New Advances in Seismic Interpretation Workshop

15–17 April 2019 | Muscat, Oman

About

15–17 April 2019
Muscat, Oman

The primary aim of this workshop is to showcase state-of-the-art workflows and recent innovations in structural, stratigraphic, geomechanical, and petrophysical interpretation of seismic data. It will highlight the increasing role of seismic interpretation as a platform for integration of all subsurface information throughout all stages of exploration, development, and production – from initial play-based analysis to monitoring the entire lifecycle of a field.

Additionally, the workshop will be an excellent opportunity to review and discuss recent advances in interpretation methodologies, visualization, quantitative tools, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other ways to apply innovative techniques to both the legacy and latest generation of seismic data.

Finally, the workshop will aim to highlight case studies of improved seismic interpretation resulting from advances in data imaging (PSDM, FWI, etc.), data conditioning, qualitative, and quantitative analysis.  Forward modeling, seismic sequence stratigraphy, and data integration workflows will also be an essential part of the technical program.

Contact

Anneke de Klerk
SEG Middle East
Telephone: +97143712710

Attend

Registration Categories:

Registration fee includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), Lunches (Mon - Wed), and Icebreaker on Monday

Early Bird Registration Fee (expires 14 March 2019)
US $1,150 (members) | US $1,350 (non-members)*

Full Registration Fee (begins 15 March 2019)
US $1,250 (members) | US $1,450 (non-members)*

*Nonmembers will further connect to the world of applied geophysics thanks to the SEGratis Membership, a free gift of annual membership with a paid non-member registration (Eligible through 1 July 2019). This free membership opportunity is not automatic, you must apply for membership. Look out for your exclusive free membership offer that will be sent by email shortly before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact registration@seg.org

Workshop Schedule:

Monday, 15 April
Registration, morning and afternoon sessions, Icebreaker

Tuesday, 16 April
Morning and afternoon sessions

Wednesday, 17 April
Morning and afternoon sessions

Who should attend?

Geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum engineers involved in interpretation, seismic acquisition and imaging, sequence stratigraphy, reservoir modeling, and seismic reservoir characterization from the E&P industry and academia.

Workshop Format

8 sessions (3 days). Keynote speakers will present. The 20-minute, oral presentations will be followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session, a 45-minute discussion session is planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in detail, learn from each other what has worked effectively, and debate the issues and challenges faced during daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 20 minutes.

Housing/Reservations

Rooms have been reserved for the following rates at Crowne Plaza in Muscat, Oman:

  • Single occupancy – OMR 105.00 Net with breakfast and Wi-Fi (approx. US $273)
  • Double occupancy – OMR 115.00 Net with breakfast and Wi-Fi (approx. US $299)

Room rates also include access to our recreational facilities (swimming pool, gymnasium, private beach, etc.) Breakfast will be served at the main restaurant.

Reservations must be confirmed by 14 March 2019 to receive the discounted group rate. Bookings received past the due date will be offered the best available rate.

Workshop Venue

Crowne Plaza, Muscat, Oman

The dazzling Crowne Plaza Muscat hotel looks out across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman from a lush clifftop in fashionable Qurum Heights. With a panoramic terrace, pool, and private beach, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Muscat International Airport and steps from Qurum Beach with its café-lined promenade. Oman's main business and ministerial districts are 10 minutes away.

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Workshop participants may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter that you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering Muscat, contact the Oman embassy  nearest you. Please note that SEG does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Oman.

Technical Program

The primary aim of this workshop is to showcase state-of-the-art workflows and recent innovations in structural, stratigraphic and quantitative interpretation of seismic data as well as the increasing and crucial role of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. It will highlight the increasing role of seismic interpretation as a platform for integration of all subsurface information throughout all stages of exploration, development, and production – from initial play-based analysis to monitoring the entire lifecycle of a field.

Technical topics to be covered:

  • Recent advances in interpretation methodologies and workflows
  • Advances in spectral analysis
  • Structural and stratigraphic interpretation
  • Recent advances in processing techniques for improved interpretation
  • Uncertainty quantification in seismic interpretation
  • Seismic reservoir characterization and quantitative interpretation
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning: Impact on seismic interpretation, current status and projected development going forward
  • Case studies

Speakers

Keynote Speakers
Will be updated soon

Technical Committee

Committee Chair: Luis Giroldi, Saudi Aramco
Committee Co-Chair: Uzma Ghulam, Petroleum Development Oman

  • Abdullah Gahaffi, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Abdullah Theyab, Saudi Aramco
  • Ahmed Sabry, Schlumberger
  • Beth Rees, CGG
  • Bill Ayres, Independent Consultant
  • Christian Nabulele Oviawe, ADNOC
  • Juan Zunino, Saudi Aramco
  • Kristofer Engenes, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Maitham Ebrahim, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Victor Aarre, Schlumberger

Sponsorship Opportunities

To maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, we offer an array of unique sponsorship opportunities designed to suit a range of budgets with specific target audiences for optimum return on investment. For a list of sponsorship opportunities and an application form for sponsorship, see the Sponsorship Packet in the Important Documents section of this page, or contact Anneke de Klerk for additional information.

Important Documents

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
14 March 2019

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