadline)


October 2023

Notification of Acceptance


October 2023

Deadline to submit revised abstract

Themes / Topics

Lithosphere processes

Tectonic and sedimentary processes

Diagenesis & Fluid/Rock interactions



Geological Subsurface storage




Understand the geological processes and tectonic settings that control the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins.

Learn about the latest research techniques, including seismic, geochemical, and stratigraphic methods, used in sedimentary basin analysis.

Explore the relationships between sedimentary basins and natural resources, such as oil, gas, and minerals, and their implications for resource exploration and exploitation.

Gain insights into the environmental and societal impacts of sedimentary basin development, including issues related to land use, water resources, and pollution.

Engage with leading researchers and experts in the field, and establish collaborations and partnerships to advance the understanding of sedimentary basins.


Category Early Bird Until 1 Oct 2023 Regular Until 1 Dec 2023
Participant 150 USD 200 USD
Student 50 USD 75 USD
Field Trip - Sabkha 25 USD 25 USD
Field Trip - RAK 200 USD 200 USD


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Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of geology, including professionals and students in the field. Geologists, geophysicists, environmental consultants, and mining engineers will find the workshop beneficial for updating their skills and learning new techniques in their areas of expertise. In addition, academics, researchers, and educators who teach geology or earth science will benefit from attending the workshop to stay current with the latest developments in the field. The workshop is also suitable for individuals with a general interest in geology who want to expand their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the Earth's processes and systems.