Reservoir Engineering and Geophysical Monitoring Technologies for EOR Applications

15-17 May 2017, Dubai, UAE


15-17 May 2017
Dubai, UAE

Meeting Objectives

Most major oil fields are reaching maturity level where intervention is required. Several Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects are either being planned or fully deployed around the world. EOR is becoming a major business driver for the oil industry.

The major question is what are the most optimum monitoring tools available that can be deployed and how effective they are in providing reservoir surveillance information to evaluate the performance of a given EOR method. The objective of this workshop is to bring reservoir engineers, geophysicists and other disciplines who are working on reservoir monitoring and management to share their experience on monitoring best practices and technologies for different EOR methods.

Monitoring methods such as tracers, cross-well (EM and seismic), 3D VSP, surface seismic monitoring, Microseismic, borehole gravity, buried seismic arrays, acoustic pulsing, wellbore permanent monitoring, distributed temperature sensing and pressure sensing are to be discussed in this workshop along with other emerging technologies.

The workshop will also review the integration of various monitoring and modelling technologies for different EOR methods such as gas injection, chemical and thermal.



Early Bird Registration Ends 14 April 2017
Full Registration Fee from 15 April 2017

Registration includes: coffee breaks & lunches | Icebreaker reception on Monday

Cancellation Policy: please contact

Workshop Schedule

Monday, 15 May
Registration, Morning and afternoon sessions; Icebreaker

Tuesday, 16 May
Morning and afternoon sessions

Wednesday, 17 May
Morning session and afternoon sessions

Who should attend?

Reservoir engineers, geoscientists, geochemists, petro physicists and other relevant disciplines from industry & academia.

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG using the "Generate Invitation Letter" button. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering Dubai, contact the UAE embassy for nearest you. Please note that SEG do 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 UAE.

Housing and Reservations

Rooms have been reserved for the following rate at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection (please link hotel website)

Single Tower Room: AED700++ with breakfast and internet
Double Tower Room: AED775++ with breakfast and internet

Room reservations at this rate are available on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore, it is important to secure your hotel room reservation with the hotel as soon as possible.

You may book your accommodation online or complete the Housing Booking Form and email to Gerald Galon or fax to + 971 4 399 4210. Reservation must be made on or before 15 March 2017 in order to avail the group rate.

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held at Al-Andalus Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection.

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection is a distinct 5 star beach-front resort and hotel situated at one of Dubai’s most iconic areas. The property has recently partnered with Marriott International to be a part of its exclusive portfolio of distinct independent hotels - the Autograph Collection. Situated on Dubai´s world famous Jumeirah Beach and adjacent to the magnificent Dubai Marina, the hotel occupies one of Dubai´s most enchanting beachside locations which is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. The Resort features three pools, including kid's pool with water slides, variety of indoor and alfresco dining outlets, superb fitness and Spa facilities. With 446 rooms and suites, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa offers some of the best 5 star accommodation Dubai has to offer in an unrivaled setting. All the spacious guest rooms & suites of the hotel are either sea-facing or overlooking the landscaped gardens. With 15 themed bars and restaurants designed to suit all tastes. Welcome to a paradise of perfect vistas, where lush landscapes meet the warm Arabian Gulf, framed by pristine beach and clear blue sky.

Technical Program

Technical topics to be covered

For additional detail please refer to the "Session Abstract Description" document in the Important Documents section.

  1. EOR Monitoring Perspective
    • Invited speaker – Operating company
    • Invited speaker – Service company
    • Invited speaker – Academia
  2. Challenges in EOR Monitoring – Engineering
    • Gas
    • Chemical
    • Thermal
  3. Challenges in EOR Monitoring – Geophysics
    • Well-based monitoring
    • Surface based monitoring
    • Non-seismic methods
  4. Case Studies
    • Monitoring Technologies in Gas Injection
    • Monitoring Technologies in Thermal
    • Monitoring Technologies in Chemical
  5. Role of Rock and Fluid Analysis in EOR Monitoring
    • Residual vs Movable Oil Saturation
    • Rock Physics Analysis – Modeling / Lab Based
    • Rock Fluid Interaction – Modeling / Lab Based
  6. Understanding the sensitivity of different EOR monitoring technologies for multi-scale reservoir characterization
    • Changes in Fluid Profiling
    • Changes in Oil Saturation
    • Changes in Reservoir Integrity
  7. Emerging Technologies & Future Outlook


Abstract: 350 words + 1 figure, single column. All text must stay 1 inch clear of the margins of the page and the font must be in size 10 points.

Abstracts should include sufficient detail for the committee to judge the quality of the paper. Abstracts should be a minimum of 1 page, text plus 1 figure (optional), with a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be on 8.5 x 11 inch paper size, have text in Roman font. Title should be one or two-line, at the top of the page, in bold font, and size 12 points. Authors should be listed in Roman italic font, size 10 points, and located just below the title. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Workshop format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited experts in their field to share their experiences and lessons learned. The workshop will serve as a forum to have open and extended discussions. Emphasis will be placed on applications to highlight the added value provided by the integration of different technologies.

Workshop Process

  1. Information and instructions for submission of papers to present at the workshop is available in the Important Documents section of this page.
  2. The organizing committee will carefully review applications and papers to determine acceptance.
  3. Notification of accepted abstracts will be in end of January 2017. If accepted, you will receive registration and housing information by email.
  4. Register and pay the fee to attend the workshop.
  5. Make your own housing reservations with the hotel using the information you will be given to secure the special group rate for workshop attendees.

Come enjoy a great time of learning and sharing of ideas and experiences!

Organizing Committee

Ali Al-Meshari (Co-Chairman), Saudi Aramco; Mohammad Badri (Co-Chairman), Schlumberger; Talal Al-Aulaqi, Petroleum Development Oman; Hiroshi Hagiwara, ADNOC; Maitham Ebrahim, Kuwait Oil Company; Ahmed Aleidan, Saudi Aramco; Smeer Al Kilani, ADNOC; Bertrand Six, CGG; Laurent Bourdon, Shell-Petronas; Huimin Hao, BGP-CNPC; Yingcheng Li, SINOPEC; Hong Cao, PetroChina; Ali Al Sumaiti, Petroleum Institute; Jan Paul, OMV


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