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2017 SEG OBN/OBC Technologies and Applications Workshop

4-6 September 2017 | Beijing, China


4-6 September 2017
Beijing, China

Driven by its superb ability to image, characterize, and monitor complex reservoirs with the broadband high resolution P-P and P-S waves, OBN/OBC seismic technology has gained broader acceptance in recent years. It costs more, and is less efficient than the towed streamer seismic technology; but the industry has demonstrated that the value of information obtained by modern OBN/OBC data often dwarfs the cost difference. Technical advantages of OBN/OBC seismic data acquisition include: converted wave, more symmetric true 3D, wider azimuth and longer offset, and multi-sensor based broadband. OBN/OBC seismic data processing and inversion allows imaging with both P-P and P-S energy, both wide-azimuths and ultra-long offsets, using multiples as signals, and joint P-P P-S inversion. Associated with OBN/OBC seismic technology’s rapid development, are new challenges and opportunities. This workshop aims at learning the latest technical development, sharing the experience on practical work, and promoting the OBN/OBC technology.

This workshop will be held by SEG, supported by China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) from 4-6 September 2017 in the Geosciences International Conference Center (GICC), Beijing. In-depth discussions among worldwide experts will feature:

  • OBN/OBC Data acquisition 1: Acquisition technology
  • OBN/OBC Data acquisition 2: Acquisition equipment
  • OBN/OBC Data processing 1: Broadband processing, multiples, and converted wave
  • OBN/OBC Data processing 2: Imaging and Inversion
  • OBN/OBC Application 1: Rough sea-floor topography and complex geology
  • OBN/OBC Application 2: Reservoir characterization and monitoring
  • OBN/OBC Application 3: Case studies
  • The future of OBN/OBC: Challenges, opportunities, and road ahead


SEG China

Supported by

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL)

Technical Program

Abstracts Format & Submission

The abstract should be no more than four pages and should strictly comply with the SEG standard Expanded Abstract Template. The abstract should be written in English and submitted in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The submission deadline is 10 June 2017 (U.S Central Standard Time) and all abstracts must be submitted to SEG China.

Workshop Format

This event will consist of oral and poster sessions for accepted abstracts. Small-scale exhibition and sponsorship are also available for enterprises. The Best Abstract or Presentation will be selected from each technical session and awarded to the authors at the Closing Ceremony.

Meeting Schedule

4 September 2017
Onsite Registration

5 September 2017
Opening Ceremony and Technical Sessions

6 September 2017
Technical Sessions and Closing Ceremony

Technical Co-chairs

Dr. Yang Kai, COSL
Dr. Naide Pan, PGS
Dr. Tien-When Lo, CNOOC-Nexen

Technical Committee Members

Baoshu Chen, CNOOC
Quanshe Yuan, CNOOC
David Gary, Nexen
Jeremy Henderson, Nexen
Maz Farouki, PGS
Haiyan Quan, BGP
Maogen Chen, Shanghai Offshore Petroleum, Sinopec
Zhongliang Wu, Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey
Zuyin Zhuang, COSL
Ziqiu Wang, COSL
Xiao-Gui Miao, CGG
Fong Cheen Loh, CGG
How-Wei Chen, National Central University

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact the office of SEG China:

Tel: +86 10 5820 5048

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