“Geology of the Polish Carpathians – an international field trip to the European roots of the oil industry” organized by AMU Poznań Student Chapter of the AAPG took place on 6th – 10th of May in Carpathians in the southern parts of Poland.
Students from Eötvös Loránd University from Budapest, University of Manchester, University of Aberdeen, AGH University of Science and Technology from Cracow and Adam Mickiewicz University from Poznań gathered all together to discover geology of Polish Carpathians and historical origins of oil & gas industry in Europe. At the beginning of our journey in the western parts of the Tatra Mountains we had a chance to observe and study different sequences of overlapping sedimentary rocks.
On the following day in the Outer Carpathians we have been studying flysch sediments that appeared to be very good reservoir rocks for hydrocarbons and right after an improvement of weather conditions we climbed on the highest peak in Bieszczady Mountains – Tarnica.
On the third day we visited Ignacy Łukasiewicz Museum in Bóbrka, where evidences of the very beginnings of oil & gas industry were still present. In the afternoon we took part in the oral session where our special guests and students had a chance to show their presentations. Later on we all enjoyed time spent together around a bonfire.
On the last day we took part in a long field trip organized by students from AGH University of Science and Technology from Cracow, during which we have seen an enormous outcrop in Rudawka Rymanowska and much more.
All in all it was a great experience, unforgettable field trip that gave us lots of memories worth remembering and a new point of view on geology of Polish Carpatians.All in all it was a great experience, unforgettable field trip that gave us lots of memories worth remembering and a new point of view on geology of Polish Carpatians.